This project is a collaboration between West Dean Parish Council and Lydney Town Council with support from Forestry England, Dean Forest Railway and Lydney Park Estate.

The design and project lead is with John Grimshaw and Associates who are based in Bristol and operate as a charity Cycleroutes & Greenways  They specialise in drawing up proposals for cycling and walking projects which would make a real difference to local people. They prepare the proposals and take them forward by completing negotiations for each route, including all land matters, and by securing planning consents and other formal agreements and licences. They work with numerous local authorities, local campaigns and special interest groups.

Steering group representatives from:

West Dean Parish Council

Lydney Town Council

Forest of Dean District Council

Cycleroutes & Greenways

Forestry England

Gloucestershire County Council (Highways - Forest of Dean)

Gloucestershire County Council


Forest Edge South Neighbourhood Development Plan

Dean Forest Railway

Local public representatives