Best trails in Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Looking for a great trail near Coleford, Gloucestershire? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Leckhampton Hill or Golden Valley. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Coleford ranging from 2.9 to 9.9 miles and from 49 to 944 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Coleford, Gloucestershire
Top trails (16)
#1 - Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Carpark: £5 for the day. Forest Family Cycle Trail Access and parking at Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre off the B4234. Follow yellow route clockwise towards Drybrook Road Station. Show more
#2 - Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Circular Walk
Forest of Dean
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Take the time to soak in the different contemporary sculptures along this walk. Show more
#3 - Symonds Yat and the Wye Valley Circular Walk
Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Please note: As of March 09, 2020, users have reported that the Bridge and ferry is currently closed because of flooding. Please consult the park's website before visiting. A circular walk from the small village of Symonds Yat East in Gloucestershire, taking in a stunning stretch of the wooded Wye Valley. The walk begins with a trip on the hand-pulled ferry across the River Wye to the west bank, before turning south along the Wye Valley and then crossing back to the east side via a suspension footbridge and back along an old railway to return to Symonds Yat East. The walk is right on the borders of three counties and your journey will take you through Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. The word ‘picturesque’ was coined in William Gilpin’s 1770 book ‘Observations on the River Wye’ and this walk gives a real insight into his new theories on landscapes. The walk is mainly flat and there are no stiles or gates but just a few steps. The first section is through a narrow mud woodland path which will be slippery after wet weather, but the majority of the walk follows well-made stone tracks. The route starts with a river crossing via the hand-pulled ferry run by the Saracen's Head public house. Charges are £1.20 per adult, 60p per child and dogs can be taken on the ferry for free. The ferry runs throughout the year unless the river is in flood, but you can call the pub to check before you set out if you wish. The second river crossing is via a suspension footbridge which has a solid base but is high over the river and bounces a little as you cross so may not be for the faint-hearted. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours. Show more
#4 - Symonds Yat Rock
Lord's Wood
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
#5 - Symonds Yat Rock Circular Walk
Lord's Wood
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
#6 - Symonds Yat Rock and Peregrine Path Circular
Lord's Wood
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
#7 - Speech House and the Forest of Dean
Russell's Inclosure
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
A circular woodland walk through the Forest of Dean starting from Speech House. Speech House is now a hotel but has always been home to the Verderers' Court Room which helps to manage the forest, game and mineral resources of the area. The Forest of Dean gives a wonderful setting for the walk with dense plantations of coniferous and deciduous trees with thick carpets of moss and woodland flowers below. When the sun beams fall through the trees onto the moss below the effect is really magical. At any moment you expect King Arthur to emerge through the trees and in fact the BBC's drama series Merlin was filmed nearby. The walk follows well made forest tracks and there are just a couple of very gradual ascents and descents. There are a few gates but no stiles. The forest is home to deer and also wild boar- whilst sightings of the latter are rare take care with dogs. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours. Show more
#8 - Shortstanding and Symonds Yat Circular
Coleford, Gloucestershire, England
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
A good hike, stunning views from the Rock, and some beautiful woodland walking. There are some steep bits (though not sufficient to defeat two teenage grumps).Show more
#9 - Yat Rock, River Wye and Forest Circle
Coleford, Gloucestershire, England
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Mostly fire roads but some lovely hikers only paths. Really nice forest and river views.Show more
#10 - Symond's Yat, Suck Stone, Buck Stone and River Wye
Lord's Wood
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
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