Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite

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View across the campsite (added by manager 06 Apr 2023)
Restaurant and outdoor tables (added by manager 01 apr 2023)
A cosy setup in the camping field (added by manager 01 apr 2023)
Grass pitches (added by manager 06 apr 2023)

  • Well-maintained Herefordshire campsite with lovely Golden Valley views
  • A 20-minute drive to Hay-on-Wye and Black Mountains
  • Part of a working farm with restaurant and cider mill on site
The part of Herefordshire that’s close to the England/Wales border is a particularly fine area for an outdoor break – it puts you within easy reach of days wandering around Hereford, poking around the bookshops of Hay-on-Wye, paddling down the River Wye or hiking through the Black Mountains. If that sounds enticing enough, how about a place to stay that’s got not only its own restaurant but also a traditional cider mill? That’s the tempting offer at Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite, a well-maintained site with lovely views across the area known as the Golden Valley. Settle in for a stay here and you can fill your days with all sorts of adventures before getting back to a shower, a fresh pint of award-winning cider and a meal in the restaurant, which serves up a range of home-cooked dishes to hungry travellers. Handily, it’s also open for cooked breakfasts, lunches (including an excellent Sunday roast) and afternoon pick-me-ups with coffee and cake. At times when the restaurant isn’t open, you’ve got the option of getting your barbecue going; there’s a butcher 10 minutes’ drive away for top-notch local meat, or a couple of supermarkets 20 minutes away in Hereford. And of course you can still wash it down with a couple of bottles of cider from the shop on site… Things have been kept fairly simple on the pitches here, but you’ll have access to toilets and showers, and are welcome to bring dogs along to join your break.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 10
Tent pitches 10
Touring caravan pitches 10
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the shower facilities are unisex.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 1 Apr to

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Quiet peaceful site on a working farm. Facilities clean and new lacking…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Quiet peaceful site on a working farm. Facilities clean and new lacking only facilities for washing up.

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Good clean facilities. Great cider. Close to walks. Good one night stop.…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 4
Michelle W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Good clean facilities. Great cider. Close to walks. Good one night stop. Very cheap.

Disliked: Back field in pictures wasn’t open so we were on very small plot next to car park which only had a few spaces not on a slope!

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Facilities were clean and well maintained. Even though the site is on…

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Facilities were clean and well maintained. Even though the site is on the roadside it was quiet.

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Loved the tranquility of the farm's location. Excellent restaurant on site where…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Loved the tranquility of the farm's location. Excellent restaurant on site where we had a hearty Sunday lunch and delicious cider! Friendly staff. Toilets and shower were very clean.

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A little different which added to the enjoyment

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Matthew H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Really nice friendly location with a good restaurant on site. The location is a working cider farm with a great little shop. On site toilets and showers were clean but a little way from camping. However, they are currently building a new block and opening up a potentially better location for camping.

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The campsite is next to the Gwatkin Red Cow restaurant which has…

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The campsite is next to the Gwatkin Red Cow restaurant which has amazing food. It also has a shop selling its local Cider.

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Lovely site will be back

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Tracey L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely site, easy to find, pick your own pitch. Toilet & shower block close, clean & well equipped. Daughter loved the orphaned cows & other animals. Onsite restaurant was excellent. Very tasty fresh meal in the evening & even though really busy with a large party the service was excellent. Highly recommend lotus biscoff slice, the Swiss breakfast & the rhubarb cider. All staff very friendly

Disliked: Nothing

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Was quiet , clean , restaurant was lovely and staff in whole…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Was quiet , clean , restaurant was lovely and staff in whole site friendly

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Picturesque spot

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: It was basic but great. The farm animals were beautiful. The site is small and compact with few level spaces on the field however its a park up wherever type space which is good for campervans. The restaurant on site was so delicious! The cider selection was vast and well priced.

Disliked: Only nit-picking, the toilet facilities are away from the campsite which made nightime runs entertaining!

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Basic facilities but beautiful location and fantastic food/cider

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Lorraine M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Facilities are basic but clean. it’s quiet and just what we needed for a weekend to unwind from the daily grind. The food at the onsite restaurant is top quality as is the cider, especially the Elderflower and Rubarb.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Location

Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite

Moorhampton Park Farm

Abbey Dore

Hereford

Herefordshire

England

HR2 0AL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.00186°N
-2.90821°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.2 mi Telephone Exchange
9.3 mi Country Bus Station
13.4 mi Bus Station
Rail
9.5 mi Hereford Rail Station
13.5 mi Abergavenny Rail Station
15.5 mi Warrington West Rail Station
Ferry
26.4 mi Sharpness Old Docks
26.5 mi Lydney Harbour

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Walking is a real treat around here – favourite spots nearby include the Cat’s Back (half an hour’s drive) and Hay Bluff (35 minutes), as well as the hour-long walk from the site to Dore Abbey. For other outdoor activities, try canoeing from Symonds Yat (35 minutes), horse riding/pony trekking with Noakes Farm Riding Centre (50 minutes) or go-karting at Herefordshire Raceway (half an hour). For something a little less strenuous, take walks around National Trust site The Weir Garden and Brobury House Gardens (both 20 minutes), or sign up for a llama trekking experience with Golden Valley Llamas (10 minutes). A day spent exploring the many bookshops of Hay-on-Wye (20 minutes) is usually a good idea too, as is one wandering around the city of Hereford (25 minutes), taking in the cathedral, the Mappa Mundi exhibition and the Black and White Museum – and maybe also the Museum of Cider?

Must see

Goodrich Castle 15.3 mi

Caldicot Castle & Country Park 15.5 mi

Raglan Castle 16.2 mi

Blaenavon Ironworks 17.4 mi

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre 17.6 mi

National Trust

The Weir 6.3 mi

Skenfrith Castle 9.8 mi

Cwmmau Farmhouse 12.4 mi

The Kymin 16.2 mi

Croft Castle and Parkland 20 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

WHITFIELD 3.3 mi

Urishay - Craswall - Urishay 4.1 mi

Ewyas Harold - Marches Way - Rowlestone - Monnow Valley 4.1 mi

Rowlestone - Marches Way - Llaneilo - Rowlestone 4.3 mi

Longtown - Michaelchurch Escley - Longtown 4.6 mi

Local events

  • Green Man Festival (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Crickhowell, Powys 14.7 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Herefordshire?

  • Does Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite? Walking is a real treat around here – favourite spots nearby include the Cat’s Back (half an hour’s drive) and Hay Bluff (35 minutes), as well as the hour-long walk from the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Gwatkin Red Cow Campsite? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.