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- 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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Quiet location, friendly host, clean toilets
Small cosy site & tidy area to pitch up on - thank you
Friendly owners who met us personally upon arrival and toilets v clean
Beautiful location, very friendly helpful hosts. Really quiet.
Peaceful campsite, great location
Beautiful site with immaculate facilities and wonderful owners
Friendly host, clean facilities and peaceful site
Site was clean owners were very friendly
What a little Gem! Excellent location for walking the Llandegfeth …
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
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
- Coach stations
— 3.8 kilometres
3.8 kilometres Trussel Road — 5.5 kilometres
5.5 kilometres Queensway Q1 — 12.6 kilometres
- Train stations
Pontypool & New Inn Rail Station
— 2.1 kilometres
2.1 kilometres Cwmbran Rail Station — 5.5 kilometres
5.5 kilometres Llanhilleth Rail Station — 10.4 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal
— 15.3 kilometres
15.3 kilometres Portishead Pier — 28.0 kilometres
28.0 kilometres Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 28.1 kilometres
Bristol International Airport
— 39.8 kilometres
39.8 kilometres Cardiff International Airport — 41.7 kilometres
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.
- Caerleon Roman Fortress & Baths (10.4 kilometres)
- Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (10.5 kilometres)
- Blaenavon Ironworks (11.1 kilometres)
- The Kymin (23.6 kilometres)
- Skenfrith Castle (23.8 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|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.
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 parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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.