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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 01594 833057.

For regular users we recommend purchasing a Discovery Pass.

 

 

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

This is a scenic spot, and a good play area for children. I used to park here to walk in the forest, but now they charge for parking I will be going elsewhere.

Mark, 10/Apr/2014

We have introduced a small seasonal parking charge here (from April to Oct) to help cover costs of toilet cleaning, litter collections, trail checks and maintenance of site furniture. For a whole year of parking at all Forest of Dean Forestry Commission sites and other benefits purchase a Discovery Pass, go to www.forestry.gov.uk/pass

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Anonymous, 4/Jun/2013
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great in the summer i went when i was a child now i take my children,nice walks around the lake,picnic and paddling in a safe area great day out for free

carrie, 6/May/2013
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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

Location

OS Grid ref: SO 654081

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Contact

West England District
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0300 067 4800
westengland@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
8am - 5.00pm
Parking
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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