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.

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.

 

 

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: 3
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

Activities at Wenchford

Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Wenchford
Walking family
Walking trails at Wenchford
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