Camping in Gloucestershire is a great option for a break. There are some great camping locations, including the countryside surrounding Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud. There are also some very nice caravan and campsites in The Cotswolds & Forest of Dean.
Camping is a popular, cheap holiday option. For the inexperienced campers or those that want more luxury, there are many glamping sites throughout Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds. For those that need to get kit while camping in Gloucestershire, there are many outdoor shops.
Campsites In Gloucestershire
Some more popular campsites in the county for a short weekend away or a longer camping holiday.
West End Farm and Campsite in Arlingham
West End Farm and Campsite is on Church Road in the beautiful village of Arlingham. Arlingham is a village on a big horseshoe bend near the River Severn. The village has two friendly pubs that serve excellent food.
The pitches are in a pear orchard on a beautiful organic cattle farm in rural Gloucestershire. The farm has many splendid views, and the village is rather scenic. West End Farm is near to the Severn Way, a long distance hiking trail that follows the River Severn. Alternatively, there are other hiking routes nearby for visitors to enjoy.
West End Farm has options for pitches, including a basic grass pitch up to a bell tent for hire. The facilities on site include a toilet block, electricity hookup and a washing up area. This is a dog-friendly place to camp throughout the year. They also allow campers to use barbeques or have a campfire.
Cranham Scout Centre
A 16-acre centre set in a picturesque Cotswold valley with indoor accommodation, camping and activities. Open to a range of organisations, schools and businesses. http://www.scoutcentre.org.uk
Camping at Briarfields Near Cheltenham
Briarfields is a small family-owned, Adults Only Camping Site. The site is open all year round and located just 2 miles from Cheltenham. Enjoy a stay on their level and sheltered grassy camping field in the middle of the park for tents. The camping area is near to heated washrooms & laundry, which are spotlessly clean. www.briarfields.net
Carp Farm Campsite in The Cotswolds
The Carp Farm Campsite is located only a ten-minute walk from Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds. This is a dog-friendly adults only site due to it being on the edge of the lake. They describe the site as lovely and peaceful, with lakeside pitches.
The pitches have electricity hookups so great for keeping laptops, phones, and cameras charged while you are away for campers. They have a toilet block with 4 toilets and a shower for guests to use.
The site has lots of walks, including the neighbouring nature reserve and the 16 acres of countryside on the farm. Also, it is a pretty easy to stroll into the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Water and enjoy the delights on offer there.
Camping at The Red Lion Inn in Gloucestershire
The Red Lion Inn on the banks of the River Severn has a campsite near to the pub. The site has all the amenities, including toilets, electric and showers. For keen anglers, you can buy a ticket to go fishing on the river, which is a short walk from the pub. More info…
Thistledown Farm Nympsfield
Passage Farm Caravan and Campsite in Arlingham
The Passage Farm Caravan and Campsite are also in some beautiful countryside in Arlingham. Sadly, you need to be a member of the Caravan Club to stay. Passage Farm is open all year and is on a flat field ideal for caravans and camping. They have a toilet block with hot water and the site also has free Wi-Fi. Passage Farm also has its own course fishing lake, thus a great place to visit for keen anglers. Periodically, they also sell produce from their gardens.
Pelerine caravan & Camping Site Newent
Pelerine offers touring and camping facilities on a five-acre level site in Newent. The site is on the edge of the Forest Of Dean and 7 miles from Gloucester. www.newent.biz
Camping For Free in Gloucestershire
Many walkers and explorers like to set up camp in the wilderness of rural Gloucestershire, rather than being restricted by using paid for sites. This section includes details of where you can definitely stay for free and details of your legal position when choosing to camp in the wilderness. (This website only refers you to 3rd party sites that offer a legal position on camping and accepts no responsibility if you get in a bit of trouble).
There are many articles about camping on public land and the law. A business Link Article About Rights of public access and camping on common land says. View >>
If you are holidaying or touring the county with your caravan or camper van, the ideal situation is to pitch at a nice caravan site with facilities. There are many and most in outstanding locations throughout The Cotswolds and in the Wye Valley.