Forest Gate has been established as a camping and caravanning site for over 30 years. Our small rustic site is in the grounds of the former Victorian Rectory which occupy 3 acres. Numbers are restricted to make your camping experience a pleasant one, weather permitting.
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We have flush toilets, free hot and cold water and electric showers. There are electrical hook-ups and drinking water points around the grounds and a chemical disposal point.
There is a small log cabin half way up the drive on the left at the entrance to the site which acts as Reception where you book in, freeze your ice-packs and can find local tourist information. There is an intercom by which guests may contact us should the need arise. Guests must arrive before 10.00 pm in every case.
Pets are always welcome at Forest Gate by arrangement. No guard dogs, or dogs that think they are guard dogs, will be accepted. Dogs must be kept on leads, but there are many open fields for their exercise close by (watch out for farm animals).
We are a small, quiet camping site and need to point out that it is a condition of your stay that there is no noise on the site after 11.00 pm. All campers are expected to ensure that their pleasures do not affect the peacefulness of others.
Forest Gate is at the gateway of the Royal Forest of Dean, ideal for walking and escaping the crowds. The rivers Severn and Wye form natural boundaries. Don’t forget that the Severn Bore comes up the River Severn, only two miles or so away, many times a year and is an amazing natural phenomenon.
We are 7 miles from Gloucester with its beautiful cathedral, and Ross-on-Wye, a charming market town, is 9 miles away. We are within easy reach of the Cotswolds, the Malverns and the Black Hills, and the towns of Cheltenham, Hereford and Tewkesbury are all worth a visit.
There is something here for everyone. You can explore historic castles, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, ramble along deserted nature trails, take drives through picturesque countryside, canoe and fish in safe waters and pony trek through beautiful woodlands. There are iron-age caves, wild life parks, a falconry centre, a maze and a steam centre for the railway enthusiast. Refreshing products can be sampled at nearby cider mills and vineyards: all in this still unspoiled corner of England.
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We remain stout supporters of the local Tourism Association which has a web site at www.visitdeanwye.co.uk