This is a circular walk of about 3Km with a focus on wildlife and in particular our native reptiles. You may not think to look for reptiles near to human habitation but you might be surprised. This walk has the added bonus that it will visit places steeped in human history. We will visit Gorsty Knoll, Lower Milkwall, Darkhill Ironworks and the site of the Titanic Steelworks. It will tell you the story of the early days of the UK steel industry and how the Forest of Dean was once a significant centre for steel making. Fingers crossed for a sunny day (for the reptiles!). There will be no difficult gradients but some slightly uneven ground on the reptile habitat areas.
Dogs are not conducive to looking for wildlife, especially reptiles. If you feel you have to bring a dog then it must be kept on a tight lead throughout the walk.
Please park in the Darkhill car park, 50m down the hill from Ellwood crossroads. Nearest post code: GL16 7LQ