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Plan Your Visit

Dean Forest Railway

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Map of the Line

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Getting Here

Rail

The DFR’s Lydney Junction station is less than a 5-minute walk away from the mainline Lydney station. Through trains run to Lydney from Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Chepstow, Newport, Cardiff and Bridgend, operated by either Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country Trains. Our standard timetable links with many of the services.

Bus

On weekdays, there is a bus approximately every hour from Gloucester and Coleford to Lydney, with a limited service on Sundays. From Chepstow, there is a service Mon. – Fri. There are also local buses on weekdays from Cinderford. Many buses pass the DFR station. Ask the driver for the nearest stop to DFR Lydney Town Station or use Lydney Bus Station, a 10-minute walk from DFR Lydney Town Station.

Road

The DFR’s headquarters, Norchard, is situated just outside Lydney on the B4234 Forest Road between Lydney and Whitecroft. Postcode GL15 4ET. Follow the brown tourist signs! Free parking for cars and coaches is only available at Norchard. No designated parking elsewhere.