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Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer: Riverside pitch

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 range from gorge walking, paddleboarding and climbing to caving, kayaking and bushcraft at this spot surrounded 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 away, 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.)

For a gentler way to see the sights, the Brecon Mountain Railway starts 10 minutes’ drive away on its run north from Pant 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.

Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the campground while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

The campground/park 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.

The camping areas are 254m from the carpark and wheelbarrows are available to help you carry your items to your pitch.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 148 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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Great atmosphere and setup. Was a winter stay but even …01/11/2023

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  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    Great atmosphere and setup. Was a winter stay but even so had a really nice time. Good pitches for the tents with lovely views. Facilities were good quality and the showers really warm! Perfect. Friendly and helpful staff. Also there’s a good pub just about 2 miles down the road with super food.

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The place looked amazing and remote, although very good proximity …01/03/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMagdalena C.Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom hotel or motel (ensuite)
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    The place looked amazing and remote, although very good proximity to everything you might need. The staff was very helpful, thank you.
    We will definitely come back :)

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Good facilities, peaceful and stunning views12/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRich P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    Good facilities, peaceful and stunning views

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A cold lack lustre room that was over priced for what you got.12/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul C.Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom hotel or motel (ensuite)
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    the geographical position

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    A cold lack lustre room with not a pleasant view, that was way over priced for what you got. I will not use them again.
    Staff lovely.

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Would recommend to those who love the great outdoors 😊11/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNathnaiel D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    Location and staff

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal!

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Anonymous user

Lush and peaceful.11/21/2022

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  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    Beautiful surroundings. Streamside campsite was very peaceful for the most part.

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    Too far to walk to local town (but not a big deal as we had a car). School students kept coming into campsite at night and making noise.

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Amazing site , clean , amazing staff10/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJake V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    Fantastic site wish I stayed longer , arrived at past 10pm with no signal so couldn't read the welcome email but still found ny way with the handy map near reception , the receptionist was kind enough to alow me to charge my phone whilst I packed my gear up, extremely helpful. Beautiful place and sheep in the field were a nice touch , didn't bother me one bit , they came to see what I was and then left . Showers were excellent too

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    Not spending longer here

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Location, cleanliness, showers, friendly09/23/2022

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

  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    Location, cleanliness, showers, friendly

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    Free roaming sheep

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Great location, good facilities available if you want to use …09/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhillip Y.Confirmed

  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    Great location, good facilities available if you want to use them.

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The location is lovely.09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Stream Side unpowered grass tent site
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    The location is lovely.

    Disliked: 

    Having to use a wheelbarrow to carry your camping gear about half a mile in the rain to the camping area isn't ideal. This site is aimed at school groups going on a residential week away.

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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 sanitising 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 site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 8.5 kilometres
Lidl — 9.7 kilometres
Inner Bypass — 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 away 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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

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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  • 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 caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 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 $32.39 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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The camping areas are 254m from the carpark and wheelbarrows are available to help you carry your items to your pitch.

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