Placed near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, Puzzlewood is an favorite outdoor tourist destination because it’s filled with gorgeous moss-covered rocks, bridges, and unusual rock and tree shapings that can be accessed by miles of winding pathways. Covering fourteen acres, presents evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and maybe earlier.
It’s today an tourist attraction. Across a mile of pathways were laid down in the early nineteenth century to offer access to the woods, and allow beautiful walks. Puzzlewood is said to be among Tolkien’s inspirations for Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings.
In a small cavity in the rocks was discovered three earthenware jars containing over 3,000 Roman coins. No-one knows why the coins were hidden away in the cliff face nor by whom.
As well the forest, at that place is farm animals, outside picnic tables, a cafe, a gift shop, and a kids playground in the region. A few of the animals kept in Puzzlewood include cattle, wild fowl, rabbits, donkeys, Soay sheep, goats, and Shetland ponies. The area around Puzzlewood is a working farm.