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Pines Outdoor Club (1972) the edge of Forest of Dean

The Pines is a haven of peace and tranquillity set on the edge of the Forest of Dean offering you a place to relax in the friendly company of other naturists away from the busy, rushing world around you.

The club grounds, situated on a hill affording views over Longhope at the edge of the Forest of Dean, are convenient for Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Ross, Monmouth and South Wales, and some members travel from even further afield.

At the Pines there are some 8 acres of lawn and woodland where there are, at the right time of the year, rare wild flowers and bulbs growing. The natural environment that helps to make the Pines a special place. Later in the year members are able to take advantage of the sun lawns and, when necessary, the shade offered by surrounding trees. The woodland flora and fauna contains many beautiful wild flowers, birds and mammals. Spring starts with dramatic displays of wild daffodils, anemones, and violets, followed by a carpet of bluebells and later spotted orchids. Five other orchid species occur at different times of the year and dormice and badgers are present as well as rabbits, squirrels and numerous bird species such as woodpeckers and buzzards.

Members are welcome to bring guests, but unfortunately the club cannot accommodate day visits or camping for individuals unless accompanied by a member. The club does however sometimes welcome other naturist clubs or groups.



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