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Marina Base Camp - camping site and stop over for motorhomes and camper vans

Welcome to Marina Base Campsite in Lydney Marina on the Lydney canal situated in the Royal Forest of Dean next to the Lydney Harbour.
Open 24 hours
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5 months ago
Very friendly welcome at this quirky motorhome/campervan aire. Parked on an old quayside facing a canal with ducks and swans. Peaceful and relaxing. Adults only (due to the water danger) and no pitches. All the services available including a toilet open 24-7. Enjoyed the path walk to the historic dock on the Severn - great views and interesting history. Saw the steam train departing from the nearby station. Recommended for anyone who isn't fussed about being on a full-blown campsite but needs a safe and welcome place to stop a night or two. Looks a tad odd coming through the industrial estate/hot tub showroom - just look out for the signs. Book ahead to guarantee a space and a great welcome from the hosts.
- OurTour B
2 years ago
This is a work in progress motorhome stopover with a toilet to use, water available, waste and Elsan emptying point. It is a small area next to the main business and behind an industrial estate. But, once parked up on the artificial grass you are in the most tranquil of settings right on the bank of the canal where you can watch the family of swans ducks and kingfishers all go about their business. No noise at all from the nearby industrial estate. Lovely walk down to lydney harbour and only a short walk to Lydney Town. Close to the main rail station and steam railway, you cant beat the sound of a steam train in the distance. Don't expect manicured grass or a huge camping field, its a small area next to the canal, plenty of space to put your awning up. With continued improvements this site can only get better, screening to businesses and better facilities are all planned.
- Michelle c
2 years ago
We visited this site before it was fully finished. Tucked onto an old canal docks it has limited space and facilities but these are made up for by the beautiful setting, friendly owners and resident family of swans. Quiet and convenient for Lydney’s mainline and heritage railways.
- Terri E
Our motorhome campsite offers a tranquil spot in Lydney Marina where you can set up your pitch directly on the waterside with unspoiled views of the canal and it's wildlife. See if you can catch a glimpse of our resident kingfisher and heron.

As your pitch will be right next to the canal wall our campsite will not be suitable for the younger campers.
Marina campsite offers a base from which you can explore The Forest of Dean woodlands, enjoy a ride on the steam train to Parkend or get on a train to discover Cheltenham, Gloucester, Chepstow and Cardif.   

We are a dog friendly campsite. Directly behind the campsite is the river Severn and Bristol Channel estuary with public footpaths offering opportunity to walk on river banks with views of Severn crossings. The open grounds along the river are ideal for cycling, dog walks and 

Discover local history hidden in the woodlands or the magic of the Simons Yad whilst cycling, canoeing or simply walking through the woods. Check out local attractions and places of interest on .    

Camping and prices    
Motorhome / campervan                £15
Large motorhome / RV                   £20  

Services available
Electric hook up 
Elsan point 

If you require new graphics for your motorhome or signs for your busines, please contact our resident graphic designer at  

Should you  experience any mechanical problems with your motorhome or require MOT or service our friends in Marina Motors will be able to help you on the site:

Contact us at:

07434 52 6669   bookings and enquiries

 or for quote. 

We are looking forward to share with you this beautiful place.

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  • 07434 526669
  • 07550 002155


Get directions
Harbour Road Marina Business Park Yard
GL15 5ET

Business Hours

Mon:Open 24 hours
Tue:Open 24 hours
Wed:Open 24 hours
Thu:Open 24 hours
Fri:Open 24 hours
Sat:Open 24 hours
Sun:Open 24 hours
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