Pwllyn Farm Camping

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Brecon

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Adults only
  • Good walks nearby
A wild-feeling, adult-only campsite in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with impressive views of Pen y Fan

If you wanted to wild camp in the Brecon Beacons it used to be possible to get a list of landowners from the National Park Visitor Centre and ask the farmer for permission. Today it's not so easy. But, quite honestly, why would anyone bother with all that when you can just pay a small fee and relish the hassle-free semi-wilderness of somewhere like Pwllyn Farm Camping?

Set on a 37-acre smallholding of gently sloping, south-facing wildflower meadows with horses, sheep and dogs, this is camping that ticks the boxes for those who just want to park up, pitch a tent, have a fire and marvel at the world they find themselves in: peace, space, gigantic skies and staggering views of twin-topped Pen y Fan mountain. It’s not wild camping but you wouldn’t exactly call this an established campsite either. There's a relaxed pitch-where-you-like attitude and you might not come into contact with owners, Theresa and Ian, who live on site, until they do their nightly round offering firewood and kindling. All of which adds up to a sense that you're not really on a campsite at all but parked, as you are, on a farm, where native woods and wildlife are the real residents of the place.

That said, essential facilities are still provided. There are a couple of hot showers, decent loos and a very handy freezer for ice-packs shows that Ian an Theresa are in tune with the vital needs of campers. They also understand what's not vital; there's no WiFi and you're pushing your luck if you hope for 4G but they've still provided a phone charging point so you can capture pictures of the sunset over 1,000-foot Cefn Llechid.

The end result is a campsite in the thick of the Brecon Beacons that's great for walkers and those seeking a bit of peace and quiet. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted and the only big groups might be clutches of interesting insects camping in the long grass in the height of summer – the wildflower meadows are maintained for their biodiversity and the farm itself sits on the edge of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Information about this is detailed on the map board, which is also annotated with good walks onto Mynydd Illtyd common and up the surrounding hills. A glance reveals there's a footpath yards from the farm gate and it's a little over a mile to the long-distance Taff Trail. It's also around a mile to the National Park Visitor Centre, where you can find more maps and info and tell them not to worry, you've sorted yourself a good campsite for the night.

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Facilities

A firepit is provided with each pitch, and logs and kindling are available, or you are welcome to bring your own. We have 2 shower/toilets and 1 toilet, a wash up area, freezer, phone charge facilities, recycling and rubbish, chemical toilet waste disposal, drinking water.

Suitable For

Suitable for people seeking a peaceful environment in tents and small camper vans. Over 14s only. We don’t do large groups, stags, hens.

Open

Easter–September.

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The Owner Says

Campers seeking peace and tranquillity can choose a pitch in some 20 acres of wildflower meadows bordered by native woodland. Wander through the fields on mown pathways, or follow the footpath onto Mynydd Illtyd common for miles of gentle tracks, stunning views and glorious sunsets.

Our site is spread over four fields, with just 15 generously sized and widely spaced, level pitches mown into the long grass on the edges of our hay and wildflower meadows managed for their biodiversity as important habitats for insects, birds and wildlife.

Choose your spot and settle down to stunning views of Pen y Fan, Corn Ddu, and the surrounding hills and farmland. The National Park is a Dark Sky Reserve so on clear nights be prepared to lie back and enjoy the amazing show of the Milky Way and Constellations, or watch the moon rise over the Beacons.

Pitches

15 generously sized pitches mown into the long grass around the edges of the meadows.

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 15 Available
We accept tents, camper vans, trailer tents and smaller motor homes. Please be aware we don’t do large groups, stags, or hens.

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Location

Contact Pwllyn Farm Camping, Libanus, Brecon, Powys LD3 8NN

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