Swimming and gym

Five Acres Leisure Centre (Berry Hill)

For those who like to keep fit on their holidays and for rainy days there is a leisure centre just down the lane from us at Five Acres, Berry Hill (GL16 7JT).

Here there is a swimming pool, a drop in gym and a number of fitness classes.

Phone 01594 835388 or visit http://www.forestleisure.org.uk and navigate to the Coleford Centre in the list for up to date swimming, gym and class details.

Bathhurst Outdoor Pool – Lydney

A unique experience if the weather is warm – check it out! Given as a present to the ‘inhabitants of Lydney and Aylburton’ by the Bathurst family in 1920, Bathurst Swimming Pool in Lydney (GL15 5DY) is a 38 metre outdoor pool in the Forest of Dean is run by volunteers and open for at least ten weeks during the summer months.

Weather permitting the pool is open from June daily 12 noon until 6pm. Other times are available – visit http://www.bathurstpool.co.uk/ or phone 01594 842625 for more details.


There is also a good leisure centre in Monmouth on the right before you cross the bridge to cross the A40.

Visit http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/leisure/monmouth-leisure-centre for more details, or phone: 01600 775135 or email: monmouthleisurecentre@monmouthshire.gov.uk.