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Old oaks in woodland near Speech house. Forest of Dean

Speech House Woodland is situated close to the most famous building in the Forest of Dean - The Speech House. 

The Speech House was built in 1676 by the King as a "court" where local people could have their say, regular verderers meetings are still held here to discuss the management of the vert and venison.

There are many old oak trees dotted along the site and some large beech trees line the car park and track. 

You may join the circular Sculpture Trail from the car park. 

Woorgreens Nature Reserve is just a short walk away.  The reserve is jointly managed with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.


What do other visitors say?

I have a colleague from Canada visiting in September and he would like to see a proper beechwood. Can you recommend one or two places with a hectare or so of sizeable beech?

Jerry Dicker, 23/Aug/2012

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