Camping is a popular cheap holiday option, for the inexperienced campers or those that want a bit more luxury there are many glamping sites throughout the shire.
Camp Sites In Gloucestershire
Some of the more popular campsites in the county.
The Greenacres campsite is a family run site near Coleford in The Forest of Dean near to the picturesque Wye Valley. The campsite is set in a rural secluded location but easily accessible if travelling by car, hiking or in my case arrival by bus. the site is dog-friendly and has showers, toilets and electricity hookups for use by visitors.
Greenway Farm is a 5* family run touring park for caravans and campers. Located at The Hawthorns near Drybrook village.
An independent camp & caravan site set in five acres of flat pastures with stunning views and great facilities. More info…
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
Deanwood Near Yorkley & Lydney
Deanwood Caravan and Camping is a quiet campsite with direct access into the Forest of Dean. The site has spectacular views and sunsets. Equipped with modern heated showers and much more! More info…
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 located in the middle of the park for tents.
The camping area is near to heated washrooms & laundry which are kept spotlessly clean. www.briarfields.net
Carp Farm Campsite
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 located on the edge of the lake. The site is described 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.
The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn located on the banks of the River Severn have a campsite near to the pub. The site has all the amenities including toilets, electric and showers. For keen fishermen, you can buy a ticket to go fishing on the river a short walk from the pub. More info…
Camping For Free in Gloucestershire
Many walkers and explorers like to be able to set up camp in the wilderness of rural Gloucestershire, rather than be restricted by using paid for, sterile, unadventurous 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 Forest of Dean area 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 forest and Wye valley.
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