GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dymock Woods

2 miles (2.5 km)

These pretty woods in the Forest of Dean have miles of peaceful woodland trails to follow. You can park at the medium sized Queens Wood car park to start your walk. It's located just to the south of Kempley. From here you can pick up several different trails, heading west into Queen's Wood in the Dymock Forest. Heading east takes you into Dymcock Wood.
The woods consist of Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Oak and Beech. In the spring months you will see lots of wildflowers including bluebells, heather, wood anemone and the Wild Daffodils which are a feature of the area.
You should see lots of butterflies fluttering around the flowers too. Look out forpearl-bordered fritillary, wood white and the uncommonwhite admiral as you make your way around the site.
This walk takes you along a pretty stream to a large pond in Queen's Wood. Leave the car park and head west before turning south along the stream. You then return on other paths through Brandhill Wood.
The long distance Daffodil Way passes through the eastern section of the woods. You can pick it up to extend your walking through the Forest of Dean. It will take you on a tour of the countryside, orchards and woodland surrounding the village of Dymock.


GL18 2BW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dymock Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dymock Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Dymock village you can enjoy some post exercise refreshment at The Beauchamp Arms. The pub is unique in that it is one of the few 'Parish owned' pubs in the country.The friendly village inn serves good food with a log fire indoors and a a nice garden area outside. You can find the pub at postcode GL18 2AQ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably see other owners with their pets on a fine day. The Beauchamp Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles south east of the woods and you could visit the interesting town of Newent. Here you can pick up the Newent Walk which visits the excellent viewpoint at May Hill and the noteworthy International Birds of Prey Centre in Boulsdon. The centre is one of the main attractions in the area and is notable as the oldest dedicated birds of prey centre in the world. It's located just a few miles south of the woods and well worth a visit. The town centre of Newent is also worthy of exploration with the 17th century half timbered Market Hall and a number of listed 13th century buildings.
The circular Poets Path walk also starts in Dymock village. The interesting literary walk visits several places associated with the Dymock Poets.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Dean Walks and the Herefordshire Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Entrance to Dymock Woods - - 668070

Entrance to Dymock Woods

The Daffodil Way exits Dymock Wood - - 768283

The Daffodil Way exits Dymock Wood

Daffodil Way sign in Dymock Wood - - 768301

Daffodil Way sign in Dymock Wood

Afternoon sun on Dymock Wood - - 607696

Afternoon sun on Dymock Wood

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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