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

Opening hours

Nagshead Nature Reserve is open from 8am daily. 

Closing times:
November - February: 5:00pm
March: 6:30pm
April: 8:00pm
May - August: 9:00pm
September: 7:30pm
October: 6:30pm

The visitor centre is manned by volunteers and is not open all year round. 


How to find us

How to find us
Coleford Road, Parkend, Lydney
Sat Nav Postcode: GL15 4LA
By Car

From Coleford, follow the B4431 towards Parkend. Just before Parkend village, the Reserve is signposted to the left, accessed along a forest road

OS Grid Ref

51.768205060201, -2.5653505325317

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Nagshead Nature Reserve. 

Facilities and access

The toilets are located in the visitor centre and are only accessible during open hours (10:00am to 4:00pm at weekends and bank holidays, between Easter and September). 

Baby changing facilities
Picnic area
Visitor Centre
Wildlife hide

Contact details

Discover an oasis of wildlife in the heart of the Forest of Dean, near Coleford

Made up of a beautiful mature oak woodland, Nagshead Nature Reserve plays host to a variety of bird species, making it the perfect day out for any wildlife enthusiasts throughout the year. See if you can spot pied flycatchers in the spring, woodpeckers in summer, nuthatches in autumn and goshawks over winter! 

The Nature Reserve has two wildlife hides as well as two waymarked trails which can all be found near the visitor centre. A daily bulletin board lets you know which species of birds may be seen in the locality.

The Nature Reserve is a joint project in partnership with the RSPB. 

At a glance 

  • 2 walking trails 
  • 2 wildlife hides 
  • Picnic area 


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