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AROUND WILLOW ACRES CAMPSITE

Things To Do

Dark Skies

If star gazing is your thing you will be truly delighted by the dark skies above the site. Sitting by your campfire you may rediscover the feeling of belonging to the world around us, and of being at one with nature. As we are so remote we are blessed with exceptional scenes of the sky at night.

Walking

Overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park and just off the famous Cambrian Way route, our walkers will be spoilt for choice.

 

A quick 15-minute walk will take you to the top of the Garn Wenn mountain where you are treated to fantastic 360-degree views stretching towards the Severn estuary, the Blorenge, the Skirid and the Sugar Loaf mountains. Sometimes you can even see the Malvern Hills on a clear day.

 

A walk over the mountains may be rewarded by a swift refreshment in the Goose & Cookoo Pub which is a quirky and well-known pub that has its share of walkers arrive for shelter and a well-earned rest. 

Mountain Biking & Sport

The area is popular with mountain bikers who enjoy the rugged landscape and challenges of the trails. Why not also check out Tirpentwys Trails C.I.C sport & recreation trails they look awesome!

(http://tirpentwys-trails.co.uk/).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby the walking and biking trails extend to the ancient Lasgarn wood boasting over 200 acres of natural woodland and home to the shy muntjac deer and wild boar. 

 

For those sporting lovers- there is plenty to do in the area. Just a short drive away are:

Pontypool park and leisure centre,  where you can find a variety of sporting activities including water slides and a dry ski slope. The park itself is renowned for its beauty. Discover the interesting ancient buildings in the grounds such as the Grotto, or perhaps take a walk from there to the famous Folley tower situated further along the mountainside.

A short drive takes you to Llandegfedd reservoir which offers a variety of water sports, such as paddle boarding and canoeing-equipment available to hire. There are lovely walks around the reservoir and a great tea room overlooking the waters. Dog Friendly too!

 

 

We are of course very lucky to be situated right next door to the beautiful Pontypool golf course which offer day passes. The course is kept in the most pristine condition and is well known as a challenging course and has beautiful views. The Golf course is a 5 min walk away from the campsite and is keen to have campers enjoy their facilities which include Sunday lunches & bar snacks.     

                  ( pre booking advised as they are very popular)

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Day Boat Hire from Goytre Wharf, South Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

Experience Goytre Wharf day boat hire on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which is currently inaccessible from any other waterway and offers 35 miles 

of quiet pretty countryside from Brecon to Cwmbran. It runs through the Brecon Becons National Park and has just a few locks.

Marina Phone: 01873 880516
Marina E-mail: abclg@goytrewharf.com
Address: Llanover, Abergavenny, NP7 9EW 
Day Boat Capacity: Up to 12

History

Located at the gateway to the South Wales Valleys, partly within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is a testament to the human endeavour of miners and ironworkers of the past.

Set in 33 square kilometres, the attractions, events, activities and landscape make a perfect destination for a day out. The main attractions such as Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks, the World Heritage Centre and Blaenavon Heritage Railway are all just a few minutes’ drive or walk from each other. Indeed, there are so many brilliant attractions that you need to spend more than a day here to enjoy everything – so plan a weekend if you can!

In 2000, UNESCO inscribed the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape as a World Heritage Site, for the part the area played as the world’s major producer of iron and coal in the 19th Century. Today you can see remains of all of the necessary elements needed for the iron and coal industry, including a coal mine, furnaces, quarries, railway systems, ironworkers’ cottages, churches, chapels, a school and a workmen’s hall. All set in a landscape that is favoured by walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers. Enjoy your visit – whenever you come! 

 

Local Towns

With the picturesque towns of Crickhowell and Abergavenny (famous for its fabulous food festival) on our doorstep, it’s not too far to find a lovely place to wander through. Or perhaps sit and enjoy a meal & drinks by the many waterside pubs and restaurants? These lovely towns have retained their rural charm and continue to attract people to their unique shops, festivals, antique markets & the well-known Sugar Loaf vineyard.

Pubs Restaurant’s & Cafés

 Find a moment to rest & recharge at the lovely local pub & restaurants. Here are a few of our locals that all have stunning views, excellent food & a warm welcome.

 

Pontypool Golf Club 

Bar & Restaurant

Tel; 01495763555

 

 

The Boat Yard

A small tea room set in a converted Dutch barge at Pontymoile Basin. Minutes walk from Pontypool park and hours of towpath to walk, cycle and explore as far as Brecon or as close as our local shopping centre and restaurants in Cwmbran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking and toilets available, light snacks, hot and cold drinks and homemade treats all available during their seasonal opening times. 

Tel ;07955408683

 

 

                                                                                                        Horseshoe Pub

Horse & Jockey                                                                           Pub & Restaurant 

Restaurant & Pub                                                                   Tel;01873880542

Tel; 01495762723

Wain-y- Clare 

Restaurant & Pub

Tel; 014957850650

 

 The Little Crown

Restaurant & Pub

Tel;01495763148

 

The Star

Restaurant & Pub

Tel;01495785319

 

Butterflies 

Restaurant & Pub

Tel 01495791044

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