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Forest of Dean Discovery Pass

Enjoy Forestry Commission sites in the Forest of Dean through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass

Save money and time - get free car parking for one year.

Support the Forest of Dean - help maintain the forest facilities for you and your family to enjoy.

Discover more - receive the seasonal Discovery Pass e-newsletter packed with information about events, activities and wildlife in the forest.

Enjoy more - with great local and national discounts.

Local Offers

  • Free parking for a year at the five Forestry Commission pay and display sites within the Forest of Dean, Beechenhurst Lodge, Mallards Pike Lake, Cannop Cycle Centre, Symonds Yat Rock and Wenchford. Please note your Discovery Pass is not valid for parking during the Wyedean rally (in 2016 this will be on 12th November).
  • 10% off at Beechenhurst Café (on production of a Discovery Pass Discount card).
  • Voucher for 2 for the price of 1 on entry to Puzzlewood
  • One free Nordic Walking taster session with Way to go Adventures
  • 10% off Apex Outdoor who are based just outside of Coleford. Discovery Pass holders just need to show their discount card to claim discount.
  • Discount at Forest of Dean Adventure including Adventure Ropes and Archery (£2 off per person per session) and Adventure Tower (£1 off per climb). Age restrictions may apply. To claim, your discount card must be presented to Forest of Dean Adventure.
  • Seasonal e-newsletter, with forest news and events.

National Offers

  • 15% off* per person at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segway and Tree Top Junior *Excludes Saturdays, Corporate Events and bank holidays until 30/11/16. Book online at and quote the Discount code supplied in your Discovery Pass welcome pack. Discount code must be entered at time of booking. Not to be used on retail or gift vouchers. Go Ape Tree Top Adventure (Min age 10 years, Min height 1.40m Supervision ratios apply). Go Ape Segway (Min age 10 years, and must be over 7 stone/45kg and under 19 stone/125kg). Tree Top Junior: please check age and supervision guidance at
  • 25% off adult entry to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire (excluding Events and Autumn). Note: Autumn (1 Oct- 15 Nov), Events include Treefest (27-29 August).
  • 10% discount on Trailbase guided trips with accommodation. See for more information.
  • £4.99 off 'The Book of Leaves', RRP £24.99. Postage and packing is also free. Call Grantham Book Services on 01206 255777 and quote 'Book of Leaves offer' to order.
  • 10% off Paramo clothing (plus 5% of your purchase goes direct to the friends of Bedgebury). Quote the code FOB2011 when you buy online or if buying direct from Paramo's London store or Wadhurst showroom.
  • Adult CTC membership for just £24. CTC Go Bicycle membership includes: £10m third party insurance, a weekly e-newsletter, a big range of discounts on cycling products and related products. CTC Membership usually costs £41, so this is a massive £25 saving! For more information and to take advantage of this offer now check out
  • 15% off Forest Holiday bookings. To book enter the code you received in your welcome pack, into the promotional code box when booking at You can also save 25% if your travel date is 7 days or less. This must be booked via the Contact Centre on 03330 110495. The offer is valid for any date and in any location. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Forest Holidays offer and must be applied at the time of booking. Forest Holidays has the right the withdraw or amend this offer at any time. Your Discovery Pass must be shown on arrival at the Forest Holidays location. The Discovery Pass holder must be the lead booker for the Forest Holiday in order to obtain the discount. 
  • 10% off at Muddy Puddles. Muddy Puddles is on a quest for all children to be fit for adventure with their children’s clothing for outdoor adventures. They are delighted to offer Discovery members an exclusive 10% off all (excluding sale) items to encourage your Muddy Pups to embrace the outdoors whatever the weather!  This discount is exclusive to Forestry Commission Discovery members only.  The 10% discount can be applied to any item that is not already on sale. Visit and enter your discount code sent in the latest e-newsletter.
  • 10% off at Cotswold Outdoor. Get 10% off the full retail value of current season product ranges. The offer is available for use both in stores and online through the Cotswold Outdoor website (using the code supplied in your Discovery Pass welcome pack). Terms and conditions apply, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer expires 31.12.16.

Exclusive new offers will be added throughout the year – keep checking this website for updates.

For the latest information, news and activities visit our Forest of Dean pages.

Start saving  - Buy your Forest of Dean Discovery Pass online now and enjoy visiting the forest straight away.

The one-year Discovery Pass costs £25

You can also buy your Forest of Dean Discovery Pass at Beechenhurst Cafe, Pedalabikeaway or the Forest Office (Bank Street, Coleford).

We provide one parking permit per membership, however you are welcome to share it between two registered cars. If you require it, plastic permit holders are available to ensure that the pass does not get damaged during the transfer.

Last updated: 23rd November 2016

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.