Enjoy a leisurely stroll along a waymarked route, go on a long-distance horse ride or discover the forest by bike.
You'll also find plenty of spots for a family picnic or to have a BBQ.
Explore Great Wood on the Red Walk
Spend some time exploring the nooks and crannies of Great Wood along the red walk, which is ideal for families looking for 2 mile walk. It will lead you past pretty streams and along some impressive combes.
Bring your bike and head out into the forest for a leisurely cycle.
Explore the forest on horse back.
Enjoy a BBQ or relaxing picnic with the family.
Organising an event
If you wish to organise an event on Forestry Commission land you will need our permission. We need to check that the event is properly organised, has adequate insurance cover and doesn't clash with other events or forest operations. Please give as much notice as possible, we require at least eight weeks. Other activities may also require permission, including dog sleds, charity challenges and walking events.
Download this application form to hold an event in Great Wood, or alternatively please call us on 01594 833054. Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to West England Forest District Permissions, Bank House, Coleford, Glos, G116 8BA
What do other visitors say?
Went to GW with daughter & her friends for her birthday. We've been doing this for years - can't tell you how disappointed everyone was about number of trees that have disappeared from the meadow - children were gutted. All the old places they used to make into dens have vanished. Still had great time but its not the same