Forest of Dean ©Saffron Blaze Creative Commons

Gloucestershire Reserves

Each of the following links lead to a BFA assessment of the reserve by BFA members and others, using the BFA formALL types of mobility problem are assumed so there are details of path surfaces, gradients and distances as well as benches and hide details.

Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetland Reserve (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust)


Gloucestershire Mobility Scooter Provision

The following sites have mobility scooters for hire… it is ALWAYS wise to enquire in advance to ensure one is available:

Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of Gloucestershire. It forms a roughly triangular plateau bounded by the River Wye to the west and north-west, Herefordshire to the north, the River Severn to the south, and the City of Gloucester to the east. The area is characterised by more than 110 square kilometres of mixed woodland, one of the surviving ancient woodlands in England. A large area was reserved for royal hunting before 1066, and remained as the second largest crown forest in England, the largest being New Forest. It is known for its deer, wild boar and birds including pied flycatchers, redstarts, wood warblers and hawfinches that can be seen at RSPB Nagshead. The mixed forest supports Britain’s best concentration of goshawks and a viewing site at New Fancy is manned during February and March. Peregrine falcons can be seen from the viewpoint at Symonds Yat rock. Mandarin ducks, which nest in the trees, and Reed warblers can be seen at Cannop Ponds and Cannop Brook, running from the ponds through Parkend, is famed for its Dippers. Butterflies of note are the small pearl-bordered fritillary, wood white and the white admiral Limenitis camilla. Gorsty Knoll is famed for its glow-worms and Woorgreen’s lake for its dragonflies. The Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre, Cannop Valley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EH has 1 Tramper for hire which can be booked by telephone 01594 822073 or E-mail

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Park, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AB is a 55-acre arboretum and botanical garden near Batsford in Gloucestershire, England, about 1½ miles north-west of Moreton-in-Marsh. They have 2 Trampers that can be booked by telephone on 01386 701441 or E-mail

Crickley Hill Country Park Gloucestershire County Council

Crickley Hill and Barrow Wake, Birdlip, Gloucestershire, GL4 8JY is a 56.8-hectare biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Cotswolds. They have 1 Tramper available for hire if you telephone 01452 863170 or E-mail

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