BRACELANDS CAMP SITE ACCESS STATEMENT
Site Contact Details
For bookings or enquiries please call 01594 837258
Usual office opening hours; 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday to Thursday 8.00am to 8.00pm Friday and Saturday. Messages can be left and out of these hours.
Please visit: www.bracelandscamping.co.uk
for more information and online booking
Bracelands campsite is in the Forest of Dean and is a great place from which to explore the forest. There are lots of walking and cycling trails nearby. The river Wye is a 20-minute walk. Along this river you can explore Biblins bridge and Simmonds Yat Rock. Note; it is a long uphill climb from the river to Bracelands.
The site is sloping and very open.
The site offers a mixture of grass only, grass with electric, hard standing with electric pitches.
Mobile signal is very intermittent. Check coverage with your network.
Television signal is generally good but can vary depending on pitch location. A booster is recommended.
There is no public payphone on site.
Your Arrival on Site
The earliest arrival time on site is 12pm, however earlier can be possible by arrangement. Please call ahead if unexpectedly arriving earlier to ensure there are staff to greet you.
Approach road; When entering or leaving site with your unit do not go through Simmonds Yat. When entering Bracelands drive down to the site, please be aware it is a narrow lane with speed humps. The Site is well signed on the approach from Berry Hill.
Arrival surface is level tarmac, with a stop sign and painted line clear to see. Reception is signposted and clearly visible.
There is an automatic barrier (with keypad number code). When the barriers are locked cars must be parked outside the main gates with pedestrian access. No further visitor parking is available unless arranged.
There is no specifically designated accessible parking so please discuss requirements with the office if needed.
Your Check In
The Reception Block is the building on the right as you drive in and just ahead of the barrier.
Reception is clearly signposted.
Access to Reception is via a flat path.
There is a wide doorway with a shallow ridge at the bottom and the doors open inwards. The floor space is free from clutter and there is turning room for wheelchairs in the reception.
The reception is open variable hours (see office hours under site contact details). If staff are required after office hours a bell is situated to the right of the Reception door. When pressed a member of staff will attend.
Staff live on site so can always aid in case of emergency.
Details of local hospitals, doctors, dentists’ and vets can be found on the noticeboard outside
Hardstanding with electricity pitches are available close to the facility block, including accessible facilities.
The Hardstanding Pitches are gravel.
There are several sloping grass only and grass with electric pitches around the site where chocks
Campers can park on their pitch or on the left-hand side grass, weather permitting. On most pitches more than 1 car can be accommodated but please discuss with the office so the best pitch is offered.
Travelling Around Site
The roads around the site are tarmac. There is a speed limit around the site of 5 mph. A one-way system is in operation around the main camping area
and this is clearly signed.
There are no footpaths around the site.
A torch is recommended when walking around the site at night as there is no additional night lighting away from the facilities blocks.
There are mole hills in the grass areas throughout the site (these are cleared on a regular basis).
There is a clear, well-maintained path leading to all the facility blocks. There are steps to the one side of block 1 with a hand rail and a gentle slope the other side. There are no steps on the
Pathway to block 2 and 3.
The taps are push button.
The showers are push button. There are no steps in the showers.
The facility block, and accessible facilities are well lit at night.
There is no turning room in the main facilities block for wheelchairs.
Assistance dogs are permitted in the facility block.
The Accessible Facilities
There are 2 dedicated facilities.
There is a slope access leading to the accessible facilities, which are in the middle of block 1.
The door opens inwards. The facilities are accessed via a Radar key, available on request from Reception.
There is a pull handle on the door.
The taps are lever type taps.
The shower is open access, flat wet room style with no tray to step into. The shower has two grab
rails and a pulldown seat capable of taking a weight up to 95 kgs.
The shower in the family room is push button operated.
The shower in the disabled room is a turn on off temperature controlled and the shower head is height adjustable:
The toilet has drop down handrails on both sides. The toilet has a larger flush handle. There is
transfer space both sides of the toilet when handrails are lifted.
The washbasin can be reached from the toilet.
There is a hand dryer.
The floor is non-slip.
There is an emergency cord by the toilet this can be reached from the floor.
Assistance dogs are permitted in the facility blocks.
Dish wash areas
The areas are located at the side of the main facility blocks.
Block 2 and 3 have a step as you enter the building. There are no handrails leading to these areas or within the areas. There is wheelchair turning room in this area.
Block 1 has a wheelchair height sink
All taps are push button
The doors to the laundry open inwards.
There are two washing machines and two tumble dryers. The washing machines are on the bottom with the tumble dryers place directly above. All machines are coin operated.
There is no indoor/outdoor Recreational Area.
Waste, Water, Fire and Evacuation
There is slight slope access leading to the refuse/waste and water areas, which are situated around the site.
The paths are tarmac. There are no handrails.
The Waste Containers/bins are 128cm high with lids.
All wastewater emptying can be just tipped down the drain which is at floor level.
The site has two CPD points situated at both ends of the site. (see site plan when booking in)
There is a small basin and soap dispenser in the CDP.
Fire boxes situated throughout the site, at Reception and in all toilet blocks. These boxes must be opened from two sides.
Fire bells are situated at each water point these must be manually turned and are at a height.
Fire assembly points are behind the gates around the site and are marked on the site plan.