Olchon Valley Campsite

Olchon Valley Campsite

Our campsite is a small, family-run site on a traditional hill sheep farm in the Black Mountains, on the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. At over 1,000 feet above sea level, we offer a peaceful, rural site in an area of stunning scenery with spectacular, dark night skies. If you are looking for outdoor adventure, we are the perfect location for cycling, hiking and walking. Leave the car behind and step out onto the Offa's Dyke Path or the Cat's Back ridge, both a short walk from the site. Or hire a canoe and paddle down the River Wye to enjoy lunch in a riverside pub. Our position on the English-Welsh border is a great location for exploring the border towns of Hay on Wye, Talgarth, Abergavenny and Hereford. For nature lovers, the area is a haven for wildlife and it is common to see Red Kites and Buzzards in the skies over the valley. The Olchon Brook runs through the farm on its way from the uplands to join the River Monnow. The campsite is a mixture of wooded pasture and meadow which is vibrant with butterflies, grasshoppers and other invertebrates throughout the summer.  We are a child friendly site and offer accessible accommodation for those with reduced mobility. Enjoy relaxing family evenings, playing games and counting stars  around the BBQ or pizza oven.


March to October
  • Welcomes

    • Accepts groups
    • Children welcome
  • Amenities

    • Secure cycle storage
    • Drying room
    • Private outdoor space (e.g. patio/garden)
  • Facilities

    • Baby changing
  • Parking

    • Free parking
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled access
    • Disabled facilities
  • Special Features

    • Rural location
Olchon Valley Campsite

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Directions & Parking

Map pin Hafod Olchon Farm
From the top of the village of Longtown, take the Llanveynoe turn. Pass the church and  phone box and bear left at the fork. At the second fork, turn left downhill. Go over the river bridge, round the steep uphill bend. We are the first lane on the left.

Caring For The Planet

Our ethos is to ’tread lightly’, to reduce impact on the natural environment.  We have reused/ repurposed/ recycled wherever possible in developing our site. The accommodation is ‘off grid’, with some solar lighting. Mains lights in communal areas switch on and off by movement sensors. Waste is recycled or composted. Even ‘human waste’ is composted in our toilets! Grey water from sinks and showers runs into a soak- away planted with willows and other trees. We use plant-based washing up liquid and cleaning products and ask guests to consider carefully what toiletries they bring.
  • Composting
  • Eco-cleaning products
  • Eco-toiletries
  • Energy from renewable sources
  • Recycling (>75% of all waste)
  • Refillable cleaning products and toiletries

Olchon Valley Campsite Recommends

Keep your eyes on the skies to spot a fantastic range of birds: Red Kites, Buzzards, Peregrine Falcons. Listen out for the Cuckoo in spring. Or wander our woodland for a chance to see Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers.