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.
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.
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.
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.
Minibuses/motorhomes - peak £10.00, off peak £8.00
Coaches/minibuses with trailers - peak £12.00, off peak £10.00
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: