All-terrain buggies can be used, with some muscle power required in places!
Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
The Secret Forest is only 200 yards from Clearwell Caves. The paths spread over a bewildering woodland in and amongst rock formations. Known locally as Scowles; they are the outcrop of the crease limestone cave system which started forming approximately 180 million years ago.
The beauty of this enchanting woodland lies in walking the footpath through the rising and falling scowles. Past shimmering leaves, rare plants and bonsai yew trees which have grown over hundreds of years amongst the rocks in their own gnarled and twisted ways.
The circular path divides into different abilities, both leading to the roundhouse village. Here, the three iron age replica roundhouses show the different methods of construction. Educational courses, weddings and celebrations are held in the roundhouse area.Beyond the village are two outdoor play areas and tearoom with seasonal refreshments, gift shop and indoor play area.
Enjoy nature at its finest and relax among the flora and fauna of The Secret Forest. Let your imagination run wild!
Our mission is to preserve and promote the appreciation and enjoyment of our natural environment through art, education and nature.
OPEN WEEKENDS (10am to last entry at 3pm), see events page for dates.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OPENING TIMES AND EVENTS MAY CHANGE – CHECK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL. We are off grid, hence CASH ONLY.
TEL: 07786 156646 (ask for Elaine)
Photographs by Tina Dorner Photography