Coleford's Hidden Heritage

Explore Coleford, the birthplace of modern steel by following a 7 mile route around this historic market town. Just a group of cottages in 1275, Coleford is now one of the Forest of Dean's main towns. Discover Coleford's rich history through Then and Now images at 31 points of interest. Learn how Coleford was once at the forefront of the developing national iron and steel industry. Shorter routes and routes avoiding inclines are optional.

The map shows selected places of interest and your location is tracked by GPS (no phone signal required on route). When near a place of interest the GPS triggers a "You have discovered..." message showing you where you are.

Hidden Heritage of the Forest of Dean

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Darkhill Iron Works


Whitecliff Furnace


Angus Buchanan VC Recreation Ground