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The Secret Forest
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Clearwell
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Owner description: The Secret Forest is a part natural and part man made landscape and has a roundhouse village demonstrating how iron age workers may have lived in three replica roundhouses showing different methods of construction. The landscape walk is through an open former iron age mine system that is open to the sky and known locally as ‘Scowles’; the outcrop of the crease limestone cave system which started forming approximately 180 million years ago. The abandoned mines were taken over by nature and have created a beautiful ancient woodland with trees over 800 years old. The circular path is approx. 600m long within gentle rock and root formations. Our mission is to preserve and promote the appreciation and enjoyment of our natural environment through art, education and nature. We run courses and events. OPEN 10am to last entry 3pm for Halloween, local half term & by prior appointment, unless otherwise stated. See website for details. There is a tearoom and eco-toilets. Check before you travel.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

On a nice day it is fairly pleasant walk, it came free of charge with Clearwell Caves ticket and as it is just across the road we had a look. Less impressive Puzzlewood and smaller as well.

1  Thank Marcin Z
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Reviewed October 31, 2014

We only went to the secret forest because we had free tickets from the caves. When we first pulled up it looked tiny but the walk through the wood was lovely, didn't see any of the aforementioned Barbie fairies though, and the Iron Age village was great, we spent ages looking at the roundhouses with the children playing hide and seek. The men went off to have a cup of tea in the quirky tea rooms (hubby delighted by the mismatched china), while the children played on the quirky park. We loved it and if we were in the area again would come back and pay.

2  Thank Frank197537
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Reviewed October 16, 2014

We came from Clearwell cave and thought we'd see if the secret forest was worth a trip. It looks from the outset like it was quite small but once inside its amazing. Its a little odd with the 'fairys' but the actual walk around is stunning ! Amazing bit of the British landscape, once through the woods the little village they have is great fun to wander around.

As a little stop off it its great and well worth it, the kids enjoyed every minute of it.

1  Thank Goatuk
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Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We had bought tickets to the nearby mines and this was a freebie. Just as well as i would have majorly begrudged paying £3 an adult otherwise!
Basically the woods are gnarly and cool. Not spectacular but a nice walk. Thats it. I enjoyed the freebie.

1  Thank Jennifer-Kent
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Reviewed September 19, 2014

We enjoyed our visit. There was an honesty box on entry. It appears to be a work in progress. The mining works are very similar to Puzzlewood but on a smaller scale. We went late in the day, about 4 o'clock, no tea room open, basic loos available. A pleasant stroll in the woods.

1  Thank Jim L
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