Blakeney - Oldcroft - Allaston - Blakeneyhill Woods

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Blakeney - Oldcroft - Allaston - Oakenhill Wood - Blakeneyhill Woods

A relatively easy ramble through this historic forest, using routes of disused railways and forestry tracks. A few gentle climbs are rewarded by fine views and only three stiles! You may wish to spend an hour at the Forest Steam Railway, longer if the trains are running.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Forest of Dean


Great Views, Museum, Pub, Toilets
7/4/2022 - Robert Slinn

Did this walk on 4.7.22 and found it to be in many places overgrown and impassable in others, requiring detours. Detours are not simple as many of the tracks on OS no longer exist. We did manage to complete the walk. We are experienced, having done hundreds of walking world walks, and this is by far the worst that we have come across. Particularly bad are the sections at the beginning and also that alongside the railway. Also the section after Whitehaven cottage is impassable and requires a detour. The height gain would appear to be significantly more than the 100 metres quoted and views are very limited. This walk is presently not to be recommended, certainly unless taking a machette.

1/7/2019 - Sue Dockerill

Please note that both bridges across the river Lyd are in place. The second one, which was reported as closed as unsafe, has been replaced. A small plaque says "Designed and built by the Forest of Dean Ramblers 2014"

2/5/2011 - Brian Boult

The Swan Inn is now closed. (Next to waymark 13)

7/4/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

With thanks to Mr NS Read. June 2008 update: Waymark 16 - The whole path has been fenced off both sides with no stiles either left or right. Continue to the top of the path, keeping two cottages on the left (one named Danby Cottage). Continue on path until you reach a metal road. Turn left down this road to Danby Lodge (waymark 18).

12/20/2007 - Walkingworld Administrator

Geoff Mullet - I’ve spoken to the forestry commission who say that the car park was closed for a couple of days this month to allow them to remove some dangerous trees. They have assured me that the cp is normally open all year. Hope that helps, I think Mr Richards was just unlucky.

12/11/2007 - don richards

I visited the car park on the 4th of December 2007 for the start of this walk and found it was closed.

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