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. Bracelands is one of our largest sites, with 520 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes plus five new camping pods, perfect for protection from the elements all year round.

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 see beauty wherever you look, whether it is watching the evening sun set over the woodland canopies in the distance, or seeing the first glimpse of morning light piercing the trees at daybreak.

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.

You can also spend the day at Monmouth town, which is close by to the Forest of Dean. This traditional county town is full of history and a great way to spend the day.

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.

Please note that whilst Bracelands campsite is dog friendly, we don't permit dogs to stay in camping pods.

Directions to Bracelands

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.

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 on Grove Road 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 leading to Broom Hill and after a few hundred yards you will see the reception 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 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 on Grove Road 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 leading to Broom Hill and after a few hundred yards you will see the reception 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 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 leading to Broom Hill. 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.

Public transport around Bracelands

 By coach and bus

National Express operates nationwide coach services to and from Newent, Chepstow, Gloucester, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. For further details, visit www.nationalexpress.co.uk or call 08705 808080.


By rail

The closest railway stations are Abergavenny, Chepstow, Gloucester and Lydney station which is just a ten minute drive from the site.
For further information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950.

The Forest of Dean is looked after by the Forestry Commission, an independent organisation which works to protect and enhance our forests and allow others to enjoy them. They run a wide range of events and activities throughout the year which can be viewed on the Forestry Commission website. 

​The Forest of Dean offers an endless list of things to do, from adventure days to culture days. To get your adventure at Bracelands started we’ve handpicked some great ideas for days out below.
 
Go Ape_featureGo Ape Adventure Park
From the top of the trees to the floor of the forest, Go Ape encourages adventurers to explore the Forest of Dean in new and innovative ways, including zip wire and Segway tours.

Open: February - November
Telephone: 0333 331 7137



Clearwell caves_FeatureClearwell Caves
Clearwell Caves is a working mining museum where you can see the impressive caverns the miners created.

Clearwell Caves, Ancient Iron Mines, Nr Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR
Telephone: 01594 832535



wyedean canoe hire_featureWyedean Canoe Hire
Experience the River Wye waters on a canoe or Kayak.
Daily and hourly rates available.

Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye, South Herefordshire, HR9 6JL
Telephone: 01600 890238



Puzzlewood_FeaturePuzzlewood
A
unique and a great day out for all the family, where you can explore all of what the forest has to offer.

Perrygrove Road, Coleford, GL16 8QB
Telephone: 01594 833187



Dean Forest Railway_FeatureDean Forest Railway
Travel onboard steam trains through the Forest of Dean and experience the forest in a whole new light.

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard Station, Forest Road, Lydney, Glos, GL15 4ET
Telephone: 01594 845840




Forest of Dean adventure_featureForest of Dean Adventure Park
This adventure park offers lots of activities for all ages, from adventure ropes, archery and climbing towers.


Adventure ropes and Archery: Open all year

Adventure Tower: April until October
Telephone: 01594 821003

 
 
 
birds of prey in Forest of DeanInternational Centre for Birds of Prey
Home to more than 250 eagles, owls, buzzards and more, the International Centre for Birds of Prey is a great day out.

Boulsdon House,  Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ
Open daily Feb 1st – November 30th 10.30am until dusk, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 01531 820286


The Saracens Head InnThe Saracens Head Inn
Perfectly situated on the banks of the River Wye, The Saracens Head Inn is one of the best places to stop for lunch or a quick drink.

The Saracens Head Inn, Symonds Yat East, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6JL
Telephone: 01600 890435


Westbury Court Garden Fountain
Westbury Court Garden
Take a few hours in the peaceful and beautiful Westbury Court Gardens.


Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD
National Trust members visit for FREE

For Rainy Days


 
Freedom-LeisureFreedom Leisure, Berry Hill
Just an 8 minute drive from site, you’ll find an indoor heated swimming pool, Gym, Tennis and Squash Courts and plenty more fun for all of the family.  
 

Address: Five Acres, Berryhill, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7JT
Tel: 01594 835388
 
JDR-KartingJDR Karting, Bristol Road
Thrill seekers listen up; 45 minutes from the site you’ll find a unique indoor racetrack providing the best go karting experience around. Great for beginners and seasoned drivers. Ages 12 +

Address: Unit 5, Madleaze Industrial Estate, Bristol Road, Gloucester, GL1 5SG
Tel: 01452 311211

The-Time-Machine-MuseumThe Time Machine Museum of Science Fiction, Hereford
Science fiction fans rejoice. You’ll find original props and costumes used on screen from some of your most loved series just a 1 hour drive away from the site.  

Address: 12 The Square, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4BP
Tel: 01885 488 329

Ladybird-PotteryLadybird Pottery, Tintern Parva
Relax, get creative and release your inner potter at Ladybird Pottery at the Abbey Mill.

Address: Ladybird Pottery Abbey Mill Tintern Parva South Wales NP16 6SE
Tel: 07719 880 985


WhirlkidzWhirlikidz, Chepstow
If you’re looking for a place for the kids to blow off a little steam, Whirlkidz provides a safe and friendly soft play area. With free Wi-Fi and a fantastic café adults are sure to have a good time too!

Address: Unit 2 School Hill Trading Estate, Chepstow, NP165P
Opening times: Monday – Friday 9:30 – 6:00pm Saturday – Sunday 10am – 5pm


Prices From
£13.45 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

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Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Bracelands Campsite, Forest of Dean Bracelands Drive Coleford GL16 7NP
01594 837258


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Well maintained site with helpful friendly staff
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Good site to stay at if exploring the local area. Good walks and mountain biking close by.
Unit Type: Tent
Very positive start to our Motorhome adventure
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This was our very first outing in our newly acquired motorhome and the whole experience from booking, to check in was very easy and stressless. We were welcomed onto the site by a very happy lady and explained where we should park and gave us all the information we would need. We were pleasantly surprised with the site, it was clean and tidy, plenty of rubbish bins and where we parked we were a stones throw from the gate which led to some beautiful forest walks. Our 2 dogs thought they were in heaven. We will definitely return to this site maybe next spring.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Bracelands in the Forest
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Excellent caravan and camping site, right in the midst of the forest, more organised than the last time we visited and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Plenty of toilet blocks, well equipped and clean. Ideal for exploring the forest on foot or mountain bike. The site is dog friendly, just remember to close the gates to the site to stop the wild boar getting in! Could hear lots of deer calling at night and walking through the forest, never saw any though. Excellent pub just off site in Berry Hill, The Globe does traditional pub meals at really cheap prices and are really good. Thoroughly enjoyed our time in the forest and will definitely be back.
Unit Type: Caravan
Fantastic site
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Very helpful and informative staff. Such a brilliant site for seeing lots of wildlife. Handy for Monmouth, Ross and Symonds Yat.
Unit Type: Caravan
Friendly and helpful staff
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From the time we arrived the staff were extremely helpful and polite. The site was clean and very well maintained. We had planned on staying until the friday but storm Aileen put payed to that as we suffered some damage to our unit, again i can not praise the staff enough for there help in this situation going around and checking every one was ok and helping those in need. The only very small negative is the gents showers could do with a small bench in the shower to make life a little easier. This is a 1st class site and we will certainly be returning again. Again thankyou to all the staff for your help.
Unit Type: Trailer Tent
Fantastic site - would recommend
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We have just stayed at this site for two nights (Friday - Sunday). Our party comprised four families / four tents; some of the party had stayed here before and some of us were newbies! We were all able to pitch our tents together without any problems. The site was well maintained; the communal toilet and shower blocks were cleaned regularly. We enjoyed our walks in the easily accessible Forest (and would also recommend the nearby Gruffalo hunt). We would definitely recommend this site and we will definitely be back for another visit :-)
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely place to stay
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Pulled up at the end of a busy Bank Holiday and even though the place was brimming everyone was very attentive. Lots are a generous size, washrooms are very clean and the place seemed to run like clockwork. Thank you all very much.
Unit Type: Trailer Tent
Cramped and tired facilities
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We are at the end of a 3 week trip around Scotland and Wales England border and this is our least favourite site. Firstly it is massive but campers on the grass are really crammed in, mainly on a slope...even in the Highlands we weren't on a slope like this! Chocks weren't enough. Cups slipped of tables! The facilities were the worst we have had on our trip. Cold showers, tiny cubicles, one hook only for bag/towel/ clothes and three damp breeze blocks on end as a bench!! Hairdryer fell apart as I was using it! No play facilities for kids. There are a few other fantastic sites around here, with equally great walks. Sadly they were booked up or that's where we'd have stayed. I really don't understand how they have achieved such high ratings, other than people having nothing else to compare to.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Brilliant site but terrible manager/staff
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Dreadful weather delayed our arrival time so we were due to arrive at 10.05pm (we were travelling 4.5hrs to reach the campsite). We phoned and left messages to explain the situation - the website clearly states arrival up until dusk - taken as 10pm, but we were keen to avoid any problems. Our messages asked the staff to ring if there was a problem. We kept ringing, and eventually spoke to someone who passed us to the site manager. We were then told that the gates were locked at 10pm and he would not let us onto the site!!! When asked if there was anything we could do about this, go in another entrance etc, he suggested "we should drive faster" bearing in mind there was very heavy rain making it unsafe to drive any faster. Also that he shouldn't be letting us pitch a tent so late at night... We couldn't find any other accommodation, so had no choice but to drive on and hope for the best. When we did arrive, literally minutes after 10pm, he was very unwelcoming and grudgingly directed us to the back of the site, allowing us to carry all our gear in and set up. We had to "officially" register the next day after 9am, however we were attending a training course in the area and couldn't get to the registration desk until 7pm. Again he was exceptionally unhelpful and frankly quite rude. On our final day we ran out of camping gas for our stove - normally I'd not hesitate to buy more from the on-site store but in this case there's nothing that would persuade me to put money into this campsite. At the training course, it was clear the manager and his staff are well known for being unfriendly and unaccommodating - we just mentioned the problems and everyone immediately knew where we were staying! The site itself was brilliant and the setting was amazing, but sadly the attitude of the staff really spoiled the whole experience and we will absolutely not be returning.
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent!!
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We had a great time! Excellent views from the site, nature cycle trail in the Forest within a stone's throw of the tent, excellent amenities on site, super friendly helpful staff.. Loved it, definitely going back!!
Unit Type: Tent
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