Puzzlewood (grid reference SO578092) is an ancient woodland site and tourist attraction, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The site, covering 14 acres (5.7 ha), shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.With our custom trip planner, Coleford attractions like Puzzlewood can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Over a mile of pathways were laid down in the early 19th century to provide access to the woods, and provide picturesque walks. The area contains strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees, with a confusing maze of paths.
The site is listed in the 'Forest of Dean Local Plan Review'.
Recommend by my daughter to visit. I’m glad I did. Had to pre book which wasn’t a problem, it was very busy. Very atmospheric place, beautiful and quiet even though there were plenty of little ones... more »
Amazing place, really enjoyed the walk around and you can see why it has been used in many films such as Star Wars. The scenery is stunning more »
Beautiful forest. But you better come off the mark roads to make it the full experience. Awesome views all around. It is a bit small, but for a few hours it is good enough
Magical - we were a large party of all ages with crying babies and toddlers as we entered. Lo and behold, peace reigned with everyone captivated and soothed by this charming, calming environment. A wonderful sensory experience for us all. Lovely on a very hot day too given its natural shade. The sweet farm animals, maze and play area with ice cream after, in the sunshine, rounded our trip off nicely. Worth noting that pushchairs cannot be used (terrain not suitable) so only baby carriers worked with our party.
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