Forest shepherd's huts near Hay on Wye

Woodsy riverside charm or the Black Mountains' stark uplands: Hay-on-Wye camping options run the gamut.

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12 top forest shepherd's huts sites near Hay on Wye

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Hamperley Hideaways

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Church Stretton, England
Almost wild camping and rustic glamping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos
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Abbey Home Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1600 acres · Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England
Eco-camping for real. Cooking on an open fire. Unspoilt natural beauty.
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£8
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Broadmeadow Glamping

3 units · Glamping12 acres · Hereford, Herefordshire, West Midlands
A quaint wooden cabin, tucked away on a Herefordshire farm. Perfect for a romantic glamping retreat or year-round family getaways.
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£110
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Twitey's Camping & Glamping meadows

49 units · Glamping, Tents14 acres · Wellesbourne, England
A family-friendly site with secluded, individual pitches hidden among the long grass and campfires permitted
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Llangollen Shepherds Huts

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Llangollen, Wales
Bespoke Award winning hand built Traditional Shepherds Huts with full amenities Hot Tub and log burners . Private parking views and easy access 8 minutes walk into Historic Town of Llangollen with it’s restaurants and pubs. Local activity centres can provide most adventures you can think of Blodwen Hut 3 is our only dog friendly Shepherds Hut.
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£140
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Over-the-Moon Luxury Shepherds Hut

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Ruthin, Wales
'Over the Moon’/'Dros y Lleuad' luxury Shepherds Hut is nestled in our enclosed orchard on our small holding. One of the things people love about staying here is the amazing views - including watching the moon rise over the mountains from the king-sized cabin bed. The developing Clwydian dark sky region means there are great views of the night sky. Tucked away in Maes Heddwch (Peaceful field) at the southern end of the Vale of Clwyd this is a great base to discover this lesser known corner of North Wales. We have done a lot of work since Google Maps took their pictures! Including planting tress and hedgerows. It is a lovely spot for a retreat from the hustle and bustle, sought out by walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, red squirrel seekers, foragers, neolithic stone hunters, artists, writers, historians and others. We are more than happy to share what we have discovered about the area before or during your visit.
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Abberton Shepherds Hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Worcestershire, West Midlands
Romantic shepherd's hut glamping on a Worcestershire farm, with stunning views towards the Cotswolds and a storybook setting
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£120
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Cefn Coed

19 units · Glamping75 acres · Penmaenpool, Wales
Cefn Coed is a historical Welsh farm property with origins dating back to the 17th Century. It is situated 4 miles from the picturesque market town of Dolgellau, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, enjoying an idyllic setting in a sheltered valley of Ancient Oak Woodland where the magnificent Cader Idris rolls down into the Mawddach Estuary. Surrounded by it's own 75 acres of farmland and forests, Cefn Coed provides a rare degree of freedom and escape from the fast pace of modern society. Ideally located for exploring Snowdonia, miles of walking, cycling and riding paths are easily accessible, including the famous Mawddach Trail, allowing you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the sense of tranquility that comes with it.
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£65
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Nefoedd Shepherd's Hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Reynoldston, Wales
A shepherd’s hut with countryside views and a hot tub on the beach-fringed Gower Peninsula
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£135
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Wild Wellingtons Glamping

3 units · Glamping4 acres · Llandysul, Wales
Eco-friendly glamping 10 minutes from the beaches of Cardigan Bay, with great facilities for parents and acres of wild space for kids
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Dreamhuts Retreat

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Devon, South West England
A pair of super-luxury shepherd's huts in the rural Culm Valley countryside, where good walks and welcoming pubs abound
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Whitelee Farm Shepherd Huts

2 units · Glamping400 acres · Cheshire, North West England
Romantic en-suite shepherds huts on a riverside farm in the Peak District National Park.
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Forest shepherd's huts near Hay on Wye guide

Overview

Hay-on-Wye is known beyond all else as Wales' book town. With umpteen bookshops, the nation's major literary festival and countless cultural extravaganzas, it is a well-read place, but proximity to lush countryside makes it an outdoorsy favourite too. Immediate environs are gently rural, with the River Wye and the long-distance Wye Valley Path winding through town and then the green pastures and woods beyond. Great camping and glamping sites can be found in Hay-on-Wye itself, but wilder terrain awaits. The Vale of Ewyas is paradisiacal for pitching up with serious mountain views, as is the Eastern Brecon Beacons with its bunch of serene, small-scale campsites.

Where to go

River Wye

The River Wye bends through emerald-green pastureland and pretty bands of woodland close to the town centre and along the border with England. With the riverside paths and kayaking possibilities, the camping and glamping is excellent. Hay-on-Wye's popularity with tourists ensures there is plenty of choice, too, and the competition pushes standards up.

Vale of Ewyas and Black Mountains

A long, narrow, winding road south of Hay-on-Wye leads into the Vale of Ewyas, reaching its prettiest around romantically ruined Llanthony Priory. It's a brilliant access point for the Black Mountains, the massif sculpting the eastern edge of Brecon Beacon National Park. Camping alongside the priory makes a great first base for tackling the summits.

Eastern Brecon Beacons

Between the central (and most popular) band of Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains is this flurry of hills hiding the largest natural lake in Mid or South Wales: Llangorse Lake. The area is great for activities from hiking to kayaking, and camping is readily available at both small-scale sites and larger ones with multiple activities.

When to go

Hay-on-Wye has many indoor attractions—its famous bookshops and festivals notwithstanding—which make the tourist season stretch longer than the typical Easter-to-September season most of Mid Wales has. Even if many campsites are closed out-of-season, several glamping sites are open year-round. Late spring, summer, and early autumn get the best weather out in those hills, but this is a notoriously wet part of a wet country—rain can descend at any time.

Know before you go

  • Hay-on-Wye is served by bus, most straightforwardly from Hereford in England and Brecon.
  • Visitors can pick up camping supplies in Hay-on-Wye or in Brecon, 15 miles southwest.
  • Besides conventional camping, this area offers permanently pitched yurts and safari tents, and, in the Black Mountains, bothy overnights (rudimentary shelter accessible by foot only).
  • If you are trying wild camping in Wales, the Brecon Beacons National Park (including the Black Mountains and Eastern Brecon Beacons) may be the place. Wild camping needs landowners' consent, but park authorities publish a list of landowners that permit it, making camp planning easier.

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