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Stagecoach is the main bus company hereabouts, while National Express coaches run to Newent from further afield.


Stagecoach buses connect Gloucester with Coleford (routes 23/30/31; £3.70, one hour 10 minutes).


Stagecoach buses run between Monmouth and Goodrich (route 35; £3.10, 20 minutes).


Stagecoach buses head from Gloucester to Newent (route 32; £2.60, 30 minutes).

National Express coaches to/from Newent:

Cheltenham (£9, one hour)

Gloucester (£5.10, 25 minutes)

London Victoria (£13.10, four hours)


Trains from Gloucester serve Lydney (£8.20, 20 minutes), on the southern side of the forest.

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The Forest of Dean is bounded by the A40 to the west and north, the A48, slightly more distantly, to the east, and the M48 to the south. The principal approaches are from Bristol, to the southeast, and Gloucester to the northeast.