Spring Rock Caravan, Camping & Glamping Park

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Llandrindod Wells

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Easy life lounging on the lakeside in a small, secluded Powys campsite
It’s an easy climb up the gentle ridge of Llandegly Rocks. Though you needn’t exert much effort to reach the top, the views are outstanding. When the sun’s out the shimmering pool of Spring Rock Fishery sparkles below, a small but perfectly-formed lake dotted with two islands that bulge greenly out of the water.

The petite, rural feel of Spring Rock is part of its appeal. There’s nothing grand or in-your-face here. The fishing lake, stocked with ghost, mirror, common and koi carp, is restricted to a maximum of six anglers, providing plenty of room on the banks and prime, undisturbed water, while the caravan and camping park on the adjoining field is similarly exclusive. In total there are just eight electrical pitches, four of which are hard standings suitable for caravans and mobile homes. The rest of the field is available for traditional tenting folk to use, with ample grassy space to push your pegs and pop up canvas. Bordered by a mature hedgerow and odd trees, there’s plenty of shelter to be found if needed and good shower and toilet facilities in a central block.

Arguably the best spots on the campsite, however, are secured by the two pre-built timber pods – miniature fishermen’s lodges that overlook the lake. Though unfurnished, the huts have full electricity (with sockets for blowing up your air-bed), heating, lighting and a small fridge in the corner, ideal for putting beers on chill while you wait for hungry carp to nibble. There’s something almost toy-like about their cosy shape and once inside you could easily lounge for an hour or two gazing out of the door to where the water gives way to a backdrop of trees, hill and sky.

If you don’t want the fish to soak up all your time though, there’s wildlife of other kinds to discover. This region of Mid-Wales is growing famous for the number of red kites and osprey living wild across the landscape and any walk along the local trails enlivens hedgerows into a burst of flittering birdlife. Fledglings dart amongst the thicket well before you spot the wingspan of hovering birds of prey overhead but if you’re patient they’ll be swooping around somewhere. Radnor Forest, to the east, is worth exploring for similar reasons, or search out more urban scenes like Llandrindod Wells, a pleasant, 19th-century spa town with an open air market every Friday.

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Facilities

8 pitches have electrical hook-ups with non-electrified spots for extra tents. There is a chemical disposal point and water taps with fresh drinking water. Log pods feature full electrics, a TV and DVD player, a fridge and heating – bring your own beds and bedding. The camping park is situated directly next to the carp fishery, well stocked and accessible to all campers.

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, campervans, caravans, fishermen and women, couples and families – yes. Dogs and noisy groups – no.

Nearby

Keen anglers will find fishing doesn't end at the campsite. The nearby River Severn has course angling available – try the local pub, the Severn Arms (01597 851224). Or for fly fishing, speak to Brian the trout master at Rhayader or Llyngwyn (01597 810383). Back at base, the camping park is overlooked by Llandegley Rocks, which climbs up alongside the flat fields, offering a fantastic trail to hike with far-reaching views from the summit. On a fine day be sure to take a picnic to the top, it's a good place to simply stop and relax. A little west from site, horse trekking is available at the Heart of Wales Riding School (01597 851884) or try kayaking on the River Wye (01497 847213) – a truly excellent way to see the local wildlife. For something a little different visit the Kite Feeding Station (01597 810243) at Gigrin Farm, where red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings every day. Feeding takes place at 2pm in wintertime and 3pm in the summer. It's quite a spectacle with numbers varying each day but, on occasion, as many as 600 birds are to be seen!

Food & Drink

The Severn Arms (01597 851224) is the local's local, two miles away in Penybont, but for more choice head to nearby Llandrindod Wells, where there's a clutch of different eateries in the centre. A little further, in Builth Wells, the Strand Café (01982 552652) does good breakfasts, lunches and teas, while The Fountain Inn (01982 553920) is a decent boozer with a good choice of ales and an adjoining café.

Opening Times

All year.

The Owner Says

Spring Rock is a country side site just off the main road with good access set in peaceful scenic surroundings. We offer hard standing and grass pitches both with electric hook up, we have a very warm modern toilet and shower block with washing up facilities also and wifi on site. Our park has a stunning warm comfortable couples glamping pod along with our own on site fishing lake. We are surrounded by natural beauty with walks leading straight off our site along with neighbouring waterfall walk and woodland/forestry walks. Our local pub is within walking distance for most abilities though it does include a small section of roadside walking, they do also offer a full takeaway menu for our site should you not wish to eat though a minutes drive is required to collect your order. We have many attractions nearby such as the Ellan Valley Dams along with a list of contacts for things to do as a family or a couple such as off road driving and falconry handling experience!

Location

Contact Spring Rock Caravan, Camping & Glamping Park, Spring Rock Fishery, Ffalddau Lane, Llandegley, Powys, Wales LD1 5UE

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