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Delve deep into the woods at Forest of Dean

Heritage Ability Locations

Forest of Dean

Equipment Available: 
  • 1 Tramper
  • 2 Trampers
Environment: Forest/Woodland
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Information centre
  • Cafe or shop
  • Dog friendly

Nestling between the Wye Valley, the Vale of Leadon and the Severn Valley, the Royal Forest of Dean is one of England's few remaining ancient forests, covering 27,000 acres of woodland. Designated as a National Forest Park in 1938, this Queen of Forests boasts a spectacular range of natural beauty combined with an aura of magic and mystery that has been the inspiration for many great artists and writers including JRR Tolkien, Dennis Potter and JK Rowling.

Accessible activities

Tramper - an all-terrain mobility scooter to help people with limited mobility access the outdoors. You can currently hire this from the Forest Holidays centre to access a choice of two trails - one leading to the popular viewpoint of Symond's Yat Rock. Provided through Countryside Mobility. Forest Holidays is a seperate site to Hopewell Colliery and Dean Heritage Centre.

BSL Guided Tour - You can now enjoy the history and stories behind this place by borrowing a tablet loaded with British Sign Language videos in two locations at the Forest of Dean. You can also view them on our Heritage Ability Youtube channel using your own device. Make sure you’re subscribed!

Easy read interpretation - coming soon in 2019

Large print format - coming soon in 2020

Visual story - coming soon in 2020

Staff and volunteers have received Disability Awareness Training and Deaf Awareness Training


Contact Forest of Dean


Forest of Dean, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EU


01594 837165

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