What is Puzzlewood

Could it be the maze of pathways winding through the gulleys of mossy rocks, the twisted roots of the yew trees or the bridges, lookouts and other things you can find on your way round?

Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. Explore a mile of meandering pathways, with its fantastic tree and rock formations, through this 14 acre ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood you have visited. JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood, and it's easy to see why.

The Magic of PuzzlewoodAs well as the woods we have lots of animals, a willow maze, indoor mazes and a toddler racing track, an outdoor playground, plenty of picnic benches, a cafe and gift shop with lots of local crafts.

The magical scenery of Puzzlewood has made it a popular location for filming and to date we have played host to a number of exciting television dramas including Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis.

Come along and discover the magic and if you have a great time, why not either upgrade to an annual pass or stay in one of our cottages onsite.



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Trip Advisor




"Amazing place, mystical, magical and wondrous. A hidden treasure and it is so easy to see how it inspired Tolkien."
Mark Stahlmann


"Puzzlewood Rocks!"
Matt Smith (Dr Who)


"The Best!"
Karen Gillan (Amy)