Forest of Dean Gymnastics Club

Tel: 01594 833 393

affiliated to British Gymnastics

Gymnastics Club

We Welcome People Of All Ages And Abilities


Our Address

Forest of Dean Gymnastics & Fitness Centre

Address: Five Acres, Coleford, GL16 7QW

Tel: 01594 833 393


The Gymnastics & Fitness Centre is on the Five Acres High School site at Five Acres, Coleford just off the main Gloucester to Monmouth Road.

Access to the Centre is from Park Road - signed to Christchurch. From the car park go to the pedestrian gate. Press no. 4 on the electronic keypad to buzz our reception.  They will then open the gate for you.

Walk across to the Gymnastics Centre via the path alongside the netball courts.

Local Directions

The Gymnastics Centre is sited on the Five Acres High School campus at Five Acres, Coleford, in Gloucestershire just off the main A4136 Gloucester to Monmouth road.

At the Five Acres traffic lights turn into Park Road. See the brown sign stating 'Gymnastics Centre' on the signpost.  The entrance to our car park is approx.100 metres from the traffic lights. Turn right into the playing field entrance passing over the cattle grid.

Our car park is immediately on the right as you enter the gate. During school hours you may only use this car park.  After 4.00p.m. and during school holidays you may use the school car park also. 

Directions from the North

Follow the M5 from Birmingham to Gloucester. Exit to follow signs for the M50 & Ross - on - Wye, then for Forest of Dean (shortest route) or use junction 11 for Gloucester.

Coleford is approximately 18 miles from Gloucester. From Gloucester follow signs for A40 Ross – on- Wye, then Forest of Dean signs.

At Huntley traffic lights, turn left onto the A4136 signed Monmouth and Coleford. Stay on this road for about 10 miles.

As you enter the Forest, at Edge End, ignore signs for Coleford and continue towards Monmouth.

After approx. 1 mile you will see the Gloucestershire College - Forest of Dean Campus, (which is now closed), on the right.  Continue to Five Acres Garage and the traffic lights.

Turn right into Park Road, you will then see the brown sign saying 'Gymnastics Centre'.  The entrance is approx. 100 yds. down Park Road, on the right.  Go over the cattle grid into the school playing fields.  Our car park is immediately on the right.

Walk through the school car park and take the path to the Gymnastics Centre walking alongside the netball courts to the centre.

From the South

Coleford is approximately 20 miles from the Severn bridge – 30 mins.

Leave M4 at Almondsbury interchange with the M5 and follow signs for M48 Chepstow. This will take you across the old Severn Bridge.

Cross the bridge taking the first exit at the end of the bridge. Get into the right hand lane.

Take 3rd exit off the roundabout, signed Chepstow.  At the end of the dual carriageway take 3rd exit at next roundabout towards Chepstow town centre.

Stay on A48 towards Gloucester passing Tesco on your right.

Go over a concrete bridge and under a road bridge. Slow down, then take the exit signed Forest of Dean / Coleford.  This is a sharp, left, U turn.

Follow this road for approx 12 miles until you come to a set of traffic lights just outside Coleford.  Go straight ahead and down a hill to another set of lights.  Coleford Police station will be on your right.

Turn right hereand continue for approx. 1 mile, passing Forest Hills Golf Club on your left. Shortly afterwards you will arrive at a cross roads, turn left here into Woodgate Road.

Continue for approx. 1 mile to the Five Acres traffic lights.  You will see Five Acres Garage on your right. Go straight over towards Christchurch.   After approx. 100 yards you will see the entrance to the Five Acres High School playing fields and a brown sign to the Gymnastics Club car park on your right.   Park here and walk through the car park, take the path aalongside the netball courts to the Gymnastics Centre .

From Wales

Follow the dual carriageway signs for Monmouth.  Continue past the Monmouth exit until you reach a roundabout at the end of the carriageway. Take the 3rd exit following signs for the Forest of Dean.

At the traffic lights turn left over the river bridge and follow the A4136 towards Forest of Dean for about 6 miles. This is a narrow and winding road up a hill.

Continue through the village of Staunton ( 30 mph speed limit). Stay on this road.  Ignore the sign and turn off to Coleford and continue until you pass a petrol station on your left.  About 1/2 mile further on you will reach the Five Acres traffic lights where you turn left into Park Road. You will see Five Acres Garage on your right.  After approx. 100yds turn right into the Five Acres High School playing field gate. Go over the cattle grid and park in the first car park on your right if during the school day. The gym itself is visible across the playground.

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