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Forest of Dean Mallards Pike

You’re spoilt for choice at Go Ape Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean. 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.

Christmas Opening Hours

Escape to the great outdoors this festive period. We are open on the following days over the Christmas holidays:
Monday 27th - Thursday 30th December

Winter closure

We will be closed from Friday 31st December until Saturday 19th February for the winter. If you want to go on a Go Ape adventure while we are closed, fear not, as the Forest of Dean Beechenhurst will remain open throughout the winter. You can book sessions for when we reopen in February, so get ahead of the game and book today.

 

 

go ape adventures at forest of dean mallards pike

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 are staying for the day we recommend a picnic 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

  • 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.

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
  • Great time :) slept well afterwards hehe

    Matt

  • Absolutely loved it! It was nice to do something different and we had the perfect weather. My partner and I went for the first time and we both really enjoyed it, although it wasn't as challenging as we thought it would be, it was good enough to get out in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings of the Forest of Dean. Thanks to the lovely team there as well, they were really helpful :)

    Kate Young

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

    Aneta Stepien

  • An excellent day out, fully recommend this place.

    Mr Lock

  • Excellent! Great fun and a brilliant way to encourage children’s confidence. Staff are always friendly, professional and safety conscious. Excellent activity . Thank you

    Ms NLM

  • Great way to spend a couple of hours for all ages. Loved it! Staff lovely, explained everything clearly.

    Anna