Free camping in Forest of Dean

There’s a fair number of decent sized Forestry Commission car parks in the Forest of Dean. Some of the bigger ones have the gates closed at 7.30pm, if you don’t mind being locked in for the night. There is a small charge (the general car park fee). There are a lot of picnic areas but most of them are locked at 7.30 pm. There are also some places on the Cinderford to Coleford road.

Free camping in Tewkesbury

Follow A38 through Tewkesbury towards Gloucester, pass Abbey on the left and then coach park on right, as the road bends to the left there is small lane on right signed "Lower Load." Follow this lane for half mile down to River Severn. There is as small picnic area and old ferry here. The road stops here so exit is back the way you drove in, no houses very quiet at night.

Free camping in Cheltenham

Look for Cheltenham pump rooms, signposted from Cheltenham racecourse, security camera’s, nice park next to it, 10min walk into Cheltenham; a nice spot.

Free camping in the Cotswolds

A nice site in the Cotswolds next to a stream and about ten minutes walk from a couple of pubs in Bourton-on-the-Water. Go to Streetfinder, type in GL54 2PS, nice pull in as river crosses road.

Free camping in Chipping Campden

From Chipping Campden take the B4035 towards Aston Subadge. Just outside of Chipping Campden there is a left turn, go up the hill, then it levels out go for about 1/2 mile till you come to cross roads your right of way. Turn right towards Weston Subadge up the lane 200 yards. Turn right into car park. Great views looking over Stratford on Avon and towards Birmingham.

  1. Are there height restrictions in these spots? If you were travelling in a converted horse lorry?


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