If you would like to get away from it all completely, how do you fancy setting up camp and making a camp fire in a beautiful ancient woodland in South Wales? Lone Wolf Campsite is a very special campsite; the perfect antidote to the modern world. This privately owned woodland campsite offers you the peace and tranquility of 20 acres of deciduous trees and a lively river running through the woods. All kinds of tent are welcome, including tarpaulins and hammocks. Camper vans, small motorhomes and caravans are allowed to pitch on some grassy areas, but they can't go into the woodland areas. To preserve the peace, no vehicles are allowed within the camping areas at this campsite just outside Aberdulais, near Port Talbot in Neath, West Glamorgan. You'll be carrying your camping equipment into the woods from the parking area by the gate.
Best of all, unless there's been a very long dry spell of weather, you are allowed to build small camp fires and try your hand at proper camp fire cooking. (You're not allowed to trap, shoot or cook the wildlife here, though!) The facilities are low-key, to suit the backwoods theme, so you'll find male and female Portaloo type toilets, a free hot shower, a kitchen and a washroom.
Unlike most campsites you pay per person, not per pitch, and prices are low. Dogs are allowed to stay with you for free but must be kept on leads. Cars, parking, gazebos, pup tents, tarpaulins and so on are all free. Please book in advance and let the campsite know your expected arrival time so that somebody can meet you and show you around. Make sure that you will arrive before dark, since the woodland is not lit.
Lone Wolf Campsite has been going since 1999 and offers a very quiet back to basics style of camping. To preserve the peace, numbers are strictly limited, so you will need to book in advance of your planned getaway. The River Dulais tumbles down its rocky riverbed and runs through the trees on the west side, forming one border of the woodland campsite and the eastern border is marked out by the old single track line of the Neath and Brecon railway.
The whole point of staying at a campsite like Lone Wolf is to enjoy the wilderness, build camps in the woods and be at one with nature. Take your guitar and practise a few campfire songs while your food cooks on the wood fire. As the campsite's signs say, 'Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time'. However, if you do have time on the way to or from your Lone Wolf Experience to look around you there are plenty of great tourist attractions in this part of South Wales.
Walkers, mountaineers and experienced cavers will be keen to explore the Brecon Beacons above and below ground. The spectacular river cave of Dan yr Ogof – The National Showcaves Centre for Wales – is well worth a visit. Not only can you enjoy a breathtaking underground river experience but you can visit the Shire Horse Centre and Farm to meet alpacas, horses and more. Children will love spotting the huge dinosaurs dotted around the place and they can go wild clambering around in the children's adventure playgrounds. You can visit an Iron Age village, compare it to Mr Morgan's Victorian Farm, and later go panning for gold. What a day out!
To make your holiday in South Wales complete, visit Swansea for its beautiful surf beach, stroll along the prom and enjoy great shops, bars and restaurants. Before dusk on a fine day, head to Worm's Head on Rhossili Bay, for a picture-perfect sunset.
Dogs free. Cars, parking, gazebos, pup tents, tarpaulins, tents all free. Please book ahead.
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