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Whitemead Forest Park: Grass pitches

General

  • Well-equipped park just outside Parkend in the Forest of Dean
  • Puzzlewood and Clearwell Caves within a 10-minute drive
  • Indoor swimming pool, spa area, restaurant and kids' activities

As you’d expect from the name, Whitemead Forest Park is surrounded by woodland. And not just any old woodland... but the age-old Forest of Dean, one-time stamping ground of the royals and their pals.

It’s not hard to see why the regal types would flock to this part of Gloucestershire – the surrounds are most scenic, and packed with plenty of things to do including days of wandering among ancient trees (on foot, on bikes or on horseback), exploring spooky caves and riding rural railways.

So far, so peaceful… and that vibe is stretched out to the park’s facilities too, which include a free gym, sauna, steam room and spa pools.

And if you’re in charge of kids that have more active plans in mind? Such scenarios are sorted too: the indoor swimming pool has a kids’ area, and there are also several outdoor play areas scattered around the site. Through the summer holidays, the park’s all abuzz with various activities they can join in with (for an extra charge).

Despite all this activity, there’s little chance of going hungry here – the restaurant serves all day from breakfast to dinner (via afternoon tea…) with a couple of bars also on hand to provide the drinks and entertainment. If you’d like to venture out, there are a couple of pubs in the nearby village of Parkend (10 minutes’ walk) and lots of restaurants and shops in Lydney (10 minutes’ drive).

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

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


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 280 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  89% described as Forest ?

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Generally everything! Stayed for a week and would come back. …27/05/2022

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

    Generally everything! Stayed for a week and would come back.
    Beautiful location. Could not fault the site generally.
    Pool nice, park clean, staff friendly.
    Great recycling facilities.
    WiFi great..
    Toilets and showers clean and of good standard.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches were an array of sizes. Despite stating our size of motorhome we were put on a pitch too small. They were great at sorting to recommendate us as we'd checked in earlier than others so could repitch us.. Would be concerned if arrived later
    Food wise - only ate fried breakfast there once on departure .. And boiled sausage is not my thing. Not sure not cooked fresh as claimed.

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Entertainment Swimming pool Location Family friendly23/05/2022

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Entertainment
    Swimming pool
    Location
    Family friendly

    Disliked: 

    Pitch size small and siting being far away from electric (so needed extension but site were accommodating)
    Pitch also on slight slope but nothing too much to worry about.
    Whilst changing tables were in most places, I couldn’t find any in toilets in the entertainment venue
    Whilst the site said noise was to be reduced after a certain time, the entertainment continued past this time and was quite loud. (Not a problem for us too much but may be for some)

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Amazing site will be visiting again17/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Good clean facilities friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    To much butter on breakfast rolls

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Beautiful site with lots to do and friendly staff.16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndre G.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved this camp site and will be going back.
    The pitches have a fire break between them which gives you a lot more privacy as you are not as on top of each other as some sites.
    The facilities and activities are really great, the kids did not want to get out of the pool. Everything was kept very clean.
    The site has a nice wide open space to enjoy and is surrounded by beautiful woodlands. We did not get around the exploring the whole site but looking forward to doing that on our next visit.
    All the staff were really friendly and welcoming.

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Cannot wait to go back!16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMel W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    The best site we have stayed at by a mile! Facilities, food, pool, kids activities, layout of the site all brilliant! The staff are all very friendly, chatty with the kids too which is lovely.

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Warm welcome, clean site, excellent facilities, close proximity to sites …15/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Warm welcome, clean site, excellent facilities, close proximity to sites of interest

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Site was great, nice clean showers, good bar service. We …14/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue A.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Site was great, nice clean showers, good bar service. We found a great local beer Butty, we loved it. The pool was fabulous, I couldn't believe how warm it was, all amenities were excellent we well kept. We will definitely be going back.!

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Well maintained, caters for all types of stay, very clean …09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Well maintained, caters for all types of stay, very clean facilities

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Very friendly, family, group or couples orientated alike.09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fabulous short break from start to finish, no hassles, all staff we came into contact with were all extremely helpful.
    Well done Whitemead!!!! We will definitely be booking again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Highly recommend this beautiful site08/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomwendy p.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely Forest site, Easy too Locate. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean well kept Pitches and whole of site very well maintained. well set up level and plenty of room Shower block has amazing power showers kept very clean . Food in food hall simple , good variety and very tasty, beers and ciders well kept , best pint of draught stowford press ever !
    Lots too see in local area Highly recommend this site

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

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

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England, GL15 4LA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7678°N 2.5643°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.3 miles
Bus Station — 10.0 miles
Cantilupe Road — 10.1 miles
Train stations
Lydney Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Cam & Dursley Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Chepstow Rail Station — 10.0 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 4.6 miles
Lydney Harbour — 4.7 miles
Bristol Docks Ferry Landing — 19.2 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 19.4 miles
Bristol International Airport — 27.1 miles

Directions


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

For those seeking a bit of peace and quiet, there are stacks of splendid trails around the Forest of Dean to ramble or ride bikes along (and a bike hire place a few minutes’ walk away in Parkend if you need it). Should the kids demand more from their woodland outings, take them along to seek out dragons and unicorns along the themed trails at Puzzlewood, or launch themselves into the air on the ziplines and high ropes courses at Go Ape; both are 10 minutes away by car.

Much of the area’s attraction is linked to its natural good looks, but there’s also manmade interest in the form of the miners’ caverns at Clearwell Caves and the puffing steam trains of the Dean Forest Railway (both 10 minutes' drive).

In the unlikely event that you tire of this scenery, head west to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for days visiting Goodrich Castle (20 minutes) and the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo (25 minutes), or canoeing from Symonds Yat (25 minutes).

Must see

  • WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre (7.1 miles)
  • Berkeley Castle (7.1 miles)
  • Caldicot Castle & Country Park (7.2 miles)

National Trust

  • The Kymin (6.1 miles)
  • Westbury Court Garden (7.5 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:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Whitemead Forest Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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. Whitemead Forest Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Whitemead Forest Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Whitemead Forest Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whitemead Forest Park? For those seeking a bit of peace and quiet, there are stacks of splendid trails around the Forest of Dean to ramble or ride bikes along (and a bike hire place a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whitemead Forest Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Whitemead Forest Park? From £18.50 (for 1 night, 6 people) - 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 21 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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 9 a.m..
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Guest Services at Forest Point.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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