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Pitches are all in the orchard with plenty of space to find your own privacy or to make camp with friends. There is no vehicular access to the orchard making this a relaxing space for families. As an old orchard there is plenty of wildlife so look out for our frogs, newts and moles (sometmes they can make it a little uneven!).
Log circle and camp fire - great for socialising in the evenings and toasting marshmallows.
The toilets/showers, a washing-up area with some storage cupboards (not a self-catering kitchen), recycling facilities, potable water, drying room & washing machine are located within the hostel.
A cafe (weekends only), restaurant and bar (each evening) are available for snacks, meals, chocolate and hot and cold drinks.
The car park and cycle shed are easily accessible from both the hostel and the orchard.
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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
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Brecon Interchange — 6.3 miles
6.3 miles Tredegar: Lidl Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Brynmawr Bus Station — 7.6 miles
- Train stations
Rhymney Rail Station — 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Pontlottyn Rail Station — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Ebbw Vale Parkway Rail Station — 9.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 25.5 miles
25.5 miles Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 27.6 miles
27.6 miles Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 28.1 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 33.0 miles
Take the lane from Talybont-on-Usk towards the reservior (opposite the post office). This will take you over the canal. Follow the lane for about 1.5 miles, through the village of Aber and on past the turn off for the water works, about 300m past this you reach the reservoir and the dam wall. Turn left here and go along the top of the dam wall - we are the first turning on the left on the far side (over the cattle grid), the lane from this point is single-track and uneven for the first 200 metres then descends into our car park.
From either Brecon or Abergavenny take the X43 and alight in Talybont. You can then either walk by the lane (directions above) or take the Taff Trail (foot path and cycle/MTB trail) from behind the White Hart Inn. Both routes take about 40 mins and are about two miles. Buses run two-hourly Monday - Saturday but stop at around 5pm. From May to September the Beacons Bus runs on Sundays and on bank holidays.
Our closest train station is Abergavenny (20 miles). You can continue your journey to us by bus from here.
National Express to Brecon then to Talybont by bus.
- Abergavenny, 4th Thursday of each month
- Brecon, 2nd Saturday of each month (except Aug) 9.30 - 2pm
The paths and trails through the forestry of Talybont Reservior offer a range of experiences from family biking to more white knuckle routes. A Bike Shed is available at the site and hire is available from 'Bikes & Hikes' at their bases in Brecon and Talybont.
Coarse or game fishing in river, reservior, lake or canal the area can offer a wide choice. The River Wye can offer coarse fisherman barbel, chub, roach and dace or one of the big predatory Perch and Pike. The River Usk is known for salmon and wild brown trout. Talybont Reservior has brown trout and Llangors Lake offers pike, perch, roach, bream and eels. Permits are available locally for each of these sites.
What could be more invigorating than a hack out across the Beacons or a day following the old drover roads over the hills? Riding is available from Cantref Adventure Farm and Llangorse Riding Centre. Some restrictions apply to age and experience on some routes.
Canoe and kayaking
A sedate paddle into Brecon, exploring the lake at Llangorse or taking on the rivers Usk and Wye? Either bring your own, hire at the lake or visit Wye Valley Canoes for hire on the Wye and pick-up from Hay or Whitney.
Straight from your tent, up onto the ridges which lead to Pen-y-Fan, through the forest trails and waterfalls or across high limestone plateaus.
Cantref Adventure Farm
Good fun for all the family, petting area, pig races, giant indoor play area, horse riding, sledge rides, paddle boats, agility course, tractor trailer rides and much much more!
Garwnant Visitor Centre
Woodland trails, sculpture trails, Mountain Biking trails for little kids and big kids!
- Brecon Mountain Railway (6.1 miles)
- Big Pit: National Coal Museum (10.9 miles)
- Blaenavon Ironworks (11.2 miles)
- Skenfrith Castle (21.5 miles)
- Cwmmau Farmhouse (21.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.