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Forest of Dean Mallards Pike

Winter Opening Treetop Challenge closed from 2nd December - 7th February 2020. Closest open location for Treetop Challenge is Go Ape Coventry
Forest Segway closed from 2nd December - Spring 2020. Why not try Treetop Adventure at Go Ape Forest of Dean Beechenhurst. 

You’re spoilt for choice at Go Ape Mallards Pike. You can explore and enjoy England’s largest oak woodland and one of our most beautiful adventures from the treetops or the forest floor. The Challenge course is definitely one for the bold and brave with its newly extended zip wires and if you enjoy your fun closer to earth you can zip off on one of our all-terrain electric Segways.

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ON TWO WHEELS OR TO THE TREES?

Spanning three counties – Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, this area of the Forest of Dean has some serious claims to historical fame. It was King Henry VIII’s hunting forest and its mystical, magical settings were the inspiration for the Tolkien books. So, you can expect beautiful views and something a little special from this location.

Enjoy a stroll beside the waterside at the scenic Mallards Pike Lake, where you'll find a café to refuel.

Make a day of your visit – there are a number of walking and beautiful running routes and with such varied terrain and scenery, the Forest of Dean is cycling heaven. There’s something for road cyclists and mountain bikers wanting to go off-road and downhill – fast.

Head over to Puzzlewood which is a popular TV and film location and if you get peckish spark up the BBQ by the water’s edge.

At Forest of Dean you will find our Adventure, Challenge and Segway activities, these are split over two sites which are 15 minutes apart. Forest of Dean Mallards Pike is home to Treetop Challenge and Segway whilst Forest of Dean Beechenhurst offers Treetop Adventure

Location Overview

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  • Parking

  • Disabled Access

  • BBQ Area

  • Cycle trails

  • Dogs welcome

  • Food and drink

  • Picnic Area

  • Walking routes

Mallards Pike Lake, Parkend, Gloucestershire, Lydney, GL15 4HD

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Know Before You Go

  • 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. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make A Day of It

  • Head into the wider forest and over to Puzzlewood, the enchanting, ancient woodland.
  • In the forest, discover the activities and hidden objects inside the local three giant maize mazes.
  • Jump abroad a steam train and unwind on the Dean Forest Railway.
  • Great way to spend a couple of hours for all ages. Loved it! Staff lovely, explained everything clearly.

    Anna

  • All the staff were helpful, gave confidence to those that were unsure, we’ll be back

    Elisabeth Reeves

  • Top marks, great day

    Emily Januszewski

  • Fantastic time. The staff were incredibly welcoming and encouraging when my 4 year old had a couple of moments when up on the course Thoroughly worth a visit and a wonderful location to boot

    Matt Taylor

  • Brilliant experience for my 6 & 5 year old boys. Staff were brilliant with them both

    Helen Gibby

  • A really great morning out for my boys aged 14 and 11. Having already done tree top junior we felt our youngest would be fine... he had a really massive wobble and the staff were amazing talking him around and building his confidence. Needless to say once going they loved it and can’t wait to go again!

    Lisa West

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