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You’ve heard tell there is no sign on the track that leads to the Dome Garden.
You’ve heard tell of people driving round in circles until they’re batteries go flat! (oh, aren’t we modern)
Well, how the heck do you get to us then?
First of all…
DON’T FOLLOW YOUR SAT NAV !
We’re at GL167EN BUT Whilst Google or Apple maps might show you where we are, only a very few sat navs will actually get you here, as they don’t recognise our Forestry Track as a road.
Instead they lead you to a dead end in the middle of a series of houses on the other side of the wood and expect you to walk! Plus, they’ll send you the long way to get there in the first place!
Just goes to show, sat navs, and all that, are so last century!
WHAT 3 WORDS
The absolute best way to find us is to install the what3words app on your phone and use the address
• RECORDING.AWAIT.BANQUETS finds the turn off the main road into our forestry track.
• SHIRTLESS.SINCE.BACKPACK is where you park at the end of the drive.
• GOLD.TUNE.PLANTINGS gets you in the front gate.
Now no-one can ever say they were lost again!
If you’re a bit old school, try this instead.
From Bristol and The East
Take the M32 and M4 west onto the M48 over the Northern Severn Crossing and then turn off towards Chepstow on the A466. At the next roundabout take the third exit A48 into Chepstow and then out again over the river Wye. About half a mile further on turn sharp left on the B4228 signed to Coleford and The Forest of Dean ( as well as St Briavels, Woodcroft and Tutshill). At the top of the hill there is a mini-roundabout. Take the third exit signed Coleford 12 miles.
At the lights in the centre of Coleford, just before the Kings Head Hotel, turn right signed for Speech House, Cinderford and Gloucester on the A4028. After 1.2 miles, you will come to Beeches Garage (GL16 7DA) on your left.
200 yds further on, just beyond the derestricted sign and a red strip of tarmac on the road, take the small right turn into an unpaved forestry commission track. We are at the end of the track about 150 yds into the woods.
From the South
Take the M5 north turn left on the M4, then follow the instructions above, as from Bristol.
From the North and North East
Take the M1 south to J23A then the A42 and M42 all the way to the M5. Head South to the M50 and follow that right into the centre of Ross on Wye via the A40 and the B4260 Gloucester Rd.
From the centre of Ross turn left onto the High St B4234. This road takes you 8 miles south out of Ross, through the village of Walford, along the very pretty banks of the River Wye, through Drybrook and up to a crossroads with the A4136 signed to Coleford and Monmouth. Turn right towards Coleford. About a mile further on, just as you reach Edge End, fork left onto High Beeches Ave signed to Coleford on the B4028.
Half a mile further on slow down. About 100yds before the 40mph sign and the Mile End sign – i.e. as soon as you can see it – look left and you will see a small Forestry Commission track leading into the woods. That’s us. 100yds down there.
If you get as far as Beeches Garage (GL16 7DA) on the right you’ve gone 200 yds too far. Turn round come back and turn right into the track.
From The West
Take the M4 heading East, then the A40 North towards Ross on Wye.
At the traffic lights in Monmouth, you can’t turn right, so head to the next roundabout and come right back to the lights and turn left signed to The Forest of Dean. After 6 miles turn right at the traffic lights in front of Five Acres Nissan garage.
Half a mile further on, at the cross roads, turn left, go past the Beeches Garage (GL16 7DA) on your left and then slow down.
200 yds further on, just after the derestricted sign and a red strip of tarmac on the road, take the small right turn into an unpaved forestry commission track. We are at the end of the track about 150 yds into the woods.
And here’s that entrance again… and those 3 words…
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…that’s all folks!!