Last Alteration: Saturday 28 December 2013

Puzzlewood

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51°46'44"-02°36'53" show decimal

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Puzzlewood
PerryGrove Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8QB

Puzzlewood is a large area of woodland within the Forest of Dean, featuring a number of unusual tree and rock formations. It is believed to be an inspiration for JRR Tolkien when writing "The Lord of The Rings". As well as winding paths through the woods, there is a working farm, lots of animals, plus indoor and willow mazes,

Admission: 5.00 adults, 3.50 children

How to get here:

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Road: A40 - Follow the A40 to Monmouth and then take the A466 (across the river) and onto the A4136 towards Staunton and Coleford. When you reach Coleford head through the town on the B4228 heading towards Sling. Follow the brown tourist signs to Puzzlewood. +

Parking Details

Free parking at the site

 

Access: visitorStatus: recognisableThe Forest

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Photograph taken: 16th May 2010 by Dave Edwards

"The tree on the immediate left is the "technology tree"; the 'dome' of the spaceship hid the well-trodden path that visitors to the forest use."

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Flesh and Stone
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Filmed: 26-31 Jul 2009
Entering the "Forest"

 

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Photograph taken: 16th May 2010 by Dave Edwards

"The "technology tree""

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Flesh and Stone
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Filmed: 26-31 Jul 2009
The trees are more than they seem

 

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Photograph taken: 16th May 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Flesh and Stone
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Filmed: 26-31 Jul 2009
Moving through the forest

 

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Photograph taken: 16th May 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Flesh and Stone
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Filmed: 26-31 Jul 2009
Amy collapses

 

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Photograph taken: 16th May 2010 by Dave Edwards

"The large rock in the foreground is the rock Amy lies upon"

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Flesh and Stone
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Filmed: 26-31 Jul 2009
The Doctor warns Amy not to open her eyes

 

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Photograph taken: 16th May 2010 by Dave Edwards

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Flesh and Stone
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Filmed: 26-31 Jul 2009
Looking into the light

 

Other nearby locations:

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Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines (The Christmas Invasion, The Satan Pit, The Fires of Pompeii, The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone). Road: Head south on the B4228 (Perrygrove Road), then turn right onto Lambsquay Road; follow this to the caves.

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Brian Cox Motor Engineering (The Christmas Invasion). Road: Head south on the B4228 (Perrygrove Road), then turn left onto Lambsquay Road. At Milkwall, turn right onto Station Road and then right again onto Ellwood Road. Continue on until this becomes Bromley Road.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Troy House (Day of the Moon): 4.40 miles.

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St Mary's Street (The Unquiet Dead): 4.80 miles.

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Beaufort Arms Court (The Unquiet Dead): 4.85 miles.

Filming Reports:

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23 Jul 2009: Album - Location for The Time of The Doctor

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23 Jul 2009: Album: Emma-Jane Wheatley - Production base setup for Flesh and Stone

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25 Jul 2009: Album: Ann Daniel - Production base and on location for Flesh and Stone

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27 Jul 2009: Album: Miranda Cardew and Emma-Jane Wheatley - Production base activity for Flesh and Stone

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30 Jul 2009: Album: Dave Edwards - Production base activity for Flesh and Stone

Production Notes:

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For the scenes in Flesh and Stone where Amy collapses and camp is made, the forest itself has a fence on the right-hand side. The production team originally wanted to remove the fencing, but the owners wouldn't allow it, so it was dressed to look like rocks for the actual episode! However, the team were allowed to remove a fence for the scenes where Amy and the soldiers peer into the light.

Further links about the location:

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Puzzlewood website

Also seen in:

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Merlin - The wood has appeared in several episodes.

Related Stories

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Flesh and Stone [24-25,27-31 Jul 2009]: The Forest

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Cold Blood [previous, 24-25,27-31 Jul 2009]: Amy remembers the Crack (Flesh and Stone)

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The Big Bang [26-31 Jul 2009]: The Doctor tells Amy to remember ...

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The Time of The Doctor

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