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9.7

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General

  • Pretty family-run park on the banks of the River Severn in Abermule
  • Montgomery, Welshpool and Newtown within a 15-minute drive
  • Riverside picnic spots and fishing on site

You're mostly aware of the River Severn as the thing that marks the border of England and Wales, yes? Take a look a little further – well away from the bit with the huge bridges, the UK’s longest river meanders through much of mid Wales, taking in some stunning rural spots along the way.

One of those spots is Smithy Park, a family-run touring park right on the banks of the river in a pretty corner of Powys, in the village of Abermule and 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Montgomery. Picnics and drinks by the riverside are popular activities here, as is settling in to spy on local residents (referring, of course, to the ducks, herons, kingfishers and swans that call the river home – maybe even an otter if you’re very lucky).

Also resident in the river are plenty of fish, which you’re welcome to try to hook out if you’ve got the right kit; you can try your luck a bit further upstream if you’ve got a permit stashed away too. Smaller travellers without such an interest in the river can be kept entertained at the playground and mini football pitch, or dispatched to the ‘Bookery’ by reception to borrow books, DVDs or jigsaws (and it’s also got a whole pile of info on local attractions, pubs and restaurants for planning purposes).

Site staff pride themselves on a warm welcome, and also on warm bathrooms – kept heated on cooler days and kitted out with private cubicles and handy bits such as a free hairdryer.

A local bus service runs from the village: the bus stop is 100 metres down the lane from the park.

This site is a member of Bestparks group.

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9.7

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Relaxed friendly atmosphere. Spotless toilet / shower facilities. Riverside location.04/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRaymond D.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Relaxed friendly atmosphere.
    Spotless toilet / shower facilities.
    Riverside location.

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Beautiful site well kept28/09/2020

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  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Peaceful clean and tidy

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Excellent site with friendly staff and level pitches 5*09/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGarry C.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pitch 19 August 31st > 7th September

    Loved this site from the moment we arrived, friendly welcome with all info you needed ready. The pitches are top notch TV, waste and water all ready on serviced pitch with concrete level base for caravan and grass for awning.

    With a few minutes you have a canal with locks and footbridges, river, 2 castles all within walking distance. The canal walk to Newtown is a must do.

    Due to Covid and closure of facilities I am unable to review but just from a visual they look clean.

    I could go on forever but you need to find out for yourself you won't be disappointed, oh forgot to mention road noise is not a problem just switch off.

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Fully serviced pitch,very clean, friendly, right by river.05/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJerry W.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Fully serviced pitch,very clean, friendly, right by river.

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Nice quiet area. Nothing to dislike. Unable to comment on …07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Nice quiet area. Nothing to dislike. Unable to comment on facilities as they remain closed due to Covid-19.

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Ideal for a relaxing break01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBARBARA M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very quiet, clean site next to the river Severn and Montgomery canal, very helpful friendly staff.
    The walk along the canal to Newtown was beautiful, although the pubs there do not allow dogs, the pub around the corner from the site does allow dogs and was very welcoming.

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    Newtown, after a lovely walk we couldn’t get a drink in any pub as none allowed dogs

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A very welcoming pub, The Sportsman, allows dogs.
One to try next time!

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Very pleasant and peaceful site. Fully serviced.01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrances F.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Peaceful, well maintained site next to fenced off river. Excellent pitches, level and fully serviced.
    Dog walking off site, but well located.

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Ideal location, quiet and peaceful29/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Ideal location, quiet and peaceful

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Immaculate grounds, friendly staff.27/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Location next to the river. Grounds were immaculate. Staff really friendly.

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    Not far from A483 so can hear traffic noise.

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Very clean site with friendly wardens. Playground is fully fenced …23/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean site with friendly wardens. Playground is fully fenced so is safe for little kids. River Severn is next to site and fab for skimming stones for a 10 year old (and for big kids).
    Easy family cycling along the canal nearby (tagalong needed for 3,4,5 year olds as it is close to the water. Easier and wider in Newtown direction.)
    Small corner shop just outside site sells ice creams and all basics.

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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

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Abermule, Montgomery, Powys, Wales, SY15 6ND
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.5432°N 3.2394°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Garthmyl (Powys): Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Newtown (Powys): Bus Station Back Lane — 3.8 miles
Welshpool: Smithfield Car Park Coach Stop — 9.0 miles
Train stations
Newtown (Powys) Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Caersws Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Welshpool Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 36.1 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 57.2 miles

Directions


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

The river, though mighty, isn’t the only waterway around here: the Montgomeryshire Canal is a short stroll away too, with a waterside path that lends itself well to walks or bike rides to Newtown or Berriew, or beyond to Welshpool (which is 10 miles away, so perhaps best to come back by bus if on foot).

Alternatively, drive to Welshpool (15 minutes) and then take rides on the Llanfair-Welshpool steam railway or boat trips along the canal to get a taste of the local scenery. The grand Italian-style gardens around Powis Castle (just outside Welshpool) are worth a wander too, for colourful floral displays, ambitious topiary and gorgeous views over the surrounds.

Somewhat more crumbling but no less atmospheric are the ruins of Dolforwyn Castle (half an hour’s walk) and Montgomery’s castle and town walls (10 minutes).

And though the countryside is splendid around here, sometimes the coast just calls your name – if that’s the case, drive west for an hour or so to get to Aberystwyth, Aberdyfi or Borth for a blast of sea air.

Must see

  • Powis Castle & Garden (8.2 miles)
  • Stokesay Castle (18.9 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (24.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (17.4 miles)
  • Wilderhope Manor (23.8 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Smithy Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Smithy Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Smithy Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Smithy Park? The river, though mighty, isn’t the only waterway around here: the Montgomeryshire Canal is a short stroll away too, with a waterside path that lends itself well to walks or bike rides … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Smithy Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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).

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

For guest safety the toilet and shower facilities will remain closed from March 2020 until further notice. The chemical waste point will remain accessible to guests.

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