Hopewell Colliery in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Hopewell Colliery

Lacinda Coalway, Coleford GL16 7EL, UK

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About Hopewell Colliery

Hopewell is a working coal mine managed by Rich Daniels, a freeminer of the forest. It offers a unique visitor experience in that you can actually visit the mine workings. See how coal, the power source of Britain for many centuries, is mined. Understand the extreme conditions that miners have to work in and so more.



Attractions near Hopewell Colliery

Cannop ponds1.03km from Hopewell Colliery

A beautiful two large ponds, which offers a large flat grassed area close to the car park and next to the ponds. It was home to lots of wildlife including mandarin ducks, awards, and dragonflies. The top pond is a wildlife trust nature reserve.

Cannop Cycle Centre1.21km from Hopewell Colliery

Cannop Cycle Centre is a small woodland cycling centre, comprising mountain bike trails, a visitor centre, car parks and uplift service. It is located on the former site of Cannop Colliery in the Cannop Valley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The nearest village is Parkend, 3 miles away. The cycling centre has been an active supporter of the Hands off our Forest campaign and hosted a 'cycle protest rally' in January 2011.

Beechenhurst - Forestry England1.28km from Hopewell Colliery

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean, one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands. It is the ideal place for families to start their forest adventure, with a Gruffalo Spotters trail, Sculpture Trail, play area, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and climbing tower. The play area at Beechenhurst has a host of wooden play equipment for your kids to enjoy. There is a separate toddler area for our younger visitors.

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail1.3km from Hopewell Colliery

This 4.5 mile long Sculpture Trail was one of the first to open in the UK which was established in 1986.  It provides a unique opportunity to walk through the woodlands and discover art along the way.  The Sculpture Trail links several different site-specific sculptures commissioned for the forest. It is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year.

Perrygrove Railway Tourist Attraction3.04km from Hopewell Colliery

Perrygrove Railway is a fantastic family attraction based in the forest of dean, offering a great day out on our railway lines, picnic facilities and treetop adventure and so more. The railway was inspired by the minimum gauge estate railways or British narrow gauge railways developed by Sir Arthur Heywood at the end of the 19th century, including his pioneering Duffield Bank Railway and the later Eaton Hall Railway.

Puzzle Wood3.39km from Hopewell Colliery

Puzzlewood is an attraction suitable for all ages. The site, covering 14 acres (5.7 ha), shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier. The area contains strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees, with a confusing maze of paths.

Where is Hopewell Colliery

Discover more attractions in Gloucestershire, where Hopewell Colliery is located

Gloucestershire83 attractions

The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain’s most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. Gloucester’s many museums and attractions tell the stories of those that have made a great impact on England and the world.