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Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

2 miles (3.5 km)

This delightful walking trail takes you to a unique collection of high-quality, contemporary sculptures, within the Forest of Dean. Highlights include include Kevin Atherton's 15 foot by 10 foot stained glassed window 'Cathedral' which hangs high in the canopy over the heads of walkers and Neville Gabie's 'Raw', a giant cube assembled from the entire mass of an oak tree.
You can park at the visitor centre car park off Speech House Road to start your walk. From here you can pick up the marked trails to the artwork. The trail is free to access and the visitor centre also includes a picnic site and a nice childrens' playground.
Just to the east of the site you will find the interesting Woorgreens Lake and Marsh Nature Reserve. Here you'll find a pretty lake with lots of wildlife to look out for. This includes several species of dragonfly and birds such as spotted redshank,greenshank,green sandpiperandcurlew. It's well worth a small detour from the main trail. Also nearby is the Speech House Oaks. The site is a linear band of open woodland of oak on either side of theSpeech HouseRoad near the trail. There is a variety of interesting flora here and a wonderful mosaic of different types of tree. Look out for the redstart bird in this area.
To extend your walking in the area you can pick up the lovely Forest of Dean Family Route which runs just past the trail. The circular cycling and walking trail is a great way to explore the area on foot or by bike. Following it south for just over a mile, will take you to the delightful Cannop Ponds.
You could also try the Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway path. The trail follows the disused Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway from Coleford to Parkend. It is suitable for both cyclists and walkers.
The long distance Gloucestershire Way also runs past the site.

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Postcode

GL16 7EL
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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