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Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Speech House Road, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 300 067 4800
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Nice walk but don't go for the sculptures

The forest is a wonderful place to explore but this attraction is over rated. It's very long and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mel P
via mobile
Great day out the dogs

Walked the sculpture trail with friends and our dogs and was very impressed with the trail, lots to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave M
Gloucester, 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 4.5 miles long, and is sited in the beautiful Wye Valley region. A map is available for sale at Beechenhurst Cafe at the start of the Trail.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“stained glass” (47 reviews)
“lovely walk” (33 reviews)
“short cuts” (13 reviews)
Speech House Road, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 300 067 4800

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The forest is a wonderful place to explore but this attraction is over rated. It's very long and the so called sculptures are spaced out. ( if you can call a lump of rock and iron girder a sculpture? ) They'd be better sticking to...More

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked the sculpture trail with friends and our dogs and was very impressed with the trail, lots to see but found the map a bit confusing as it did not seem to show clear directions. The day was very enjoyable and the cafe at the...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was lovely to be able to use one of the Country side Mobility schemes tramper scooters in the Forest of Dean. We collected the tramper from Pedalabikeaway near Cinderfood and used it to explore all 17 Sculptures on the trail through the forest. We...More

Thank Tigi_Higgins
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to walk this trail as it was a nice day to be outdoors,it was easy to find and free except for the £3 parking. The trail was well signposted and easy to follow but some of the sculptures were a bit random and...More

Thank Joanna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trail follows a winding path through the forest which is a lovely walk. We accessed the trail opposite speech house . We had a tourist map to follow the trail but it wasn't very accurate and the paths were sometimes confusing and not signposted...More

Thank Stevepencoed
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do the full walk and splashed the cash for the £1 map! We certainly needed the map to help find some of the sculptures - some were off the trail by quite a way. Overall as other TA reviewers have said, the...More

Thank familytravel4x4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk lasting anything between 1 - 3 hours depending on the route you take. Tip is to buy the sculpture trail map from the cafe, its only a £1, makes the walk more interesting. We have done this quite a few times but always...More

Thank Bellee57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After some reviews on here we went straight to the coffee shop to purchase a map as we had already decided to do the complete walk. There are 2 short cuts which miss out, in my opinion, the only worth while sculpture of the stain...More

Thank Ferret_features
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable 2.5 hours walking along The Sculpture Trail and after buying the £1.00 map from the shop beforehand, we successfully managed to find the 17 "sculptures" hidden within the forest. To be honest, I am not a great...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife doesn't really like forest walks (they are dark and have a strange smell), but we thought the added attraction of some thought-provoking sculptures would make the experience more palatable. The walk itself is nice enough but I am sure there are many enjoyable...More

Thank Stewart L
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23 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
23 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