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Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

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General

  • Adventure-focused stays at an activity centre in the Brecon Beacons
  • Off the Pontsticill reservoir within 15 mins’ drive of Merthyr Tydfil
  • Gorge walking, paddleboarding, climbing and caving organised from site

It’s all go go go at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer, in the south of the Brecon Beacons National Park with an activity centre specialising in getting folk out into the open air... adventures ranging from gorge walking, paddleboarding and climbing to caving, kayaking and bushcraft in this spot squished among the Welsh hills.

Being in the Beacons, the site’s also rather pretty: it sits off the Pontsticill reservoir in one of Wales’ most naturally lush areas. That’s not to say it’s in the middle of nowhere however – a couple of pubs are about a five-minute drive away, with a couple more five minutes further. The nearest shop is less than 10 minutes and it's also 20 in the car to the former industrial town of Merthyr Tydfil for restaurants, bowling and a cinema.

If you’d rather stick to soaking up the scenery, rent bikes from the site and set off on the trails of BikePark Wales at the Gethin Woodland Centre a 25-minute drive away or head off to hike one of Wales' most well-known peaks, Pen y Fan, under an hour by foot. (You can also practise archery and build rafts at this park, for restful times afterwards.)

If you’d rather sit and see the sights, the Brecon Mountain Railway starts 10 minutes’ drive away on its run north from Pantalong along the whole of the Pontsticill reservoir, then on to the Pentwyn reservoir before stopping in Torpantau... and with excellent views the whole way.

Please note

Entertainment and activities are available between 05/01 and 31/12.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (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.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 72 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Beautiful surroundings friendly staff.10/12/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful surroundings friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Weather

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Great location, no phone signal which was actually quite nice.09/28/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Stunning rural location

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Anonymous user

Everything was perfect!09/27/2020

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    Everything was perfect!

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Lovely location, clean and friendly, great facilities09/27/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location, friendly people, good facilities, lots to do

    Disliked: 

    Steep path from car park!

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Beautiful location, friendly staff, very highly rated.09/26/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Slightly wild site which I liked. Showers, toilets and parking are quite a walk from the tents, but I'm more than happy with that. Camping is by a river and you can set up a BBQ. More of a sense of freedom than normal sites. Beautiful location easy access to Brecon walks etc. Staff very helpful and welcoming. There is also a cafe on site and other facilities, which I didn't use but add to the fun. The gates are locked at night which gives security, but speak to staff if you have to leave early.

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    Nothing not to like.

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Beautiful and tranquil surroundings09/24/2020

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    Beautiful and tranquil surroundings

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    Cold in the bottom of the valley so make sure you bring thermals

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Wild camping09/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEllie W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Wild camping - very fun having to collect your own firewood and make your own fires
    Lovely location our tent was right next to a little stream
    Lots of nice walks near by

    Disliked: 

    No service anywhere on the site
    Car park long walk from pitches so was an effort to carry everything up and down as no car access near the tents

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Beautiful and peaceful site09/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClea T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    It's a beautiful and peaceful site with the calming sound of the stream. The staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities were clean.

    I was glad we knew about the walk from the car park to the pitch site before we arrived as it meant we had our stuff packed more efficiently than we usually would.

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Absolutely beautiful scenery. Excellent facilities. Soft ground and level pitches.09/23/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Absolutely beautiful scenery. Excellent facilities. Soft ground and level pitches.

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Campsite is a little far from the car park area; …09/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn P.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Campsite is a little far from the car park area; nice location next to a river.

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Dolygaer, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, CF48 2UR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8215°N 3.3658°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station — 8.4 kilometres
Tredegar: Lidl Coach Stop — 9.7 kilometres
Ebbw Vale: Inner Bypass Coach Stop — 11.9 kilometres
Train stations
Merthyr Tydfil Rail Station — 8.6 kilometres
Rhymney Rail Station — 8.7 kilometres
Pontlottyn Rail Station — 10.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 39.3 kilometres
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 39.8 kilometres
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 40.6 kilometres
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 47.1 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

Keen on investigating south Wales' industrial heritage? Set off to Cyfarthfa Castle (20 minutes’ drive) for a mansion belonging to the Crawshays, the family who owned the old Cyfarthfa Ironworks, or head further (45 minutes) to the aristocratic Bute clan's Castell Coch, a fairytale building designed by architect William Burgess.

Visitors to the area can also turn back time to the 1600s at the National Trust’s Tredegar House (50 minutes) while meandering around a Charles II-era mansion and gardens. Treat yourself to a tipple afterwards as a reward for being so cultural at the Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre, where tastings of the famed Welsh whisky as well as chocolate-making classes can be had 25 minutes’ drive from the park.

If the wild’s where you want to be, Horseshoe Falls in the beacons is 40 minutes’ drive for walks beside water, and the popular market towns of Crickhowell and Brecon are the same distance if you’d rather ply pretty high streets.

For fab scenery a little further on, Sirhowy Valley Country Park is 50 minutes away.

Must see

  • Brecon Mountain Railway (2.7 kilometres)
  • Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (12.4 kilometres)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (18.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Aberdulais Falls (32.6 kilometres)
  • Skenfrith Castle (39.9 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:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer? Keen on investigating south Wales' industrial heritage? Set off to Cyfarthfa Castle (20 minutes’ drive) for a mansion belonging to the Crawshays, the family who owned the old Cyfarthfa Ironworks, or head … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer? From $23.38 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/01 and 31/12.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
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.

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.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between 01/03 and 01/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/10 and 01/03.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (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.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 5:30 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £200.00 ($411.95) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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