Explore Wales’ Largest Ancient Woodland (located between Bristol and Cardiff)

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 14
2022

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12km (7.5 miles) in 4.5 hours

Going through mixed woodland and seeing lots of bluebells, we will pass the highest point in Wentwood (309m) on our way to the  Curley Oak (close to the most recent (1996) execution), then to the Foresters Oaks, where twice yearly Law Courts were held, with the last offender hanged in 1829.

We will then go past the Wentwood Reservoir and up to the summit of Gray Hill (273m) where we will find a Megalithic alignment of standing stones, stone circle and  neolithic or Bronze age enclosure.

We will then head back to the car park via the “Five Lanes” crossing, where it is possible to head in 10 different directions, which was the scene of Gwent’s biggest ever illegal rave (3000 people, for 36 hours) in 2007.

The area is home to thousands of wildlife species and we may be lucky enough to spot wild deer.

Dogs: Dogs under close control are welcome on this event, so long as owners are able to lift them over locked gates and high stiles.

Photo Credits: All photos taken by Paul Ridealgh; permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

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