Fforest Fields
Radnorshire, cymru

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Top Questions

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Campsite: Check In from 2pm, Check out by 12 noon on day of departure

Yurts: Check in from 4pm, Check out by 12 noon on day of departure

Cottage: Check in from 3pm, Check out by 10am on day of departure

These times are subject to occasional seasonal changes, please check your pre-arrival email.

Is there a noise policy or quiet hours in place?

We ask everyone to be nice and quiet on site after 11pm and during the night. Please also try to keep things quiet before 7.30 am, although we know that can be more tricky with little kids. There are plenty of walks and adventures off the campsite and on the farm for early risers.

I’m afraid we ask for no music on pitch. While this may set alarm bells ringing for some of you, we promise we’re doing it for all the good reasons. Noise travels in this rural place and what may be the best playlist ever to you, is not necessarily the taste of your neigbours! We get lots of comments about how people usually have music playing on pitch, but really didn’t miss it. Try it, we think you’ll love the noise of the campsite and our fab Radnorshire wildlife!

Can I be beside my friends?

Yes! We have lots of places that are good for friends together. We also don’t pitch different units separately, so you can be by campervan friends if you are in a tent for example.

Please Note For Groups: We have capped groups at 3 units together for 2024. Pop the details on your booking and we’ll find you the perfect spot together. We are strict only 3 together rule. Please understand our reasoning and don’t try to subvert it by creating separate groups who are actually all together. If we see that happening on site we will likely ask you all to leave. We will review this in 2025, because we have had so many happy groups here over the years, but we’re keen to pause it for a year at least.

Can I change my booking?

Yes, within reason. Please reply to your confirmation email with the details or give the office a call. We can’t always be flexible but if we can we will. Please see our T&Cs here.

What is mid-Wales like?

Mid Wales is a vast, beautiful and often overlooked region of Wales. We sit in the east, boarding Herefordshire in the old county of Radnorshire. This is a land of great opportunity for those who like adventure and discovering the array of fantastic places around here to visit.

We have fabulous seasons, from the depths of winter with its dramatic darkness and cold nights to the height of summer when the whole place feels completely alive with activity.

This is a rural area and visitors enjoy spending a large portion of their time on our farm, the trails and in the wonderful lake. For those that like to get out and explore there is endless opportunity to find hidden gems amongst these hills and valleys. Enjoy!

What is here on the farm?

The campsite and yurts sit at the heart of our 500-acre farm, with Ffynnonau Cottage on one of the outer edges. There are a myriad of tracks and trails across the farm and heaps of places to explore and discover.

We have two lakes for you to enjoy, one for swimming, paddling and honey pot making. The other for fishing or simply sitting beside and watching the world go by.
There is a look out to find, a meditation hut to recharge in and oodles of space to just enjoy being out and about in the fabulous Radnorshire coutryside.

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Campsite
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About

How long have we been here?

We’ve 30 years as a campsite, but we’re now four generations on this land. We love it here and take huge pleasure in sharing it with you! Come and be part of the story!

What is our Ethos?

We call it Common Sense Camping. Find out more on our campsite, yurt and cottage pages.

Why do people love it?

We think it’s the water! We get it from our own supply and it’s a fresh as can be! Drink it to your heart’s content, shower in it, jump in it – it’s the good stuff!

Families, friends, lone travellers and everyone in between have been coming here to enjoy the tranquil space and feeling of being away from it for 30 years. We love meeting you and running this place, we want you to have a great time here and we’ll do everything we can to put a smile on your face!

We are as clear as we can be on our guiding ethos and quiet time rules, we think that makes a difference too. There is always a great atmosphere on site, wether there are 3 of you in driving rain or 100 happy holiday campers basking in the sunshine!

Who might not like it

Those that want to stay up and have a bit of a party. We get it, camping is a great way to come together with friends and family. We’ve loved hosting many fabulous groups over the years, but have decided that we just can’t do it for our morale as much as anything! So if you’re super noisy and like a few too many while camping you may feel that we are getting at you a bit! There are many fabulous campsites out there, we may just not be the one for you.

We are a rural spot, it’s 4-mile to the nearest town (Builth Wells), so if you are looking for lots of entertainment and shops in easy walking distance this probably isn’t the spot for you – this time! 🙂

How much does it cost to stay?

Please see our Rates 23/4

When can you come and stay?

All year!

Is there a minimum stay?

Campsite

You can drop in for one night from October to April.

In the summer we ask for 2-nights minimum from May, then 3-nights minimum from July to August. This works best for us and allows everyone staying to have some time with their feet on the ground here.

Yurt

2, 3, 4 or 7 night stays only. Friday and Monday arrival days.

Cottage

3, 4 and 7 nights stays until summer then minimum 7 nights

Can I drop in without booking?

Yes, between October and April it’s absolutely fine to drop in without booking. We have good availability in the mid weeks from May to July, so usually a drop in mid week is absolutely fine too. If you are trying at the weekend then chances of getting a space can be slim.

Do I pay a deposit?

Yes please, we take 30% deposit when you book.

When is my final balance due?

The remainder is due a month before you stay.

What are the terms & conditions?

Please see them here.

Before Arrival

Can I change my booking?

Yes, within reason. Please reply to your confirmation email with the details or give the office a call. We can’t always be flexible but if we can we will.

What if I need to cancel?

We take a 30% non refundable deposit on booking
If you cancelling 31 days or more before your stay we can move the booking, or refund all but the deposit. If you are cancelling 30 days or less before your stay then we can move the booking to a future date that year. We can’t rollover bookings into the following year. We may be able to for certain circumstances.

For arranged events and gathers these terms may be different. Please see individual event.

What are the roads like?

The roads to get here are good for towing/travelling. We are approached in all directions by well-maintained A-roads.

What do I need to bring?

Yurts

All bedding, crockery, cutlery etc. are provided and you have a little gas stove and fridge in your kitchen. There is also a stock of wood for the fire. Please bring your own towels, and the right gear for some time away in the hills.

Cottage

All bedding, crockery, cutlery etc. are provided including towels. There is a fridge, freezer and well-equipped kitchen. There is also a stock of wood for the fire.

Campsite

We’ll leave this up to you! Remember we have good on site facilities and our little shop is well stocked for bits and bobs needed for a few days away.

How do we select our pitch on arrival?

We work with you when you arrive to find the perfect spot for you! During the winter we may be off on the farm somewhere, so please just settle for a sensible hard standing pitch without driving across the grass.

In the spring and summer we have a fabulous choice of spots and we are very experienced pitchers!

What is an all-weather pad?

It is a surface that is designed for long-stay tents and caravans. You are pitched on a soft gravel, which drains well and protects your tent and our grass. You still step out onto grass, and once you’ve tried it you may well love it! Most do. You may want to pack an extra groundsheet, should you fancy one of the pads when you arrive. We put all those staying 7+ days on all-weather pads.

Can I be beside my friends?

Yes! We have capped it at 3 units together for 2024. Pop the details on your booking and we’ll do everything we can to get you the perfect spot. We are strict only 3 together rule. Please understand our reasoning and don’t try to subvert it by creating separate groups who are actually all together. If we see that happening on site we will likely ask you all too leave. We will review this in 2025, because we have had so many happy groups here over the years, but we’re keen to pause it for a year at least.

Why do you only do 3 and 4 night stays in July and August?

Mostly because we believe that there is something great about spending a few days away here, landing on this farm and enjoying it for everything it is. We think that all stays here should be a little longer, I think sometimes you feel it too! Maybe not in the depths of November, but that then depends on your character! We see the benefit that time here has on people young and old.

We also like the idea that we have days on site during July and August where we have no arrivals or departures, we think it will add to the feel here and help us all to relax and enjoy this lovely place.

Can I use the lake for Paddleboarding?

Yes get out there and enjoy, please follow suitable precautions.

What should we do when it’s raining?

Jump in puddles, huddle in your tent drinking tea and playing cards, race to the top of the hill, snooze, swim, nip to the bar, read a book, make up games, check out what’s on at the Wyeside, discover Quackers soft play, go drink hot chocolate in a local town….

Are there any local events on?

There are lots of local events big and small. We will endeavour to post as many as we can on our calendar. If you are organising an event please get in touch!

Where are the nearest shops?

On site Shop selection of all the bits and bobs you may need, fresh bread, milk and butter. Honey from the farm and local meats.
Builth (4-miles) fantastic independent high street, decent butchers, garage etc.
Llandrindod (7-miles) Victorian Spa town, supermarkets, auto parts etc.

Can I charge my electric car on site?

I’m afraid not. Please use the charging stations in Builth or Llandrindod.

I want to make plans, where can I find more information?

Check out our local guide. We are going to be adding to that more over the coming year!

How can I log on to my account?

Please login to check and pay balances here.

Where can I find out about food and pizzas?

We’ll have information for 2024 on our calendar page in time.

How much are the showers?

Free!

While on site

Where is the waste disposal point?

We ask you only use Green Organic Fluid. One of the disposal points is in the back shed, opposite the drying room and the other is on the lower walking entrance to the big field. They are signposted on site.

What should I do in an emergency

Dial 999. Alert a member of our team.

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We have first aid qualified members in our team.

For minor injuries please contact Llandrindod Hospital 01597 822951

When can I swim in the lake?

Whenever you fancy! Your fees cover use of the lake and the entire farm so you are free to enjoy it as an when you please. Please be cautious and respect that it is open water. Safety always comes first.

Do you allow day visitors?

Only if they are visiting friends staying on site, maximum 5 people. We charge £5 per person and £5 for the car, and you can be on site from 10am to 5pm. Please register your car at reception.

What is the Wifi Code?

The WiFI is free and open, please select FforestFieldsX network.

Where can I find a map for the walks?

Pop into reception, we’ll be popping them on here shortly.

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Other Questions

Do we have facilities that are more easily accessable?

Yes, please read our Access Statement.

Can I request a specific campsite or accommodation unit?

You can pop it onto your notes when booking. We don’t reserve specific pitches, but it gives us a chance to work with that knowlege on the day you arrive.

How large is the campground, and how many campsites are available?

We have around 100 pitches spread over 20 acres or so, with 4 yurts and one cottage also on the land. The farm is around 500-acres, with woodlands, fields and lots of places to find adventures and a sense of being away from it all!

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Campsite: Check In from 2pm, Check out by 12 noon on day of departure

Yurts: Check in from 4pm, Check out by 12 noon on day of departure

Cottage: Check in from 3pm, Check out by 10am on day of departure

These times are subject to seasonal changes, please check your pre-arrival email.

Are campfires or barbecues allowed, and do I need to bring my own equipment?

You are welcome to bring your own firepit or bbq. Please make sure they are kept off the grass and that they don’t scorch it. We have thermalite bricks by reception to use to protect the grass if you are worried.
Please follow sensible fire safety precautions and be extra cautious during dry spells.
You can hire a firepit from reception, they are £5 per night up to £15, so if you have it for a week you are only paying the £15. We also have a stock of firewood and kindling.

Behavior and Conduct

What are the our rules and expectations for camper behavior?

Please see our Ethos and read the information on this website, and on our social media. It will help you build a picture of what we expect from our guests. We will do everything we can to make sure problems are dealt with in a harmonious way, and we don’t mean to cause upset (ever!). Please contact the office is you have any specific questions or concerns.

Is there a noise policy or quiet hours in place?

We ask everyone to be nice and quiet on site after 11pm and during the night. Please also try to keep things quiet before 7.30 am, although we know that can be more tricky with little kids. There are plenty of walks and adventures off the campsite and on the farm for early risers.

Are pets allowed, and are there specific pet-related rules?

Yes, dogs, cats, tortoises etc. welcome!

Up to 2 dogs per booking during April to September season, we may be able to allow more dogs on your pitch if you are coming out of season, please contact the office.

Environmental Responsibility

What is Fforest Fields’ approach to environmental sustainability?

We see ourselves as custodians of this land and place, please read Our Story. Over the years we have become more attuned with the land and we want to see if flourish, as a place where people can gather and as a testament to the fantastic and flourishing biome in Radnorshire.

We want to act as advocates of better connection with the natural world, its ecology, geology and history. We will work with partners and advisors across sectors to ensure that we are working with wildlife and humanlife in mind.

Are there recycling and waste disposal guidelines campers should follow?

Yes please! Grab one of our recycling buckets and see the information on site.

How can I help preserve the natural surroundings while staying here?

Leave the lightest footprint, pick up all your rubbish, follow tracks and trails, observe the countryside code, help keep noise low, get to know the region and enjoy!

  1. Steph says:

    Good morning, in the future we would like to come stay at your site, we are currently converting a van and a 6×4 trailer into a sleeping pod for our boys. I just wanted to check if one of your pitches would allow room for a swb van with tailgate awning (roughly 9m at most altogether in length) plus then the trailer next to the van?
    Thank you.

  2. Am I able to use a small drone at the site? Just for recreational use?
    Thanks

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