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Campston Hill Wild Camping

· Llanthony, Wales
4 acres hosted by Christopher B.
4 glamping pitches
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Secluded bell tents near the border, with views of the Black Mountains

The two furnished bell tents at Campston Hill Wild Camping sit isolated from each other and everything else, half a mile from the nearest road in the Welsh borderlands. This is a chance to get off the beaten track in a proven location, while enjoying the comforts of home. You could see it as glamping that’s been taken off grid or wild camping made incredibly easy. Either way, you’ll get a tent with made-up beds and your own compost loo and shower. So what about the wild? Well – there’s no electricity and no neighbours: essentially it’s you and the view. And that view, by the way, is quite astounding. By day it’s green fields all the way to the Black Mountains, by night their inky outline lit-up by undimmed stars.

This is Monmouthshire, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park which is recognised as a Dark Sky Reserve. In short, it’s a great place for stargazing thanks to the lack of light pollution. The two tents at Campston Hill are doing their bit to keep it unpolluted too – there’s no electricity here, so don’t forget your torch. They are pitched within a working farm and on your arrival, host Ellie, will come to meet you by the road. She’ll lead you, more than likely from her quad bike, up the farm track to your home-from-home. You’ll find it well set up with everything you might otherwise have packed for a camping trip already provided here.

While the vibe on site is wild with cooking on campfires and a shower that’s open-roofed under trees, you’re actually not far from anything you might need or want. The local pub is a good one and about ten minute’s drive. The town of Abergavenny is 15 minutes away and has everything you might need by way of supplies. Abergavenny is also a launch pad into the national park and all of its adventures, though you can set off on some of those directly from site. There are footpaths across the farm that lead straight to Offa’s Dyke Path, less than a mile away, and beyond it into the mountains.

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13 Ratings · 8 reviews
Rhian T.recommends
September 8, 2022
Fern Bank
Amazing location and views. Completely private. Peace and quiet! Couldn’t ask for more.
Craig H.recommends
September 8, 2022
Fern Bank
Fern bank was absolutely wonderful. The yurt and location is so beautiful and Ellie was a very welcoming lovely host 😊
Helen W.recommends
August 23, 2022
Fern Bank
Breathtaking glamping
An absolutely breath taking piece of Welsh countryside all to yourself. Well equipped bell tent with everything you might need for a truly great glamping experience. We loved cooking on the open fire pit, enjoying the surroundings and all the sheep wandering about. Thankyou for letting us share your world for a night. We will definitely be back.
Kelly G.recommends
August 17, 2022
Hatteral View
We loved staying in the bell tent, would highly recommend a stay to recharge those batteries. Everything we needed to have an eco escape was catered for. See you soon!!!
Luke R.recommends
August 12, 2022
Hatteral View
Had an awesome stay here, setup is perfect and views are breathtaking. Would love to come back!
Ruta D.recommends
August 11, 2022
Fern Bank
A 10/10 experience
We were so impressed about everything in this glamping site. The hosts have thought through every detail to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The tent set up was magical, the outdoor shower with a view so relaxing, the location absolutely stunning. We loved every minute we spent here and will definitely be recommending it to all our friends.
Llanthony, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Christopher B.Joined in June 2022
From the host
We are located on the edge of Black Mountains on the borders of Wales. We offer a unique experience providing wild camping in your own private area, with the luxury of Home comforts. Our camping locations are in the heart of our working farm, so lots of sheep and cows to see along the way. Approx 1/2 a mile off the road you will find yourself descending into a little piece of paradise. Completely alone apart from the birds and the bees, nothing could be more relaxing than a stay in the country with us.
Nearby attractions

You can walk directly from the farm on footpaths into the surrounding countryside. Head in the right direction and it’s less than a mile before you hit Offa’s Dyke footpath for longer walks. That’ll take you into the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park where there is, of course, plenty more adventure. The hike up Sugar Loaf Hill (596m) is a popular and worthy challenge. Abergavenny is less than eight miles away, Llanthony Priory is a 20-minute drive from here, Hay-on-Wye just over 30.

Food and drink

The Hunters Moon is a recommended pub in Llanggatock Lingoed, three miles from site and can be reached on a long walk via Offa’s Dyke path. Other options that can be reached by car include The Bridge at Kentchurch (about four miles) and The Hardwick (nine miles). Abergavenny is known for its good food and has an annual food festival in September. It’s a good place for eating out or stocking up on supplies if you want to cook on the campsite.

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