The following directions should be used by those wishing to attend any of our half marathon or 5K events that are held in the Forest of Dean:
Take the A48 for approximately 12 miles and follow signs to Cinderford town centre. Follow signs for Coleford & continue to Speech House.
Please note that "New Road" from Blakeney into the forest has been closed for some time and will not be available. Diversions are signposted.
Take the A48 for approx 10 miles and follow signs to Lydney Town centre. In Lydney, go over the railway crossing and take the next road on the left, the B4234 signposted to Parkend.
Continue on the B4234 through Whitecroft village to Parkend.
Go straight through Parkend village, past a post office and garage, until you arrive at a T-junction with the B4431. Turn right at the T-junction onto the B4431 then take the second left (after approx 1 mile). Continue approx 1 mile to Speech House. Look out for marshals. Park as directed.
Car parking for entrants is provided free of charge on Speech House Field near the start line. Information will be included in runners' race packs.
The Speech House Hotel (situated adjacent to the start and finish lines) can provide accommodation.
Please call 01594 822607 to make enquiries and to place reservations.
We will endeavour to let you know of any last-minute road closures or diversions when approaching the Forest of Dean. Before travelling, please check here for the latest information or advice.