Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Dymock Woods is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Dymock Woods is located approximately ten miles west of Gloucester. 

Linton, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire
Sat Nav Postcode: HR9 7UT
OS Grid Ref
SO678284

51.95315, -2.4699494

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Dymock Woods.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Activities at Dymock Woods

Horse riders on a woodland trail
Horse riding at Dymock Woods
Dymock lake in autumn
Lake Walk
couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest
Picnics at Dymock Woods
Family walking Forest of Dean generic
Princes Walk
Walking boots in autumn
Walking at Dymock Woods

Nearby forests

Broadleaf tree in field autumn

Haugh Woods is a 350 hectare mixed woodland, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rich diversity and nationally recognised for its butterflies and moths, with over 600 species living there! The very rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly thrives in the recently coppiced areas, as do the rare Wood White butterfly and Drab Looper moth.

Speech House Woods

Visit Speech House Woodland, which is situated close to the most famous building in the Forest of Dean - The Speech House. 

The Speech House was built in 1676 by the King as a "court" where local people could have their say. Regular verderers meetings are still held here to discuss the management of the vert and venison.

There are many old oak trees dotted along the site and some large beech trees line the car park and track. 

Trees in mist

Established in 1915 with trees brought back by the Victorian plant hunter Ernest Wilson from his 1910 explorations of China, The Cyril Hart Arboretum is home to over 200 tree species. 

Originally known as the Speech House Arboretum, it was later renamed the Cyril Hart Arboretum after Dr Cyril Hart who dedicated a lifetime of service to forestry and was a Senior Verderer (1952 – 2009) of the Forest of Dean.

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.

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