Friday 19 July 2013

A day out in the Forest of Dean

Beechenhurst Lodge is situated in the Heart of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire on the Speech House Road.

Parking is £3.50 a day, and there is plenty of it, or you can buy a yearly pass if you live near by.

There is a café, a small gift shop, you can discover the sculpture trail, the paths are clearly sign posted or spend time at the climbing tower (there is a charge for this)

There is a fab play area behind a fence for added safety, with bark chips on the floor, a zip wire for older children, climbing apparatus, swings, etc. Plenty of open space to play football, cricket or rounders. Ideal for bikes and scooters. An excellent stop off point for refuelling, if you're enjoying a day out cycling.

There is plenty of space and trees to provide shade. You can take food for a BBQ, a picnic or eat in the café where they also sell drinks and ice creams.






  1. It's great to find people enjoying the Forest of dean hotel, and there are plenty of places and hidden gems in the forest!

    1. Thank you for your comment on my blog, if you have any other experiences you would like me to blog about on my next visit to the UK in September, please let me know