Spotlight on: Erwlon Caravan & Camping Park
This is the perfect site for exploring mid-Wales and beyond due to its location.
Set just on the boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park and a short drive from the Cambrian Mountains, there are plenty of hiking and biking opportunities to enjoy around here. Snowdonia is also only about 60 miles away to the northwest, while the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is situated a similar distance away in the southwest.
The campsite is easily accessed from the A40 and there are just over 100 pitches to choose from. The site is divided into two sections with the top half being adults only while the bottom half is family-friendly. A river runs along the side of the campsite and there are a number of camping pods next to the river, where there is also a tent field and an amenities block with benches on a decked area.
The main facilities block is conveniently located between the adults-only and family-friendly areas. This is clean and tidy and you’ll also find things like bins and grey waste disposal points here. Although the site isn’t hilly, it is undulated enough that you get a nice view of the surrounding hills from the majority of the pitches. Most of these are serviced with 16A electric while super pitches also have fresh water and grey waste disposal.
Llandovery is within easy walking distance from the campsite following a pavement that runs along the A40. If you prefer a longer walk, you can follow the country lanes and/or a footpath that goes across the grounds of what is said to be the Prince of Wales’ only Welsh residence. The small town of Llandovery is well worth exploring. You’ll find the ruins of a castle in the centre, next to a good-sized car park with no height barriers. There is also an interesting silver statue here, a monument to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan. He was a wealthy landowner who was executed by Henry IV for supporting the Welsh rebellion. The town offers plenty of cafés and restaurants, and there are also lots of interesting, individual shops.
Erwlon Caravan & Camping Park
Brecon Road, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire SA20 0RD
This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, June issue, submitted by Geneve Brand