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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. 

Please note that our Bracelands campsite will be undergoing some minor redevelopment work commencing 13th March for around three weeks. This work shouldn’t affect visitors’ experience on site.


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.

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)

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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TOTALLY AMAZING!!!
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We stayed here for 3 nights and the way we would describe it is " spiritually perfect" The staff are amazing...we met 2 gals and a gent. Each one soooo friendly and helpful. We motorhome frequently and this site is top notch. DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING........please.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Nice site
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We arrived on the Saturday and the process of booking in was seamless. When we chose the hardstanding we were staying on our electric hookup cable was not long enough and the staff lent us one and it seemed like nothing was too much trouble ( Thank you) The showers and toilets were clean and warm the facilities were very good. We will definitely be back.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Great winter getaway
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Have visited this site many times over the years but only recently during the winter months as having the hard standings and heated facilities makes this a truly all year round location. It's nice to visit in the winter months when the site is quieter as the site can get very busy in the summer which gives it a completely different feel. Wardens are very helpful and after our previous visit they even returned a ring which had slipped from my finger while taking a shower. Very impressed that they kept it safe and then posted it back to me without charge. There are just loads of walks to do from this site both through the forest surrounding the site but also down and along the river. This time we walked along the river to Monmouth and then caught the bus back which drops you at the entrance to the site. Brilliant. Research your timings if you do this as the buses aren't very frequent but only cost £2! Never tire of visiting this site so will be back as it's such a good all year round venue with peace and quiet and plenty to do right on your doorstep. Thanks again wardens for all you do.
Unit Type: Caravan
Ideal location !
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2 Days biking with my 2nd eldest. Very welcoming and friendly onsite staff. All the facilities you could need and very clean. Great location for exploring, bike or on foot. Tenting with luxuries !
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent
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We love this site , great access to the forest for walks and cycling , what a view to wake up to every day
Unit Type: Caravan
Great - will definitely be back
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Staff were friendly and helpful, amenities more than adequate, site was great and beautifully located- definitely coming back with our bikes to explore the forest paths surrounding the camp!
Unit Type: Caravan
Great place to pitch up
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Lovely well maintained campsite, within walking distant of the forset, which was great! The staff were lovely and very helpful with whatever you needed. Downside is the shop is a good walk away so make sure you bring everything you need.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Forest splendour
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My son and I camped at Bracelands campsite for 3 nights in February, a caravan, hard standing pitch and electric! Lovely site as always, great showers and other facilities. Trips out to the Sculpture trail (a favourite), the fabulous Krazy Golf near Lydney and the cinema in Coleford which is very reasonably priced and a lovely traditional cinema it even still has an organ (although sadly silent!) I have been visiting the Forest of Dean for more than 30 years and it is a truly magical place. SO much to do, walk, hike, bike, canoe, climb, shoot (archery!) eat, drink and enjoy the glorious seasonal changes!
Unit Type: Caravan
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
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