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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.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.9

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site with very clean facilities friendly staff and level ...30/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent site with very clean facilities friendly staff and level pitches

    Disliked: 

    No Dislikes

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Highly recommend clean friendly site and free WiFi29/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDerrick S.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed 2 nights on a service pitch solid concrete base the site and facilities were top class and would have no hesitation in recommending this site to any user will most definitely return (possibly with our grandchildren) young lady on duty was very helpful and local knowledge very good

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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This site is beautifully kept. Very clean and tidy with ...23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This site is beautifully kept. Very clean and tidy with immaculate grassed areas and plenty of space between pitches. The toilets were well looked after. The access to the riverside walk was great for dog owners and if you look hard enough there is a hidden seating area next to the river for some quiet contemplation. Nestled in an old BT telephone box is a "Book Swap" - what a great idea!! Above all, the owners / managers of the site are extremely helpful and friendly and go out of their way to provide visitors with a relaxed experience making all feel welcome. I would heartily recommend this site and we will return.

    Disliked: 

    There was only one dislike and it is a very personal thing for me in that there was a bit of road noise from the main road. However the husband said it didn't bother him and it's a very small price to pay for such a beautiful site.

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Really glad you enjoyed your stay, Thank You for the lovely review!

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Pitches are excellent and in a fantastic area for exploring23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly welcome. Beautiful site which is kept immaculately and brilliant facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, see you again soon!

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An immaculate park, laid with very well kept grassed areas and lovely13/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    An immaculate park, laid with very well kept grassed areas and lovely bushes/trees etc. Facilities excellent and the park is well placed for travelling in the surrounding area. And also a very warm friendly welcome on arrival!

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Was a well kept camp toilets and showers were very ...27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was a well kept camp toilets and showers were very clean and the kids loved the river and the park would most certainly go again.

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Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again.

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A little gem24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely little site, nice people and beautifully maintained. Nice, clean shower block.

    Disliked: 

    Wouldn’t stop me going back for another short stay but there is more road noise than I was expecting.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Unfortunately the road can be a bit busier at times, we hope to see you again.

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Very peaceful. Lovely site.19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very peaceful. Lovely site.

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5 stars16/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid M.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent camp site very clean all around the site plenty of hot water in showers the staff were excellent one of the best sites we have been too highly recommend

    Disliked: 

    None

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Would recommend14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomToni O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Tidy site with all amenities needed that were clean and tidy. Small park for the kids to play in, nice walks from the site and friendly staff

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Features

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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.

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.

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.

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