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Halkyn Castle Wood

9.8

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General

  • 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.


Arrive: Thursday 21 July 2022
Depart: Saturday 23 July 2022 (2 nights)
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9.8

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90% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

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Highly recommended for like minded, free spirited people.10/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Had I of known how comfortable & well kept the site was - not to mention how easy it was to get to, I’d of booked for longer.
    A little gem 💎

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Excellent site, friendly staff, my kids loved it26/09/2022

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

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    The tent, the surroundings, the peace and quiet

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    Nothing

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Tent was clean, spacious and had all the essentials. Easy …20/09/2022

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

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    Tent was clean, spacious and had all the essentials. Easy to find site, plenty of room, pleasant hosts. Good access to A55. Facilities older but functional.

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    Nothing. The road noise doesn't really diminish much overnight but it may bother some.

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Nice, cosy yurts in a great location.11/09/2022

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    The yurts were in a lovley secluded part of the site, the Woodlands were great after the paint ballers had finished. Loved the communal fire pit too.

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    The main part that you drive through was a bit unkempt but the people were lovley.

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Will be booking again and told loads of friends already30/08/2022

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

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    Very much liked and the facility was fab

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    Nothing

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Only stayed for 1 night and wished we could have …27/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Only stayed for 1 night and wished we could have stayed much longer. Facilities were spot on and everyone was very friendly on site. The bell tents were perfect for the kids 1st camping experience

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly site, great tent22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Really enjoyed our stay, lovely clean tent, friendly camp site, everything you need, will definitely be back

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Excellent site, clean facilities and decent showers.04/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    What a little gem, great hosts. We had a great time exploring the Woodlands and toasting marshmallows.
    If you are in the northwest and want somewhere with a relaxed vibe this is the place.

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Great location in beautiful forest, food standard for camping, we …26/08/2021

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

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    Great location in beautiful forest, food standard for camping, we had great weather and my 6y old children had loads of great experiences as sleeping in bell tent, exploring forest and enjoyed campfire.

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Outstanding site, lovely hosts and wonderful setting *****15/08/2021

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

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    Everything here is great, lovely facilities, clean and thoughtfully equipt tent, friendly hosts and lots to do for the kids from rambling in the forest to stories around the communal fire pit. There are only three bell tents so you have a lot of privacy and time to relax too.

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Features

Coronavirus

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

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

Dog park

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

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Lower Lodge, Northop Road, Halkyn, Flintshire, Wales, CH8 8DF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.2289°N 3.1724°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
McDonalds — 2.1 miles
Ship — 2.2 miles
Packet House — 4.5 miles
Train stations
Flint Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Shotton Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Hawarden Bridge Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 13.3 miles
Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 13.6 miles
Seacombe Ferry Terminal — 14.1 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 15.1 miles

Directions


Please write Travelodge Halkyn in your SatNav. Our drive is at the back of the car park signed Halkyn Castle Wood. Follow the drive and check-in at the house.

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 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).

Must see

  • Lady Lever Art Gallery (11.3 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (11.9 miles)
  • Chester Castle (11.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (14.3 miles)
  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (14.3 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:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • 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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more

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