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

Opening hours

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

November to February - 5pm

March - 6:30pm

April - 8pm

May to August - 9pm

September - 7:30pm

October - 6:30pm

For a quieter forest experience, we recommend planning your visit for early morning (before 10am) or in the evening (after 4pm). The forest is usually less busy on week days.

How to find us

How to find us
Parkend, Gloucestershire
Sat Nav Postcode: GL15 4HD
By Car

You will find Mallards Pike half way along the road between Parkend and Blakeney. Please be aware of the road closure on New Road from the A48 at Blakeney to Wenchford and Mallards Pike will remain in place for some time. Please follow the diversion in place to get to sites. We recommend visiting from the Parkend direction.

By Public Transport

From Coleford - number 23 bus, change at Bream to number 727 bus (then a 20 minute walk)

From Lydney - number 717 bus (then a 20 minute walk)

From Cinderford - number 717 bus, change at Blakeney to number 727 bus.  

OS Grid Ref
SO637093

51.780938722642, -2.5289297828033

Parking and prices

Pay for your parking with cash, debit/credit card or use the RingGo app. We recommend downloading the app to your phone before you visit.

You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31037 (cars) or 31038 (minibus or motorhome).

There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

Forest of Dean members park for free. Buy your Membership now for £40 and simply display your pass in your vehicle without queuing for a ticket. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after the Forest of Dean for everyone.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Peak charges (1 April - 31 October)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
All day £7.00
Early bird - exit before 10.30am £2.00
After 5pm £2.00
Off peak charges (1 November - 31 March)
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00
Early bird - exit before 10.30am £1.00
After 5pm £1.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses/motorhomes - peak £10.00, off peak £8.00

Coaches/minibuses with trailers - peak £12.00, off peak £10.00

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

If you have limited mobility, why not hire a Tramper through the Countryside Mobility Scheme? Trampers are off-road mobility scooters, which are easy to use and able to tackle a range of surfaces and gradients come rain or shine. You do not have to be registered disabled to hire one.

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

Activities at Mallards Pike

Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Mallards Pike
adults on a run on a woodland trail
Running trails at Mallards Pike
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Mallards Pike
two boys cycling in the forest on a cycle route
Family cycle trail at Mallards Pike
Segway users on a forest trail
Go Ape Forest Segway at Mallards Pike
Go ape tree top adventure mallards pike
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Mallards Pike
walkers enjoying a walk around a woodland lake in autumn
Mallards Pike Path
Mallards Pike parkrun startline
parkrun at Mallards Pike
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Mallards Pike
boy enjoying kayaking on the river
Watersports at Mallards Pike
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