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- Peaceful, spacious site in the Brecon Beacons National Park
- Two pubs within walking distance
- Activity centre on site for outdoor pursuits
All sorts of alfresco adventures await in the Brecon Beacons National Park – and folks staying at Open Fire Camping may just surmise that they’re in a mighty fine place to make the most of them.
And they’d be right, for this is not just a place to stay but also a licensed activity centre, where experienced professionals can hook you up with days of climbing, canoeing, caving and the like. Folks who’d prefer to roam free are within easy reach of heaps of walking trails (both leisurely strolls and mountain scrambles) and can consult the site’s handy collection of maps to ensure they don’t wander astray.
It’s a cracking location to chill out in, too (excellent news for those who’ve worn themselves out by day) – there’s heaps of space around the site’s different levels to find a pitch that suits you – set up as a group or pick a more private corner from which to admire the views over Cribarth and do some stargazing by night (you’re in an International Dark Sky Reserve here so there should be some spectacular starry displays, cloud permitting)
Keen to keep a calm vibe on site, the folks here have kept facilities to just the essentials like wifi, toilets and showers. Firepits have been scattered around the site, and you can buy firewood here or bring your own. If you don’t have the energy to cook dinner, there are a couple of pubs in the little Powys village of Pen-y-cae, just under a mile away.
Open from 07/25/2020 to 12/31/2020
Open from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2021
Open from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022
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No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Primitive grass tent site
Max. persons: 4 x
One Tent allowed per campsite
Campsite size : Max 4.0m width x 4.0m depth (13.1ft width x 13.1ft depth) Calculated area: 16.0m² (172.2ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Secluded, friendly, quiet
Great site with friendly and informative staff and awesome scenery
Scenic campsite with clean facilities, friendly staff, level pitches
Well spread out campsite, great views and lovely homely feel …
Will be returning, one of the best sites I've stayed at.
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Public transportation nearby
Medium (26-50 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
Neath: Rail Station Coach Stop
— 12.2 miles
12.2 miles Aberdare: Duke Street Bus Station — 12.2 miles
12.2 miles Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station — 13.4 miles
- Train stations
Treherbert Rail Station
— 11.6 miles
11.6 miles Aberdare Rail Station — 12.1 miles
12.1 miles Neath Rail Station — 12.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal
— 18.0 miles
— 22.7 miles
Getting out into the national park is a doddle – get your boots on for the hour-long hike to Henrhyd Waterfall, perhaps, or join a group at the licensed activity centre to climb Cribarth. Other outdoorsy antics that can be booked on site include archery, gorge walking, climbing and canoeing, and there’s a riding stables a mile away.
For something a bit more leisurely, take the 15-minute walk from site to Craig-y-Nos Country Park for a wander around the 40-acre park’s lake and meadows and a visit to Craig-y-Nos Castle and its listed theatre (once owned by famed opera singer Adelina Patti).
A five-minute drive from the site takes you to the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, which has in the past been voted one of the UK’s best attractions – after you've delved underground, take the kids to the dino exhibit to see loads of life-sized model-sauruses. If you're yearning for a breath of sea air, it'll take you less than an hour to drive to the Gower Peninsula for some of the UK's best beaches.
- National Showcaves of Wales (0.9 miles)
- Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (7.4 miles)
- Aberdulais Falls (10.6 miles)
- Aberdulais Falls (10.7 miles)
- Aberdeunant (14.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Open Fire Camping cancelation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Open Fire 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted at the parkCash
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Does Open Fire Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Open Fire Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Open Fire Camping? Getting out into the national park is a doddle – get your boots on for the hour-long hike to Henrhyd Waterfall, perhaps, or join a group at the licensed activity centre to … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Open Fire Camping?
RV, trailer and tent sites Arrive: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m. On-park accommodation Arrive: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Open Fire Camping? From $31.28 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability