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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
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Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. The site opens at 8am 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

How to find us

How to find us
New Fancy View Point , Lydney
Sat Nav Postcode: GL15 4HR
By Car

From the B4226 Coleford to Cinderford road, turn South onto the minor road at the Speech House. New Fancy is two miles along the road to the East (left-hand) side just before a T junction.

OS Grid Ref
SO 628095

51.783240977496, -2.5393009185791

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at New Fancy. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

Facilities and access

Picnic area

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Discover stunning views of the Forest of Dean at the New Fancy View Point, located near Cannop

Formerly the site of the New Fancy coal mine, come and see the spectacular views that the old spoil heap now provides. The viewpoint is an ideal place to watch birds of prey soaring above the woodland.

Other features that you can explore at New Fancy include the Geomap, a map you can walk on showing the underlying geology of the forest with mines and quarries marked out, plus the 'Roll of Honour' Sculpture. The 'Roll of Honour' sculpture, visible from the car park, was installed in 2005. 

Bring your bikes and explore the wider forest using the Family Cycle Trail, which can be easily accessed from the car park.

 

 

At a glance

The "Roll of Honour" sculpture, commissioned by the Forest of Dean Local History Society commemorates the miners that worked in the forest. The three arms represent the three elements which were mined and quarried in the area - coal, iron and stone.
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Nearby forests

walkers enjoying a walk around a woodland lake in autumn

This beautiful setting is a great place to get active. Adrenaline seekers can challenge themselves at Go Ape Tree Top Challenge. For those with energy left to burn there is Forest Segway or a range of running trails from 2km to 10km routes.

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The site was originally home to the Severn and Wye Railway, which was constructed to allow exploitation of the mineral resources of the Forest of Dean.

Pied-Flycatcher in tree

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! 

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.

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