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Whitemead Forest Park

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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 Jacuzzi, along with a health and beauty salon to give a bit of pampering to those feeling a tad frazzled.

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 hols, the park’s all abuzz with various activities they can join in with (for an extra charge), plus additional fitness classes for the grownups who’ve scoffed too many ice creams.

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

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, Aug. 31, 2021.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

The kids' club is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

The fitness centre is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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).

Coronavirus update: Leisure facilities will stay closed until the site owners are fully satisfied that it’s safe to open these to guests (a discount has already been applied to rates for new bookings to reflect these closures).


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9.3

Overall rating based on 129 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  86% described as Bush ?

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Clean tidy and friendly staff10/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMilly H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (no pets, deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean tidy and friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Signal bad on tv no internet or signal in pod

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Beautiful place, the pods are awesome. Dogs loved it!10/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Mega camping pod (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful place, the pods are awesome. Dogs loved it!

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Great site great apartment but beds were poor. Noisy flooring upstairs10/23/2020

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

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

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Bed

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Excellent10/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    We enjoyed our stay at whitemead, and look forward to returning again

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Very clean and well kept site in a beautiful place.10/21/2020

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

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

    Cleanliness and position for biking in the Forest of Dean

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We liked the sight very much indeed. The staff were …10/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNorah G.Confirmed

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

    We liked the sight very much indeed. The staff were really really friendly and very welcoming. The views were lovely. The facilities were very clean and covid aware. We would highly recommend this site, and hopefully come back again.

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lovely week spent in the forest10/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee G.Confirmed

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

    Lovely peaceful location. Large level pitches and very clean amenities. Staff very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    No Wi-Fi although I believe this will be rectified soon

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cleanliness, space ,proximity to the forest10/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYana C.Confirmed

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

    cleanliness, space ,proximity to the forest

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Would be excellent if was adult only10/13/2020

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

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

    Proximity to bike riding

    Disliked: 

    Noisy kids and barking dogs

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Good location, fab accommodation, convenient facilities.10/12/2020

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

  • Mega camping pod (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent pod accommodation. Very warm and cosy.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really! WI-Fi didn’t react to pods (Oakhill). Some coat hooks in the pod would’ve been useful though.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Digital food/drink menus

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Bush

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

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
Monmouth Bus Station — 11.7 kilometres
Chepstow Bus Station — 16.2 kilometres
Ross on Wye: Cantilupe Rd Coach Stop — 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.

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, Aug. 31, 2021.

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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MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Whitemead Forest Park be amended free of charge? 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, Aug. 31, 2021. Read more
  • 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 R236,27 (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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Coronavirus
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, Aug. 31, 2021.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Coronavirus
Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
The fitness centre is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The kids' club is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
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.

Dogs
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).

Coronavirus
The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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