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Wonderfully spacious, perfectly placed and incredibly enticing, Bracelands campsite is just waiting to welcome you. Located on the edge of the Forest of Dean, Bracelands is open all year, allowing you to pitch your tent in nature’s best surroundings whenever you like. 
As soon as you enter the grounds of Bracelands campsite, you’ll be immediately impressed with its size and ability to encompass you in the wonderful landscapes of the forest. 

Look out across the fields in any direction and you will be rewarded with superb views of the surrounding woodlands, made up of majestic oaks, stunning copper beech, and tall pine trees, as they climb and fall in line with the land’s rolling hills. 

You'll soon recognise beauty at play on this campsite wherever you look, whether it is watching the evening sun set over the woodland canopies in the distance, or it pierce through the trees during the day.

With all the space on offer, there are plenty of opportunities for children to play and explore their natural surroundings. Or simply walk to the edge of the site and immerse yourself in the Forest of Dean and the miles of walking and cycling tracks it offers.

Bracelands is a stone's throw from many of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley’s greatest attractions including, less than two miles away, the famous Symonds Yat Rock which offers striking views of the River Wye wending its way through the gorge. It's a perfect spot for lunch, so don't forget your picnic. .

Take a look at the gallery to see the real beauty of Bracelands campsite and book your stay with us online today.

Facilities available at Bracelands Campsite, Forest of Dean


With 520 pitches, Bracelands has full toilet, shower and dishwashing facilities, on top of an on-site shop, chemical toilet disposal and more. We want everyone to experience this site, and indeed everyone can.

Directions to Bracelands

From the North

  • From the M5 at Junction 8 take the M50 which leads onto the A40.
  • Continue until you reach Monmouth.
  • At Monmouth traffic lights turn left in to the A4136 and go over the old stone bridge.
  • At the first mini roundabout bear left, at the second mini roundabout continue straight ahead. You will be on this road for approx 6 miles.
  • After Staunton village you will come to a junction with traffic lights called Berry Pike. Continue straight ahead here.
  • Shortly after this junction is Berry Hill staggered crossroads.
  • Turn left at the crossroads and continue for about a mile. You will now be approaching a crossroads sign with the brown camping/caravan symbol.
  • Turn left at the crossroads into Bracelands Drive and after a few hundred yards you will see the reception for Bracelands Caravan and Camping Site.

Warning: Do not take any road for The Forest of Dean or Symonds Yat before reaching Monmouth as they are unsuitable for large vehicles.

On turning left into Bracelands Drive: Please be careful not to overshoot this junction as the next turning on the left leads to Symonds Yat and is unsuitable for large vehicles.

 

From the East (Via Gloucester)

  • From Gloucester take the A40 to Ross-on-Wye.From the M5 at Junction 8 take the A40.

  • Continue until you reach Monmouth.
  • At Monmouth traffic lights turn left in to the A4136 and go over the old stone bridge.At the first mini roundabout bear left, at the second mini roundabout continue straight ahead. You will be on this road for approx 6 miles.
  • After Staunton village you will come to a junction with traffic lights called Berry Pike.
  • Continue straight ahead here. Shortly after this junction is Berry Hill staggered crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads and continue for about a mile.
  • You will now be approaching a crossroads sign with the brown camping/caravan symbol.
  • Turn left at the crossroads into Bracelands Drive and after a few hundred yards you will see the reception for Bracelands Caravan and Camping Site
  • Warning: Do not take any road for The Forest of Dean or Symonds Yat before reaching Monmouth as they are unsuitable for large vehicles.
  • On turning left into Bracelands Drive: Please be careful not to overshoot this junction as the next turning on the left leads to Symonds Yat and is unsuitable for large vehicles.

 

From the East (Via Gloucester)

  • From Gloucester take the A40 to Ross-on-Wye.
  • Once you have passed through a village called Huntley take the next left at the traffic lights on to the A4136 (signposted to Monmouth)
  • After about 8 miles you will come to a place called Edge End and soon you will come to a set of traffic lights by a Nissan garage.
  • Turn right here and drive slowly through Berry Hill village.
  • At the Crossroads go straight ahead and you will soon see the campsite reception.

From the West (via Monmouth)

  • From the M4 leave the motorway at Junction 24 onto the A449 which leads on to the A40 and Monmouth/Ross-on-Wye.
  • When you reach Monmouth traffic lights, continue straight over and move into the right hand lane.
  • At the roundabout, complete a U turn and return to the traffic lights from the opposite direction. (There is no right turn at the traffic lights.)
  • Keep in the left hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights onto the A4136 and go over the old stone bridge. At the first mini roundabout bear left at the second ahead. You will be on this road for approx 6 miles.
  • After Staunton village you will come to a junction with traffic lights called Berry Pike go ahead here.Then, shortly after this, there is a staggered crossroads, turn LEFT at the crossroads and continue for about a mile
  • You will now be approaching a crossroads sign with the brown camping/caravan symbol. Turn left at the crossroads onto Bracelands Drive.
  • After a couple of hundred yards you will see reception, where you need to check-in for Bracelands Caravan and Camping Site

On turning left into Bracelands Drive: Please be careful not to overshoot this junction as the next turning on the left leads to Symonds Yat and is unsuitable for large vehicles.


From the South (via Bristol)

  • From the M4 at Junction 21 take the M48 over the Severn Bridge TOLL PAYABLE into Wales.
  • After crossing the bridge, turn off the motorway at Junction 2 onto the A48 to Chepstow.
  • At Chepstow turn left on to the B4228 and follow it all the way to Coleford where there are traffic lights with a police station on the right.
  • Go straight ahead and after approximately 250 yards take the turning on your right signposted Berry Hill (there is also the brown caravan/camping sign at this junction)
  • When you get to the crossroads go straight ahead and follow the road for about one mile. You will now be approaching a crossroads sign with the brown camping/caravan symbol.
  • Turn left at the crossroads onto Bracelands Drive After a couple of hundred yards you will see reception where you need to check-in for Bracelands Caravan and Camping Site.
  • On turning left into Bracelands Drive: Please be careful not to overshoot this junction as the next turning on the left leads to Symonds Yat and is unsuitable for large vehicles.

Please be aware that Sat Nav is likely to give you a route that involves travelling to the campsite via Symonds Yat. Roads in this area are unsuitable for large vehicles, so please do not follow this route if you are towing or in a motorhome.

 
There much more to the Forest of Dean than meets the eye. It offers an endless list of things to do, from adventure days to culture days. There are plenty of reasons to visit  our Bracelands campsite and the wider Forest of Dean.

To get your adventure at Bracelands started we’ve handpicked some great ideas for days out below.
 
Westbury Court Garden
The Saracens Head Inn
International Centre for Birds of Prey
 
 

You’ll find more information on things to see and do in and around the Forest of Dean here.

Prices From
£12.50 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 520 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Rally fields available
  • Pets welcome
  • Open all year
  • View our pricing guide

Contact Details

Bracelands Campsite, Forest of Dean Bracelands Drive Coleford GL16 7NP
01594 837258
Certainly not Graceland
If you like your campsites with unfriendly wardens, loud chavs shouting constantly from the moment they wake from their pits up until they pass out in drunken stupor, dogs barking all day long, and the feeling your on a POW camp, then look no further. From the second we pulled on site we felt unwelcome. We were met with a "Dogs on leads at all times" no, Hello, can you keep your dogs on leads while on site. If we hadn't already paid, I'd have got back in the van and left for a site where I was welcome. The next day while the prison Wardens were patrolling we were again instructed to keep our dogs, that were sat on their bed, on their leads, to keep the dogs on leads at all times. We were then interrogated as there was one dog wandering around off lead. Obviously, we were to blame, they didn't seem bothered by dogs barking all day, beer swilling chavs. I understand they don't want dogs wandering around but there are better ways to approach it. Can I remind the wardens that we are paying and we are there for a holiday. We are NOT there to pay YOUR site fees. The showers were fairly clean, but I like to choose the temperature of my shower, having several layers of skin stripped from my body from downpours of sub boiling water isn't pleasant. It felt more like a POW camp than a holiday camp. Camping in the forest? More like camping in a clearing-in-a-forest. I like rules and regulations on a campsite, that's why I joined the C&CC because I'm sick of sites allowing idiots to do whatever they feel like. I'm considering whether to renew my C&CC membership as if this is the kind of site they are associated with then I don't wish to bother in the future. I shall never be returning to Bracelands and Its certainly put me off returning to the Forest Of Dean, shame really, as it's such a nice place, ruined by cretins. Fortunately, despite your best efforts, you didn't manage to spoil my weekend, I actually had a great time, so nah ;)
Review by: Richard Lister
...Camping in your Forest... but it'll cost ya...
Camping in the Forest should allow affordable access to the woods and wild life of the UK. The price should reflect the rough and ready approach to camping in a forest - but at the current prices you would be inclined to shop around more for a commercial site alternative. This site was a prime example - I'd rather pay a bit more for another site than pay the going rates for this one. We were lucky in our pitch and group but many were very much left sleeping on a slope, no more than a tenners worth really! Disappointed that the company has lost direction from when we first started using Forestry Commission sites many years ago when value for money was key - if they want to charge commercial rates they need to compete better, but, that would loose the point of camping in the forest. Can't really recommend this one on a cost basis and the poor return on what you get. Staff seemed happy to help out, though facilities became very grubby quickly and didn't seem to be kept clean - you wanna charge money for your site? Get with the completion, but that would not be the point of staying in the forest.
Review by: Russ Watson
Amazing views .
The staff are fantastic always on hand to help , they always go the extra mile. Me and my family have been coming to Bracelands for over 20 years . The site is well maintained and well run.
Review by: Debbie Willson
Great!
Just returned from a weekend trip to Bracelands. After reading some of the negative reviews on the website I was a little concerned about what the site would be like but was pleasantly surprised when we arrived in the rain on Friday night. The staff were friendly and helpful, there was lots of room and space around the tents and the facilities were clean and there were plenty. It's a big site and it was busy this weekend but people were quiet and we didn't experience any excess noise. Would definitely recommend a stay here - perfect base to explore the Forest of Dean with lovely walks in the forest just off site and easy access to lots of the local attractions.
Review by: Jennie Bond
Beautiful Bracelands
This was our first visit to Bracelands and certainly won't be the last. From day 1 to day 10 everything was pretty much perfect. Anyone reading negative reviews on this site should take them against the positive ones. The site is clean, well tended with super views across the Wye valley. The staff were pleasant and helpful and the facilites perfectly adequate. We loved the site and its surroundings and can't wait to come back. The only negative was a dog yapping in the early hours on a couple of mornings, which certainly wasn't the site's fault!!
Review by: Tim Watts
Great Time
Had a great time. The staff were so very friendly, even opening the shop out of hours. The site was lovely and clean with gallons of hot water. We were blessed with wonderful weather which made it even better. The middle toilet block has had a much needed facelift from the last time that we had visited. The site is in such a wonderful place that we are hard pushed to go anywhere else and find such a great location. I don't really want to harp on with how much we enjoyed it as I don't want it to get busy for my next visit. Thanks Tony and his crew for making Bracelands a great site!
Review by: Mike Maslanka

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