In the heart of the Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean (England)

ROOTS is found at Mallards Pike in the heart of The Forest of Dean.

A beautiful and tranquil outdoor environment for you to experience a ROOTS challenge and most importantly, where you can get away from everyday pressures and enjoy your time free from distraction.  From a child's perspective it is a magical place where they can be in their own imaginative world.  From          your perspective ROOTS is a place where children are happy, so you too can relax and enjoy the moment. 

Whilst the Forest today connects families with the natural environment and the activities they enjoy, it is still a working timber producing forest that faces many social, economical and environmental pressures. It is, for instance, one of the oldest community forests in the country with the towns of Coleford, Cinderford and Lydney around the periphery, providing work, leisure and educational opportunities for the people.

Be immersed &


by nature

Step into
our office

Working outdoors is so rewarding and the best place to learn about yourself free from distraction.  With an abundance of natural resources, tools and scientific evidence, your day with us will be a treasured memory for life.


Active, Happy &
Healthy habits.


with nature

The Forest of Dean is full of incredible nature and unique opportunities.  Understanding how you personally connect with it, (because we are after all, all different!) is a vital part of your phenomenal-based learning experience with us.  


Getting here

GL15 4HD.  Sat Navs are not very accurate in the Forest of Dean. To find Mallards Pike Lake, take the B4234 from Parkend (Fancy Road) heading EAST. Do not take a turning north onto Cannop road or New road (also the B4234) but continue on Fancy Road until you reach Mallards Pike on the left hand side. Please note parking charges apply onsite, see Forestry Commission webpage for more details. www.forestryengland.uk/forestofdean