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Pwllyn Farm Camping

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· Brecon, Powys, Wales
20 acres hosted by Theresa T.
18 motorhome/tent pitches
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Best in Mid Wales: 1st place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Best all-round: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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A wild-feeling, adult-only campsite in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with impressive views of Pen y Fan

If you wanted to wild camp in the Brecon Beacons it used to be possible to get a list of landowners from the National Park Visitor Centre and ask the farmer for permission. Today it's not so easy. But, quite honestly, why would anyone bother with all that when you can just pay a small fee and relish the hassle-free semi-wilderness of somewhere like Pwllyn Farm Camping?

Set on a 37-acre smallholding of gently sloping, south-facing wildflower meadows with horses, sheep and dogs, this is camping that ticks the boxes for those who just want to park up, pitch a tent and marvel at the world they find themselves in: peace, space, gigantic skies and staggering views of twin-topped Pen y Fan mountain. It’s not wild camping but you wouldn’t exactly call this an established campsite either with pitches are set around the edge of hay and wildflower meadows. All of which adds up to a sense that you're not really on a campsite at all but parked, as you are, on a farm, where native woods and wildlife are the real residents of the place.

That said, essential facilities are still provided. There are a couple of hot showers, decent loos and a very handy communal fridge and a freezer for ice-packs shows that Ian and Theresa are in tune with the vital needs of campers. They also understand what's not vital; there's no WiFi and you're pushing your luck if you hope for 4G but they've still provided a phone charging point so you can capture pictures of the sunset over 1,000-foot Cefn Llechid.

The end result is a campsite in the thick of the Brecon Beacons that's great for walkers and those seeking a bit of peace and quiet. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted and the only big groups might be clutches of interesting insects camping in the long grass in the height of summer – the wildflower meadows are maintained for their biodiversity and the farm itself sits on the edge of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Information about this is detailed on the map board, which is also annotated with good walks onto Mynydd Illtyd common and up the surrounding hills. A glance reveals there's a footpath yards from the farm gate and it's a little over a mile to the long-distance Taff Trail. It's also around a mile to the National Park Visitor Centre, where you can find more maps and info and tell them not to worry, you've sorted yourself a good campsite for the night.

No guests under the age of 14. We have unlimited pitch space, all with glorious views of the Brecon Beacons and surrounding countryside. Our farm offers direct access onto footpaths for walks onto the surrounding common and hills. Choose where you pitch from a choice of six fields. Low pitch numbers allow for space and peace.
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Crispijn N.recommends
May 23, 2024
Camping Pitch - Grass (no ehu)
Great place!
Wonderful place! Very welcoming, beautiful environment, everything was absolutely perfect.
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Mark D.recommends
May 13, 2024
Camping Pitch - Grass (no ehu)
A real gem of a campsite from a cool, well thought out camping barn, clean and well appointed toilets/showers to the spacious camping fields all with beautiful views. You can choose your own pitch around the edges of the fields so would never be crowded. A beautiful location with good facilities to relax and unwind.
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Gcsprake ?.recommends
May 12, 2024
Camping Pitch - Grass (no ehu)
Roof tent campers delight.
Stunning views of Pen-y-Fan and Fan Frynych. We spent two evening in relative isolation (camp numbers are controlled). Beautiful walking from the camp site around Fan Frynych. Clean and functional facilities with an honesty shop for the essentials. We’ll be booking again.
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Neil T.recommends
May 7, 2024
Camping Pitch - Grass (no ehu)
The site is stunning. Everything has been thought of to make it a pleasant stay. Loads of space and the camping barn was an amazing space to make the stay work, whatever the weather.
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Andrew V.recommends
May 7, 2024
Camping Pitch - Grass (no ehu)
Peaceful camping with a great view.
What a very beautiful place. Perfect pitch. Fantastic views. Very quiet. Great fertilities. Definitely recommend a stay.
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Hannah S.recommends
May 6, 2024
Camping Pitch - Grass (no ehu)
Great camping experience. Really nice open space with lots of great views. Very free and easy with pitching space around the outside of the fields. Fantastic camping barn (quite open) with seating and cooking options - perfect for the really wet nights. There was also an honesty box and shop, which was great - not only did it have your major essentials but it reinforced a really nice trusting community vibe. Only 2 (possibly 3) showers so can get a bit busy at peak times but the locations and other facilities make up for it.
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Brecon, Powys, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Theresa T.Joined in June 2021
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If you wanted to wild camp in the Brecon Beacons it used to be possible to get a list of landowners from the National Park Visitor Centre and ask the farmer for permission. Today it's not so easy. But, quite honestly, why would anyone bother with all that when you can just pay a small fee and relish the hassle-free semi-wilderness of somewhere like Pwllyn Farm Camping? Set on a 37-acre smallholding of gently sloping, south-facing wildflower meadows with horses, sheep and dogs, this is camping that ticks the boxes for those who just want to park up, pitch a tent and marvel at the world they find themselves in: peace, space, gigantic skies and staggering views of twin-topped Pen y Fan mountain. It’s not wild camping but you wouldn’t exactly call this an established campsite either with pitches are set around the edge of hay and wildflower meadows. All of which adds up to a sense that you're not really on a campsite at all but parked, as you are, on a farm, where native woods and wildlife are the real residents of the place. That said, essential facilities are still provided. There are a couple of hot showers, decent loos and a very handy communal fridge and a freezer for ice-packs shows that Ian and Theresa are in tune with the vital needs of campers. They also understand what's not vital; there's no WiFi and you're pushing your luck if you hope for 4G but they've still provided a phone charging point so you can capture pictures of the sunset over 1,000-foot Cefn Llechid. Fire Pits are available onsite for hire or you can bring your own as long as it is raised of the ground and doesn't cause scorching or damage The end result is a campsite in the thick of the Brecon Beacons that's great for walkers and those seeking a bit of peace and quiet. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted and the only big groups might be clutches of interesting insects camping in the long grass in the height of summer – the wildflower meadows are maintained for their biodiversity and the farm itself sits on the edge of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Information about this is detailed on the map board, which is also annotated with good walks onto Mynydd Illtyd common and up the surrounding hills. A glance reveals there's a footpath yards from the farm gate and it's a little over a mile to the long-distance Taff Trail. It's also around a mile to the National Park Visitor Centre, where you can find more maps and info and tell them not to worry, you've sorted yourself a good campsite for the night.
Nearby attractions

The old market town of Brecon, with its wonderful Georgian architecture, cathedral, museums and wooded path along the Honddu River, is less than six miles away. For essential supplies, it also has two supermarkets. Slightly closer are the twin villages of Defynnog and Sennybridge for convenience stores and traditional pubs. Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre and Tearooms (01874 623366) is a 30-minute walk away on Mynydd Illtyd common. The Brecon Mountain Railway (01685 722988), a 90-minute steam train journey past the two reservoirs of Pontsticill and Pentwyn, is less than 30 minutes’ drive south. For walks, it's hard to beat the slightly challenging six-mile circular of the Four Waterfalls Walk, which begins 11 miles south of Pwllyn Farm Camping and incorporates, as the name suggests, four beautiful and unique cascades, one of which you can stand behind.

Food and drink

There are a few pubs, all serving good food, in the nearest villages of Defynnog and Sennybridge. The most popular of these is probably The Tanners Arms (01874 638032), a traditional 19th-century inn. The restaurant has a fireplace and serves classic British dishes for lunch and dinner. There's also a beer garden. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy walk to these villages, but you might be able to get a lift back to the campsite from one of the pubs if you ask nicely. For more traditional Welsh cuisine, The International Welsh Rarebit Centre (01874 636843) serves lighter snacks, cakes, seasonal soups and good coffee. In the town of Brecon itself Brecon Tap (01874 622353) is well worth a visit, not just for its local real ales but also for its splendid homemade pies and live music.

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