AMWA Walking at Forest of Dean on 04/05/2018
Organiser:AMWA | The Alaskan Malamute Working Association
Location:Forest of Dean |
Start Date:Friday, May 04, 2018 |
End Date:Monday, May 07, 2018
The rally site is located at Beechenhurst Lodge Picnic site and Sculpture trail, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, near to the Speech House Hotel. Grid Ref 614121, hust off the B4226 between Cinderford and Coleford.
From The M5:
Head towards Gloucester, stay on the A40 past Gloucester and towards Ross on Wye. Stay on the dual carraigeway - dont take the right at the lights for Newent and Ross on Wye. At the next roundabout take the left towards Chepstow, continue through Minserworth, then Westbury upon Severn. Under the railway bridge and take the right turn at the garage (Elton) and head up through the village of Littledean and Cinderford, take the right at the mini roundabout and up the steep hill. Near the top take the left fork and down the big hill, stay on the road for a few miles till you reach the Speech House Hotel. Take the left here for camping, go straight on down the hill for the rally sire on the right.
M50 towards Monmouth. Go past and round the roundabout and back the way you came, turn right over the bridge and left again for Coleford. Approximately 7 miles later you will come to the junction with temporary lights. Continue straight on through Five Acres and Edge End. Down the long hill and turn right at the cross-roads. Left at the next cross-roads and you will find the rally site on your left, up the hill and you will come to the Speech House Hotel.
From M5 JUNC. 11 (CHELT GLOS):
Head towards Gloucester and Ross on Wye. At the round about at Highnam go left and head towards Chepstow, once past Westbury on Severn take a right at the petrol station at Elton Corner and head up through the village of Littledean towards Cinderford, take the left hand turn (kind of straight on) at the big bend near the top after Littledean village and go down through Cinderford and up to Speech House. Head down the hill and around the S bends. Rally site on the right.
From South Wales:
Head to Coleford, continue past taking right fork towards Gloucester. you will pass five acres, then a college on the left, keep on and down the big hill after 2 miles, at the bottom take a right at the X roads ..continue for 2 miles and take the left at the next X roads. rally site up the hill on the left..
Good trails of all weather hard packed gravel of different grades, hard packed dirt in a woodland setting, uphill start, no further major hills with quite a few turns.
The majority of the trail will be forest road - a hard rolled dirt surface. However as much grass will be available as possible. Dog boots, which should not be needed, should be available as a means of coping with last minute adverse weather/trail conditions.
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