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Forest of Dean Beechenhurst

Sandwiched between the River Severn and the River Wye you’ll find Beechenhurst. This peaceful location is home to our Forest of Dean Treetop Adventure course so bring the whole family for some giggles and fun on our high ropes course. With great views and lots of other opportunities to keep you busy this location is ideal for making special memories with younger age groups. 

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FOREST OF DEAN, BEECHENHURST

The ancient Forest of Dean is one of the few remaining royal forests in England. It’s mystical, magical settings were inspiration for the Tolkien book so you can expect something special as you explore from your Treetop Adventure vantage point.

This is a forest designed for family fun - you’ll need a day to discover all it has to offer. Walk, run or cycle – there are routes for all eventualities.

Discover the famous Sculpture trail which is a four mile long walk, featuring sculptures created by artists to interpret the Forest environment and the history of this very unusual landscape. 

Head to Beechenhurst Lodge Visitor Centre once you’ve worked up an appetite.

There’s a café, children’s play area and a climbing tower. 

If you’re still up for more exploring once you've left the site at Beechenhurst there’s a secret world beneath the forest at Clearwell Caves.

With nine show caverns there plenty of exciting things to discover.

You can also sit back and relax as you enjoy a steam train ride through the forest on the Dean Forest Railway.

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 Beechenhurst is home to Treetop Adventure while Forest of Dean Mallards Pike offers Treetop Challenge and Segway.

Location Overview

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  • Dogs welcome

  • Disabled Access

  • Parking

  • BBQ Area

  • Food and drink

  • Kids play area

  • Cycle trails

  • Picnic Area

  • Toilets

  • Walking routes

Beechenhurst Lodge, B4226, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EJ

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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 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.
  • Head over to Puzzlewood, the enchanting, ancient woodland.
  • fantastic . Two teenagers who were shown professionally how to use different safety gear .well informed . They were nervous at start but finished confidently. So much so said couldn’t wait to come back. As spectators we were able to follow underneath as they did the course . A pleasant walk even with a wheelchair . Instructor was fab shouting encouragement at every stage . Absolutely brilliant day and would recommend all ages although there is another course for younger ones at another destination. Going to try the segways next . Thankyou go ape

    Dawn

  • Excellent day out with teenage girls. Surprised myself with how very brave I was. It helped that I never looked down. Beautiful location in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Kind and friendly staff to support you at the start, and occasionally checking you were okay as you progressed around the five sections. Thanks Go Ape. Another fear conquered!

    Rachel T

  • good fun, top class instruction and oversight. beautiful surroundings. challenging and rewarding. great day out with the family

    Paul Matarazzo

  • We had an amazing time at Go Ape in the Forestof Dean. The staff were friendly and very supportive. However, it was busy so we weren’t able to complete the courses as many times as we would have liked.

    Jo

  • Great fun with my 8 years old daughter, very recommended! definitelly we will go back again!

    Aneta Stepien

  • Our kids rated this in their top experiences ever (10/12), they loved it. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, great experience, we’ll take them again!!

    Laura

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