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- Bell tents in a wildflower meadow with views across the Dee Estuary
- A 15-minute drive to the Wales Coast Path; 30 minutes to Talacre beach
- Communal firepit and a 47-acre wood; burger bar five minutes' walk
If you’re keen to explore north Wales, but would rather stay at a campsite that’s not too far off the beaten track, Halkyn Castle Wood is one solution to your conundrum. The pitches are set on the edge of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and yet are only minutes from Junction 33 of the main A55 and within an hour of Manchester and Liverpool.
Here you can stay in bell tents pitched on a wildflower meadow edging 47 acres of private woodland – which you are welcome to wander – and every day you can enjoy wonderful views across farmland to the Dee Estuary.
As this site has a wild-camping vibe, the bell tents have no electricity but the 4G signal is good – and the connection to wildlife (you may see red kites circling above) even better.
A substantial shower block is a few minutes’ walk away (across a stream) and there is a communal firepit exclusively for bell-tent guests. And you’re on a dark-skies site here, so remember to pack a torch for nocturnal forays.
The owners are on hand to discuss day-trip ideas and are more than happy to arrange activities for you on site (an extra cost), including foraging walks, mindfulness, guided walks and even some storytelling.
There’s a burger stop at the road services (five minutes’ walk), and Halkyn (five minutes’ drive) is the nearest village, with a choice of pubs; one is good for food and the other for real ales, ciders and a pool table.
Open from 08/04/2022 to 31/10/2022
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
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Max. persons: 4 x
Dimensions: 5.0m width x 5.0m length (16.4ft width x 16.4ft length) Calculated area: 25.0m² (269.1ft²)
|Max. persons||4 x
5.0m width x 5.0m length
(16.4ft width x 16.4ft length)
Calculated area: 25.0m² (269.1ft²)
(4 x z-bed or foam mattress)
|No toilets in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Bring all camping equipment minus the tent (linen, sleeping bags, pillows, cooking equipment, etc.)|
|Dry toilet / eco toilet|
|Dining table and chairs|
|No dogs allowed|
|Bed linen not provided|
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Great location in beautiful forest, food standard for camping, we …
Outstanding site, lovely hosts and wonderful setting *****
24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests
Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Distance markers in shared facilities
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
- Coach stations
— 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Ship — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Packet House — 4.5 miles
- Train stations
Flint Rail Station
— 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Shotton Rail Station — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Hawarden Bridge Rail Station — 5.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
— 13.3 miles
13.3 miles Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 13.6 miles
13.6 miles Seacombe Ferry Terminal — 14.1 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 15.1 miles
The handy location near Junction 33 of the A55 means you can head off on a big-city adventure: Chester (25 minutes’ drive) has ancient walls to stroll around and is packed with indie shops and buzzy bars in half-timbered buildings. Llangollen (40 minutes) is a quieter option, with brooding castle ruins, a fab location on the Dee river and a cluster of waterside pubs.
If days out in fresh air are more your thing, then Snowdonia (55 minutes) will see you on challenging walking routes, or closer to base camp, there are glorious sea views along the Wales Coast Path (15 minutes). Talacre beach (30 minutes) offers rolling sand dunes, ideal for family picnics and run-around games of tag, while there are plenty of beach options on the Isle of Anglesey (an hour) too.
Still outdoors, add a bit of history into the mix with a nose around Moel y Gaer Iron Age settlement (10 minutes), and check out the medieval ruins at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (15 minutes).
- Lady Lever Art Gallery (11.3 miles)
- Chester Cathedral (11.9 miles)
- Chester Castle (11.9 miles)
- Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (14.3 miles)
- Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (14.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Halkyn Castle Wood cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Halkyn Castle Wood will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Halkyn Castle Wood have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Halkyn Castle Wood dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Halkyn Castle Wood? The handy location near Junction 33 of the A55 means you can head off on a big-city adventure: Chester (25 minutes’ drive) has ancient walls to stroll around and is packed with … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Halkyn Castle Wood?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Halkyn Castle Wood? From £70 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability