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Children playing in the water. Blackpool brook. Forest of Dean


A popular picnic site with picnic tables, bbq places, an easy access path and a paddling area. 



The Blackpool Brook trickles through the site under the dappled shade of the large oak trees.

An easy access path runs down from the car park to the picnic site.

Please keep disposable barbeques on the rocks provided to avoid any unecessary damage to the grass or picnic tables.  No fires permitted. 

To help keep Wenchford tidy for your next visit, please take your litter home and recycle.

Schools wishing to use the site for educational activities should first inform the Forestry Commission on 0300 0674800.

For regular users we recommend purchasing a Discovery Pass.



What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Frustrated Forester needs to lighten up. This spot is not just for locals, its for everyone. These places should be busy with people enjoying their selves with their families. If it costs a couple of quid for the privelidge then its still a well worth it.

Non local, 24/Jun/2015

Is there crayfish in the stream?

Andrew jones, 18/Jun/2015

we are not aware of crayfish at Wenchford, if they are presetn they are most likely to be non-native species

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

We all enjoyed our annual bank holiday picnic as usual.

We would like to know what was the original purpose of the weir and dam. Can you help.

Andrew Ashcroft, 25/May/2015
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What's Here?

  • Trail (easy)
  • Walking
  • Barbeque
  • Please use stones provided for disposable BBQ use
  • Easy Access
  • DDA compliant path to picnic site
  • Horse riding
  • The stoned road network is suitable for riding.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • 2 day ticket March 28th to November 1st 2015. Ticket is not transferable to other P&D sites in the forest.
  • Picnic
  • several picnic tables scattered along the grassy area
  • Toliets
  • Open April to November 2nd
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SO 654081

Get directions


West England District
0300 067 4800

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
8am - 9pm
2 day ticket March 28th to November 1st 2015. Ticket is not transferable to other P&D sites in the forest.
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