Dark Orchard

Nantyglasdwr Lane, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5BD

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Dark Orchard is a quiet, secluded site tucked away on the edge of Hay-on-Wye, yet only a 5 minute walk to the shops, restaurants, pubs and other amenities that this unique Welsh Marches market town has to offer.

Dark Orchard is a level, well sheltered grassy site. The site is bordered on one side by the Dulas Brook and divided by the Nantyglasdwr stream. We welcome families and pets. Dogs must be kept under total control at all times in the interest of other site users and farm animals in the adjacent fields. Any mess must be cleared up immediately. We regularly see a lot of wildlife at the site including kingfishers, dippers, red kites, buzzards, hedgehogs and otters playing in the brook.

Hay-on-Way Town of Books is world famous for its second hand bookshops and is fast gaining a reputation for its antiques, collectibles and other fiercely independent shops. Although only a relatively small market town, Hay-on-Wye has a great vibrancy and many facilities including a cosy 65 seat cinema and is also famous for the annual Hay Festival of Literature & Arts held for ten days at the end of May. Work is due to start on the renovation of Hay Castle during 2018 to create a unique new centre for culture and education. Hay-on-Wye also has a lively Thursday Market which features many local artisans and producers.

Two long distance footpaths, Offa's Dyke and Wye Valley Walk, both pass very close by Dark Orchard. Alternatively many other excellent walks can be found direct from the site. Take a walk to Hay Bluff and enjoy the panoramic views of the Wye Valley or try one of our shorter circular walks to explore the lower lying areas. Excellent fishing can be found on the River Wye for which day tickets can be bought locally. Or why not hire a canoe and explore the river.

Dark Orchard is also well placed to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park. At over 500 square miles and including Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. The park is a paradise for all lovers of the outdoors. With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, the Brecon Beacons National Park has masses to offer visitors. With a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture, the park has something to offer everyone with fabulous scenery, walking, cycling, mountain biking, castles, gardens, caves and much, much more.

Dark Orchard is also ideally situated for visitors to the annual Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells in July as well as a host of other events and shows held at the Royal Welsh Showground throughout the year.

The surrounding area of Herefordshire also has much to offer with its Black & White timber-framed buildings, Cider Making or visit the 13th Century Mappa Mundi at Hereford Cathedral.

We also have a recently refurbished cosy self-catering Victorian cottage, sleeping 3, next to Dark Orchard. Check out our Website.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • Unfenced water

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up not available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:30 PM

3 acres

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Postcode:
HR3 5BD
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GPS:
Lat 52.077851 / Lon -3.123258
OS field ref:
SO231427
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Brecon, Cardiff, Hereford
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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This is a little gem

We were touring so only stayed one night. Site was spacious and clean. We met Peter who gave us a warm welcome. He was very chatty and friendly along with his daughter, Lynda, who was equally as friendly. This site is quiet and is right next to Hay on Wye so makes it a perfect location to walk into the town. Our dogs loved the local walks along the river . We have a 7.5 metre in length motor home and although the entrance to the site was a bit tight it is managable so long as you are careful. The site is reasonably flat and has loads of space which we found was advantageous with having two dogs. I highly recommend this site .

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A hidden gem

Tucked away on the edge of town this site is the ideal location for exploring Hay on Wye, taking the Wye River walks or enjoying the surrounding countryside. Being tucked away it is not the easiest to find but the owners do a great job with directions and signposting the gate. Don't be put off by the narrow track we got in easily in our motorhome and so did a large caravan and Landrover. The turn out again was a bit tight. We would definitely come here again it is all about the location. Plenty of dog walks and swimming in the river. Great coffee and food at The Granary in town and dog-friendly pubs. The site itself has a water point and waste which was great. The owners are friendly and around if needed. HIghly recommend
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Dark Orchard is a lovely site. It is hard to beleive it is on the edge the town of Hay-on-Wye, it feels very rural and quiet. It is a flat field mostly surrounded by trees and with a small stream running along the edge which adds interest. The water and waste points appear to have been upgraded recently. Access is good though very large caravans might find the turn off the lane a bit sharp. The local CO-OP is conveniently close and the town is only 5 to 10 mins walk. Jonathan

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