May Hill Woodlands

May Hill woodlands is a nature-based enterprise based within the ancient woodlands of May Hill, Gloucestershire, situated between the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Severn vale. We offer a variety of luxury, family and wild camping experiences, as well as training, short courses and wellbeing programs within the woodlands. These activities all contribute to their restoration as a haven for wildlife and people.


From luxury to wild- We offer a range of camping experiences.


View our range of local timber and coppice products.


Learn traditional woodland crafts


An oasis for biodiversity.

Community Projects

Space for play, learning and healing.

Venue Hire

Hosting an outdoor event? Check out our venue

Finding balance with nature

May Hill woodlands offers a mix of recreation and camping, within a semi-ancient woodland located on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean. We aim to balance timber production with human wellbeing and outdoor activities, wildlife habitat & biodiversity. As such we are broadening the management focus of the historic, forestry estate to restore coppice woodlands, optimise carbon sequestration, transition to continuous cover forestry, promote diverse plantings and protect veteran trees for habitat.

Latest News

Autumn Forest Foraging

Last week saw the passing of the autumn equinox, and there’s a definite chill creeping into the air in the early mornings and late evenings. As well as signalling the day and night being equal length, here in the northern hemisphere this equinox marks the end of astronomical summer and the start of autumn. Many […]

Safari tents open for business in 2022

Our two very private, very special woodland retreats are back and booking up fast! We have two safari tents nestled into woodland locations, which will be available to guests from 13th May and 20th of May 2022 respectively, through to the end of the summer holidays in September. The tents share a toilet and shower […]

It’s a wrap!

May Hill woodlands has packed down both of its safari tents for 2021, after a successful season which started in Easter of this year. Our business operates from April to September each year, and the woodland sites are rested over the colder, winter months. This year we added a second safari tent to our original […]