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A quaint magical little place that we were enjoying very much until we neared the end and were very saddened to see animals overcrowded in plastic toy houses that likely offer little warmth. One lone ... more »
This is a very strange and unusual landscape made by iron mining thousands of years ago and now wonderfully overgrown by yew trees and mosses, making it into a beautiful landscape. There's a reconstru... more »
I went here recently with my boyfriend after visiting the caves and was pleasantly surprised! It didn't cost much to get in and there wasn't anyone manning the entrance so they have a honesty box oppo... more »
The Secret Forest at the Stockwood Scowles is a magical place to visit, is said to be the inspiration for the landscapes of J. R. R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings books. The Secret Forest has a captivating energy about it that has been utilised by the Motion Picture film industry in Blockbuster films like The Huntsman: Winter's War. If you are in the area of Clearwell, I would highly recommend visiting the Secret Forest along with the Clearwell Caves just across the road.
Great for all ages what a beautiful place lots to see this place will keep the kids happy for hours using their imagination us oldies enjoyed it we will visit again very soon loved the notices with the poems on
Found the place by accident, and what a happy accident it was. Fab people, the place is beautiful and steeped in heritage. Well worth going to.
A wonderful morning enjoying this magical place. This little treasure is well worth a visit for both children and adults. It is run by volunteers, and they have a 15 year lease on this land. It would be such a shame to see this beatiful spot sold off for any other use. Really lovely people, wonderful tea rooms and an iron age village to visit too. It's a wonderful place to see nature at it's best.
This was free to go in with the ticket from visiting Clearwell Caves which is opposite it. Only £3 an adult anyway to enter. If unmanned (as run by volunteers) there is an honesty box to put your money in. It is a beautiful walk through the woods looking at natural things. Don't expect to go and be entertained by fair rides,plastic models etc, this is a natural place for people to enjoy /ppreicate the peace and quiet and the countryside. I can not wait to take my boys as they will love it, especially as they have good imaginations. There is a tea rom but was not open as they had just taken over site and was in process of cleaning it, not a problem. Also composting toilets there. There were some iron age huts, they were rebuilding one when we went, very nice, friendly people there, also lady making carvings out of wood with a chainsaw! it was not muddy as they had spent a lot of time marking and laying pathways through the wood, I think it is possible to get a pushchair through it, just a couple of hilly paths. Good tearoom at Clearwell Caves opposite (caves worth a visit, both sites all natural and not manufactured for comercial profit)
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