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Exciting times for 'Camping in the Forest'

Forestry England has just announced that they have acquired control of 13 Camping in the Forest campsites.

Camping in the Forest
Camping in the Forest

Forestry England has just announced that they have acquired control of 13 Camping in the Forest campsites. They hope that in addition to supporting their sustainable management of the nation’s forests, it will encourage an enhanced customer offering at these sites. This might include experience-based activities linked to nature, wildlife and recreation, and a wider choice of camping accommodation types becoming available.

Forestry England’s campsites have over 4,000 pitches. They include Sherwood Pines (Nottinghamshire), Bracelands (Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire), Postern Hill (Savernake Forest, Wiltshire) and several sites across the New Forest (Hampshire).

These popular woodland campsites provide guests with a forest experience and direct access to miles of walking and cycling trails and other outdoor activities. Each site is unique, and they range from basic, without any facilities, to those with full amenity blocks and some with cosy glamping pods and pre-pitched tents.

Camping in the Forest
Camping in the Forest

With staycations on the rise in recent years and to enable more people to get closer to nature, Forestry England decided to buy out the Camping and Caravanning Club, which were previous joint owners of the venture.

Forestry England Chief Executive, Mike Seddon, said: “We are very excited about the new and exciting opportunities we could offer campers in the nation’s forests. Camping brings people closer to nature and heightens their appreciation for the environment and the wildlife these precious habitats support. We have a unique ability to provide overnight stays in beautiful forest locations across the country, helping make memories that enhance health and wellbeing.

Forestry England is currently seeking experienced operators to run these sites but there should not be any disruption to the service and experience for customers during this transition period. 

Camping in the Forest is also available at a number of locations in Wales and Scotland.

See all the 'Camping in the Forest' locations.

Selected Camping in the Forest campsites.

An attractive site, Ashurst is on the fringe of the New Forest, set in a mixture of oak woodland and grass heathland which is open...

Bracelands Camping & Caravanning Club site is just waiting to welcome you. Located on the edge of the Forest of Dean, Bracelands is open all...

Postern Hill Camping in the Forest site is in the ancient Savernake Forest, surrounded by a network of tracks and paths. Completely immersed in the...

Sherwood Pines Camping in the Forest site is situated close to the famous Sherwood Forest, sitting amongst beautiful woodland. The site perfectly located across 2...

Setthorns Camping in the Forest is a secluded, back to basics, site surrounded by woodland. Throughout you will come across paths branching off in various...

This site is attractively laid out in a fairly informal style in several adjoining areas connected by narrow, part gravel, part tarmac roads, with access...

Beddgelert Forest Holidays site is the perfect location if you are looking for a tranquil, relaxing experience. Set within a conifer and broadleaf forest, Beddgelert...