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- Eco-friendly site on the banks of the River Vyrnwy
- Park alongside your pitch
- Campers' kitchen with Rayburn stove
Make free and easy at the relaxed Sychpwll Centre on the banks of the River Vyrnwy, where you’ll find a five-acre camping field to pick your own pitch: all sizes of tent are accepted and campers can park their cars alongside their tents.
Sychpwll is an eco-friendly smallholding that’s grown organically over the past 30 years. It uses a ‘leave no trace’ camping as a major policy where guests are asked to dispose of their waste and recycling in a responsible manner.
Leaving no trace is also essential when building campfires, as these must be off the ground so as not to scorch the grass: if you’re planning on having a fire, be Boy or Girl Scout prepared and bring a suitable container or brazier with you. Wood is available to buy on site.
If it’s too wet for a campfire, the friendly owners will fire up the Rayburn in the straw bale kitchen and have boiling water ready so you can dry off or enjoy a morning cuppa if you want it before getting ready for a day exploring the Welsh countryside.
Based a mile from where the unpolluted River Vrynwy meets the River Severn, Sychpwll is cosy in winter and normally with a good climate in summer. It’s also on a ley line, which the owners reckon contributes to its ‘magical and calming atmosphere’, and there’s more than enough to do to keep everyone happy all year round, with those coming for walking or cycling holidays being particularly spoilt for choice.
The hiking in this area gives world-class views, such as the famous Offa’s Dyke or one of the three routes to the landmark Rodney’s Pillar. Visitors can also take a stroll to the local farmers’ market or nearby Lake Vrynwy, or try their hands at one of the many activities nearby, including climbing, fishing, horse riding and watersports. Or, for those who like to hit a ball as hard as possible, tennis is available in town and there’s a golf course within half an hour’s drive.
Taking it a bit easier, the site is between the market towns of Welshpool and Oswestry, around seven miles from each, where you can shop till you drop, and there are plenty of days out at local attractions such as historic (and pink) Powis Castle and puffing along on the Welshpool to Llanfair Light Steam Railway.
Culture vultures can go slightly further afield to Ludlow and Shrewsbury (around 13 miles away), where there are opportunities for festivals, arts events and nights on the town.
- Powis Castle & Garden (9.1 miles)
- Much Wenlock Priory (22.2 miles)
- Darby Houses (Ironbridge) (23.4 miles)
- Chirk Castle (12.9 miles)
- Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill (15.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Lovely area, perfect camping sections, best views x 30/08/2016
tracey_k291317 (Family with young children, 1 review)
From the manager...
A bank holiday with all 10 pitches booked on a ten acre site- it's important for people to have space around them when camping I think- could never support the idea of having someone on duty to clean the facilities full time, which you'd need on the intermittent showers experienced that weekend.
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
Horse riding nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Middletown (Powys): Breidden Hotel Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Halfway House (Shrops): Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Trewern (Powys) Bus Shelter — 4.4 miles
- Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station — 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Gobowen Rail Station — 9.8 miles
9.8 miles Shrewsbury Rail Station — 11.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 43.1 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 41.0 miles
Your satnav will get you lost: please read the directions below.
The nearest train station is Shrewsbury, followed by Gobowen or Welshpool.
There is a bus service from Shrewsbury bus station with Tanat Valley Coaches. The D74 service runs approximately every three hours, Monday to Saturday. If you get off at Llandrinio bridge traffic lights the centre is about one mile from here.
There is a local taxi service in the village and if you prefer, Chris' Cabs will happily collect you from the train station.
Take the M1 and then the M6 towards Birmingham but do not join the toll section. Keep on the main M6 and then exit on the M54 towards Telford. Keep on this motorway until it becomes the A5 towards Oswestry and north Wales. After a series of roundabouts look out for the A458 to Welshpool and turn left. Continue down the A458 for a couple of miles and turn right at the B4393 towards Llandrinio and Lake Vyrnwy.
After just over 7 miles you will come to a set of traffic lights just before a humpback bridge over the River Severn. Turn right immediately after the bridge. The signpost says Haughton. The first turning on the right signs to Haimwood but keep on the main lane and after just under a mile take the second turning on the right. This narrow lane is not signed but look out for the telegraph pole. If you pass a sign on the left to Rhos Common you have just overshot the lane! Drive down the lane and follow the tarmac as it turns sharp right. At the end of the lane drive though a clump of trees and you have arrived.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Sychpwll Centre cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Sychpwll Centre will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
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Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can now make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children on one pitch.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.