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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.

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.

We now have Camping Pods available on this site. 

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

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.

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.

Go Ape_featureGo Ape Adventure Park
If you’re looking for activities to do in the Forest of Dean Go Ape will bring out the adventurer in you.

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



Road 2 Trail_FeatureRoad 2 Trail Cycle Clinic
Road2Trail offers bicycle repairs, checks and services. Have a certified mechanic look at your bike and get you back on the road as quick as possible.


Located on site e
very other Saturday
Telephone: 07730538759


 

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)

At a Glance

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

Contact Details

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


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Another great weekend
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This was our third visit this year, a really nice site with good walks through the forest which are signed and have descriptions of the level of difficulty and slope. There are walks to suit most people. The site has access to the Retreat for some food and drinks and supplies, 1/4 mile up the lane. there are a few pubs nearby, the New Inn is dog friendly and about a 25 minute walk. On the site, the facilities are clean and warm, the staff, very friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Lovely stay in the snow!
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely for walks in the forest and visiting Symonds Yat - especially the Saracens Head. Very friendly and helpful staff. Well kept site with very clean facilities. The snow was the icing on the cake! Look forward to our next visit
Unit Type: Caravan
Good site for winter breaks
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Just returned from a 5 night stay at this site in some very unpleasant weather. We haven't been here for about 16 years so we were well impressed with the new hardstandings and toilet facilities. We were on a hardstanding and it drained well and the friendly staff were on hand to help if necessary. There are a couple of nice pubs within a short distance and the main reception is well equipped with coffee shop/bar and groceries etc. on sale. Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye are not too far away. We will return.
Unit Type: Caravan
Friendly and welcoming, excellent facilities for time of year
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Very welcoming and friendly on arrival, great information. Excellent showers and facilities. Lovely site as usual and we will be back
Unit Type: Caravan
Great Time
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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!
Beautiful Bracelands
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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!!
Amazing views .
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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.
Great!
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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.
...Camping in your Forest... but it'll cost ya...
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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.
Certainly not Graceland
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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 ;)
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