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    wild camping in S E Wales ??

    hi di hi campers does any one know of a good place for a spot of credit crunch wild camping ?? looking to be around the forest of dean/ black mountains/brecon beacons areas thursday night then up to the rally for friday. wondered if anyone knows of a good quite spot for a nights camp possibly with a nice little fire mmmmm

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    There are plenty of opportunities to camp in those areas ... mores the pity, few of the areas that we used to rough camp as lads are either now available or unmonitored.

    If you're willing to get a bit off the beaten track though there are some nice spots that are quiet enough to sneak an evening in ... for instance try the mountain road from Merthyr over the top past Ponsticill reservoir, running down toward Talybont reservoir and eventually Talybont village (http://bit.ly/MUFHH)

    Most of the traffic (apart from walkers and locals), takes the A470 north, the old road is quiet with some beautiful sights, car parking and offroad stops. There are a number of sites that the MOD use for overnight recces, so not unusual to see vehicles around and if push comes to shove there is always the camp ground just below Talybont reservoir, which is well run but a few quid overnight.

    Black mountains has a number of sites as well and still some moorland you can get away camping on ...

    Top route to wind your way north as well ...

    HTH

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    Try www.campbyastream.co.uk in the Brecon Beacons. Biker friendly site that has afacilities for a camp fire. Charge for this year is £5.00 a night and it is QUIET.

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    Only use a tent in the Forest of Dean in designated areas.

    If you wild camp then you risk a visit from the wild boars!
    http://www.independent.co.uk/environ...e-1208497.html

    A couple of Brecon Beacons sites listed here
    http://www.go4awalk.com/ask/campbrecons.php
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    You're welcome to kip at my house in Gloucester overnight if it helps, yours Norman Bates. Only kidding (about the Norman Bates bit!)

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    WOW thanks everyone plenty there for me to mull over, ill go have a look at stuff and google maps
    oh and thanks Rob for the offer of a sleepover but we fancy camping and having a fire and stuff, cheers anyhow
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvermog View Post
    There are plenty of opportunities to camp in those areas ... mores the pity, few of the areas that we used to rough camp as lads are either now available or unmonitored.

    If you're willing to get a bit off the beaten track though there are some nice spots that are quiet enough to sneak an evening in ... for instance try the mountain road from Merthyr over the top past Ponsticill reservoir, running down toward Talybont reservoir and eventually Talybont village (http://bit.ly/MUFHH)

    Most of the traffic (apart from walkers and locals), takes the A470 north, the old road is quiet with some beautiful sights, car parking and offroad stops. There are a number of sites that the MOD use for overnight recces, so not unusual to see vehicles around and if push comes to shove there is always the camp ground just below Talybont reservoir, which is well run but a few quid overnight.

    Black mountains has a number of sites as well and still some moorland you can get away camping on ...

    Top route to wind your way north as well ...

    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by jondd View Post
    Try www.campbyastream.co.uk in the Brecon Beacons. Biker friendly site that has afacilities for a camp fire. Charge for this year is £5.00 a night and it is QUIET.
    nice one for that jon we stayed here and it was great, loverly little non commercial site that i will definatly be going back to plus there is a green lane running srtaight out of the camp site. its also over the road from bmw off road school and touratech. they have fridge kettle toaster ect too

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