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The Secret Forest

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I visited here with my two boys, age 6 and 4, this week. We spent about 2.5 hours here including... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Caroline M
Secret forest

Lovely forest walk, fairy spotting kept the children interested, really pleasant and different cafe... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Kate M
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The Secret Forest is a part natural and part man made landscape and has a roundhouse village demonstrating how iron age workers may have lived in three replica roundhouses showing different methods of construction. The landscape walk is through an...more
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| The Rocks, Clearwell GL16 8JR, England
+44 7786 156646
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this amazing gem of a place today. A wonderful natural wooded area with a magical feel. Our granddaughters aged 4 and 7 were so excited to discover each hidden fairy. Seeing the tree roots wrapped around the rock formation was so interesting. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with my two boys, age 6 and 4, this week. We spent about 2.5 hours here including the forest walk, iron age roundhouses and playing in the small park near the tearoom. There is enough for a morning visit here but it...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem! The bad reviews make me sick clearly some people don't know beauty when they see it, I was in awe of this place. It had a fun fairy spotting trail and an interesting iron age settlement you can go inside. The cafe...More

2  Thank sophhammy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the secret forest today and were delighted with it! It has a magical atmosphere (even without the fairies!) due to its winding pathways, wired and wonderful tree roots and open mines, beautifully overgrown with interesting forest vegetation, some of which we’d never seen...More

2  Thank carolla54
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had a very nice walk around here with our dog. The two people who greeted us at the front desk were very friendly and informed us about the forest, the walk and looking out for the fairies. We then went to have drinks in...More

4  Thank cloafc
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I went yesterday to the secret woods, a beautiful walk, magical, with fairies and elves scattered around the woods. At the start a lovely lady set us off, encouraging the children to look out for the fairies. The 7 year old loved counting them along...More

1  Thank Archton
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely forest walk, fairy spotting kept the children interested, really pleasant and different cafe at the top.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This is a beautiful woodland walk through stunning geological formations. The fairies made it extra special for our five year old granddaughter who loved it. Very like Puzzlewood but less commercial. It's run by very friendly and passionate volunteers and the cafe is very quirky...More

1  Thank cathjago
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in here as it's opposite Clearwell Caves and sounded intriguing. A meandering walk through ancient iron ore top works whichhas left deep hollows with trees seemingly growing out of thin air. Fairly good pathway with wooden bridges and lots of steps, you're really in...More

2  Thank tartancustard
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Clean, well looked after, super pretty, and if I am not mistaken, is run by volunteers. We discovered this forest as our original destination ( Puzzle wood) was closed for filming.

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7 July 2016|
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Response from TheSecretForest | Property representative |
The gradients are challenging to people in wheelchairs and to a lesser degree with pushchairs. However it is possible with some 'oomph'.
Daniel H
17 December 2015|
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Response from TheSecretForest | Property representative |
The Secret Forest is a separate entity to Clearwell Caves and therefore there is no joint ticket.