Bracelands Camping Camping in the Forest

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Coleford

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Well-managed campsite in the heart of the Forest of Dean

Camping in the Forest certainly know how to run a good campsite; they own over 15 sites across Britain and some of the finest forest land in the country. So, you’re guaranteed a site surrounded by woodland, with well-marked forest walks and cycle routes, scenic forest drives, picnic sites and play areas. It’s also a good bet you’ll have some of Britain’s best-kept countryside on your doorstep.

Bracelands campsite in the Forest of Dean is no exception. The huge camping meadow on the upper slopes of the Wye Valley is surrounded by dense forest on all sides. Even the camping fields are dotted with the occasional copper beech tree. The facilities are faultless. Rows and rows of pristine toilets and showers are arranged in three shower blocks. Of course, there’s a genuine need for all these facilities with 520 pitches and up to 2000 visitors to cater for.

An easy walk through the forest delivers you at the banks of the Wye River, which is passable via the suspension bridge at Bilblins, or stay on this side for a delightful walk to Symonds Yat. On the Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail you’ll discover trees interspersed with sculptures and works of art; a thoroughly enjoyable 3½-mile stroll through the landlord’s extensive acreage.



Hot and cold water, showers, baby-changing facilities, laundry, chemical disposal point, electric hook-ups, payphone, disabled facilities, dogs welcome.  the reception is next door at the Christchurch site. There’s a shop next to reception at the Christchurch site.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and dogs - yes.


Try some off-roading 4x4 style at Whitecliff Off Road Driving (01594 834666).

Food & Drink

Three Choirs Vineyard (01531 890223) in Newent is England’s leading single estate vineyard. And they have a restaurant, too, so you can make a day of it. The King of Spain (01594 834859) is an okay pub within walking distance, with wholesome grub and Greene King IPA. But it’s well worth visiting the excellent Saracens Head Inn (01600 890435) at nearby Symonds Yat.


1st April – 31 December 2021

The Owner Says

Please be aware that our Camping in the Forest sites are closed until further notice. Please refer to the Camping in the Forest website for more details.

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Contact Bracelands Camping, Bracelands Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7NP

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Getting There

From the A40, take the A4136 towards Coleford. Stay on this road until it crosses the B4432 at the Pike House Inn. Take the B4432 towards Symonds Yat then turn left, following the campsite signs. Bracelands reception is at Christchurch campsite, next door.

Take the train to Lydney and then bus it to the Christchurch crossroads, from where it’s just a 3–4-minute walk to the site.


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