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Uncover the Tranquil Beauty of Belan Bluebell Woods Camping: A Perfect Retreat in Powys, Wales

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camping pitch at Belan Bluebell wood camping

Introduction to Belan Bluebell Wood Camping

In the heart of the Welsh countryside, nestled amidst rolling hills and ancient woodlands, lies a hidden gem—Belan Bluebell Wood Camping, a member of the Greener Camping Club (see full details below). This idyllic campsite offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, inviting you to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature and reconnect with the great outdoors. This was a gifted stay.

As I embarked on my journey to Belan Bluebell Wood Camping, the winding country roads led me through picturesque villages and lush meadows, setting the stage for the serene experience that awaited. On arrival, Suzi couldn't have been any more helpful and delighted in telling me all about the site and the hill farm's history. The campsite itself is a harmonious blend of natural beauty and thoughtful amenities, catering to those seeking a peaceful retreat while providing the comforts of modern camping. With its commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment, Belan Bluebell Wood Camping offers an opportunity to embrace a more mindful way of living, even if just for a few days.

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The View from the shower in The Shepherds Hut
The View from the shower in The Shepherds Hut

Location and surroundings of Belan Bluebell Wood Camping

Belan Bluebell Wood Camping is situated in Llanidloes in the idyllic county of Powys, nestled in the heart of Mid Wales. This region is renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm Welsh hospitality. The campsite itself is enveloped by ancient woodlands, where the carpet of bluebells in spring creates a truly magical scene.

Surrounded by rolling hills and verdant meadows, the campsite offers a serene escape from the demands of daily life. Belan Bluebell Wood Camping's location is not only picturesque but also convenient, with easy access to some of the most breathtaking natural attractions in Wales. Eryri/Snowdonia, with its rugged peaks and scenic hiking trails, is just 25 miles away, beckoning outdoor enthusiasts to explore its wonders.

the bell tent at belan bluebell wood camping
The Bell Tent

inside a geodome at belan bluebell wood camping
Inside a Geodome

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The view from a Geodome

Accommodation options at Belan Bluebell Wood Camping

Bluebell Wood Camping caters to a diverse range of camping preferences, ensuring that every guest can find the perfect accommodation to suit their needs and desired level of comfort.

  1. 3 x Meadow Tent Pitches: For those seeking a traditional camping experience, the campsite offers spacious and well-maintained tent pitches, surrounded by the natural beauty of the woodlands and meadows. Each pitch comes with its own fire pit.

  2. 1 x Campervan Pitch: These pitches cater to those who prefer the convenience of travelling with their own home on wheels. They also come with their own fire pit.

  3. 4 x Glamping Accommodations: For those seeking a more luxurious camping experience, Belan Bluebell Wood Camping offers a range of glamping options, including 2 geodomes, 1 bell tent, and the Shepherds Hut. These accommodation options provide a unique blend of rustic charm and modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. These options offer all you need for a memorable and relaxing weekend, meaning you don't need to fill the car up with equipment. The glamping options are stunning, and Suzi has thought of everything, but for now, I'm going to leave the photos to do the talking!

No matter which option you choose, each accommodation is thoughtfully designed to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. This allows you to fully immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and create lasting memories.

a glamping cooking area at belan bluebell camping
A Glamping cooking area

shop items at belan bluebells camping
Shop items

Facilities and amenities offered at Belan Bluebell Wood Camping

While Belan Bluebell Wood Camping embraces a back-to-nature experience, it does so without compromising on essential amenities and facilities, with the owner, Suzi, going to every effort to provide the most beautiful 'little touches'. The campsite offers a range of options to suit different camping preferences, from 3 pitches for tents and a campervan to cosy glamping accommodations, which include 2 geodomes, a bell tent and a gorgeous Shepherd Hut hidden away in its own meadow with its own wood-fired bath - Pure bliss!

The well-maintained facilities include:

  • A shower and composting toilet block, each pitch allocated its own toilet, ensures comfort and convenience during your stay.

  • Each Glamping pitch has a fully equipped kitchen area with cooking facilities, allowing you to prepare your own meals and savour the flavours of the farm produce.

  • A communal gathering space with picnic tables and a fire pit, perfect for socializing with fellow campers or simply enjoying the warmth of a crackling fire under the starry skies.

  • A children's play area that includes football goals, football tables, and board games ensures that the little ones have ample opportunities to explore and engage in outdoor play.

  • Weekly pizza nights and sheep feeding and smores nights.

  • A Mini shop that has all your essential camping needs, such as marshmallows. plus, the farm sells its own sausages!

  • While there is no Wi-Fi, they do have a good signal.

  • Dogs are allowed as long as the owners are responsible for livestock.

Additionally, the campsite takes pride in its commitment to sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices such as recycling and composting initiatives.

Inside the Shepherds Hut at belan bluebells camping
Inside the Shepherds Hut

How to book your stay at Belan Bluebell Wood Camping

Booking your stay at Belan Bluebell Wood Camping is straightforward. This ensures that you can secure your desired accommodation and plan your getaway with ease.

  1. Online Booking: Visit the campsite's website, where you can browse through the available options, check availability, and make your reservation online. The user-friendly booking system allows you to select your preferred dates, accommodation type, and any additional requirements.

  2. Phone Reservations: If you prefer a more personal approach, you can contact the campsite directly by phone. Suzi will be happy to assist you with your booking, answer any questions you may have, and provide recommendations based on your preferences.

  3. Advanced Booking: To ensure availability, especially during peak seasons or popular events, it is advisable to book your stay well in advance. This will give you the best chance of securing your desired accommodation and ensuring a stress-free camping experience.

Discover the tranquillity of Belan Bluebell Wood Camping for yourself. Book your stay now and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Visit Belan Bluebell Woods | Camping & Glamping | Book ( or call 07813 682150 to secure your spot today.

The wood-fired bath at the Shepherds Hut at belan bluebells wood camping
The wood-fired bath at the Shepherds Hut

Conclusion: Discover the tranquillity of Belan Bluebell Wood Camping

Bluebell Wood Camping is a true oasis of serenity, offering a unique opportunity to escape the demands of everyday life and reconnect with nature. From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking surroundings, the warm hospitality, and the thoughtful amenities that cater to your every need. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat, an adventure-filled getaway, or a chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture of Wales, Belan Bluebell Wood Camping provides the perfect backdrop. Embrace the tranquillity of the ancient woodlands, explore the rolling hills and meadows, and create lasting memories with loved ones.

As I reflect on my own experience at this enchanting campsite, I am reminded of the restorative power of nature and the joy of simplicity. Belan Bluebell Wood Camping is more than just a camping destination; it's a chance to reconnect with the essence of life, to slow down and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

So, why wait? Embark on your own journey to this hidden gem in the heart of Wales and discover the tranquillity that awaits at Belan Bluebell Wood Camping. Book your stay today and let the magic of this special place unfold before you.

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The shepherds hut at belan bluebels camping

Greener Camping Club

In order to comply with countryside planning policy, the site is a member of The Greener Camping Club. Founded in 2015 by a group of four friends who are experienced campsite owners, the brand is dedicated to providing premium and environmentally friendly campsites. The campsites have undergone a rigorous application process, and all share a joint commitment to high-quality, sustainable camping in stunning locations. Their goal is to create a network of top-notch, eco-friendly campsites across Wales and England that consistently deliver an exceptional camping experience for our members.

They offer a wide selection of exclusive camping and glamping sites located in breathtaking areas throughout West Wales and various parts of Wales and England.

For a nominal fee of just £12, their membership grants you access to these exceptional sites. Membership is valid from January 1st to December 31st, with an automatic extension to the following year if you join on or after September 1st of the preceding year.

As part of their commitment to the environment, they have implemented the 'Trees for Life' initiative. For every new member, they plant a tree. To date, they have planted over 65,000 trees, with their campsites alone planting nearly 18,000 trees in 2023. They anticipate planting at least the same number in 2024. This endeavour aims to offset some of the environmental impact associated with even the most eco-friendly holidays. The funding for these trees comes from the membership fee.

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