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Forest of Dean Greenways

A network of horse riding trails across the Forest of Dean also suitable for walkers and leisure cyclists, connected by quiet country lanes.

Attraction in or near Newent


Horse riders, leisure cyclists and walkers can now enjoy some 30 miles of high-quality and inter-connected woodland tracks contained within four individual Greenway routes linked by quiet country lanes to local towns, villages, tourist attractions, hotels, pubs, equestrian centres and rural businesses.  

The Forest of Dean Greenways link up 54 miles of bridleways, woodland trails, Forestry Commission tracks and quiet country lanes to form a series of inter-connected circuits for horse riders, leisure cyclists, walkers and, where possible, carriage drivers. 

The Dymock Forest Greenway - Queens Wood, Hay Wood and Oxenhall – approximately 7 miles long.  The Dymock Forest Greenway comprises approximately 2.5 miles of high-quality off-road track located within Queens Wood and Hay Wood and 4.5 miles of quiet country lanes and existing bridleways. It is the most northerly of our four Greenway routes and it is at the centre of a number of small picturesque villages comprising Oxenhall, Gorsley and Kempley Green.

The Huntley Woods Greenway - Newent Woods and the Plantation – approximately 9 miles long.  The Huntley Woods Greenway comprises 1.75 miles of newly dedicated bridleway and an additional 0.75 miles of existing bridleway, connected by approximately 6.5 miles of quiet country lanes.

The Hope Wood Greenway - Hope Wood and Flaxley Woods – approximately 4.5 miles long.  This self-contained, figure of eight Greenway is an attractive 4.5 mile long circuit that’s all off-road. Car parking at Hope Wood is limited, so users should try to make arrangements at nearby equestrian centres, stables and farms, etc. or use the road network to access Hope Wood from nearby Flaxley, Longhope, Littledean, Cinderford and Pump Hill.

The Blakeney Greenway and Carriage Driving Circuit - Blakeney, Yorkley, Ruspidge and Soudley – approximately 12.5 miles long.  This spectacular figure of eight Greenway and Carriage Driving Circuit is almost all off-road apart from one very short section of a country lane near Blakeney Hill. This circuit is centred around the Forestry Commission car park and leisure area at Mallards Pike (OS Ref: 637088) and is also suitable for para-carriage drivers.

Detailed information about all the Greenway routes can be obtained from  

Opening Times

Anty time, any day.


  • Attraction
  • Cycling
  • Free
  • Horses and Trekking
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Walking


Enter your start address:

  • Cinderford
  • Huntley
  • Longhope
  • Lydney
  • Newent
  • Parkend