Arts - The Forest of Dean Sculpture trail at Beechenhurst

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 8:00am 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

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.  

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
SO614120

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
BBQ
Cafe
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets

The Forest of Dean Sculpture trail

The sculptures on this trail are inspired by the forest - its trees, wildlife and industrial past. It features pieces by famous artists set in the beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean.

The sculptures are mostly constructed from natural material from the Dean - wood, stone and iron. They are interspersed along the trail through majestic oaks and towering Scots pine trees.

There are waymarked shortcuts: Shortcut A (first 6 sculptures) is approx 2.2 miles in length and Shortcut B is 3 miles (first 12 sculptures).

Since 1984 The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust has raised funds to commission artists to celebrate and help us appreciate and understand the life of the forest. The Trust works in partnership with the Forestry Commission which maintains the sculptures and trail.