Where: Beeches Farm, Nr Chepstow, Forest of Dean
How much: £6 per adult, £4 per child, under 3’s free. £2 per dog per visit!
Campfires: In stone fire pits or very strurdy braziers, free.
Wood: Sold at reception
Types of camping: Tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes. Electric Hook up available.
Facilties: Toilet and shower block with indoor and outdoor washing up facilities.
The Review: A return visit to Beeches Farm, can’t resist an update to my original review. First things first, getting there – print out the directions and take them with you. Sat Nav hasn’t got a clue. Secondly, if it is going to be a nice weekend, email and book as early as possible and ask for a pitch in God’s Window. If you are quick enough you will get a pitch right at the front of the site with view like this.
Or take the path down to Tintern for pubs, tea rooms and the opportuunity to visit the famous ruin. A steep walk back from Tintern though.
There aren’t any streams or ropeswings but there are lots of slopes and wide open spaces. It never ceases to amaze me how much fun a child can have with a good slope. Roll down it, run down it, roll hula hoops and balls down it, have a race back up – seriously it can keep them entertained for ages. If you go at the right time you may also be lucky enough to find a pen of baby piglets, irresistibly cute for children and adults alike.
Beeches Farm is on the edges of the Forest of Dean which holds outdoor adventures galore. Canoeing on the Wye, climbing through the trees at Go Ape!, exploring at so many different sites through out the area. We visited Wenchford for dappled shade and a fantastic shallow stream winding its way through the site. It is a very popular place but there is lots of space for picnics and barbecues and the stream is unbeatable.
This visit was sunny and wonderful, last time it rained. Even then the views are fabulous and the woods provide cover if it is a bit on the rainy side. Tips on how to get your kids to enjoy a longish walk to come in a future post.