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Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Interesting sculptures add to a forest walk

Really enjoyed the sculpture trail. We took the full 4 mile track to see all the sculptures in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Lovely walk

We enjoyed the sculpture trail. I wasn’t over impressed with the sculptures but the walk was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail is a unique outdoor collection of 17 sculptures. We are open all year round, dawn til dusk, and entry is free of charge. The sculptures on the Trail are funded and commissioned by a registered charity. The route is...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Speech House Road, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 300 067 4800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most of the sculptures are really lovely and the location is gorgeous but we saw 28 wild boar in 3 different groups whilst we walked around most of the trail. One big one charged at us and we had to make a run for it.....literally........More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed the sculpture trail. We took the full 4 mile track to see all the sculptures in the forest, referring to the £1 guide bought from the cafe as a useful guide. Some of the sculptures are more impressive than others, however overall they...More

Thank garandcat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Get a map from the visitor centre and follow one of the routes around the sculpture trail. Sadly some of the sculptures are simply uninteresting, others are rotting away. Others are truly thought-provoking. The trails can get busy - keep an eye out for the...More

Thank Ash B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the sculpture trail. I wasn’t over impressed with the sculptures but the walk was nice. We took our toddler and the route was fine with a pushchair. She loved the park back at Beechenhurst Lodge and we loved the coffee and cake.

Thank AmyLouise111
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the sculpture trail, which was a peaceful and relaxing walk, but as others have said, the sculptures themselves are somewhat underwhelming apart from 'Cathedral'. The map was clear and offered helpful shortcuts.

Thank Grahame T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful sculptures in a forest setting, often referring to features of the forest's history or economy.

Thank PhilipSmith298
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon walking around the longest trail with our Labrador. Paths were easy to negotiate and the route well marked. Can’t pretend to have an eye for sculptures, but it was an interesting walk.

Thank Sherrijean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are currently 16 different sculptures to see on this circa 4.5 mile walk from Beechenhurst Lodge in the Forest of Dean. The trail is not too strenuous, and the pathways are well maintained. Once finding the first sculpture we were fine, but the initial...More

Thank RealHoltyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The forest is beautiful and we were very happy walking around it. However, we didn’t see many sculptures and some of the ones we found were a bit lacklustre. We loved the first feature we came to (light up roots) but it was ages before...More

Thank Bobzgray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here mid afternoon for a walk and had plenty of time to complete the walk. It takes a couple of hours (if you follow the map) so take a drink and snacks! Good price for the car park and a cafe on site...More

Thank 441baxter
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25 May 2018|
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Response from Sculpture T | Property representative |
Hello, If you park in the Speech House Woodland Car Park as opposed to our main site at Beechenhurst you can walk under a mile to 'Cathedral' by Kevin Atherton. Unfortunately I am unable to post a map image here to help with... More
24 April 2015|
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Response from Sculpture T | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The landscape of the Cannop Valley is steep and rough surfaced in places. We recommend you discuss your access requirements / queries with the Forestry Commission on the below contact: West... More
24 March 2015|
Response from Sculpture T | Property representative |
Hi, there are lots of choices for places to eat and drink near to the Sculpture Trail. Very close by in walking distance is the Speech House Hotel, in cycling distance the Rising Sun in Moseley Green, or the Woodman or... More