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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?

We visited today.As a first time visitor we started on the sculpture trail expecting it to take about 1hour,but after 2 hours wandering from post to post we were lost.Eventually we managed to retrace our steps and get back to our car.Might I suggest a map available at the car park ,with time scale and numbering of posts to denote direction.The map available at this free car park was useless as it was for somewhere else!

Mike Sherriff , 2/Nov/2016

The trail start point is from Beechenhurst where there is a large map at the start, maps available to buy from the café or ranger hatch and the route is clearly marked with posts and arrows.

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Location

OS Grid ref: SO624125

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