The Forest of Dean.

Local Walks



Local Walks In and around the Forest.

The Blue Rock Trail - RIGS
(Regionally Important Geomorphological Site).

A path running from Soudley to Ruspidge has been opened up for casual walkers under the name of the Blue Rock Trail, after the old quarry halfway along. The walkers' path is a simple "there and back" walk along the same path, about 1-½ - 2 kilometers overall, is mostly flat and, except in wet weather, should take wheelchairs without too much trouble [though you'll need the extra pair of hands of a helper in parts]. The Geology Trail takes in both sides of the valley and is around 5 kilometers overall. This section of the path [from Soudley to Rusp[idge] follows the line of the old Great Western Railway branch line that ran southwards through Drybrook to Cinderford, then through Ruspidge and Soudley to end up at Bullo and the dock on the Severn at Bullo Pill.

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