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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 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 10.00am) or in the evening (after 4pm). The forest is usually less busy on week days.

How to find us

How to find us
New Road, Blakeney
By Car

From Blakeney take New Road heading North West towards Parkend.  Wenchford is on the right after one mile.

By Public Transport

From Coleford - number 23 bus

From Lydney - number 23 bus

From Cinderford - number 30 bus

All bus stops are a half hours walk from Wenchford.

OS Grid Ref
SO 654081

51.769591307464, -2.5022235810425

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Wenchford 1 April - 31 October.

You can now use RingGo* at Wenchford which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

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

Location Codes - 31046 (car), 31047 (minibus or motorhome), 31048 (coach).

 

Please note there is no phone signal at Wenchford so if you plan to pay by phone please do so before arriving.

 

Parking Charges

Peak charges (1 April - 31 October)
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses/motorhomes - £8.00

Coaches/minibuses with trailers - £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: 0

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

Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

A popular picnic site with picnic tables, an easy access path and a paddling area

The perfect place to stop for a picnic within the Forest of Dean!

Wenchford includes Blackpool Brook which trickles through the site under the dappled shade of the large oak trees.

The facilities including the cafe and toilets are generally open from April until the end of October. Parking charges only apply during this time.  

If you are planning a picnic at Wenchford, please make sure you take your litter home with you and recycle where possible.

At a glance

  • 2 Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Paddling area
  • Café
  • Dogs welcome
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