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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 (added for the 2020 season with toilets, showers, accessible facilities 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. Two large dog-exercise areas were added to the site in 2018.

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

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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.

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

8.9

Overall rating based on 59 reviews

 

90% would recommend this park to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Good facilities, flexible booking and nice open spaces on site08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good facilities and friendly staff

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Anonymous user

Nice flat pitch. Friendly. Clean campsite.08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass trailer site (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice flat pitch. Friendly. Clean campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Dog exercising area could be bigger, or dogs to be allowed off leads.

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Excellent site great area for kids to play. Friendly staff08/02/2020

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

  • Power optional asphalt and grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet site with brilliant views and a lake on site. Dog exercise areas were great as I could let the dogs off the lead and had nowhere to go. Staff were helpful.
    Clean toilets and showers kept safe to use with Covid
    Was new to using trailer tent and this was a great first experience.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback Jake and family. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Hope you enjoy your new trailer tent ventures!

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Anonymous user

Fantastic campsite07/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic site love it 👍 great staff ❤️ love to get back soon great value plenty of space the young woman was fantastic like

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From the manager...

aww Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. We like being a small site so we can greet and chat to people staying, its more personal and welcoming that way - it part of the joy of being a campsite owner :)

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View, peace and quiet,07/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarian S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive asphalt and grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    View, peace and quiet,

    Disliked: 

    Too many dogs

From the manager...

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. We are a dog friendly site so many people do bring their pets with them. We do require dogs to be on the leads in the campsite so as not to disturb other guests. They can make use of the two lovely fenced dog exercise areas and walk around the farm.

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Great price good quality10/08/2019

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

  • Power optional asphalt and grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All was great andcthe dog enclosures were fab

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you. We are incredibly pleased with the improvements we have made to the site including new toilet and shower facilities ready for our 2020 season!

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Wouldn't go back09/24/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lake for dogs

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and showers

From the manager...

We are sorry to hear you would not recommend us to friends. We have the most beautiful site and excellent service that we are very proud of. We continue to make massive improvements to the site with a brand new spacious shower, toilet and amenities block opening for the 2020 season. If you have any specific feedback please so let us know.

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Peaceful and nice area09/23/2019

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

  • Power optional asphalt and grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good views and level pitch

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block clean but dated with not enough showers (only 1 male shower and 2 female)

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback. You will be pleased to hear we have now launched our new toilet and shower block - with a total of seven showers and 8 toilets including disabled facilities. More than plentiful for a small site like ours. We do hope you will indeed return so you can see all the improvements we have made over the extended winter and spring closure.

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Nice and quiet site. Great for dog owners.09/23/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent site (backpacker, no cars)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice and quiet site.
    Great for dog owners.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block dated and only 1 shower for males.

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback. You will be pleased to hear we have now launched our new toilet and shower block - with a total of seven showers and 8 toilets including disabled facilities. More than plentiful for a small site like ours. We do hope you will indeed return so you can see all the improvements we have made over the extended winter and spring closure.

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A very good site with ample amenities09/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional asphalt and grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Welcomed with a smile and very helpful

    Disliked: 

    N/A

From the manager...

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. We can't wait to show off all the improvements we have made past and new guests

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

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

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Small (11-25 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Purlieu, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England, GL15 4LN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7413°N 2.5038°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chepstow Bus Station — 10.2 miles
Monmouth Bus Station — 10.4 miles
Stroud: Merrywalks Bus Station — 12.2 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 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 cancelation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, July 4, 2020.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 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 cancelations 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 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 at the park

Bank transfer
Cash

Terms and conditions

Park 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?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 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 $24.98 (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.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, July 4, 2020.
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.
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Call Guest Info Line instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

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

Extras
Motorcycle(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.
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 trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
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 bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Wait in your vehicle outside the reception and someone will come and meet you..
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 09/01 and 10/31.

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.

Sites
A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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.

The site will collect names of all guests and keep them for 21 days to assist with Track and Trace, if necessary.

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