Where is Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean?
Puzzlewood (grid reference SO578092) is an ancient woodland site and tourist attraction, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The site, covering 14 acres (5.7 ha), shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.
Where did Puzzlewood come from in Lord of the Rings?
Puzzlewood was the inspiration for the forests of Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings, such as the Old Forest, Mirkwood, Fangorn or Lothlórien. Tolkien may also have been inspired by the less well known scowles on the grounds of Lydney Park.
How did the cave system at Puzzlewood form?
The geological features on show at Puzzlewood are known as scowles. Scowles originated through the erosion of natural cave systems formed in the Carboniferous Limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface.
Welcome to the enchanted world of Puzzlewood, located in Gloucestershire’s gorgeous and historic Forest of Dean.
How long does it take to see Puzzlewood in Coleford?
If you wish to see Puzzlewood properly you need to spend around 3 hours if elderly or disabled it’s not suitable. You could spend longer if you took a picnic or if you had younger children.
Where is Puzzlewood in the Game of Thrones?
Come along and explore the enchanted world of Puzzlewood. Located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, Puzzlewood is a unique and atmospheric ancient woodland that conjures up thoughts of magic, dragons and unicorns – one of the reasons why it’s such a popular film location.
How long does it take to go to Puzzlewood?
An average visit is approximately 3 hours. Don’t forget to book online and download the free Puzzlewood app, which features an interactive Roman coin treasure hunt. Watch out for our special events that run throughout the year, including Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas, when there is extra fun to be had.