Car-free offer: Free entry *

Getting toBeechenhurstcar-free

1 At a glance

  • buses from Coleford & Cinderford
  • then easy 10-minute walk
  • enjoy the forest with no parking charge

2 Step-by-step

Stagecoach bus 25 runs four times daily (three on Saturday, none on Sunday) between Coleford and Cinderford, stopping at Beechenhurst Lodge Gate. Connecting buses run from Gloucester to Cinderford – use the planner below.

  • Bus times from:
    Coldford & Cinderford

From the bus stop at Beechenhurst it's an easy 1/3 mile walk up the driveway to the visitor centre - see map.

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About Beechenhurst

Beechenhurst is the perfect place for the whole family to begin a Forest of Dean adventure - in the heart of one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands.

Choose from four walking trails, sculpture trail and family cycling trail (cycle hire nearby). Kids will love the play area, climbing tower and Go Ape Adventure. You can also relax in the cafe or have a picnic.

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Address: Speech House Road, Coleford, GL16 7EG
  • Refreshments: on-site cafe
  • * Car-free offer: free entry (parking charge for cars)

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Beechenhurst

Beechenhurst is the perfect place for the whole family to begin a Forest of Dean adventure - in the heart of one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands.

Choose from four walking trails, sculpture trail and family cycling trail (cycle hire nearby). Kids will love the play area, climbing tower and Go Ape Adventure. You can also relax in the cafe or have a picnic.

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Address: Speech House Road, Coleford, GL16 7EG
  • Refreshments: on-site cafe
  • * Car-free offer: free entry (parking charge for cars)
Bike routes

Beechenhurst is on National Route 42 from Cinderford. You can bring bikes on the train to Lydney from where it’s a 7.5-mile uphill cycle – see cyclestreets – or you can hire bikes nearby.

 

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2019!