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Staunton, Near Coleford

Towns and Villages in or near Coleford


A small village on the edge of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, boasting a church and an inn, there is evidence of Staunton being occupied from Anglo-Saxon times. In 1608, there were around 50 houses, but in the 17th and 18th centuries, the village contracted. On the edge of the village is Staunton Meend, where conservation work has been undertaken for a number of years to eradicate bracken and restore the common to heathland. To assist in maintaining it, six rare breed ponies from Exmoor's Moorland Mousie Trust have recently taken up residence. You can ramble over the meend   and climb up to the view point next to the Buckstone, a large slab of rock, which was reputed to have been painted white for the visit of Nelson and Lady Hamilton to Monmouth. Here, you can enjoy the breath-taking views over the Welsh Mountains surrounding Abergavenny.


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O/S Ref: SO 550125

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Situated on the A4136 Huntley to Monmouth road.

  • Coleford
  • Monmouth