Bracelands is ideal for a Forest of Dean camping or caravanning trip. Read more.
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.
Throughout 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, 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 campsites come highly recommended.
Forest of Dean Camping
Camping in the Forest of Dean 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 campsite is surrounded by oak, copper beech and pine trees and provides a huge expanse to enjoy the forest backdrop. With plenty of space for kids to run and explore freely, this makes a great family campsite. Bracelands is suitable for campers with caravans, motorhomes, campervans or tents and has the facilities to cater to all. You can bring your dog along too at no extra cost.
Bracelands has camping pods and safari tents which are ideal for a short camping trip or for those going camping for the first time. Camping in one of these accommodation types makes arrival quick and easy, leaving you to explore the Forest of Dean to your heart’s content.
Things to do while camping in the Forest of Dean
We’ve touched on the fact the Forest of Dean radiates beauty and has a long history, but we haven’t mentioned the many things you can do while camping here. If your next holiday involves camping in the Forest of Dean, here are some of our favourite activities and places to visit:
- You can set off on foot from the campsite and explore in all directions. Here are some of our favourite Forest of Dean walks.
- There are plenty of outdoor family activities to try from cycling, treetop adventures and rock climbing.
- There’s no need to worry about the weather with these rainy day activities.
- In the Upper Wye Gorge Symonds Yat Rock is an internationally renowned viewpoint and well worth the climb to the top.
- Visit some of the top pubs in the Forest of Dean.
- Head underground to experience Clearwell Caves, a great day out for the whole family.
- Explore the mystery, myth and magic of Puzzlewood, 14 acres of woodland.
While we have just one touring caravan site in the Forest of Dean, Camping in the Forest has a whole host of campsites in the UK to explore.