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.
From Blakeney take New Road heading North West towards Parkend. Wenchford is on the right after one mile.
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.
Parking charges apply at Wenchford 1 April - 31 October.
Pay for your parking with cash 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 31046 (cars only).
There is a small convenience charge for using this service. See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.
Please note: there is no phone signal at Wenchford so if you plan to pay by phone please do so before arriving.
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 - £8.00
Coaches/minibuses with trailers - £10.00