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Outdoors@Hay: The Nordsman

General

  • Spacious rural site at an outdoor activity centre in rural Powys
  • A mile from Hay-on-Wye; on the edge of the Brecon Beacons
  • Canoeing, archery, mountain biking and other activities on site

Families, groups, couples, adventure-seekers, bookish types… all are welcome at Outdoors@Hay, a spacious site in the Powys countryside around a mile from Hay-on-Wye.

This area, at the northern tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park and close to the River Wye, is well known for its outdoor activities – and organising them is supremely straightforward for guests at this site. The accommodation here is linked to an outdoor centre that runs all sorts of activities, including canoeing, archery, raft building, gorge walking and bushcraft courses, all under expert supervision and suitable for beginners as well. You’ll need to book ahead for these, so ask for info using the requests box once you’ve booked your stay.

Having lots of activities and accommodation on site makes this a good spot for group activity breaks or a couple of families holidaying together, but that’s not the only way to have a break here. Outdoors@Hay is also a handy location for independent days out, hiking or cycling along local routes or heading into Hay-on-Wye to see the castle, drink in cosy pubs and browse the famed bookshops.

Whatever you choose to get up to by day, a good night’s sleep should be in order – this is a peaceful site surrounded by trees and open space (and please note that it is not suitable for stag/hen parties or other noisy gatherings). The setup is traditional but well kept, with facilities stretching to the use of a fridge and washing-up area, plus toilets and showers. Campfires and barbecues are permitted but will need to be raised off the ground to avoid scorching the grass.

Please note

This is a quiet park: no music is allowed.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, RV or accommodation hire) traveling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

The bar is open between 01/06 and 31/08.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Units heavier than 2500 kgs are not allowed.

The park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Facilities/activities including Outdoor Activities are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 35 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Excellent site, would highly recommend08/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent camp site. Everything thought of and the facilities were spotlessly clean. We will definitely be back!

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Lovely site beautiful surroundings facilities very good clean08/16/2022

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Relaxing quiet good
    Facilities clean hot
    Showers

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Brilliant campsite, very handy location for Hay & lovely hosts08/10/2022

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

  • Tylau yurt
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The hosts - Mick & Sharon - were fantastic, so friendly & welcoming, and full of advice about the local area; nice walks etc. Great campsite, our Yurt had absolutely everything you could need, plus a huge comfy bed.
    Shower & toilet block was modern & kept spotlessly clean.
    Also loved the bar, lounge area & outside seating.
    10 out of 10!

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Excellent site, ideal for site seeing around, clean facilities08/10/2022

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location, scenery, host,

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Excellent site, great location. Town of hay on wye is lovely.08/09/2022

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

  • Nordsman camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities were top notch, fantastic. Toilets and showers clean and well maintained. Quiet and peaceful, except wildlife, but thats what you want in the countryside isn't it🙂. On site bar and cafe selling local produce is a nice touch. You can book kayaking with hosts taking you on the beautiful river wye. And owner Mick is and absolute treat, friendly and full of local knowledge.

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    I got a blood blister from a tap, yeah that's all the negative I got for you.

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Anonymous user

Lovely site, clean facilities and perfect for exploring the area.08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Great campsite. Well looked after. Toilets, showers etc were clean. Water pressure in the shower was amazing. Loved the communal fridge / freezer. Great to be able to charge tech in the barn.
    Owners were helpful. Loved the recycling facilities.
    Perfect location for exploring the area.

    Disliked: 

    Water pressure in the washing up area. I got soaked!

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Quiet and pleasant site with good toilet and shower block …08/07/2022

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Quiet and pleasant site with good toilet and shower block which was immaculately clean.and well equipped. A lovely half hour walk along the river to Hay.

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Clean facilities. Friendly staff. Good water pressure in shower.08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was only an overnight stay, but would definitely book again when returning to explore the area further. Would be good for a basecamp while exploring.

    Disliked: 

    So much to see and not enough time.

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5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐08/02/2022

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  • Tylau safari tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice place. Great service 👍

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Will definitely be booking again and adding on the canoeing too08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (maximum 3 adults)
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    Everything! Site very clean and well equipped. Quiet, relaxing spot with plenty of space between tents. Friendly host that was very knowledgeable about the area.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Tylau Cottage, Llanigon, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, HR3 5PN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0634°N 3.1459°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Interchange — 21.0 kilometers
Telephone Exchange — 22.7 kilometers
Bus Station — 28.5 kilometers
Train stations
Builth Road Rail Station — 22.6 kilometers
Cilmeri Rail Station — 23.4 kilometers
Llandrindod Rail Station — 25.5 kilometers
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 56.7 kilometers
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 70.5 kilometers

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

This site is just on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park so naturally there are lots of great places to get out for a walk or bike ride nearby. You could walk directly to Hay Bluff in about an hour and a half (or drive to its car park in 15 minutes), take in waterside views at Llangorse Lake (20 minutes’ drive) or climb Waun Fach from Pengenffordd (15 minutes)

When you need a break from all the hiking and biking, take a trip to Hay-on-Wye (five minutes’ drive/20 minutes’ walk) to savour the smell of its bookshops and explore its refurbished castle. Crickhowell (half an hour), Hereford (35 minutes) and Abergavenny (40 minutes) are within easy reach too.

Other days out nearby might take you to the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre (25 minutes), the Weir Garden (half an hour) or the gorgeous gardens at Brobury House (20 minutes).

Must see

  • Blaenavon Ironworks (32.1 kilometers)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (32.6 kilometers)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (32.6 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (11.4 kilometers)
  • The Weir (22.3 kilometers)

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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Outdoors@Hay cancelation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Outdoors@Hay will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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  • Does Outdoors@Hay have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Outdoors@Hay dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Outdoors@Hay? This site is just on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park so naturally there are lots of great places to get out for a walk or bike ride nearby. You … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Outdoors@Hay?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Outdoors@Hay? From $37.37 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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