The UK was once covered by ancient natural woodland.Today you can find woods an forests farmed and managed but wild and tangled places are not so easy.Puzzle Wood has a maze of maintained pathways but it still transports you back to the magic and myths of childhood.
First location , head for Coleford in the Forest of Dean or type in GL 16 8QB and follow directions
Price £6-50 adults £5-30 children aged 3-6 years
Open daily April -Sept 10-00 to 17-00
Now just a taster of this wonderful place.
For children it is full of adventure!
Trees drip with spooky moss.
Pathways narrow and challenging.There is a circuit , but paths branch off at a tangent at every turn…quite a maze.
Sadly not suitable for pushchairs , wheelchairs or unsteady feet !
There is a coffee shop for refreshments when you find your way back, a small petting zoo and play park.
Opposite this attraction is the chance to take a ride on a steam train.
We preferred the local Smokery for a fishy treat down by the River Severn but that’s for another blog.