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Forest of Dean Beechenhurst

Sandwiched between the River Severn and the River Wye you’ll find Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean 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

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.

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.

Location Overview

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  • Dogs welcome

  • Disabled Access

  • Parking

  • Food and drink

  • Kids play area

  • Cycle trails

  • Picnic Area

  • Toilets

  • Walking routes

  • Winter Opening

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.

Stay Nearby with Forest Holidays

Just a few minutes drive from Go Ape at Mallards Pike and Beechenhurst, you’ll uncover Forest Holidays and it’s 120 cosy cabins. Surround yourself in a maze of forest walks, trails and meadow, and enjoy the timeless landscape of woodlands, rivers, hills and valleys.

With underfloor heating, log burners, incredible views and even your own outdoor hot tub, this is Forest Holiday is one you aren't likely to forget.

 

Forest Holidays cabin at Forest of Dean
  • Instructors settled 6year old granddaughters nerves immediately. Staff running the centre are an asset to the running of the centre, happy, attentive & professional throughout.

    DAN

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

    Elisabeth Reeves

  • Absolutely great ,staff made the day,so helpful👍

    Andrew Manders

  • We all had a fab afternoon:)

    Claire

  • lovely staff who made my son's birthday treat special a beautiful spot in the forest

    Sarah Cowan

  • Absolutely fantastic day out, took my 2 children aged 14 and 12. My 12yo daughter was very nervous but the staff were at hand and eased her into it brilliantly! The best fun i have had had in ages (and i'm 39). Hats off to the staff, there were times my daughter needed a helping hand from the floor and they they had so much patience. Would highly recommend this day trip to anyone. Do not be put off by the price, its well worth it :)

    Ray Oconnor