Open every day except Christmas Day. The site opens at 8:00am every day and the closing times are as follows:
November to February - 5:00pm
March - 6:30pm
April - 8:00pm
May to August - 9:00pm
September - 7:30pm
October - 6:30pm
Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus
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.
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.
Or go car-free
We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.
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.
Did you know you can now use your phone to pay for car parking with PaySmarti?
We are also able to take card payments at the lodge ticket machine located by the rangers hatch.
If you arrive car-free there is no charge, find out more.
Minibuses/motorhomes - peak £10.00, off peak £8.00
Coaches/minibuses with trailers - peak £12.00, off peak £10.00
Visiting Beechenhurst updated 22 May 2020
On Wednesday 20 May we will re-open our car park and toilets. We are sure many people will be keen to get out and about, so to avoid crowds, please be aware you may need to be prepared to make the necessary decision to turn around if the car park looks busy, or is full, and come another time.
We are working hard to find a way to start to reopen our other facilities but will only do so when we are happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that social distancing is possible. Please support us as we are doing our best for you: be kind to our staff and your fellow visitors.
When you visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.
If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information.