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Discover things to do, places to visit and what’s going on here on the campsite and farm on our blog! If you would like to contribute to the blog then please get in touch!

Beautiful Drives: Hay on Wye to Monmouth

November 22, 2017

There is so much beautiful countryside to discover in mid-Wales and we love to get out and explore, enjoying the scenery, villages and, often, pubs en route! Last weekend Katie & George, set off on a journey towards Monmouth and here is an account of their adventure! It was a lovely, cloudless day… Read more

The RWAS Winter Fair 27th – 28th November 2017

November 20, 2017

We’re only a few days away from the 2017 Winter Fair in Builth Wells. This lovely rural event on the local calendar is a highlight of the year. Bringing together those living in rural communities and leading stockmen from all over the UK who compete for the top accolades. The… Read more

Christmas Lunch in Mid Wales

November 8, 2017

We are so looking forward to welcoming visitors over the festive period. The campsite at Christmas is a special place; quiet, wild, beautiful and a chance to get away from it all.  Creating a Christmas meal in a caravan takes a very particular set of skills and almost inhuman patience,… Read more

Christmas caravan site

Enjoy Christmas at Fforest Fields

October 31, 2017

If you are looking for a little adventure this Christmas then why not try Fforest Fields – a beautiful caravan, camping and motorhome site in the heart of Wales. Do you fancy waking up, pulling back your curtains and seeing this?! Well, we can’t promise that but we can promise… Read more

Autumn Half Term in Mid Wales

October 25, 2017

After the rain and wind yesterday evening it was a joy to wake up to these scenes on the campsite this morning. We thought we’d share a few of our favourite pics with you. The leaves are just starting to go their richer autumn shades. We’ll let the photos do… Read more

No Fireworks at Fforest Fields this November 5th

October 23, 2017

The nights are closing in now at Fforest Fields! As we fast approach the season of changing clocks, Halloween and bonfires we wanted to remind you that Fforest Fields is a firework-free and Chinese lantern free campsite.  We have lots of visitors with four-legged friends and we know how much they value… Read more

Your spectacular donation to the Welsh Air Ambulance

October 19, 2017

On Tuesday we handed over a magnificent £1852.00, donated by you, to the Wales Air Ambulance!  Anyone who has stayed on the campsite and borrowed one of our kayaks know that we ask that you donate money to the WAA in lieu of any fees we might charge.  We take… Read more

The Photo Treasure Hunt!

September 16, 2017

We were thrilled with the fantastic entries to our Photo Treasure Hunt in August! We set the task of exploring the farm and local area and taking photos around ‘themes’. Here are some of the entries and the grand winner – who will get a free weekend stay at Fforest… Read more

Summer Fun at Fforest Fields

September 10, 2017

Here are some photos of summer fun at Fforest Fields – what a remarkable few months that was, with heavy rain at times and bright sunshine at others.  Nothing could dampen your spirits though, exploring the woods, drinking us out of cocktails, enjoying the activities on the lake.  Thank you… Read more

Y Talbot Dog Friendly Pub

Five Dog-Friendly Pubs in Wales

July 4, 2017

Taking your pet pooch on holiday is all very well but it can sometimes be tricky to find somewhere to eat that will allow them inside. We’ve gathered together five lovely dog-friendly pubs and restaurants to visit while you are on holiday in Mid Wales with your four legged friend.… Read more

Tretower Castle

Tretower Court and Castle

February 9, 2017

The remains that you can visit today are from the 13th century.  The castle was built on the site of a Norman motte and bailey.  During the Norman conquest, powerful Norman lords settled in Brecon and surrounding area. The position of the castle, on the River Usk, on a branch… Read more

Betty and Harry at Fforest Fields Mid Wales

2017 – the year Legends are made!

February 8, 2017

We’ve come a very long way since we started the campsite to supplement our farming income. We little thought when we opened our gates that first year that we would reach such heady heights as we have done in the last 18 months. Throughout all these changes we have kept the… Read more

5 Tips and Settings for Winter Photographs

February 8, 2017

While clear skies and colourful spring blossoms, summer foliage or autumn leaves can provide rich, textured backdrops for your photographs, dull or high contrast winter landscapes can be more difficult to master, but most definitely not impossible.  So we’ve asked Sue Tinsley, a fantastic freelance photographer and a regular visitor… Read more

A look back at 2016!

December 20, 2016

What a wonderful year we have had at Fforest Fields! You made us one of your Top 100 sites in the country. We won accolades from Camping Magazine, for being family friendly and dog friendly we’ve retained our Gold Bellamy Award but we also became one of their Bee Friendly… Read more

Why We Think Camping Makes You Happier

September 29, 2016

We often see people arrive at reception with a slightly wild look in their eyes, they have driven to Fforest Fields after setting their ‘out of office’, rushing around their home trying to find all the bits and bobs they want to take and have bundled children, dogs, sleeping mats,… Read more

Robin in the snow

Wildlife at Fforest Fields: The Robin

September 27, 2016

The instantly recognisable red breasted Robin has sometimes been referred to as “Britain’s favourite bird” and we’re not going to argue. In fact, after a ballot in the 1960s the Robin was named Britain’s national bird. This week in our ongoing feature on the wildlife at Fforest Fields we look… Read more

Mountain bikes on the hill

Why come to mid-Wales in October?

September 27, 2016

Because it is beautiful! It’s quiet and unspoiled, the colours are wonderful, the biggest traffic jam will be a slow moving flock of sheep being brought down from the mountains: the water in the streams glistens, the air is fresh and clean and that’s just one or two reasons! It’s… Read more

Kite at Fforest Fields

News from the Farm

September 27, 2016

We are very lucky to have some of the nicest and best visitors to grace campsites! The other day we were given a beautiful new sign “Welcome” made out of horseshoes from the stud where our caravanner used to work.  Needless to say we have now commissioned Croeso, Welsh for… Read more

Spring at Fforest Fields

May & Bank Holidays

September 27, 2016

Has it really been that long?! Time flies doesn’t it? It seems incredible that we are nearly at the end of May already, heading into the last bank holiday weekend before half term and then the long summer holidays, gallop, gallop!  We’ve had a wonderful start to the year, although… Read more

Dragon Fly at Fforest Fields

Springtime at Fforest Fields

September 27, 2016

Really, it is, it is on its way, Spring that is…it’s about a month late but finally things are starting to grown and flower.  I was riding this morning through Terrible Hollow and the ground was carpeted with wood anemone, there were tiny violets in the banks and any minute… Read more

Children's picture of Fforest Fields

Plans and changes for 2013-2014

September 27, 2016

After all the work that we did on the campsite last winter we are having a bit of a ‘consolidation’ this year! At the moment George and Will are busy extending and improving the shed at the back that housed the bins last year. It has the electricity shed next… Read more

The Black Mountains

August 25, 2016

The Black Mountains are south of Fforest Fields and spread across Powys and Monmouthshire and cross the border into Herefordshire.  They are one of our favourite ranges, majestic and dramatic with clear ridges and steep ridges.  In the valleys below are small villages and ancient pathways, beautiful tumble down Abbeys… Read more

Welsh Cawl Recipe

Delicious Welsh Cawl for St David’s Day

March 1, 2016

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Happy Saint David’s Day! Natalie here 🙂 Fforest Fields caravan and camping site has officially opened for the season and our two cottages have toasty warm guests staying, enjoying this blustery spring morning! So after cooking up a batch of Cawl last night for St David’s… Read more

The Dambusters walk Elan Valley

The Dambusters Walk – The Elan Valley

January 5, 2016

The Elan Valley is a 20 minute drive from Fforest Fields.  They host a range of events over the course of the year, click here to find out more about events at The Elan Valley. The Dambusters Walk On Sunday 28th December, Jessie journeyed up to the Elan Valley to… Read more

Ceilia

Merry Christmas & Thank You

December 20, 2015

As we draw towards the end of the year, we wanted to say a huge thank you to all our visitors, local suppliers, attractions and, of course, the countryside and weather for making 2014 a particularly special year. We feel honoured to have such a loyal, happy and fun-loving visitor base,… Read more

Blue Bells at Fforest Fields

Mountain bikes, Butchery Courses & Rallies

May 27, 2015

We always knew that last weekend had the potential to be quite busy but we were delighted with what went on at Fforest Fields and how it all just ‘worked’ We had already got a Mountain Bike event, booked from last year, planned and also the Avondale Rally, in addition… Read more

Fforest Fields from above

Comments from the AA Inspector

May 13, 2015

“In terms of AA Quality Standards, Fforest Fields Caravan & Camping Park continues to achieve a Four Pennant rating within The AA Caravan & Camping Scheme. This park is a hidden gem with a long winding internal road ending in a superb valley, surrounded by undulating hills and a tree… Read more

Fforest Fields With Wifi Campiste

Wifi at Fforest Fields

April 8, 2015

We understand that we live in this modern, connected world and believe that great WiFi access is now more than just a luxury. So we’ve just installed a brand new system that will give you campsite wide coverage. Last year we saw a survey that picked out the top desired… Read more

Frosty Morning at Fforest Fields Caravan & Camping Site

Opening, Electric Hook-Up for Tents and Royal Welsh Show

March 27, 2015

We are officially opening this weekend, the 1st of March this year, St. David’s Day, although I think our daffodils are a long way off flowering! While we probably won’t be making all the facilities available until the Easter weekend, both the family rooms are open (and warm!) and the… Read more

Radnorshire in Spring

Early Spring in Radnorshire

March 24, 2015

According to legend, St David, the Patron Saint of Wales, told his followers on his deathbed to ‘Be cheerful and keep your faith’, which we think is a great sentiment to nurture as we launch into spring and open Fforest Fields for the season. We will be officially opening on… Read more

Spring at Fforest Fields

Easter Caravan & Camping

March 15, 2015

The telepone and computer have been buzzing over the last few days with the predicted forecast for the weather over Easter.  We do have snow, not much now, but it’s not going away either, at the moment.  All the roads to the campsite are clear (in the local area) and… Read more

The Elan Valley – Dam Busters Walk

December 30, 2014

On Sunday 28th December, Jessie journeyed up to the Elan Valley to join a guided walk led by one of the Elan Valley Rangers. Some of you may know that the Elan Valley and more specifically the Nant-y-Gro dam (previously on a small tributary of the river Elan) played a… Read more

Child's drawing of Fforest Fields

Thank You and Merry Christmas from Fforest Fields

December 22, 2014

As we draw towards the end of the year, we wanted to say a huge thank you to all our visitors, local suppliers, attractions and, of course, the countryside and weather for making 2014 a particularly special year. We feel honoured to have such a loyal, happy and fun-loving visitor base,… Read more

Misty Morning at Fforest Fields

Visit Wales – 40 out of 40

July 15, 2014

We are inspected by various ‘bodies’ over the year, The AA, David Bellamy, ASCI, Cool Camping, Alan Rogers and not least Visit Wales who give us our internationally recognised ‘Star’ rating. Earlier this year the AA upgraded us from three Pennants to four and we have now heard that Visit… Read more

Catkins at Fforest Fields Caravan & Camping Site

Thousands of Trees Planted on the Farm

June 27, 2014

The Lewis brothers have started re-planting our hillside with the new trees.  They are simply amazing, probably in their 70’s they spend the day bent over planting trees and on the steep slope of the Fforest wood!  So far, in the planting we have been doing over the last three… Read more

Our Wonderful Visitors!

June 8, 2014

We are very lucky to have some of the nicest and best visitors to grace campsites! The other day we were given a beautiful new sign “Welcome” made out of horseshoes from the stud where our caravanner used to work.  Needless to say we have now commissioned Croeso, Welsh for… Read more

May already! More bank holidays too.

May 20, 2014

Has it really been that long?! Time flies doesn’t it? It seems incredible that we are nearly at the end of May already, heading into the last bank holiday weekend before half term and then the long summer holidays, gallop, gallop!  We’ve had a wonderful start to the year, although… Read more

Spring in the air at Fforest Fields

Spring in the air

April 27, 2014

There is quite a noticeable change at Fforest Fields. Last week, while Will was off enjoying the deep snow of Austria, George struggled to work outside. It was wet and cold and pretty miserable, he used this as a reason for spending the best part of the week tied to… Read more

The Wet Winter Blues!

November 12, 2013

Gosh what a long winter this is! Although last year we had snow for a month or so, the wet this year is really making it drag on and on.  Luckily we don’t get floods, I’m afraid that we send them down-country but we do get absolutely sodden fields that… Read more

View across the valley Fforest Fields

Bank holiday weekend, 24th-27th May 2013

April 10, 2013

We do things slightly differently at Fforest Fields, trying to keep the old fashioned type camping and caravanning that we remember as children but with spot-on facilities! We are now up to our numbers for next weekend. Some of you might wonder why I don’t just say we are ‘full’,… Read more

Plans and changes for 2013

September 27, 2012

After all the work that we did on the campsite last winter we are having a bit of a ‘consolidation’ this year!  At the moment George and Will are busy extending and improving the shed at the back that housed the bins last year. It has the electricity shed next… Read more

David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012/13

May 27, 2012

We’ve recently received feedback from the David Bellamy Conservation Awards and we thought we would share it with you. “Dear Katherine, (! only my mother used to call me that – ed.)  I am delighted to let you know that your park is the well-deserved recipient of a Special Distinction… Read more