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Whitemead Forest Park

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Whitemead Forest Park: Well-spaced pitches (photo added by manager on 07/01/2021)

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

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

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).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

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


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 389 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  88% described as Forest ?

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Absolutely stunning pitch with pretty views, great EHU and the …02/19/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily G.Confirmed

  • The Mead electric gravel and hardstanding tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Absolutely stunning pitch with pretty views, great EHU and the cleanest facilities. Lots to
    Do onsite and everyone very friendly.

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brilliant we will return in a few weeks02/18/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel P.Confirmed

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

    pitches are lovely
    food is great
    swimming pool fantastic
    kids entertainment they loved

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Loved every th I g02/20/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Loved every th I g

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Gem of site perfect for young families with excellent facilities02/15/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter D.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities on site - we loved the pool and the restaurant takeaway was lovely. Clean modern toilet and shower facilities. Excellent location close to nature walk. All in one motorhome service point with close access to grey water and elsan point.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing not to like!

From the manager...

Many thanks for your excellent feedback on your recent break with us!

We hope to see you at Whitemead Forest Park agin soon.

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Clean and friendly02/11/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean and friendly

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal but did have free wifi

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Fantastic size pitches. Quite flat. Lots and lots going on. …02/05/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic size pitches. Quite flat. Lots and lots going on. Great if you have children. Nice bar, with entertainment. Lovely walks through the Forest of Dean, and plenty of bike rides, for all abilities. Will definitely stop here again.

    Disliked: 

    Not the best menu in the restaurant.
    No mobile phone signal.

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Excellent site with level pitches01/31/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnn R.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Absolutely fabulous pitch.

    Hardstanding gravel pitch.

    Site was the best I have ever stayed on in 20 years of touring

    So picturesque in forest. Everything was great and modern abd staff very friendly & helpful

    Disliked: 

    Work still ongoing on site just finishing off pitches ready for start of season.
    Bin men came at 7.30 a.m!!!!
    Jacuzzi was out of order for 2 days. Shop was small.

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Excellent facilities and everything nice and clean with decent entertainment …02/04/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomScott c.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Excellent facilities and everything nice and clean with decent entertainment and great value for money restaurant

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Absolutely perfect, would definitely recommend and definitely return. Could not …01/29/2024

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

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Absolutely perfect, would definitely recommend and definitely return. Could not fault the site.

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Location for walking dogs perfect Staff very helpful01/03/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • The Mead electric gravel and hardstanding tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location for walking dogs perfect
    Staff very helpful

    Disliked: 

    The restaurant area

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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

Portable toilet

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

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

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.7678°N 2.5643°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 11.7 kilometres
Bus Station — 16.2 kilometres
Cantilupe Road — 16.3 kilometres
Train stations
Lydney Rail Station — 6.4 kilometres
Cam & Dursley Rail Station — 15.2 kilometres
Chepstow Rail Station — 16.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 7.4 kilometres
Lydney Harbour — 7.5 kilometres
Bristol Docks Ferry Landing — 30.9 kilometres
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 31.3 kilometres
Bristol International Airport — 43.6 kilometres

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 (11.4 kilometres)
  • Berkeley Castle (11.5 kilometres)
  • Caldicot Castle & Country Park (11.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Kymin (9.8 kilometres)
  • Westbury Court Garden (12.1 kilometres)

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.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 42 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £15.00 (€17.38) fee.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • 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 €32.71 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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