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Newcourt Farm Campsite

· Brecon, Wales
5 acres hosted by Patricia M.
50 motorhome/tent pitches
Old-school camping with incredible views in the Brecon Beacons

Newcourt Farm Campsite allows you the chance to pitch your tent in the foothills of The Black Mountains at the top end of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. This view-tastic location has been used as a campsite for upwards of 70 years and is beloved of Duke of Edinburgh groups. This all hints at what you can expect here: old-school camping in a location great for adventures in the surrounding hills and mountains. And, if non-stop hiking isn’t on the agenda, that’s okay too as it’s only three miles to Glasbury, where you can take a canoe out on the River Wye, and five to lovely Hay-on-Wye, where you can simply mooch about.

The campsite consists of four connected fields in which campers are welcome to spread out. As you might expect from a campsite at the bottom of the mountains, the ground here is not flat, but sloping. It’s a small price to pay for the seemingly endless views and a location within a mountainous national park. In fact, the price you pay here is small overall, as this place is great value with a per-head price that means solo hikers feel as welcome as families. You pay for what you use and not for what you don’t. That follows through to showers, which are on 50p meters, and dogs who are welcome, for a very reasonable extra charge. Facilities are basic but kept clean and supplemented by portable toilets at particularly busy times.

Intrepid types can walk straight from site up to 700-metre peaks like Twmpa and perhaps on to Hay Bluff. Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail passes by up there too. For guided adventures, head three miles to Black Mountain Adventure where you can join groups for white water rafting, gorge walking and more. Or for something a little more sedate, perhaps go for a gentle kayak on the Wye from Glasbury down to Hay. The town, five miles from site, is a good place to spend a few hours with plenty of good cafes among its famous book shops.

The Campsite is on a slight slope and does not have set pitches allowing plenty of room between campers.  Panoramic views, stunning sunsets and spectacular night skies. Red Kites flying above. Open and safe area for children to play. The town of Hay-on-Wye is close by. Pen y Fan and Waterfall Country are within easy driving distance. Noise should be kept to a minimum after 10.00pm
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6 Ratings · 2 reviews
Andy H.
June 20, 2023
Newcourt Farm Campsite
Lot's of space,
A lovely place, with amazing view's. I would give it a 7 out of 10. Even though the toilets were clean, they could do with a bit of updating. As some of the facilities, were out of action. But all in all I would go back.
Emma B.
May 14, 2023
Newcourt Farm Campsite
Toilets could have been checked and cleaner. No designated pitches so the grass was quite long
Brecon, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Patricia M.Joined in October 2022
From the host
Newcourt is a rural and basic campsite. Set in the foothills of The Black Mountains region in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Stunning panoramic views surround the Campsite, perfect for a quiet getaway. Ideal for walkers and cyclists. Horse Riding, Adventure Activities and the River Wye are close by. Hay-on-Wye, Pen y Fan and Waterfall Country are within easy driving distance.
Nearby attractions

Newcourt Farm Campsite is within Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park so there’s plenty of outdoor adventure. Walking, mountain biking, road cycling and horse riding are all popular things to do. Tregoyd Mountain Riders, less than two miles away, offers pony trekking into the mountains. For walking, you can set off directly from the campsite into the hills or drive a short distance for a shorter hike. Perhaps head for the 700-metre peak of Hay Bluff or, if you want more of a challenge, drive to the bottom of Pen-y-Fan (20 miles) to hike up to its 886-metre peak. It’s the highest mountain in the national park. Other adventurous activities are gorge walking, white water rafting and kayaking, all available from Black Mountain Adventure which is three miles away from the site. Talgarth is the closest town to site and it’s a pretty riverside one with a working water mill. Hay-on-Wye is five miles away, Brecon is 13 and Crickhowell 16, all charming places to explore.

Food and drink

Check in with your hosts for the latest news on the village pub, The Three Horseshoes. Handily, it’s a pleasant walk of less than a mile away in Velindre – but was unfortunately closed at the time of writing. The next nearest place for a meal out is the pleasant riverside town of Talgarth (three miles) where there are several pubs to choose from as well as a couple of takeaways. It’s also the closest place to pick up supplies if you want to cook for yourselves back at the campsite. It has a Co-op, a butchers and a bakery too. You can also pick up fresh organic fruit and veg from Primrose Cottage closer to site in Felindre. Hay-on-Wye (seven miles) has lots of cafes, pubs and restaurants too.

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