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Prices From £14.65 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

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
£14.65 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

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

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Lovely setting
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Bracelands is well placed for anyone wanting to enjoy the western parts of the Forest of Dean, and looks over a pleasant valley. The campsite is spacious (although clearly at low occupancy for our November visit) and well-maintained. All the services are good - clean bathrooms, good washing up stations, all the necessary motorhome facilities. A couple of niggles: a) the rather absurd one-way system. When we arrived, we had to go through the coded entry gate to reach the water tap (to fill our motorhome tank). Then we had to re-exit (coded exit gate), and then re-enter (coded entry gate) to travel to our pitch. When we wanted to refill, we had to exit and then re-enter to get to the tap, and exit and re-enter to return to our pitch. The choice is to either laugh at this or get very frustrated! b) lack of accessible information on local walks. Many campsite shops have these pinned on walls. At Bracelands, the only option was to buy a booklet for £2. The maps it contained were vague, to put it mildly.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Nice site
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A very nice location for a campsite right in the middle of the Forest, all facilities are well maintained and clean, access is good
Unit Type: Caravan
Fabulous location, site over priced for quality of fascities
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Great location in the middle of the woods, ideal for walks and cycling. Site mainly on a slope, lacking any landscaping, also needs improvement in the hard standing. There wasn’t enough room to park a car on the hard standing if you had an awning so meant the grass became very churned up. There needed to be more paths to save having to walk across wet mud to get to fasciitis. The toilet block needed a deep clean, lots of cob webs, dead insects and built up dirt in corners, also damage to hangers etc. It was cold and wet during our stay and the shower area needed more heating as often cold, though there was plenty of hot water. The washing up area was enclosed, but no door Or heating so not pleasant to use in the winter. The site was over priced for the quality of the facilities, we’ve paid less and had better. You can see how this site would be a great place to stay in warm summers, but for winter use needs investment.
Unit Type: Caravan
Wonderful - as always
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Fancied a break in October having had a particularly hard time at work. Have camped at Bracelands for the last few years in the summer, but having only just upgraded to a caravan this year had not tried in the 'cooler' months. It was excellent! The hard standing was a good choice as the ground was definitely softer than in the summer and I didn't have my Landrover which was off road for repairs. The staff, as always, were fantastic, friendly and helpful. The site was in excellent condition, as usual. The weather was mixed, but included some lovely sunshine. Being in the middle of the forest, the dogs enjoyed many of their favourite walks. We'll be back next year.
Unit Type: Caravan
Very relaxing and accommodating
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Very relaxing and accommodating
Unit Type: Tent
Overnight Stay
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Set in the stunning Forest of Dean and a great location for walking in the Wye Valley. Nice campsite but a little unlevel and wet so we upgraded to hard standing when offered. £25 for one night with EHU so a little pricey and dire phone signal and no WiFi/ 4G. Obviously paying for location as facilities very ordinary. We just did one night in our Campervan.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Beautiful campsite
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We had a very lovely time at Bracelands for 5 nights and enjoyed the site and surrounding area.The facilities are excellent and very clean with lovely hot water.The walks we took with our dogs was outstanding and beautiful scenery.We enjoyed the takeaway at the local Chinese and the shops in Coleford offered us a top up of supplies.The staff at the campsite was so helpful and very friendly.We will be visiting again very soon
Unit Type: Caravan
Lovely site, great base to explore the Forest
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Having stopped here over 20yrs ago, thought it was time to revisit. Great site, very secure, great facilities, staff very helpful. Only negative was the group of women that pitched nearby and stayed up all night drinking and making a noise till 4am in morning. Will deffo be back soon
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely site
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I stayed at this site for 3 nights. Was booked to stay in a tent but upgraded to a pod at last minute after having been camping for 25 days. It's a great site clean, tidy and was very quite when I stayed. Toilet block was a little dated but was clean and it had everything you needed. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The only niggle I had was where to cook when staying in one of the pods. You are not allowed to cook inside or on the porch area which I understand but there are no other areas for you to cook in apart from on the grass outside the pod which is fine if it's sunny and not windy. Some sort of basic covered/enclosed area to cook in would be an excellent addition. Other than that no issues.
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent site in stunning location
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This is not the first time we have stayed at the site and it never fails to deliver. Location is amazing right in the heart of the Forest of Dean. The facilities are always clean and tidy and the wardens unfailing cheerful and helpful. We will be back!
Unit Type: Caravan