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Wye Valley Camp Sites

Along the route of the Wye Valley Walk there are numerous campsites close to the trail. Some you may have to BOOK, others you could potentially drop in on whereas a few might well be open to being propositioned. All are handy. 

This is a neat little caravan camp site tucked away in the upper Wye Valley a short distance West of Llangurig. It's right on route. It could be propositioned, approached at short notice or booked.

Wyeside at Rhayader is in the most beautiful spot beside the river in the town of Rhayader. Being a caravanning club site there may not be pitches but some do so it's worth a go because if you don't ask you never get any pitches in this world. 

This place is populated by static caravans and train carriages but has some land to it so it might be worth a shot at a proposition or a phone call. It's on the other side of the river from Llanwrthwl but not far.

The Nannerth site is literally a short distance West along the lane as you drop down to the Wye bridge near the River Marteg confluence in the Upper Wye. It's worth checking out as the area is superb with Gamallt and others looming large.

The farm is just off the Wye Valley Trail about 500 meters or more nestled in a beautiful upland valley of the Cambrian Mountains. It's a traditional sheep farm with a warm welcome.

Right beside the Welsh agricultural showground this is your most obvious bet in Builth Wells. It's used to camping and is only 1KM from the historic town bridge heading left and North. 

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Grow In The Open Air

"Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."

Walt Whitman

This is in a lovely spot. It doesn't say so on the website but their are 3 pitches in the orchard on site to. Confirmation of this is here This is more or less right on trail across the river. 

Another established campsite in Glasbury. Glasbury is home to the outdoors in the area and is well versed in camping. This is in the heart of the village beside the Wye on the right bank. There is an Inn nearby and a petrol station selling some supplies. If up for it it's a good spot for a swim.

Home to the geodome Racquety Farm is run by a well known family who are friendly and known to us. They have camping facilities on site right beside the Wye. Hay On Wye is but a short distance walk for outdoor gear, entertainment and or supplies. 

Bang on trail this camp site is well established beside the Wye at Glasbury with toilets, showers and even fire pits. If you wanna freshen up mid way this is the place to do it. 

Right on trail in Llowes this camp site is on the former site of the Radnor Arms across the road from the village. There is plenty of space  and another chance to freshen up with toilets and showers.

Just on the edge of town outdoors@hay have all the experience having put up a ton of Hay Guardian Literature Festival goers over the years. It's fully decked out with toilets and showers and what with hay on your doorstep you can resupply to. 

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Twice The Value

"After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value."

G.M. Trevelyan

Just two minutes out of town Gypsy Castle is another quality camp site in Hay On Wye. With the Wye nearby and the Black Mountains looming large it has some atmosphere and all the facilities.  

In the heart of the historic city of Hereford the rowing club has been hosting campers for decades. They're well versed in the ways of wayfarers and trail heads. There are good facilities with showers and of course the City center in within spitting distance. Good for supplies and decent rest.

Similar to Hereford Ross On Wye Rowing club camping is a few minutes from town and right beside the Wye. The sites are pleasant, fenced in and gated for added security. There's no shower block but their are washing sinks and a mobile toilet. All good on trail. 

This campsite is in a legendary spot on the Wye. The largest Salmon ever caught was caught here. It's on a beautoful bend of the river right on trail so no commuting to this one. 

Caplor is right on trail but it's billed as a glamping site. However, we know the people behind it and they're broad in their thinking. It's easily possible to get a small little pitch somewhere before hitting Ross on Wye or vice versa. 

This is a little distance on the edge of town on the other side of the river. If a pub is your thing then this spot beside the Wye will be up your trail so to speak. There are shower and toilet facilities so you can freshen up as well maybe eat some pub grub.

Late addition to the list: The Red Lion at Bredwardine offers affordable rooms and camping on the grounds of the pub/hotel. It's in a lovely spot near the Wye in Kilvert country. 

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Walk The Soul

"A walk in nature walks the soul back home."

Mary Davis

The YHA needs no introduction. Having stayed at this site we can testify to its peace and beauty. Right beside the Wye it has pitches and rooms if you like. There are all the wash facilities you might imagine. A good stop to head for.

Almost in the town center the Caravan park overlooks the river Monnow a sub tributary of the Wye. There are toilets and a shower block and all the amenities of the town. According to some camping in tents is allowed and from what we can tell there's space enough to accommodate the trekker. 

Heatherdean adds about another 2KM there and back to the river. It has been established as a family run campsite for 25 years. Facilities include hot shower and toilet onsite. There are 6 camping pitches available alongside carvans. 

More or less in town and not far from the only fortified medieval bridge in Europe the camp site does offer pitches for tents and those doing the Offa's Dyke or Wye.  There's showers, fresh drinking water and easy access to the town. 

This is ideal for the Wye Valley or Offa's Dyke. It's not been tested out but the show ground is on trail and on the Wye with bags of space. You can only but give it a go by contacting the officials at the showground (see link). Failing this do a cheeky camp. 

The garden is not far from trail near Brockweir and is a super peaceful site amid a sculpture garden. Facilities include: toilets, hot outdoor shower, cooking area and sink with hot and cold water etc. This is a site with art and sustainability at it heart. 

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Nature Home

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”


Gary Snyder

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