Speech House Walk
This walk explores the woodland and lakes surrounding the Speech House Hotel in the Forest of Dean.
It's a pleasant area for a walk with a public car park and lots of tranquil trails to follow around the Speech House Woodland Inclosure. On the way you'll also pass the pretty Speech House Lake, Worgreens Lake, Spruce Ride and the attractive Cyril Hart Arboretum. The Spruce Ride section takes place on a nice wide track that is also suitable for cyclists.
There's also the Speech House Hotel where you could stop off for afternoon tea in the Orangery. The hotel is of some historical significance being housed in a former 17th-century hunting lodge.
It's easy to extend the walk by picking up the popular Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. The start point for the walk at the visitor centre is also located just off Speech House Road.
PostcodeGL16 7EL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Speech House Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Speech House Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Speech House Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Speech House Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The lovely Cannop Ponds lie just over a mile to the south west. The tranquil beauty spot is a fine place to extend your walk if you have time.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Dean Walks page.