Forest of Dean, Beechenhurst
Our two locations in the Forest of Dean - England's largest oak woodland - is arguably our most beautiful place of residency. In the heart of the forest, Beechenhurst Lodge plays host to our Tree Top Junior Adventure.
You'll find our adventure for Mini Tarzans located on the edge of the main car park at Beechenhurst Lodge.
Tree Top Junior
A fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy at Beechenhurst Lodge. You’ll negotiate three loops of crossings and finish on a high with two awesome Zip Wires.
Take a look at what’s involved:
All Ages (Over 1 metre)
1m (3ft 3")
20.5 stone (130Kg)
Junior under 6
(Over 1 metre)
Adults must participate and we recommend 1 to 1 on first visit
Adults can supervise from the ground or up on the course. 16-17 year olds do not need supervision but cannot sign for under 16s
Know Before You Go
When do I need to arrive?
What is Tree Top Junior?
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Are there toilets?
tree top junior checklist
- Wear sensible clothes for adventure
- Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
- Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
- forestry commission parking is £3.50, bring some change
Tree Top Junior is open all year round. Below is a snapshot of when you can unleash your inner ape!
February Half Term [open daily]
March [weekends only]
Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays [open daily]
October Half Term [open daily]
November [weekends only]
December [weekends only, closed 24th and 25th December, 31st December and 1st January]
We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tree Top Junior Course
Go Ape Forest of Dean (Beechenhurst Lodge)
Speech House Road
Tree Top Junior at Beechenhurst Lodge:
Do not follow the brown Go Ape signs. Beechenhurst Lodge is in Forest Of Dean. Travelling from Coleford to Cinderford on the B4226, continue by the junction with the B4234 (Parkend to Lydbrook road) driving up the Speech House Road for 500m before turning left into Beechenhurst.
Please don’t use our postcode in your Sat Nav! Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using sat-nav directions. It will take you to Broadwell near Coleford, this is on the B4226 but a few minutes drive away from Beechenhurst. Please always cross reference with a map.
Please note that the following parking charges apply at the Forest of Dean: £3.50 all day
The nearest railway station is at Lydney Station which is approximately 6½ miles from Mallards Pike Lake.
There are intermittent buses. For more information please consult the Traveline South West website at www.travelinesw.com
It's not easy to access Go Ape by public transport - we really are out in the sticks!
Tree Top Adventure and
Just three miles up the road from Beechenhurst, Mallards Pike Lake is home to our original Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway, and is a great spot for a picnic or a gentle lakeside walk.
To find out more about what these adventures involve, click the link below.