Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Beechenhurst
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  The site opens at 8.00 every day and the closing times are as follows:


November-February   17.00

March                         18.30
April                            20.00
May - August              21.00
Sept                            19.30
Oct                              18.30

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us

Please note that if you put the postcode in to your satnav it will take you to the nearby Speech House Hotel - you can follow brown signs from there to find us.  

Beechenhurst , Speech House Road, Coleford
Sat Nav Postcode: GL16 7EL
By Car

Follow tourist signs for the Forest of Dean.  Take the B4226 Coleford to Cinderford road.  Beechenhurst is located between the B4234 crossroads (Parkend/Lydbrook) and the Speech House Hotel.  

By Public Transport

From Coleford - number 30 (stops a short walk away).  

From Lydney - number 23 bus, change at Coleford to number 30 bus 

Cinderford - number 30 bus.  

OS Grid Ref

51.8094528, -2.5456165

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Parking Charges

Charges at peak times (weekends, school holidays, bank holidays)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00
Off peak charges (weekdays, term time only)
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £3.00
All day £4.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - peak £8.00, off peak £6.00

Coaches - peak £10, off peak £8.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information.

Baby changing facilities
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
From Monday 10 December for one week there will be restricted access via the main entrance gate. Please note there will be NO Access for coaches or delivery lorries during this time.

Explore Beechenhurst

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean, one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands.  Come enjoy the sculpture trail, fun play area, cafe, climbing tower and Tree Top Junior.  

At a glance

  • 4 Walking trails
  • GoApe! Tree Top Junior
  • Climbing tower
  • Play area
  • Café
  • BBQ areas
  • Easy access to family cycle trail 
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