Shepherd's huts near Rhayader

Known for its stellar setting on the doorstep of the Elan Valley, this is where the moorland gets splashed with long lakes and outdoor adventure.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites near Rhayader

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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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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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Westland Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents27 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Camping and glamping on a working farm, with yurts, huts with hot tubs, and simple, spacious, sociable camping pitches
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Graig Wen - Wild Snowdonia Escapes

32 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents45 acres · Gwynedd, North Wales
Succumb to the tranquil hills of Graig Wen. Smart, sustainable and quite simply, lush.
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Twitey's Camping & Glamping meadows

50 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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By The Red Phone Box Glamping & Camping

7 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Worcestershire, West Midlands
Bell tents and spacious pitches in the Teme Valley, close to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Tipsy Tree Glamping

4 units · Glamping45 acres · Cheshire, North West England
Quirky eco-friendly glamping ideal for a rural road-trip
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Oakhill Ponds, spring-fed swim

6 units · Glamping25 acres · Somerset, South West England
A uniquely peaceful Somerset glamping site set around two ponds in its own beautiful wildlife garden.
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Ffosygrafel Isaf Camping

12 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Borth, Wales
We pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly site with low impact tourism at it's core. Our facilities are hand built using local and reclaimed materials powered by renewable energy. Find us in beautiful mid Wales, close to the sea and the hills. On site we have two solar powered showers, three compost toilets with handwashing basins, a timber framed roundhouse with washing up facilities and charging points. You are welcome to bring your non disposable barbeques however we ask you to use the communal fire pit for you campfire experience (no fires allowed on the pitches). Our site has eight circular pitches for tents (max 6 people per pitch) and three hard standing pitches for campervans (sorry no large motorhomes or caravans due to access limitations). Also on site is a shepherd's hut handcrafted by the owners for a little more luxury. It has it's own spiral shower and compost loo. Well behaved dogs are allowed on the campsite but not in the shepherd's hut. There is a car parking area next to the campsite with trolleys provided to ferry your camping stuff to your pitch.Borth beach and Ynyslas sand dunes and nature reserve are just 3 miles away and the popular Clarach beach is 2.5 miles. You can reach the Wales coastal path by foot in half an hour. Other local attractions include the Dyfi Osprey Project, the bustling market town of Machynlleth (15 miles), Corris Craft Centre, the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway, Bwlch Nant yr Arian red kite feeding centre and visitor centre. Aberystwyth town (3 miles) has a castle, thriving arts centre, cliff railway with camera obscura at the top, shops, restaurants etc.
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Strawfields Cabins and Camping

8 units · Glamping, Tents4 acres · Titching Park Lane, England
Camping and rustic glamping with campfires on an idyllic smallholding close to North Devon’s best-loved beaches
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Tan-y-Capel Hideaway

2 units · Glamping3 acres · Gwynedd, North Wales
Luxury, en-suite glamping with a hot tub on the Llŷn Peninsula with stunning views
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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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Shepherd's huts near Rhayader guide

Overview

Rhayader has long been a fine place to pause on a trip across the Welsh moors—once for monks travelling between the area's abbeys, later for outlaws, and today for adventure-loving campers. The snaking Elan Valley Lakes west of town are main attractions, but Rhayader also sits alongside Britain's greatest wilderness south of Highland Scotland. In this area, you'll find Teifi Pools and the high point of the Cambrian Mountains, Pen Pumlumon Fawr. Both have spots to pitch up amid rugged scenery. Or stay lower down, enjoying the sinuous beauty of the River Wye and its hiking trail, the Wye Valley Path.

Where to go

Elan Village area

Elan Village is at the beginning of the Elan Valley as you ascend from Rhayader and reach Caban Coch, the first of six dams creating the five vast reservoirs stretching away from here. One of the area's best campsites is just before the visitor centre, where deep valleys and lakes divide the bald hills. Fantastic hiking and biking trails thread it all together.

Teifi Pools and Teifi Forest

This rarely trodden upland west of Elan Valley is a series of small, spectacular natural lakes—together they form the source of the Teifi, the longest river in Wales. Below in the valley is one of Wales' loveliest ruined abbeys, Strata Florida, alongside the extensive Teifi Forest. In this remote country, you can camp in a bothy, a rudimentary shelter accessible only on foot, or on its grounds.

Pen Pumlumon Fawr

The highest point of the Cambrian Mountains (the spine of all Mid Wales) is at Pen Pumlumon Fawr. Many of the region's wildest hills and moors can be found here, where the nearest campsites are around Ponterwyd. Even still, tenters often wild camp high on the lonely slopes.

Along the River Wye

Rhayader is the first town on the winsome River Wye and near the start of the 136-mile Wye Valley Path, which traces the river from source to near the mouth. Campsites tend to occupy some of the flattest, greenest, and most sheltered ground around.

When to go

Easter through September is the busiest time for Rhayader camping. Outside of this season, many campsites and tourist facilities are closed due to the brunt of the year's bad weather. For the best weather and the fewest visitors, try pitching a tent in early spring or late summer. Even the warmest days rarely pass 20°C (68°F), while rain, strong winds, and below-freezing temperatures can arrive any time.

Know before you go

  • On public transport, Rhayader is only accessible by bus, mainly from Llandrindod Wells and Aberystwyth.
  • Rhayader is the only town with camping supply stores for a long way.
  • Wales' official take on wild camping is that you must ask for landowner permission first. In practice, finding the landowner to ask can be tough. If you do camp, stay on moorland and out of cultivated land. Many areas, including Elan Valley Lakes, strictly prohibit wild camping.
  • Shelter in the moorland around Rhayader is scant—come prepared with full, wet-weather gear.

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