Go Ape - Forest of Dean Beechenhurst

Go Ape - Forest of Dean Beechenhurst

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Get tickets for a day of outdoor activities at Go Ape Beechenhurst in the beautiful forest of Dean

Sandwiched between the River Severn and the River Wye you’ll find Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean. This peaceful location is home to the Forest of Dean Treetop Adventure course so bring the whole family for some giggles and fun on the high ropes course!

With great views and lots of other opportunities to keep you busy this location is ideal for making special memories with younger age groups.

There's two family-friendly adventures you can expect at Go Ape Beechenhurst:

  • Treetop Adventure: Designed for mini explorers and their families looking for their first big high ropes adventure. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.
  • Treetop Adventure Plus: A step up from Treetop Adventure, perfect for those who have already gained confidence on the classic course or slightly older thrill-seekers. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old. 

Things to do in the Forest of Dean:

The ancient Forest of Dean is one of the few remaining royal forests in England. Its mystical, magical settings inspired Tolkien's work, promising a special experience as you explore from your Treetop Adventure vantage point.

This forest is designed for family fun, so plan to spend a full day discovering all it has to offer. Walk, run, or cycle along the various routes suitable for all activities.

Explore the famous Sculpture Trail, a four-mile walk featuring sculptures by artists that interpret the forest environment and the history of this unique landscape!

After working up an appetite, head to the Beechenhurst Lodge Visitor Centre, which offers a café, a children’s play area, and a climbing tower.

If you're up for more adventure after visiting Beechenhurst, explore the secret world beneath the forest at Clearwell Caves, which boasts nine show caverns with plenty to discover.

Buying as a gift? Lovetovisit Gift Card available here!

Treetop Adventure - Go Ape Beechenhurst

Get started on your high ropes journey with the family-friendly Treetop Adventure. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Available to 27 April 2025

Treetop Adventure Plus - Go Ape Beechenhurst

Discover your adventure in the enchanting Forest of Dean! This thrilling experience with breathtaking scenery is perfect for ages 6+ and over 1m tall.

Available to 27 April 2025
Beechenhurst Lodge,
Speech House Rd,
Coleford GL16 7EG GL16 7EG
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How To Find Us

By Car:

Do not follow the brown Go Ape signs. Beechenhurst Lodge is in Forest Of Dean.

Travelling from Coleford to Cinderford on the B4226, continue by the junction with the B4234 (Parkend to Lydbrook road) driving up the Speech House Road for 500m before turning left into Beechenhurst.

Please don’t use their postcode in your Sat-Nav! Due to the rural nature of the locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using Sat-Nav directions.

It will take you to Broadwell near Coleford, this is on the B4226 but a few minutes drive away from Beechenhurst. Please always cross reference with a map.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is at Lydney Station which is approximately 8½ miles from Beechenhurst Lodge

  • Food & Drink
  • Picnic area
  • Parking
  • Kids Play Area
  • Cycle trails
  • Walking routes
  • Dogs welcome
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Access

Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.

Wear sensible clothes for adventure and please ensure your midriff is covered.

Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity! The course remains open in all weathers, except when it is icy, stormy, in high winds or during lightning.

Rain makes the course muddier than usual – which all adds to the fun! Don’t forget to dress for the weather. Sometimes, unfortunately, Go Ape might need to close the course for reasons beyond our control, if this happens you will be given a full refund.

Please ensure you arrive for your Go Ape activity 15 minutes before your session begins. 

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