Sculpture Trail, Coleford

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The Sculpture Trail is open 365 days a year and entry is free. Situated at Forestry Commission England's Beechenhurst site in the beautiful surrounds of the Forest of Dean, on the English/Welsh border in the UK.

The trail features 17 permanent and temporary artworks by internationally acclaimed artists such as David Nash, Cornelia Parker, Neville Gabie and more. Temporary events are also programmed.

Access to the Trail is free and is accessed best from the Beechenhurst main car park (parking charge of £3.50).

This Facebook page is administered by the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust, a registered charity who commission the artworks. The Trail is owned and maintained by Forestry Commission England.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Good walk on a clear dry day. We were short on time so we took one of the shortcuts by following the arrows. However, doing so we only saw 2 sculptures. If we go again we will do the full walk and buy...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    I ve done this walk before. It's well sign posted & laid out. The paths are well maintained & sound under foot. A really enjoyable walk but I found some of the sculptures a little disappointing. Disap...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We took the children (13, 13 and 10) for a walk here and they actually enjoyed it almost as much as we did! Great exercise for them and letting them use the map to find the sculptures kept them walkin...  more »
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  • we went and done the gruffalo trail, which was a fantastic walk with the kids, we purchased the trail packs which included stickers for the various spotted animals, so they could stick on their tops. we also used the free phone app that you can use to take photos of the kids and the augmented reality characters..
  • Great place to visit - a well marked trail to follow and not too taxing! Maps can be purchased from the cafe for £1 and no entry fee for the trail - can't say fairer than that! All dog friendly but no bins on the trail - be prepared to carry your bags back to the entrance where you'll find a bin to dispose of them :)
  • Great set up in the woods that makes for a fun day out. Lots of stuff going on to keep it varied and interesting, so you can keep going back with the kids. Even stays fun in the rain.
  • Nice place to go for a walk with children or dogs. Play area for children and a nice cafe for adults. Haven't used it yet but there is a bookable BBQ area. A little expensive to park for a short time but reasonable for a full day visit.
  • Beautiful setting although not a lot of "sculpture" to look at. Good cafe and facilities.

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