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- Farm site with stunning 360-degree views of the Black Mountain
- A five-minute drive from the National Showcaves Centre for Wales
- On the Beacons Way trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park
Room to breathe and a friendly welcome – what more could you ask for from a scenic site like Eco Camping Wales in the Brecon Beacons’ gorgeous Glyntawe valley?
Well, 360-degree views of the spectacular Black Mountain for starters. The environmentally friendly setup is another big bonus – the site channels cold mountain spring water into its hand-washing basins, for example (not for drinking, bring your own) – as is the back-to-nature feel (there are no concrete hardstandings or electric hook-ups here).
This Glamorgan site encourages open-fire cooking across most of the grounds (bring reusable barbecues/firepits and raise them high off the ground, please) and phone reception is limited – so you can gleefully tell work they won’t be able to get in touch.
Try to get as much time out of the office as you can to take on all the nearby treks; the owners particularly recommend roaming to Llyn y Fan Fawr lake on the long-distance Beacons Way trail that passes the park. Wander to one of the pubs a few minutes from the site too, pick up supplies at the village shop in Ynyswen or head to Ystradgynlais’s coffee shops.
A few bits and pieces to be aware of if you’re planning on staying here: the shower is coin operated; you'll need to bring your own drinking water; firewood/kindling is for sale on site (the owners are happy for you to bring your own); and there’s no commercial waste so please be prepared to take all rubbish home and leave the space as you find it.
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Nice site in superb location, would visit again if walking in the area
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One of the best campsites I’ve ever stayed at ever
Brilliant bare-basics campsite with incredible views & lovely owners
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Lovely meadow with a gorgeous view
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Thanks for review
Comments on shower noted :)
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Amasing plot, great views, owners were friendly and very kind. Would
I visited the campsite while walking Beacon's Way and arrived …
This is a lovely place to get away from city …
Meadow field had stunning panoramic views
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Distance markers in shared facilities
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 21.0 kilometres
21.0 kilometres Railway Station — 21.9 kilometres
21.9 kilometres Bus Station — 22.4 kilometres
- Train stations
Llangadog Rail Station
— 19.2 kilometres
19.2 kilometres Llanwrda Rail Station — 19.6 kilometres
19.6 kilometres Llandovery Rail Station — 19.7 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal
— 31.0 kilometres
— 38.3 kilometres
It would be difficult to land on a better location for stints in south Wales than this one: set in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a five-minute drive from the National Showcaves Centre for Wales and its scenic Craig-y-Nos park. You can also hop on a horse at the local stable or hire an ebike to explore the mountains.
Head to Henrhyd Falls (15 minutes' drive) to walk behind the wall of water; you might recognise this spot from several films, including Batman. The Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary is nearby as well, so drop in to see the primates before meeting the meerkats at Pen-y-Cae’s microzoo (five minutes).
Wanting more waterfalls? There are three to see while wending your way along a walking loop near Pontneddfechan (15 minutes), a popular part of the national park for pottering about.
Fan of fishing? Get the rod out at the River Tawe or by the Crai Reservoir (10 minutes). You could also angle down by the sea at the Gower’s gorgeous beaches near Swansea (an hour).
- National Showcaves of Wales (1.7 kilometres)
- Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (13.1 kilometres)
- Aberdulais Falls (19.4 kilometres)
- Aberdulais Falls (19.5 kilometres)
- Aberdeunant (23.2 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3:30 p.m. –||7:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Eco Camping Wales cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
30 days or more before arrival : 25% will be retained.
29 days - 14 days before arrival : 50% will be retained.
13 days - 8 days before arrival : 90% will be retained.
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.
The site 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 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. Eco Camping Wales will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Eco Camping Wales have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Eco Camping Wales dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Eco Camping Wales? It would be difficult to land on a better location for stints in south Wales than this one: set in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a five-minute drive from the National … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Eco Camping Wales?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.