Parkend Walk & Blakeney Hill Walk FP 2022-2032

Closed 22 Apr 2022

Opened 18 Mar 2022


Forest Plans define the long-term vision for a woodland or a collection of woodlands and set out how Forestry England will move towards achieving this vision over the next ten years.

The Forest Plans for Middleridge, Staple Edge, Abbots Wood, Blaize Bailey, Blakeney Hill, Cockshoot, Churchill and Oakenhill have all come up for renewal. 

We need your feedback 

We invite you or your organisation to leave some feedback on the proposals laid out within the rewrite of these Forest Plans.  Your feedback forms part of our consultation with stakeholders.  Ensuring that the consideration given to objectives and proposals achieve an appropriate balance.  

Why your views matter

Your feedback is important to us and will ensure the objectives are considered and balanced for the proposals being put forward in the first of 6 Forest Plans following the publishing of Our Shared Forest in 2019.  This process has taken an opportunity to redefine the boundaries of Forest Plans covering the Forest of Dean (Main Block) that will see the consolidation of 24 Forest Plans to 6 Forest Plans. 

This progression will ensure a more holistic approach, with all 6 Forest Plans at a landscape scale.  This consultation is for the first of those 6 landscape scale plans.  It is the largest, being called Parkend Walk and Blakeney Hill Walk Forest Plan and covers around 10 square miles.

It is also a requirement that Forestry England manages the Nations Forests to a quality that meets the high standards laid out in the UK Forest Standard.(click here for info on UK Forest Standard) In turn this ensures the forest management of the Nations Forests remains sustainable and compliant to the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. (click here for more info on UK Woodland Assurance Standard)

Several documents are available to download below and please note most are produced on A3, but should be scalable to print on A4 if needed. Note that if printing at A4 maps will not be to scale and some text maybe too small or difficult to read.

This part of the consultation will run for 31 days.

STARTING:- Friday18th March 2022

CLOSING:- Friday 22nd April 2022.

Any comments should be submitted through the online survey form before the closing date.

Feedback received after the closing date may not be able to be considered.


  • Local community member
  • Forestry Commission staff
  • Forest visitor
  • Forestry Commission agent / contractor / partner
  • Government department / agency or unitary authority
  • Non-Governmental Organisation / charity
  • Sports group
  • Wildlife management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Wood processor - including timber and woodfuel production
  • Woodland group
  • Education and academia
  • West England
  • South West


  • Education and learning
  • Recreation
  • Timber, wood products and woodfuel
  • Woodland management
  • Wildlife management
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Forest design plans