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Forest Oak Farm: Picnic Area, Lake and Dog Exercise Area

General

  • Friendly family-run farm estate next to the Forest Of Dean
  • Within easy reach of Symonds Yat Rock, Go Ape and Puzzlewood
  • Views of valley, lakes and fields and heaps of space for dogs to play

Woof woof... This peaceful lakeside retreat is a veritable pup's paradise: not one, but two large off-leash exercise areas and lead walks, a lake to paddle in and heaps of long countryside walking trails to take their humans out and about on.

Near Lydney in Gloucestershire, Forest Oak Farm is a friendly dog-centred farm estate that lies between the banks of the River Severn and the Forest of Dean, and very warmly welcomes dog owners and their canine compadres to come spend some time there; since opening in 2012, the site has been expertly cultivated by the Dodson family – who also run a fab dog training centre on the farm – to provide a scenic spacious site and a welcoming atmos to all.

Set out over 20 acres of fields, lakes and woodland filled with mature trees, this is a well-equipped park with plenty of 10-amp metered electric hook-ups and a bathroom block with toilets, showers, accessible facilities, a washing-up area and a laundry room. Foodwise, you can take your barbecue bits down to the smashing lakeside picnic area for an alfresco feast by the water. The site also has two large fenced dog exercise areas.

Off site, there are heaps of good places to eat out around in Lydney and a little further afield around Blakeney, Alvington, Parkend and Clearwell – just ask the Dodsons about their favourite dog-friendly food joints.

Please note

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

The site is undergoing some works. Any disruption would be minimal and purely aesthetic as no construction work will be undertaken while visitors are onsite.


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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 73 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Secure dog walking facilities, walks around, cleanliness, friendly, staged plots …28/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Secure dog walking facilities, walks around, cleanliness, friendly, staged plots so views not really compromised. Very easy access to local and distant places. We went to Weston Supermare for the day and Chepstow Castle which I can highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Ponds could have been a bit clearer but probably the time of year. Lovely place for eating but a bit off putting.

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This is a lovely dog friendly site..does what it says on the tin!!.27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The dog exercise fields were great, big enough for our whippets to let off some steam. nice big grounds to walk around. New modern shower/toilet block which was kept clean.
    Pretty little lake which you can have a picnic by if you wish.

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The pitch was good, and the facilities clean. Shower was scalding hot!27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBenjamin G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
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    The shower facilities are clean and well maintained. The site was quiet even though busy.

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Fab site, well maintained facilities and good level pitches.27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHayley C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fabulous place, really scenic. Pitch was good and level, and the facilities were spotless. Easy check in process with clear information. No road noise even though on the A48. Great place to stay for FoD access.

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Would go again, now I know where to walk my dogs26/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkieran m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Toilet block, shower, open space

    Disliked: 

    Walking area for dogs shorter than description and no wooded walk as overgrown. Although going in the car few miles, took you to nice walks

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Everything was exactly what we wanted26/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
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    Cleanliness and friendly

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A great campsite to explore the local area, the staff are very helpful12/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Well maintained campsite, clean toilet and shower facilities

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    Nothing

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Nice polite staff, good facilities which are well looked after.12/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
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    The surroundings were great with some lovely walking areas, well spaced out with good facilities as well.

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Excellent facilities, lovely setting, and super friendly. Thanks!09/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (large)
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    Most modern and clean facilities we’ve had at a campsite. Big tent pitches and car access. Super friendly welcome. Lovely setting including the pond! Had a good birthday here!

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Excellent site, perfect pitch location. Will definitely be revisiting06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Shared Freezer for campers, Such a simple thing to do but so useful.
    Safe dog exercise areas.
    Peaceful and scenic

    Disliked: 

    No pedestrian walk to nearest shop

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Purlieu, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England, GL15 4LN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7413°N 2.5038°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 10.2 miles
Bus Station — 10.4 miles
Merrywalks — 12.3 miles
Train stations
Lydney Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Cam & Dursley Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Stonehouse Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 1.4 miles
Lydney Harbour — 2.2 miles
Bristol Docks Ferry Landing — 18.5 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 18.1 miles
Bristol International Airport — 26.1 miles

Directions


Please be aware there are a number of farms using the same postcode. Do not turn off the A48 as the site entrance is on the main road. Keep going until you see a large white house between Lydney and Blakeney Village, called 'The Willows', with white painted stones around the driveway and garden. The site is directly opposite that house.

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

Forest Oak Farm is in a splendid spot for easy access to the Forest of Dean, the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the wider Gloucestershire, south Wales and south-west England areas.

Adventurers can test their mettle on the high ropes course at Go Ape, five miles from base, and over at Puzzlewood, eight miles away, there's a walking trail that meanders through an ancient 14-acre forest filled with towering trees and rugged rock formations. At Clearwell Caves, right next door to Puzzlewood, explore its sprawling natural cave system and learn all about the forest's 4,500-year iron ore and ochre mining history.

The Forest Of Dean, around half an hour's walk from the park, is full to the brim with woodland walks, cycle tracks, lakes and secluded valleys. Be sure to bring your binoculars, because the forest is home to wild boar and deer that can (and should) be admired from afar.

The smashing Symonds Yat Rock is a mere 25-minute drive away from Forest Oak Farm and provides visitors with plenty of fun outdoorsy and sightseeing opps; take one of the many waymarked trails that link it with the River Wye and a number of circular walks into the surrounding forest, visit the ancient Iron Age hill fort and – if you're there between April and August – point your trusty binoculars towards the nearby cliffs to spot the peregrine falcons that nest and hunt around them.

Canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and mountaineering are available around the village of Symonds Yat too.

Must see

  • Berkeley Castle (4.2 miles)
  • WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre (4.3 miles)
  • Chepstow Castle (10.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Westbury Court Garden (6.8 miles)
  • The Kymin (9.2 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please stop at the Reception Hut and ring the doorbell for assistance. It may take a few moments for someone to get to you.

Forest Oak Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Forest Oak Farm will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Bank transfer
Cash
Cheque
Google Pay
Maestro
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Forest Oak Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Forest Oak Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Forest Oak Farm? Forest Oak Farm is in a splendid spot for easy access to the Forest of Dean, the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the wider Gloucestershire, south Wales and south-west … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Forest Oak Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please stop at the Reception Hut and ring the doorbell for assistance. It may take a few moments for someone to get to you.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Forest Oak Farm? From £14.50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The fishing lakes are stocked with carp, tench.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site Does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 7 p.m..

Additional terms

The site is undergoing some works. Any disruption would be minimal and purely aesthetic as no construction work will be undertaken while visitors are onsite.

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