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

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 […]

Qigong, Creativity and the Three Treasures

Qigong returns to the scouts field campsite with a short mid-week camp with time for connection to the Earth and love and respect for all life. A camp for self-development, enjoyment and a deep experience of Nature Dates: Tuesday August 31st – Friday September 3rd 2021 Nicola, Sarah, and Helen are very excited to have booked […]

Tent two with a view

May Hill woodlands launched its second safari tent in May of this year, and this one is located to take advantage of stunning, panoramic views across the Severn vale and over to the Cotswold. We call this tent Bredon view, as the site looks directly to Bredon Hill, which is all the way over in […]