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Good Sunday Morning in Forest of Dean

Loved the big car park and excellent tea shop/cafe with good selection of cakes. You have to buy... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Holly M
Family bike trail

We were staying nearby at forest holidays and decided to undertake the 9 mile family bike trail... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Loved the big car park and excellent tea shop/cafe with good selection of cakes. You have to buy the leaflet to walk the sculpture trail however worth buying as had a good walk! Only thing that could change is the ticket machine, very slow and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Holly M
FC-Ranger, Beechenhurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Holly We have just installed a new pay and display machine that now accepts cards and the Sculpture Trail Leaflet is now available for free download from our website. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We were staying nearby at forest holidays and decided to undertake the 9 mile family bike trail from Beechenhurst. The trail is slightly uphill for the first 2 miles but after that it is flat. It has a great downhill section near the end, definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thelightweight
FC-Ranger, Beechenhurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed our family Cycle Trail.

Reviewed 30 October 2018

We took a visitor here and had a lovely afternoon walking around the sculpture trail finding the sculptures. Even though it poured down the day before it was not too muddy, The autumn colours were lovely. Friendly other walkers about as well

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We found an 8 mile walk online from here and decided to give it a go. Cafe at the start was welcome as we realised we forgot our lunch so purchased a couple of sandwiches. It was a lovely day and was easy to follow....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank QueenieWorcester
FC-Ranger, Beechenhurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank You for your review Emma. We are pleased to here you enjoyed visiting us. All our walking trails are available for free download from our website, be sure to have a look and come and see us again.

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Plenty of walks and cycle paths for all abilities. We’ll sign posted walks and the scenery was wonderful. We were lucky to see the Earth photo exhibit, which was also worth a look. The cafe was good value too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank I503BJjamesc
FC-Ranger, Beechenhurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review James.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

From walking the sculpture trail, with 'paw' buddy in tow; to climbing on the adventure park; or for the more daring 'Go Ape'. Beechenhurst has a lot to offer. The staff in the cafe are just wonderful, always friendly and helpful. If you are looking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paula S
FC-Ranger, Beechenhurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Paula, thank you for your Review of Beecehnurst. Please come back and see us we have we have some new Sculptures, Play Park Equipment and a new Family activity trail arriving in 2019. I will pass on your comments to the café staff. Do...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

We booked the area and had a barbeque. Need to supply a long match or be reminded. Generally clean.Small rubbish ring pulls and drink tops ere and there. Toilets rate 5 out of 10.usable but not that pleasant. Playground in need of a lot of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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FC-Ranger, Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded today

I am sorry to hear you were not happy with your barbeque booking. Our barbeque and the surrounding area is professionally cleaned prior to bookings. If you could contact me direct on 0300 067 4800 or westengland@forestryengland.uk I can look into your booking in more...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Younger kids will love the Highway Rat activity trail. Cafe reasonably priced. Parking good value. Outdoor playground area will keep younger kids entertained.

Date of experience: July 2018
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FC-Ranger, Beechenhurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank You Mark for your Review. I am really pleased to hear you and your family had a great time at Beechenhurst. Our Activity Trail will be changing early 2019, so be sure to come back and visit us again. Regards Stewart

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Beechenhurst Lodge Cafe 3 times during my stay and had the most amazing breakfast. Staff very polite and helpful, food was brilliant. Definitely a place to go to!

Date of experience: July 2018
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FC-Ranger, Beecehnurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Tullulah, Thank you for visiting us. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the café staff. Our breakfasts our very popular with our visitors. Kind Regards Stewart

Reviewed 10 July 2018

cafe, toilets picnic area playpark (also has a few go ape areas on site) lots of trails, well maintained and easy to lose yourself in the beauty and peace of the forestMore

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Russell H
FC-Ranger, Beecehnurst Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

A lovely Review, Thank you. The Forest of Dean is a truly beautiful place isn't it. We have lots of trails for all abilities, something for everyone. At Beecehnurst we have GoApe Junior and our other site Mallards Pike has a GoApe Adventure. Kind Regards...More

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Marie J
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In parts, yes
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Response from Peonie99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lovely area for walking dogs, with many routes through the sculpture trail to follow
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Lynne R
21 October 2015|
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Response from FC-Ranger | Property representative |
Hi Lynne, more information can be found on the Forestry Commission website for Beechenhurst Lodge where you'll be able to find an access statement. The immediate site does have some facilities for wheelchair users however if... More
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