Coleford Area Walking Festival | Walk 23: Sunday 21-May-17 Photographing the scowles
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Walk 23: Sunday 21-May-17 Photographing the scowles

Join your host, Alison Ball, of Lemon Photographic, to explore the extraordinary Scowles and gnarled ancient trees of the Secret Forest. There are also reconstructed iron age huts to examine.  This popular filming location might just be home to the Forest’s fairies so bring your cameras.

No dogs please, but well behaved children are permitted!


Place:    The Secret Forest (opposite Clearwell Caves) Coleford Gl16 8JR

Time:      11am – meet at the Dragon!

Place:      Secret Forest

Cost: £5 per person.


The Secret Forest is just outside Coleford. From Coleford centre traffic lights by the Kings Head Pub follow the B4228 towards Chepstow. Continue on this road and straight over at the next traffic lights. Follow the signs for Clearwell. or Clearwell Caves. The entrance to The Secret Forest is opposite the entrance to Clearwell Caves carpark.

There is a lovely café, stocked with local treasures;  picnic places and toilet (compost) facilities available.

Access is along windy and sometimes uneven paths. It can be challenging for those with mobility issues. These can be accessed by most pushchairs.