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Gwersyllt Rhos y Gallt Campsite

· Welshpool, Wales
12 acres
10 units
10 Tent

Just five caravans or motorhomes and a maximum of ten tents populate the green fields of Rhos Y Gallt Campsite at any one time. And the nearest neighbours? Well, those are sheep. This is a rural campsite in a couple of farmer’s fields, one of which is bounded by a river that you’re welcome to swim or fish in. It’s not too far off the A-road that takes people from the Midlands to the Welsh coast at Barmouth but there’s no particular reason to stop here. Unless, that is, you fancy camping in peaceful countryside with campfires allowed, dogs welcome and wild swimming on the doorstep.

The main two-acre field offers hardstanding pitches and electric hook-up but if you’re coming with a tent and you can live without power for a day or two, we’d suggest you wander further. A second field borders the river where a wilder kind of camping is allowed. Pitch up riverside and you can enjoy the sight and sound of water flowing by and wildlife visiting. But of course, wild as it seems, this is not wild camping and everything you need is provided including loos, showers and a freezer for your ice blocks in a little facilities block. This is a simple site for campers who can look after themselves. Farmer John calls in once a day to check all is running smoothly and his son may come around to see if you want to hire a fire pit and buy some logs but otherwise you are left to enjoy the place with your camping neighbours – and the sheep.

There’s a handy shop, cafe and pub a couple of miles away and there are footpaths everywhere – including the not insignificant Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail, just a mile away and the 11-mile route around Lake Vyrnwy, a half-hour drive from site. It’s the same distance to the southern edge of Snowdonia National Park with that coast that others are whizzing past Rhos Y Gallt to get to, less than an hour’s drive from here.

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Welshpool, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by John G.Joined in April 2022
14 Ratings · 10 reviews
Jennings J.recommends
May 31, 2023
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
This place is amazing!!! We loved it from the minute we arrived and will definitely come again
Sophie M.recommends
August 28, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
It was really peaceful and quiet so lovely and relaxing, especially with the river nearby. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys camping in a beautiful area.
Mike R.recommends
August 15, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Calm Camping
Great location, toilets/showers and kitchen all clean and respectable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing camping experience! Oh, and check out the river for a wild swim! Stunning.
Kristina F.recommends
August 11, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
The place was beautiful, very well maintained. River is totally stunning and water is fresh and clear. Toilets were clean and drinking water provided from the tap. Navigation brought us easy to the place. Highly recommended. We will come definitely back.
Shelley G.recommends
August 10, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Picturesque and Peaceful
We were after a small, remote camping spot with picturesque views, as it was our puppy's first camping trip and this site didn't disappoint! The Saturday was a bit busier but otherwise it was really quiet. Beautiful scenery with rolling hills, riverside camping and tall trees for shade. The facilities were simple and spot on for what we needed - the freezer ideal for our ice packs! Would highly recommend if you want something a bit more remote and peaceful.
Matthew C.recommends
August 4, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Stunning scenery & great facilities
Wonderful campsite, with gorgeous scenery, wild camping options and John is a charming host. Clean facilities, plenty of space on the site, loads of hook-ups and a great base for exploring. Very highly recommended!!
Richard L.recommends
July 29, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Great campsite. Decent, clean facilities, good place to relax for a few days! Very rural, and second field is ideal for a more wild camping feel.
Jack G.recommends
July 17, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Camping by the river
I loved camping on this site, the owners were really helpful and the site was immaculate.
Winfried D.recommends
July 10, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
We had a lovely first camping trip on John's campsite. The views are fantastic, pitches well spaced out and electric hookup a treat. The directions sent were clear and we had no issues finding it. The ablutions were clean and spacious and walks down to the river amongst the sheep a treat. We will be back.
Nancy W.recommends
June 22, 2022
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Good option
Lovely swimming spot in the river if you’re brave. It’s very cold!! Glad there was a freezer.
From the host
Guests to Rhos y Gallt describe the campsite as a little gem of a site - small, quite and tranquil with wonderful sunsets. The site can accommodate up to 5 caravans and 10 tents situated ​on a level 2 acre site within the beautiful rolling hills of Montgomeryshire in Mid Wales. There are hard standing pitches with electric hook-up as well as grass pitches with and without electric hook-up. There is also a field bordering a river which is used for wild camping - but you'll have to share it with the sheep! The toilet block has a family wet room with shower, toilet, wash hand basin and baby changing unit, a separate toilet, shower and kitchen area with freezer. The site borders a river meadow where visitors can wonder down and take a walk down with the river bank, relax by the water edge, throw a few skimmers, do a spot of fishing or even go wild water swimming (at your own risk!). ​Well behaved dogs are welcome (maximum 2 per unit). ​We were delighted to receive a nomination for The Camping and Caravanning Club Best Hideaway Site in 2021 and grateful to our wonderful guests for the nomination. ​
Nearby attractions

There’s great walking straight from site and for more of a hike, you can join Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail, about a mile away. For more walking as well as horse riding and mountain biking, the Dyfnant Forest is five miles away and Lake Vyrnwy is 11 miles away where there’s also birdwatching at the RSPB reserve and watersports too. The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway and Powis Castle offer other places to explore on days out nearby. Snowdonia National Park’s southern edge is only a half-hour drive away with Cadair Idris, Wales’ second highest peak, a popular peak to summit. Barmouth on the Welsh coast is just under an hour’s drive.

Food and drink

The closest place for a meal or drink out is the Cann Office (01938 820202) a couple of miles down the road. Just a little further is Cwpan Pinc, the village shop, post office and cafe.

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