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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Families enjoying a picnic at Postern hill. Savernake forest. Forest of Dean

Postern Hill is a large site set amongst mature oak trees. There is ample parking and a large open grassy area with picnic tables and areas for 'bring your own' BBQ's.

Large round timber stumps have replaced the bbq's, please place your disposable bbq's on these to avoid burning benches, tables or grass.

What do other visitors say?

Having read some of the posts on your website am I right in thinking there is now a car park at the postern hill picnic site?

Anonymous, 14/Aug/2016

Parking is not permitted on the grass areas and this is now closed off with logs. There is however still a car park at Postern Hill and parking is permitted on the hard surfaces and in the bays provided. Thank you

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Can you please advise if we are allowed to bring a gas BBQ up to use

Dan Cowan, 23/Jun/2016

BBQs are allowed in the picnic site area but we do ask that you respect other visitors and please take all rubbish home with you. Enjoy your visit

Forestry Commission Response

Can you still use bbq's at Postern Hill?

Dave, 16/Jun/2016

Yes. There are no longer BBQs on site but you are welcome to bring disposable BBQs with you. Please ensure that any BBQ is kept off of the ground and on one of the Beech rounds supplied. We ask that you do not place BBQs on top of picnic tables as this significantly damages them. Please also ensure to take all litter home with you after your visit. Have a lovely time!

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What's Here?

  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • toilets are closed in the winter months
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OS Grid ref: SU198679
Postcode: SN8 4ND

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West England District
0300 067 4800

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Opening Times:
8am - 7pm

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