Cuckoo Camping

UK Wales South Wales Carmarthenshire Llanddeusant

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Adults only
  • Good walks nearby
Tranquil, adults-only camping in the Brecon Beacons with immediate access to the surrounding hills

The adults-only policy isn’t really what makes Cuckoo Camping so tranquil. It’s certainly true that restricting visitors to age 25 and older ensures the noise levels are kept low. But there’s something far greater that provides the real assurance of a mellow ambience – the location.

Cuckoo Camping is a Brecon Beacons hideout like no other. Small, secluded and restricted to just 15 campfire-friendly, tent-only pitches, the owners have kept the meadow to a manageable and sociable scale. The space itself is open but shielded on all sides by bushy hedgerows that provide shelter from the wind, while a small pond helps attract extra wildlife throughout the year. To the west, great hills climb away from the campsite, creased by the gentle wear of rivers and streams that have wound their way through the landscape for centuries. All are easily accessible via footpaths that run immediately past the campsite – the great walks of the Brecon Beacons National Park are right there on your doorstep.

The size of the campsite suits the ‘rustic’ style of the facilities. A small static caravan houses a camp kitchen with washing up sinks, a fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave, plus an indoor seating area for rainy days. The plywood-clad interior gives away its homemade nature, with the chipboard continued in the newly built shower area next door. Simple but effective, it acts as a central spot for organising yourself for the day ahead, wherever you choose to go.

A particular highlight – and one that is well connected with the campsite – is the nearby Red Kite Feeding Centre in Llanddeusant. Cuckoo Camping is owned by the very same people, hence the campsite’s keen-ness to keep things quiet and nature friendly. Opened in 2002, the eco-friendly centre provides bird lovers the ideal opportunity to witness Red Kites, Buzzards and other birds of prey feeding. Head along (its just a short drive from the campsite) and watch from the specially built hide as the birds compete for the meat provided. Most days, over 50 birds gather for the event and the hide is just feet away from where they swoop, soar and dive on the food.

Details

Facilities

This is a small campsite and has 2 showers, 2 toilets and 2 washing up sinks. There is a small pond and plenty of wildlife – birds, bats and dragon flies aplenty. Loud noise, ball games not permitted. Campfires and firepits are allowed. 

Suitable For

Tents, adults (over 25 years), dogs – yes. Campervans, caravans, children, groups, noisy folks – no.

Nearby

It's a 15 minute drive to the Red Kite Feeding Centre (01550 740617) at Llanddeusant. The observation hide there has been specially built to blend in with the scenery and the birds of prey are unfazed as they dive on the meat provided just a few feet from the hut. Sit inside and watch – £4 adults, £2 children (under 16). Though there are other nearby attractions, including Carreg Cennen Castle (01558 822291) and Dan yr Ogof (01639 730284) – Northern Europe's largest showcave complex – many people come here simply for access to the surrounding Brecon Beacons National Park. Footpaths pass directly past the campsite and there are also several popular mountain biking routes.

Food & Drink

Free range eggs and homemade jam are provided by the neighbour – they're delicious. There aren't any pubs within walking range but head into Llangadog for an excellent meal at the Goose and Cuckoo.

Opening Times

March–October.

The Owner Says

Cuckoo Camping lies nestled in the Brecon Beacons National Park .We are an adults-only ( over 25s ) site offering non-electric, grass pitches for TENTS ONLY.  ( 1 tent per pitch ) Facilities include two showers, two toilets, two sinks and a camp kitchen with fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster and free wifi .   We are a quiet site (STRICTLY NO GROUPS OR DAY VISITORS) , we love the sound of nature , the crackling of the camp fire and just the twinkling of the stars from our dark skies .(NO CARAVANS , NO CAMPER VANS & NO MOTORHOMES )  ONLY TENTS .

Location

Contact Cuckoo Camping, Glanrhyd-Clydach, Gwynfe, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire SA19 9RB

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Getting There

From Llangadog follow A4069 towards Brynaman and use postcode SA19 9RB on SatNav.
The nearest train station is in Llangadog.

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