About the Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean is England’s first national park and largest oak woodland. Protected by laws from as early back as 1066, this is one of England’s largest crown forests, second only to the New Forest.
Over the course of its long history, the forest has been protected as hunting grounds and governed by the accompanying laws. In a similar fashion to the New Forest, commoners rights have been distributed and administered by Verderers. Now, sheep freely graze the land, wild boars roam and deer grace visitors with their presence.
It is, however, perhaps the forest’s geographical formations and history that best define this special area. It is composed of the Wye Valley – an area of outstanding natural beauty – the Vale of Leadon, a quintessential area around the town of Newent, the Severn Vale and of course the royal forest itself.
The result is a plethora of landscapes, adorned with wildlife, beautiful woodland glades and tranquil scenes at the water’s edge. It’s easy to see why Forest of Dean holidays come highly recommended.
Forest of Dean Campsite
Forest of Dean camping means that you’re always in the heart of the woodlands, and access to them is but a short walk to the edge of the campsite. Views across the valley taking in the River Wye, or simply looking into the woodlands, are never far away.
Our Bracelands site
is surrounded by oaks, copper beech and pine trees and provides a huge expanse to enjoy these forest backdrops. The site caters for tents, caravans, motorhomes and campervans and offers great facilities for all.
Situated not far from the town of Coleford or the famous Symonds Yat Rock, camping in the Forest of Dean at Bracelands is something everyone should try. Steeped in history, radiating beauty and glazed with an air of mystery, the Forest of Dean is the perfect setting for your next holiday. Enter this ancient forest and you’ll be in a realm far away from the ‘usual’.
Caravan sites in the forest of dean
We have one site in the Forest of Dean. It has the following facilities, perfect for a touring caravan holiday:
- Hardstanding with electric
- Grass with electric hookup
- Chemical disposal point
- Seasonal pitches
- Bottled gas available
- Caravan storage availability
Pets are allowed on the campsite and there is a dog friendly pub within walking distance. We feel the site offers all you will need if you want to holiday with your touring caravan