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Gwersyllt Rhos y Gallt Campsite

· Welshpool, Powys, Wales
12 acres hosted by John G.
10 tent pitches
Best in Mid Wales: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.

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.

Quiet small site in beautiful Mid Wales where you can pitch your tent in the field with electric hook up and shower block with washing up area. Alternatively, walk down to the river meadow for a more wild camping experience, wild swimming and fishing. Village shop and vintage café within 2 miles.
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27 Ratings · 19 reviews
Nancy R.recommends
April 5, 2024
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
We had a great time camping at Rhos y Gallt. The views were gorgeous and the campsite was very peaceful with little lambs frolicking nearby. John was really friendly and we loved having the firepit. The facilities were kept nice and clean. We went over to Llanfair and had a trip on the light railway which was great fun. Our 3 year old didn't want to come home!
Demi W.recommends
September 11, 2023
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
As a family of 4, we really enjoyed our stay on John's land. The facilties was clean, the children loved playing in the little river and didn't want to leave the camp site. We would definitely be going back!
Monique D.
September 10, 2023
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Lovely well maintained site
Overall the site was well maintained and very clean. Easy access to facilities needed toilet and showers. Lovely stream and sheep right by. However I think the time to set up camp/ gate should be closed of a certain time as our first night we had campers set up at midnight through and had other friends join them till 3am and it was very loud, they were laughing screaming slamming car doors. This let our experience down greatly. They had a dog and kept coming close to where we set up which made our dogs nervous. We didn’t stay for the second night due to the other campers which was a massive let down.
Amb O.recommends
August 22, 2023
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
beautiful views, lovely welcoming people. Very quiet site, toilets/shower kitchen spotless. My children loved the lake/stream. Thank you 😊
Faye ?.recommends
August 15, 2023
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
Will be back!
Very easy, just arrived and set up. Easy to get firewood etc, clean camp with toilets and showers. Nice and spacious
Vincent S.recommends
July 29, 2023
Rhos y Gallt Campsite
John is a supernice host. Nice campingspot, fire pitch, great surroundings. Had three lovely nights
Welshpool, Powys, 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
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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