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Prices From £15.60 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW
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 camping pods, perfect for protection from the elements all year round.

Bracelands now also features Ready Camp Tents which you can book online. 

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 Forestry England, 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 England 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_feature Go 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_Feature Clearwell 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 Dean International 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 Inn The 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-Leisure Freedom 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-Karting JDR 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
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
£15.60 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

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Bracelands Campsite, Forest of Dean Bracelands Drive Coleford GL16 7NP
01594 837258

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Time Moves On
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I remember when this was just a field, an adjunct to the main site at Christchurch. 1975. Now its a caravan site with some space for tents; some of the this space is even flat! The warden was super flexible allowing me to park on a hard standing and pitch on the grass. Sadly it wasn't cold enough and so the ground got a bit muddy even after just one night. It was forecast -5 but didn't drop below freezing. No ice on the flysheet or in the water bottle! I think the warden thought he was likely to find a body in the morning! I'm rather ancient you see. But very well qualified and experienced with the best kit so no problem. Thanks for having me; i'll return if you'll have me.
Unit Type: Tent
Brilliant.. Except
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The big disappointment was the toilet/shower block. Desperately in need of an update. Mouldy (smelly) panels and cobwebs and grime everywhere. Site manager tells me they are due a refurb shortly. And the other two blocks are great he says.. but locked for the winter..! Otherwise.. a terrific site with great views, beautiful forest walks and good pitches. Many fallow deer after dark on site. Spent numerous minutes watching the deer immediately outside the motorhome at 2am. Awesome. Please please remember how important toilets/showers are. I know we are camping in a forest but a little more care needed. Enjoyed it and stayed four nights.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Lovely Site and Location but…..
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You cannot fault the location of this site. The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. The layout is good and it feels really spacious. An added bonus when you have dogs is that there are loads of walks in the woods right on your doorstep. After dusk you can shine a torch into the darkness and see large groups of deer grazing on the field. I know the weather is impossible to predict and is out of everyone’s control but with the amount of rain we had over the festive period the ground around the hardstanding was very wet and muddy and our car very nearly became stuck. The site staff were able to tow you off if this happened but the worry hangs over you every time you attempt to leave the pitch. It would be great if the hardstanding could be extended to accommodate the whole unit. That really is my only complaint.
Unit Type: Caravan
Friendly staff, tired facilities.
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You'll be here for the fine walks though the forest and quiet starry evenings. Take care with dogs off leads in forest as lots of exciting smells of beasts. Staff v friendly and lack the rigid attitude of CAMC. Facilities need upgrading. Showers in particular are faded and worn. Plus limited for large size of site
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Lovely relaxing stay.
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Relaxing campsite. Lovely walks through the forest and into Symonds Yat. Helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed welcoming in the New Year here. Will definitely be back again.
Unit Type: Motorhome
New Years Eve camping in the forest
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Lovely site in the middle of the forest, within walking distance of Symonds Yat and the river Wye. The facilities were clean and staff very helpful. We stayed on a grass pitch in December and due to wet ground and slightly sloping site (we should have booked a hard standing) we needed a tow off our pitch when we left - this was no problem for the site staff and they’re trusty tractor!! Will stay again in future.
Unit Type: Camper Van
First Motorhome Stay
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This was the first night in a motorhome for us and we couldn't have chosen a better site for the first time! From the friendly and helpful welcome to cleaning up at departure, everything was just fine. Such a lovely and peaceful setting too. We'll be back for sure!
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
A lovely autumn in the forest
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Just back from a lovely week staying at Bracelands in autumn sunshine. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Lots of wonderful walks in the area.
Unit Type: Caravan
Poor
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Positive - location is beautiful Negative - certain staff spoke to us like we were worthless at every interaction, we seemed to be an inconvenience Toilets were not the standard I'd expect.
Unit Type: Caravan
Lovely Campsite
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Very much enjoyed our stay. Good sized flat pitch with EHU all worked well. Lovely area for walking and biking, despite the awful weather. Will be back next year.
Unit Type: Motorhome