Forest of Dean
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Public transport information
Directions to Forest of Dean
From Newport travel to Monmouth using Drakes Travel Services. The bus you need is No. 60. The first bus of the day departs Newport at 9.05am with a 2 hour service interval. Monday – Saturday there are 5 buses each day following this route taking about 1 hour. Then take the Stagecoach bus No. 35 from Monmouth to Christchurch Crossroads. The journey takes 30 minutes and there are 3 services a day from 9.45 am then every two hours. Once you arrive at Christchurch Crossroads the Forest Retreat is just a short walk down the hill approximately 1/2 mile.
From Gloucester there are three services:
• No. 24/24a goes via Monmouth
• No. 23 goes via Lydney
• No. 30/31 goes via Cinderford
The two direct bus services to Christchurch Crossroads, route no. 30 or no. 31, both with Stagecoach. This service will get you to within 200 metre walk to the Forest Retreat. This journey will take approximately 75 minutes and buses run hourly, from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday. Please check timetable for Sundays and Bank Holidays as the service is limited.
Stagecoach bus No. 721 will take you to Coleford and it takes 30 minutes. Once there, change to bus no. 30 or 31 for the short 10 minute trip to Christchurch Crossroads. All these serves operate Monday to Saturday and there are regular hourly services between 7.30am and 7pm. On arriving at Christchurch Crossroads it’s a 1/2 mile walk to the Forest Retreat.
From Hereford, route No. 35/36 this service is via Ross on Wye and Monmouth.
From Cheltenham, route No. 872
There are a number of local bus services which run from Coleford town centre to the outlying villages and pass by some of the local attractions, such as Symonds Yat Rock, Clearwell Caves, Newlands Scowles and Newnham timetables for these are available from the Information Point on site.
For more info:
www.traveline-cymru.info / Tel: 0871 200 2233
www.stagecoachbus.com / Tel: 01452 418630