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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. 

 


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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)

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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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Beautiful site with great walking
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We stayed here for the best part of a week in June, with variable weather. We found the site easy to access with good hardstandings and good facilities. The staff were tremendous - very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Coleford and Monmouth are easy to access for shopping, but the big attraction is the walking with well marked tracks and a good variety of terrain. We would certainly come back to the Forest of Dean, and to this site. There are two slight drawbacks. There is no wifi and the mobile coverage is poor; and secondly the weekends get very busy with a lot of traffic (it is a large site), so we would plan for a weekday visit. But certainly worth coming here.
Unit Type: Caravan
Fantastic Campsite and very helpful staff
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I had a great stay here with my friend and his family. We arrived very late on the Friday night and Dee was very helpful in setting us up in the driveway overnight and helped us to get onto our desired pitch in the morning. The campsite is a little haven in the forest with great facilities and lovely open spaces. I would definitely go back and would happily recommend this campsite. Also it is just down the road from the Go Ape center which was our initial reason for staying here. The added bonus - we could access a number of cycling routes straight from the campsite. The weather was not great when we visited but I would imagine the place is fantastic when the sun is out!
Unit Type: Caravan
Peaceful surroundings
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The campsite itself is large with plenty of toilet/shower facilities around. We had a hard standing pitch which was just a little way down from the entrance. I was concerned with children being so close to the entrance, however most people observed the speed limit. I was a little surprised when we arrived that pitches are not reserved for you, but you simply find an empty spot that suits. As we arrived quite late in the day meant we had a choice of two! Unfortunately we wasn't told which ones were empty so ended up driving around only to end up back where we began to find a pitch! The staff are very friendly and always on site. From the site you can walk ride in the forest to symonds yat, which is lovely. Children are free to ride and play around the site, although we did have one lady tell us our children were not allowed to play on the large grass area where she was pitched! The only thing lacking is a large play area for the children. For boys wanting to kick a football around there isn't much room when the site is busy.
Unit Type: Caravan
Disappointing Visit
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First time in the forest of Dean and chose Bracelands for its location. We were met at the gate by very efficient staff members who directed us to a flat pitch, this was not clearly marked, as i was asked to put my jockey wheel on a concrete slab, this i could not find either because there was not one or due to the long grass, i would assume it had not been cut for a considerable time. Th pitch was reasonably flat as advised, I took my water container to the nearest tap only to find this not working and no sign to advise otherwise. Showers were hot and due to the campsite being busy did not cause a problem although my wife informed me that that the female showers were busy due to small children taking too long to use the showers, the hand wash dryers were not working in the tent field toilets.(gents) Far too many sleeping policemen both on the entrance and around the campsite, i believe all campers are responsible people and do not require humps in the road, or so many.! Overall not really impressed by our visit due to the reasons above, also the site is very hilly and some of the hard standing pitches leave little to be desired. Will not return.
Unit Type: Caravan
Great, family geared campsite
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We had a great stay - awesome mountain bike rides, canoeing on the river and really family (& dog) friendly campsite. Clean loos and warm showers. The only draw back was that you need to pre book most of the activities and they are not on site and, sadly, no open fires (except for small BBQs). We had fantastic weather so managed to keep ourselves busy. We will be going back - Forest of Dean is simply stunning
Unit Type: Tent
Good but too crowded
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The campsite itself is lovely - a beautiful location with miles of great walking and cycling on the doorstep. The facilities were also good and I have no complaints there. My main gripe is that there were simply too many people allowed on the site for its size. We stayed over the May bank holiday weekend and for the remainder of half term and whilst it is a spacious site it was absolutely jam-packed with people to the point where it was very difficult to find a suitable pitch. There were also a couple of rowdy groups over the Bank Holiday weekend that made noise late into the night and sadly the staff did not patrol to keep noise levels sensible. Knowing it was going to be a hugely busy weekend for the site, there should have been additional resources put on to ensure people pitch in sensible places and don't make noise late into the night. Overall I enjoyed my stay but the experience would have been significantly enhanced if they had reduced the number of pitches to a smaller size (and not just seen the pound signs for a busy weekend). Probably won't return because of the over-crowding.
Unit Type: Tent
Great place
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Lovely camp site. Very peaceful, and relaxing. Lots of walking and cycling opportunities. Staff are very friendly.
Unit Type: Tent
Fantastic time as usual.
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We have visited Bracelands over the last 4 years and had a fantastic experience every time. We meet up with friends who always camp around us so we can eat together, the children play together and we can enjoy each others company. Over the years we have got to know many of the staff and they are always most helpful. This year we also met new staff members. All went that extra mile to ensure we had a wonderful and stress free stay. Thank you all very much and we look forward to seeing you all in the future.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Bank holiday weekend
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Had a great weekend here - some details Below: Reception and greetings very good and very informative. Site large with plenty of locations, centre is on hill so was mainly used by caravans. welfare blocks, plenty scattered around the site, always a moan at some sites is lack of hot water, but there is plenty here. Lots of families with kids using the tracks for bikes / scooters. Location is perfect for ramble/ mountain biking in the forest, 40 min walk to the river. Was a little noisey, but it is what it is, large site with lots of people and is expected!
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent stay great natural site
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Excellent site with great facilities
Unit Type: Caravan
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