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

Telephone: 01594 833 393


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 signs on the signpost pointing to Christchurch.

Approx. 100 metres from the traffic lights see the brown sign - Gymnastics Centre - Turn right into the playing field entrance over the cattle grid. Our car park is immediately on the right as you enter the gate.  During school hours parking is only allowed in this car park.

Directions from the North

Follow the M5 from Birmingham to Gloucester. Either exit at Junction 11 for Gloucester or exit earlier and follow signs for the M50 & Ross - on - Wye and then Forest of Dean.

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

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, and Five Acres Leisure Centre on the right. Five Acres High School is the next entrance with Five Acres Garage on the left.

Continue to the traffic lights and turn right into Park Road. The entrance to the ‘Gymnastics and Fitness Centre’ is approx. 100 yds. down Park Road on the right, through the entrance to the School playing fields over a cattle grid. Our car park is immediately on the right.

Walk through the car park where the gym can be seen across the playground.

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. There is a Toll payable on the way into Wales only.

Cross the bridge leaving at the first exit at the end of the bridge.

Take 3rd exit off 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 a sharp left turn back on yourself, signed Forest of Dean / Coleford.

Follow this windy road for approx 12 miles until you come to a set of traffic lights outside Coleford.

Go straight ahead and down a hill to another set of lights. Coleford Police station will be on your right.

Turn right and 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.   After approx. 100 yards you will see the entrance to the Five Acres High School playing fields and Gymnastics Club car park on your right.   Park  and walk across the playground 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.