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Cwmsoar Camping

9.6

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General

  • Wild camping field surrounded by woodland between Usk and Pontypool
  • A 20-minute drive to Raglan Castle, and 40 minutes to Tintern Abbey
  • A 10-minute walk to Llandegfedd Reservoir for watersports and fishing

A small and dog-friendly pop-up site in Monmouthshire countryside near Pontypool, Cwmsoar Camping has well-maintained, spacious field and orchard pitches on a working farm surrounded by ancient woodlands. Quiet and rural it might be, but it’s also close to the lovely old village of Usk (10 minutes’ drive), with its fab – and handy – selection of pubs and takeaways to keep you fed and watered.

As this is wild camping, facilities are few – mains water, portaloos and a toilet-emptying station – but if you’d rather go down the self-catering route on your hols, barbecues and firepits are allowed on site and you can pick up goodies in Usk’s convenience stores too. Alternatively, you can try your luck in New Inn, a mile away, which has shops and places to eat.

This peaceful spot is within easy distance of Llandegfedd Reservoir (10 minutes’ walk), where you can soon be out on the water for wild swimming, paddleboarding and canoeing adventures. Not brought your gear? No worries, simply hire boards and boats from Llandegfedd Visitor & Watersports Centre (10 minutes’ drive).

For more sedate pleasures, the lake is a hopping place for fly fishing for trout from the bankside, and you can follow a circular walk along the water’s edge through quiet woodland or enjoy a short stroll with the kids through fields.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 75 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  85% described as Peaceful ?

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Quiet location, friendly host, clean toilets10/24/2022

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

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

    Quiet location, friendly host, clean toilets

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Small cosy site & tidy area to pitch up on - thank you09/19/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Information provided by hosts + fire pit hire

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Beautiful break in really peaceful area near reservoir,09/19/2022

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  • Bella bell tent
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    Peaceful. Beautiful scenery, friendly helpful hosts, lovely little details such as fairy lights etc. Access to fire wood and bbq to rent

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Friendly owners who met us personally upon arrival and toilets v clean09/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjason v.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Quiet area toilets clean and lovely hosts

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    No

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Beautiful location, very friendly helpful hosts. Really quiet.09/12/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful location, very friendly helpful hosts. Really quiet.

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Peaceful campsite, great location09/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Peaceful campsite, great location

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Beautiful site with immaculate facilities and wonderful owners09/05/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Everything was amazing! The owners came and greeted us (even though we turned up over 2 hours after the closing time because of traffic!). She gave us an information sheet with nearby places and site seeing activities. They personally came out every morning to say hello and clean the toilets which were always in immaculate condition. There was fresh cold water available. Absolutely loved our time, would definitely recommend this campsite!!

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    Nothing, loved it all

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Friendly host, clean facilities and peaceful site09/05/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Friendly and peaceful

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Site was clean owners were very friendly09/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebbie N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    We loved it

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What a little Gem! Excellent location for walking the Llandegfeth …09/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRob W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
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    What a little Gem! Excellent location for walking the Llandegfeth Reservoir loop.
    Very well maintained site with well manicured pitches nearer the entrance to the site and wild camping type ones further up the site. Porta-loos we’re immaculately cleaned several times a day by the hosts. Great watching the beautiful horses in the field above the site going about their business. Log pits available and logs or bring your own. Some great local takeaway restaurants deliver to the site also if you don’t feel like cooking.
    The hosts of this site are so laid back, helpful and friendly.We will definitely be returning. 5 Stars !

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    Nothing!

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

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Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

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Location

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  • Cwmsoar, Glascoed, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP4 0TX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.7015°N 2.9844°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Town Hall — 3.8 kilometres
Trussel Road — 5.5 kilometres
Queensway Q1 — 12.6 kilometres
Train stations
Pontypool & New Inn Rail Station — 2.1 kilometres
Cwmbran Rail Station — 5.5 kilometres
Llanhilleth Rail Station — 10.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 15.3 kilometres
Portishead Pier — 28.0 kilometres
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 28.1 kilometres
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 39.8 kilometres
Cardiff International Airport — 41.7 kilometres

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

You’re never short of an ancient building in this corner of Wales; start off a day off castle-bagging at Usk (10 minutes’ drive) where medieval ruins border landscaped gardens, or head for Raglan, once a mighty defence castle and now open for self-guided tours. Moated Caerphilly Castle (35 minutes) has a trail of underground passages to explore, and if you haven’t had your fill of history by now, try glorious Tintern Abbey (40 minutes) for a stroll among peaceful ruins.

If you’d rather be yomping than mugging up on history, there are plenty of challenging hikes in the Brecon Beacons National Park (15 minutes) or stroll to Symonds Yat Rock in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (40 minutes). The whole area is full of places to get out for a great walk or bike ride, and there's dry slope skiing in Pontypool too.

If the kids are behaving, treat them to subterranean mine tours at Big Pit National Coal Museum (20 minutes), and if you all fancy a big city day out, Cardiff (45 minutes) hits the spot with rip-roaring RIB cruises around the bay and international musicals at Wales Millennium Centre.

Must see

  • Caerleon Roman Fortress & Baths (10.4 kilometres)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (10.5 kilometres)
  • Blaenavon Ironworks (11.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Kymin (23.6 kilometres)
  • Skenfrith Castle (23.8 kilometres)

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:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Cwmsoar Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Cwmsoar 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, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Cwmsoar Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cwmsoar Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cwmsoar Camping? You’re never short of an ancient building in this corner of Wales; start off a day off castle-bagging at Usk (10 minutes’ drive) where medieval ruins border landscaped gardens, or head for … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cwmsoar Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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