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  • Pitch up in the heart of the Forest

Welcome to Whitemead Forest Park, the perfect UK holiday destination whether you're looking for a relaxing break or an action-packed holiday.

Our caravan and camping pitches make the most of our beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Pitch up to Whitemead Forest Park with your caravan or tent and make the most of the picturesque surroundings. At Whitemead we have over 110 pitches and all have the use of the park's excellent on-site facilities, which include:

- Free indoor heated pool with children's area
- Free sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi
- Free gym
- Free indoor and outdoor play areas, including soft play
- Games room
- Restaurant and bars
- Shop
- Health and beauty salon

New to our Park for 2016 are our state-of-the-art MegaPod Glamping Pods, which sleep up to 4 people and offer a great, eco-friendly alternative to a tent whilst retaining all the ambience of a 'camping holiday'.

At Whitemead we go out of our way to make sure you have the best holiday possible. With this in mind we've put together a fantastic programme of daytime activities (school holidays only) and evening entertainment (weekends and school holidays) - there's something for all the family!

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Gastronomic delight


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods


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  • Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England, GL15 4LA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7657°N 2.5651°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Monmouth Bus Station — 7.3 miles
Chepstow Bus Station — 9.9 miles
Ross on Wye: Cantilupe Rd Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
Train stations
Lydney Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Cam & Dursley Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Chepstow Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 4.5 miles
Lydney Harbour — 4.6 miles
Bristol Docks Ferry Landing — 19.0 miles
Gloucestershire Airport — 19.5 miles
Bristol International Airport — 26.9 miles


M5 heading south
Leave the motorway at junction 11 (signposted Gloucester). Take the A40 and then the A48 towards Lydney. Follow the road for approximately 15 miles into the village of Blakeney. Drive through the village and take the second turning on the right (signposted Parkend). Follow road to Parkend. As the road goes round a sharp bend to the right Whitemead Forest Park is on your left.

M5 heading north
Leave the motorway at junction 15 (signposted M4 west: South Wales and Chepstow) and take junction 21 (signposted M48 Chepstow). Drive over the toll bridge and take junction 2 (signposted Chepstow). Take the A48 to Lydney.

Lydney to Whitemead Forest Park
In Lydney town follow the road down the hill, over the railway crossing and take first left onto the B4234 to Parkend. In Parkend take the first turning on the left, drive to the end of the road and turn left. Whitemead Forest Park is on your left.

M4 heading west
Leave the motorway at junction 21 (signposted M48 Chepstow). Drive over the toll bridge and take junction 2 (signposted Chepstow). Take the A48 to Lydney, then follow the directions from Lydney as above.

M4 heading east
Leave the motorway at junction 23 (signposted M48 Chepstow). Turn off at junction 2 to Chepstow and take the A48 to Lydney, then follow the directions from Lydney as above.

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 is so much to see and do in the Forest of Dean! With such a spectacular range of natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, family attractions, plus a whole host of events and festivals, the Forest of Dean is the perfect place for a holiday or short break getaway, at any time of year.

Must see

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

National Trust

  • The Kymin (6.1 miles)
  • Westbury Court Garden (7.6 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.


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Terms and conditions

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

Additional terms

Whitemead Forest Park Accommodation Terms & Conditions
For the purposes of these terms and conditions “CSMA Club”, “our”, “us”, and “we” means the CSMA Club which is a trading name of Motoring & Leisure Services Limited. For the purposes of these terms and conditions “you” means any party entering the terms and conditions for the provision of booking accommodation or pitches. Whitemead Forest Park is a family complex. Our guests’ enjoyment and safety is paramount and therefore we ask you read the following terms and conditions, combined with our code of conduct, before you make your booking as they do form part of your booking contract. Peak periods include Bank Holidays and School Holidays.
If you are entering into this agreement as a consumer that is, a natural person acting for purposes outside your trade, business or profession, you have additional protections. We have set these out in Clause 13.
Definitions “Bank Holidays” – any day in England on which the banks are closed for business. “School Holidays” – any holiday which coincides with a period of time from which schools are closed and declared as a School Holiday by us.
1. Bookings

1.You must pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost (with a minimum of £10). This is required at the time of making your reservation.
3. If payment is not received by the balance due date your booking will be cancelled.
4. Reservations made within 6 (six) weeks of the arrival date must be paid for in full at the time of booking.
5. Prices quoted include VAT at the current rate. We reserve the right to amend our VAT rate should the VAT rate change.
6. All bookings are provisionally reserved until we send to you written confirmation of the reservation. You will receive an acknowledgement email if you reserve a booking online confirming we have received your provisional booking. Please note this will not mean that we have accepted your booking.
7. Upon payment of your deposit we will send you written confirmation to include details of:
a) your holiday dates; b) deposit paid; c) type of accommodation booked; d) number of people; e) outstanding balance information.
8. The contract between us, will only be formed once we have received your deposit and have sent you the written confirmation.
9. It is your responsibility to check this information on receipt of the written confirmation and advise us immediately if anything is incorrect.
10. Any amendments or alterations to the booking may be made within 14 days of the Booking Date. Without Charge (amendments).

15. We are a family complex, catering for families and couples, and do not accept bookings from all male or all female parties of 3 or more persons without prior permission from management and for which conditions may apply such as damage deposits etc. We may impose restrictions on the number of bookings. We also reserve the right to refuse any booking.
16. Payments may be made by Visa. MasterCard, Maestro, Solo and Delta. If you wish to pay by cheque, cheques should be made payable to Motoring & Leisure Services Ltd. Cheques must be received within 7 days of the booking date for deposits.
17. No accommodation may be occupied by more persons than stated total occupancy levels. Pitches may not be occupied by more than six persons.
18. Only the members of the party named in the booking are entitled to occupy the accommodation or pitch.
19. Accommodation is available from 3pm and pitches from 2pm on the start date of your holiday. Departure time for units is 10am and for pitches 11am. Please note that accommodation and pitches not vacated by the advised time will incur a further daily charge at the tariff rate. Please inform us in advance if your arrival time is expected to be after 8pm on your arrival date.
2. Late Payments Interest on late payments will be charged at 4% above the Royal Bank of Scotland base rate, in addition to debt recovery costs. You must raise any queries relating to an invoice must be raised within seven days of receipt of the invoice and should not delay the payment of any other amounts due and payable.
3. Cancellation
1. If you are compelled to cancel your holiday you should notify us by telephone on 0845 345 3425 and follow this with confirmation in writing, or by fax to 01594 564174 or be e-mail
2. This communication must come from the person who made the booking and will not be acted upon until received in writing.
3. If you cancel 6 (six) weeks or more before your holiday date your deposit will not be refunded.
4. Should you cancel within the 6 week period before your holiday date you will forfeit your deposit we will charge you £50 (fifty pounds).
5. Should you cancel within 1 (one) week of your holiday date, no refund will be given and all monies will be forfeited.
6. We would advise that you take out adequate holiday insurance for your holiday with us. CSMA Club members can obtain competitive insurance through CSMA Club; please contact us on 0845 345 7440.
4. Changes by us
1. We reserve the right to make amendments to your holiday, which may be necessary owing circumstances beyond our control. We will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible and will act responsibly at all times before opting to cancel any holidays you have booked.
2. In certain circumstances where amendments are not possible, we reserve the right to cancel your holiday.
On any such cancellation you shall be entitled to reimbursement of such monies including the deposit or a proportion of the same as have been paid by you to us.
3. We endeavour to provide facilities as advertised in the brochure. We reserve the right to alter, delete or close certain amenities or facilities, where circumstances beyond our control such as Force Majeure event occurs. We shall act reasonably in all circumstances, however on certain occasions cancellations may occur without prior notice.
4. The operation of the premises is subject to guidelines as laid down by the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities and their codes of practice. We reserve the right to adjust our services to meet these standards. Every effort will be made, where possible to inform you of this in advance.
5. Force Majeure – we regret that we cannot accept any responsibility or pay any compensation for such circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters, strikes, lockouts or other industrial dispute, fires, technical problems, act of governments, acts of terrorism or extreme/unusual weather conditions.
5. Special Requests
1. To assist us, it would be helpful if you could advise us of any special requests or requirements at the time of making your booking, including allergies or any mobility difficulties.
We cannot guarantee to fulfil these requests but we will make every effort to assist.
2. We will note any requests for specific accommodation or pitches, however we cannot guarantee exact locations, or adjacent units or pitches. We are happy to provide as much advice and information as possible to people with disabilities who wish to holiday with us. Please talk to us before making a booking as not all accommodation types are suitable for guests with disabilities and wheelchair access may be limited.
6. Licensing Laws In accordance with UK licensing laws, we can only sell alcohol to persons aged 18 years or over. We my require you to show proof of age using an approved form of identification.
7. Your holiday environment
1. Our park is situated in a rural location and is surrounded by forest. Please acquaint yourself with the area on arrival. Walking over grassy areas and undulating ground may be unfamiliar and contain natural hazards such as rabbit holes and mole hills that you and your children need to avoid.
2. Local Authority constraints, which help to preserve the rural area, also limit the amounts of street lighting that can be provided, so please take care when walking around the park and remember that you may be in an unfamiliar environment, particularly at night. It is always advisable to carry a pocket torch to assist you.
8. Use of Accommodation
1. You shall not use or allow the use of the premises for any unlawful purpose or in any unlawful way.
2. You agree not to do anything or bring into the premises anything which may endanger the use of the property or render invalid any insurance policy.
3. You specifically agree not to use the premises for the provision of any of the following:
a) Betting, gambling or lotteries including but not limited to sweepstake raffles or tombolas;
b) Adult entertainment
c) Hazardous and flammable substances as listed under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.
9. Smoking and Pets
1. Smoking is not permitted in any accommodation or inside any buildings in the complex. There is a designated smoking area at the rear of the Venue. Directional signs showing the extent of the designated smoking areas are in place.
2. Pets may be permitted in some accommodation at an additional charge and is subject to the code of conduct (clause 1.12). There is a maximum of 2 pets in any pet unit and some restrictions apply. Please ask for a pet friendly unit at the time of booking. Any pet – free unit found to be occupied by a pet following departure
3. Will result in a charge of £40 (forty pounds) being made for the full cleaning of the unit. You agree we may charge this to your credit card. Pets are not permitted on any furniture and should not be left unattended in the units at any time.
4. We reserve the right to gain access to all accommodation units at any reasonable time to carry out any essential repairs or maintenance.
5. Any lost or missing items should be reported immediately to the duty manager.
10. Damage
1. Any damage should be reported immediately to the duty manager.
2. In the event of damage to any furnishings, contents of accommodation units, pitches or any other property belonging to us damage shall be calculated as the cost of repair of the damaged items, including but not limited to the cost of equipment, materials and labour.
3. Lost property will be kept for a maximum of 8 weeks. You are responsible for any postage and expensive for returning such items.
4. Whilst every effort is made to safeguard guests’ property we cannot be held responsible or liable for any losses due to theft or damage caused to guest’s personal possessions or property brought on the complex or left in accommodation units after check out.
11. Parking
1. You are allocated one parking space per accommodation unit or pitch. Any additional vehicles must be parked on the car park for which an additional fee may be charged. Vehicles must not exceed five miles per hour within the boundaries of the complex. All road signs and markings including but not limited to the one-way system should be followed. Vehicles must be driven only by holders of current driving licence having adequate third party insurance.
12. Supervision
1. Children remain the responsibility of their parent or guardian at all times. We appreciate that there will be high spirits on holiday but offensive behaviour, wilful damage, unruliness and a lack of consideration for other guests is unacceptable. The staff and management should not be diverted from carrying out their daily duties in order to deal with complaints from guests relating to unacceptable behaviour or breaches of the code of conduct. Furthermore, staff cannot assume parental responsibilities.
2. CSMA Club members may book one additional unit for occupancy for non members (for occupancy during the same period of time) at member’s rates. Any additional units will be charged at public rates.
3. CSMA Club membership is not transferable to any third party and you may not permit anyone to use your membership number to obtain member rates.
4. You agree to report to us in writing of all accidents on the premises which involve injury to any individual within 5 (five) days of the accident occurring.
5. Portable electric generators are not permitted anywhere on the complex.
13. Our liability to Consumers
1. If you are a consumer this clause 13 shall apply. If you are a business this paragraph does not apply to you; please refer to clause 14 below.
2. These terms and conditions shall not affect your statutory rights. As a consumer, you have certain statutory rights regarding the cancellation of contracts and claims in respect of losses caused by negligence on our part or failure by us to carry out our obligations. For further information about your statutory rights you should contact your local authority Trading Standards office or Citizens Advice Bureau.
3. As a consumer we will not be liable for losses that are not foreseeable to either party when you place your booking with us. Losses are foreseeable where they may be contemplated by you and us at the time the booking was confirmed.
4. We are not liable for: loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, or waste of management or office time however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence) breach of contract or otherwise even if foreseeable.
5. Our liability arising out of or in connection with this agreement is strictly limited to £10.000].
14. Our Liability to business
1. If you are business this clause 14 shall apply. If you are a consumer, this clause does not apply to you; please refer to clause 13.
2. We are not liable for: loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, or waste of management or office time however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence) breach of contract or otherwise even if foreseeable.
3. Nothing in clause 14.2 shall prevent you from claims for loss or damage that falls within clause 14.5 below or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories stated in clause 14.2.
4. Our entire liability under or in connection with the Agreement shall not exceed the amount of our charges for the provision of the Services, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
5. Nothing in this agreement limits or excludes our liability:
a) for death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
b) for and damage or liability incurred by you as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us
c) for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude our liability
15. CCTV In the public areas of the building and grounds CCTV is in operation and video recordings may be made. This activity is carried out for security and management purposes.
16. Data Protection
1. We acknowledge that for the purpose of the Data Protection 1998, we are the data controllers and data processor in the respect of any Personal Data.
2. We shall only handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy attached to these terms and conditions.
17. Additional Terms and Conditions of Bookings for Pitches – Caravans and Tents
1. Fire regulations do not allow caravans to be pitched awning to awning. You must adhere to any Health and Safety requirements which are set out in the pitching instructions; this includes but is not limited to the Fire Regulations.
2. Gazebos are strictly prohibited as are washing lines.
3. Pitches are available from 2pm on the date of arrival and must be vacated by 11am on the morning of departure.
4. Depending on occupancy and the time of year, late stay may be available at an extra charge. We regret this cannot be pre-booked.
5. Your booking is only for one caravan or one tent plus one car only. An awning is permitted with your caravan or alternatively a pup tent although only one of these is permitted per pitch. You must not have to tents on one pitch. Any additional cars must be parked on the car parks adjoining the main reception; additional charges may apply for additional cars.
6. Pitches may be occupied by a maximum of six persons. Only those persons listed on the registration card can occupy you pitch and use the park facilities.
7. Dogs are permitted, to a maximum of two dogs per pitch. There is no charge for first dog, but an additional charge of £[] for the second dog applies.
8. There is minimum stay of three nights for all pitches during all bank holiday and school holiday periods. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights every weekend.
9. There is a minimum charge during Bank Holiday and School Holiday period shall be the cost of a three night pitch during the bank holiday or school holiday period. The minimum charge during a weekend shall be the cost of a 2 night pitch on weekends.
10. You must use breathable ground sheets on grass pitches. If you do not have a breathable ground sheet please lift your ground sheet during daylight hours to preserve the pitch.
11. Please note you may book a caravan pitch for use as a tent pitch. The rate chargeable will be the caravan rate. The booking will be subject to the discretion of the park management in order to preserve grass pitches.
12. Bookings for pitches are separate to bookings for accommodation. Different terms and conditions apply.
13. You shall have no right to transfer, assign or dispose of pitches.

18. Feedback
1. The enjoyment of your holiday is important to us and as such we provide the ‘Promise of fair play’, maintenance cards and comment cards. Your valuable comments are used to monitor and improve our service to meet the needs of all our guests.
2. We ask you to notify a member of staff immediately in the unlikely event that our standards do not meet with your expectations. This will give us an opportunity to resolve any issues at the time. Please note that there will be a duty manager available to answer any questions you may have during your stay.
3. We cannot accept liability in relation to any claim unless notified in writing within seven days from the end of you stay.

12. We will forward a copy of the code of conduct with your deposit and confirmation letter. This code of conduct forms the rules of the complex and failure to comply with the code of conduct by any member of your party will result in a breach of these terms and conditions.
Any person in breach of the code of conduct will be asked to leave. In such circumstances no refunds or compensation relating to the unused accommodation will be given. The code of conduct has been established in order that all our visitors get maximum enjoyment from their stay. Failure to comply may result in financial penalties, refusal of further bookings or expulsion from CSMA Club.