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[Top Secret] Outdoor Gyms in Gloucestershire

[Page last updated May 2023]

This is a locals guide to the best outdoor gyms in Gloucestershire

Fed up with looking for a decent outdoor gym? So was I!! I knew of only a handful and one of them was top dog but then I moved to the Forest of Dean. The search for another outdoor gym and calisthenics area began again. I even joined a gym for a short while just to get a decent workout!

Luckily for you I have found a number of free to use, outdoor gyms in Gloucestershire and wanted to make it easier for other people to find them. So here they are, all listed in order of best overall experience. Enjoy! and feel free to email any questions to forestboulding@protonmail.com

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Enjoying a workout at an Outdoor Gym

#1 

Bishops Cleeve Outdoor Gym

[Opens Location in Google Maps]

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this place right now! But trust me it's a pretty comprehensive outdoor workout park in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. Not far from Cheltenham racecourse. 

👌Pros

  • Massive pull up and monkey bar cage
  • Huge field to run around/play ball games
  • View of Cleeve Hill while you workout
  • Car Park

👎Cons

  • No parallel dip bars, only straight

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#2

Ross on Wye Outdoor Gym

[Opens Location in Google Maps]

As you can see it's got loads of equipment, including a chippy next door for after your workout! :)

👌Pros

  • Large dip bar rig
  • 2x different sized pull up bars
  • Parking

👎Cons

  • Right on the main road

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#3

Painswick Outdoor Gym and Playground

[Opens Location in Google Maps]

Painswick is a lovely little village on the way to Stroud. Worth a visit just for the Church gardens! The outdoor gym area is located at the playing field about 5 minutes walk from the church.

👌Pros

  • Pull up bars
  • Nice location
  • Field for warm up running
  • Play area for kids

 👎Cons

  • On road parking nearby
  • Only a handful of fitness machines
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#4

Newent Outdoor Fitness Park

[Opens Location in Google Maps]

A small, fitness rather than calisthenics orientated park on the banks of Newent Lake. A very picturesque spot but you have to get imaginative to do dips and pull ups.

👌Pros

  • 50p parking
  • Nice view from the park 
  • Warm up run around the lake

👎Cons

  • No pull up or dip bars

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#5

Kingsway Outdoor Gym

[Opens Location in Google Maps]

A great little workout park next to a stream. It is on an estate with passers by but most people will just ignore you while you workout.

👌Pros

  • Jump bars
  • Large dip bar

👎Cons

  • Bin can be smelly (dog poo)
  • Pull up bars not tall enough
  • Can get muddy
  • You have to park nearby and walk (5 mins)

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