What is the history of the Puzzlewood?

Puzzlewood (grid reference SO578092) is an ancient woodland site and tourist attraction, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The site, covering 14 acres (5.7 ha), shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.

How do I get to Puzzlewood?

Puzzlewood is less than a mile south of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. The simplest way to get there is to head to Coleford and follow the brown tourist signs for Puzzlewood.

What is Puzzlewood in the Lord of the Rings?

An enchanting place, Puzzlewood is said to have served as the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. A frequent visitor to the area, Tolkien may have considered Puzzlewood and the Forest of Dean when he created the Old Forest, Mirkwood, Lothlorien, and other places in his Middle Earth.

Where is Puzzlewood in Gloucestershire?

Located inside the Forest of Dean near Coleford, Puzzlewood is a popular outdoor tourist destination in Gloucestershire, England.

What is Puzzlewood in the Star Wars movies?

Puzzlewood was described by Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars Producer and President of Lucasfilm, as ‘the most magical forest on the face of the earth!’ Puzzlewood featured in this 2016 fantasy adventure film, a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.

Is Puzzlewood the most magical forest on the planet?

Kathleen Kennedy, the President of Lucasfilm was once quoted as saying: “ the most magical forest on the face of the earth. It was pretty amazing when we found it, because Puzzlewood defined everything that we were looking for, and it was extraordinary when we got there.”

Is Puzzlewood inspired by Lord of the Rings?

J. R. R. Tolkien was a frequent visitor to the Forest of Dean. Puzzlewood was the inspiration for the forests of Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings, such as the Old Forest, Mirkwood, Fangorn or Lothlórien. Tolkien may also have been inspired by the less well known scowles on the grounds of Lydney Park.