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General

  • Peaceful, spacious site in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Two pubs within walking distance
  • Activity centre on site for outdoor pursuits

All sorts of alfresco adventures await in the Brecon Beacons National Park – and folks staying at Open Fire Camping may just surmise that they’re in a mighty fine place to make the most of them.

And they’d be right, for this is not just a place to stay but also a licensed activity centre, where experienced professionals can hook you up with days of climbing, canoeing, caving and the like. Folks who’d prefer to roam free are within easy reach of heaps of walking trails (both leisurely strolls and mountain scrambles) and can consult the site’s handy collection of maps to ensure they don’t wander astray.

It’s a cracking location to chill out in, too (excellent news for those who’ve worn themselves out by day) – there’s heaps of space around the site’s different levels to find a pitch that suits you – set up as a group or pick a more private corner from which to admire the views over Cribarth and do some stargazing by night (you’re in an International Dark Sky Reserve here so there should be some spectacular starry displays, cloud permitting)

Keen to keep a calm vibe on site, the folks here have kept facilities to just the essentials like wifi, toilets and showers. Firepits have been scattered around the site, and you can buy firewood here or bring your own. If you don’t have the energy to cook dinner, there are a couple of pubs in the little Powys village of Pen-y-cae, just under a mile away.

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9

Overall rating based on 36 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Awesome11/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomandrew h.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Love this place. Very close to wild camping with the safety (and toilets) of a site. Owner couldn't be more helpful. View couldn't be more beautiful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Whole site. Staff where very welcoming and friendly. Had a ...16/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Whole site. Staff where very welcoming and friendly. Had a tour of the site on arrival. The fire wood cheap and good.

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Views28/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJack B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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Beautiful & peaceful setting. We loved the fire pit and ...17/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJas K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful & peaceful setting. We loved the fire pit and the owner is v helpful. There is a incredible waterfall hike nearby. Only stayed one night but would recommend this site and we are already making plans to return.

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Loved eopen fires, secluded pitches, friendly welcome, walks, nearby pub. ...19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomandy r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved eopen fires, secluded pitches, friendly welcome, walks, nearby pub. Basically everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

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Beautiful views amazing walks and waterfall close by, quiet sit26/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Stunning scenery, private pitch, fire and friendly owner

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Stunning view and friendly owner, brilliant pitch. Close to excellent ...23/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stunning view and friendly owner, brilliant pitch. Close to excellent waterfall hikes and excellent pub nearby.

    Disliked: 

    Lugging camping stuff up short hill, but with two strong teens to help. Owner did offer to take stuff on his quad. View was worth it!

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We loved the location and the mountains view.07/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTais D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We loved the location and the mountains view.

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Peacefull an very nice views, plenty to do if you ...27/06/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peacefull an very nice views, plenty to do if you want to.

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Excellent site if you hate regimented, rule bound sites25/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved the private area we had, felt like we had our own site. Like the relaxed and wild feeling and LOVED having a fire every evening. Setting is glorious!

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Features

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • The Rhongyr Isaf Centre, Pen-y-cae, Powys, Wales, SA9 1GB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8182°N 3.6706°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Neath: Rail Station Coach Stop — 12.2 miles
Aberdare: Duke Street Bus Station — 12.2 miles
Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station — 13.4 miles
Train stations
Treherbert Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Aberdare Rail Station — 12.1 miles
Neath Rail Station — 12.3 miles
Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 18.0 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 22.7 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

Getting out into the national park is a doddle – get your boots on for the hour-long hike to Henrhyd Waterfall, perhaps, or join a group at the licensed activity centre to climb Cribarth. Other outdoorsy antics that can be booked on site include archery, gorge walking, climbing and canoeing, and there’s a riding stables a mile away.

For something a bit more leisurely, take the 15-minute walk from site to Craig-y-Nos Country Park for a wander around the 40-acre park’s lake and meadows and a visit to Craig-y-Nos Castle and its listed theatre (once owned by famed opera singer Adelina Patti).

A five-minute drive from the site takes you to the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, which has in the past been voted one of the UK’s best attractions – after you've delved underground, take the kids to the dino exhibit to see loads of life-sized model-sauruses. If you're yearning for a breath of sea air, it'll take you less than an hour to drive to the Gower Peninsula for some of the UK's best beaches.

Must see

  • National Showcaves of Wales (0.9 miles)
  • Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (7.4 miles)
  • Aberdulais Falls (10.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (10.7 miles)
  • Aberdeunant (14.7 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Open Fire Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Open Fire Camping 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.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 8 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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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