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Activities at Beechenhurst

Family cycling over bride
Family cycle trail at Beechenhurst
Group dog walking
Walking trails at Beechenhurst
Trees backlit by sunset
Arts - Soundwalk
Large stained glass window hanging from the trees
Arts - The Forest of Dean Sculpture trail at Beechenhurst
children's play areas in the forest
Beechenhurst play area
group of ladies on mountain bikes in a forest
Breeze into the Forest in the Forest of Dean
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Beechenhurst
A child on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Plus at Moors Valley
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Plus at Beechenhurst
Family sitting on a picnic rug enjoying some food
Picnics and barbecues at Beechenhurst
kIds in forest
Zog activity trail at Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean

Nearby forests

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The site was originally home to the Severn and Wye Railway, which was constructed to allow exploitation of the mineral resources of the Forest of Dean.

Lakeside view at Mallards Pike

There is something for everyone at this beautiful lakeside setting.

Adrenaline seekers can challenge themselves at Go Ape Tree Top Challenge. For those with energy left to burn there is Forest Segway or a range of running trails from 2km to 10km routes.

View from Symonds Yat Rock in spring

Discover the ancient hill fort, spot birds of prey and enjoy a snack from the log cabin cafe.

There are waymarked trails linking to the River Wye and over the famous Biblins Bridge, or a choice of circular walks into the forest itself. There is also a cycling trail linking Forest Holidays and Camping in the Forest site at Bracelands to Symonds Yat Rock.

Family walking through autumnal forest

Wenchford is a beautiful spot nestled deep within the forest with plenty of picnic tables and an easy access path

Blackpool Brook trickles through the site under the dappled shade of the large oak trees. The paddling area is the perfect place to cool down in the hot summer months.

The toilet facilities are open from April until the end of October. Parking charges only apply during this time.  

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