Bracelands Campsite

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Camping pods (added by manager 24 Nov 2022)
General site view (added by manager 24 nov 2022)
Grass pitches (added by manager 24 nov 2022)
Non-electric grass pitches (added by manager 24 nov 2022)

  • Family-friendly Gloucestershire campsite overlooking the Wye Valley
  • Five minutes’ drive to Symonds Yat; Go Ape Beechenhurst 15 minutes
  • Forest of Dean walks from the site; shops and pubs five minutes’ drive
Wonderfully spacious, peaceful and encircled by trees, Bracelands Campsite is on the edge of the Forest of Dean near Coleford in Gloucestershire. Firmly in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s also close to the border with Wales for family adventures across two countries. Settle in and you’ll soon be in the mood to appreciate all the natural gorgeousness that surrounds this site – look out across the fields and you’ll see you're surrounded by oak, copper beech and pine woodlands. On clear days, watch the sun set over the trees, and wake again in the morning to see light stream through them at daybreak. With all this space around, kids can play and explore their surroundings to their heart’s content. And that goes for all guests, in fact – all you need to do is walk to the edge of the site and you’re in the Forest of Dean, with all its miles of walking and cycling tracks. A few practical bits and pieces: dogs are welcome to come along on your Forest of Dean getaway (although you'll need to keep them on leads on site please), and family-friendly facilities include a laundry room, hot showers and washing-up areas. If you run out of supplies, whizz into Coleford (10 minutes’ drive), which has a couple of mid-size supermarkets, as well as a load of takeaways, pubs and restaurants.

Site type

Tent pitches 200
Touring caravan pitches 75
Motorhome pitches 44
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 5
Rent a tent 1
Open all year

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
  • Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Languages spoken

English

This site is a member of Forestry England group.

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Pitch types & availability

Reviews

95%

would recommend this site to a friend

94%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Fantastic site really enjoyed…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Fantastic site really enjoyed

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Well organised whit good facilities on very beautiful location…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Well organised whit good facilities on very beautiful location

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Sally M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Lovely site, nice and clean , showers was lovely, staff very Friendly, views really nice, I like they do alot with the Duke of Edinburgh award to help with schools staying on site, it was nice to see the children enjoying themselves and learning thing.

Disliked: Weather not good kept raining

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The good facilities and excellent location. Friendly staff…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The good facilities and excellent location. Friendly staff

Disliked: Wifi in only one spot

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful site with clean facilities and helpful staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Quiet with beautiful surroundings

Disliked: Weather, but then that’s the joys of UK

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Excellent site with lots of room and clean facilities. £5 for late…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Excellent site with lots of room and clean facilities. £5 for late check out reasonable. Great location on the edge of the forest.

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Friendly staff

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Angharad M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Friendly staff, good location for Symonds Yat.

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Everything about the place .…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Everything about the place .

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Peaceful site in a beautiful location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Very peaceful site - access to forest with wonderful walks. Clean facilities and lovely hot showers.

Disliked: Nothing

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It's a lovely site, staff are all extremely friendly and very helpful.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Samantha K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: It's a lovely site, staff are all extremely friendly and very helpful. Site facilities are very clean and well maintained. We love the fact that we can just walk out into the forest with the dog. Can't wait to go back!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Horse riding nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point Seasonal pitches

Location

Bracelands Campsite

Bracelands Drive

Coleford

Gloucestershire

England

GL16 7NP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.81485°N
-2.63991°W

Route directions

The route via Symonds Yat Rock over Huntsham Bridge B4432 has a 1:5 gradient incline. It's a very narrow road, unsuitable for large RVs and motorhomes, and difficult for those towing caravans. Vehicles over seven and a half tonnes are prohibited. Instead, from the A40, take the exit for Forest of Dean and Coleford A4136 (Staunton Road). Continue for five miles, then turn left onto Grove Road. After half a mile, turn left onto Bracelands Drive. The campsite is at the end on the right.

Nearest transport

Coach
3.4 mi Bus Station
7.3 mi Cantilupe Road
12.1 mi Bus Station
Rail
8.4 mi Lydney Rail Station
12.1 mi Chepstow Rail Station
13.8 mi Cam & Dursley Rail Station
Ferry
9.2 mi Sharpness Old Docks
9.2 mi Lydney Harbour
21.6 mi Bristol Docks Ferry Landing
Airport
21.3 mi Gloucestershire Airport
29.7 mi Bristol International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

There’s simply masses to do in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley – from adventurous outings to cultural visits. Get the kids up and active with a visit to Go Ape Beechenhurst (15 minutes’ drive) for Segway tours and zooming down zipwires, and head for the Forest of Dean Adventure Park Bracelands Site (five minutes) for jumping around on ropes, climbing towers and practising archery. Or maybe you fancy kayaking down the River Wye from Wyedean (15 minutes)? For less strenuous days out, have an amble around the mossy woodland trails at Puzzlewood (10 minutes), or get your culture fix at National Trust-owned Westbury Court Garden (25 minutes), with delightful formal plantings around an ornamental lake. Lunchtime? Pack a picnic and eat it at Symonds Yat Rock (five minutes) while enjoying the view of the River Wye winding through its gorge. Prefer a pub? The renowned half-timbered Saracens Head Inn (15 minutes) sits on the river bank and is a great place to stop for lunch or a glass of something chilled. And to say you’ve been to Wales, hop across the border to Monmouth (20 minutes) and tour its castle and military museum.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Clevedon Beach 27.8 mi Estuary N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Caldicot Castle & Country Park 3.3 mi

Goodrich Castle 3.9 mi

Raglan Castle 9.5 mi

WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre 11.3 mi

Berkeley Castle 11.7 mi

National Trust

The Kymin 2.1 mi

Skenfrith Castle 7.9 mi

Westbury Court Garden 9.7 mi

Woodchester Park 17.1 mi

Ashleworth Tithe Barn 17.7 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

A4136 - Longstone - Forest Trail - A4136 0.5 mi

Staunton - Highmeadow Woods - Symonds Yat 0.6 mi

Staunton - Buckstone - Hearkening Rock - Staunton 1.2 mi

A4136 - The Kymin - Wysis Way - A4136 1.4 mi

Symonds Yat, Goodrich and the Bicknors 1.5 mi

Local events

  • Green Man Festival (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Crickhowell, Powys 23.2 mi

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (Thursday 8 August 2024 – Thursday 8 August 2024)

    Bristol, Greater Bristol 25.7 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Gloucestershire?

  • Does Bracelands Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bracelands Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bracelands Campsite? There’s simply masses to do in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley – from adventurous outings to cultural visits. Get the kids up and active with a visit to Go … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bracelands Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bracelands Campsite? From £16.20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.