Puzzlewood is an ancient woodland site, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, an ancient woodland site, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.The site, covering 14 acres, shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.It is now a tourist attraction.
Over a mile of pathways were laid down in the early 19th century to provide access to the woods, and provide picturesque walks. The area contains strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees, with a confusing maze of paths. It is said to be one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s inspirations for Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings.
For current opening hours visit – http://www.pwood.net/pricesandopening.htm
Address – Puzzlewood, Forest Of Dean, Perrygrove Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8QB
Phone – 01594 833187
Website – http://www.pwood.net
Map – http://goo.gl/maps/Vru7O