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- Pub site three miles from Hay-on-Wye and bordering the Black Mountains
- Canoe and kayak hire: launch onto the Wye straight from the site
- Bar with piano and restaurant serving Nepal and Thai cuisine
A riverside site with a pub and a scenic mountain backdrop, Hollybush Camping is within easy reach of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. For over 10 years now, New Zealand-born owner Barbara has been developing a relaxed, friendly and sustainable site that focuses on giving guests a back to nature stay among a peaceful forest setting.
You can hire bikes at the park (helmet and hi-viz vest included), and canoes and kayaks are available to rent for trips along the River Wye. Back at base, traditional Nepali and Thai cuisine is served at the site’s restaurant, Yak-Y-Da; meanwhile at the neighbouring Hollybush Inn, real ales, local ciders, country wines and locally sourced meat and fish dishes are on the menu and the pub often plays host to live bands at the weekends.
There’s a shop on site where you can pick up everyday essentials, hot and cold snacks, booze, and info about the local area, as well as a bar to pick up a pint before sitting down to crack out a few tunes on the piano.
Hollybush has a policy of recycling as much waste as possible, so please sort your own recycling and leave any wood you might find on the forest floor for the use of woodland animals – however, firewood is available to buy at reception.
Dogs are welcome at Hollybush, but for the safety of kids and wildlife you’re politely requested to keep them on leads at all times.
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Lovely camping by the river
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Hay on Wye: Castle Bus Stop
— 2.4 miles
2.4 miles Brecon Interchange — 11.9 miles
11.9 miles Pontrilas: Telephone Exchange Coach Stop — 14.7 miles
- Train stations
Builth Road Rail Station
— 13.5 miles
13.5 miles Cilmeri Rail Station — 13.8 miles
13.8 miles Llandrindod Rail Station — 15.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal
— 34.9 miles
— 44.7 miles
The site is located halfway between Glasbury and Hay-on-Wye on the B4350.
A bus service is available from Hereford and Brecon which has a stop outside the campsite.
Hire a canoe or a kayak for a trip down the River Wye to Hay-on-Wye, three miles away: if your arms can handle it you can continue another five miles on to Whitney-on-Wye.
Plenty of outdoorsy options are within very easy reach, at the outdoor adventure company a couple of miles from the site: take your pick from orienteering, gorge walking, caving and rock climbing to clay pigeon shooting, archery and paintballing, all of which take place in and around the spectacular setting of the River Wye and the nearby hills.
There are plenty of fab towpaths, lanes and hillside tracks you can explore on two wheels around Brecon Beacons National Park, as well as a small loop that comes off the National Cycle Network’s National Route 42 and runs through nearby Hay-on-Wye. From there you can take a leisurely ride down to Llanthony Priory, which lies at the foot of the Black Mountains, and stop off for sustenance at the eatery next door.
- Blaenavon Ironworks (19.5 miles)
- Brecon Mountain Railway (19.6 miles)
- Big Pit: National Coal Museum (19.7 miles)
- Cwmmau Farmhouse (8.2 miles)
- The Weir (15.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.