Mountains on one side and the sea on the other, Henbant Permaculture Farm will surely impart on you the same love of the natural world its owners have. Eight camping spots sit in a spacious meadow in North Wales, where visitors can gather their own firewood, choose their own eggs from the farm’s chickens, and pick their own veg from its vegetable patch when available. Henbant is all about promoting a world where we can work with nature to create a healthy, regenerative ecosystem, and its unique ‘nearly wild’ campsite lets you experience this first-hand.
Don’t expect your regular, run-of-the-mill, mown-grass-and-flat-ground campsite here. From the mixture of farm and wildland it’s located in, to the adjacent woodland complete with a small lake you can swim in (or boat in, if it’s a little too weedy), this is a true back-to-nature getaway. Farm owners Matt and Jenny are on a mission with Henbant, aiming to prove that a small farm such as theirs can produce food, build biodiversity, turn a profit, while also being enjoyable to manage. As such, what you can expect is regenerative food sold from its on-site farm shop, land deliberately kept untamed with roaming animals, and a couple of hosts who are extremely passionate about this land and what it can accomplish.
The pitches are spaced apart for your privacy, including individual ones for small groups, wind-sheltered campervan spots landscaped into the hillside, and a large group pitch ideal for family gatherings. Regardless of where you plant your tent, you’ll be treated to some stunning views of both the Clynnog Fawr countryside and the Irish Sea. The sunsets are incredible. Even the compost loo has superb views, one of a number of comfortable amenities that also includes the converted cow shed – a communal cooking and socialising space. And if you want to get closer to that sea view, you’re only a 10-minute drive from the quiet and remote Aberdesach beach; you’ll come to understand why Matt and Jenny love this place.