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Celtic Camping

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FOLLOW the signs marked ‘Bunk House’ off Abereidy Road in St Davids and head down a single-track road to Pwll Caerog Farm. This working farm is all about location, so if you want frills look elsewhere.

The location is glorious – the campsite is basic and accessed via a firm but bumpy farm track – but once you’re in the main camping field the scenery is exceptional. You’re just 500 metres from the Pembrokeshire coastal paths and the view is of an epically decent bit of geography.

The site itself offers three touring fields – two areas offering a handful of pitches and electric hook-ups that are close to the toilet block – as well as a sloping camping field. All the land is rock-based and well drained, so getting stuck in the mud is not a concern.

Facilities are basic and while the toilet block – housed in a converted pig sty – does offer showers, sinks and toilets, it’s not going to win any Loo of the Year awards. But this is missing the point – the real appeal to this site is getting back to basics and experiencing the rural way of life.

There are two bunkhouses on-site. These are youth-hostel style accommodation and are offered in two rooms of six, and three rooms of eight. These self-contained units also have their own kitchen.

There’s a games room for the use of guests on the site, as well as a large barn area that can be decked out with picnic benches and is ideal for hosting large events.

The owner of the site works closely with various organisations to offer a wide range of outdoor pursuits. These range from sea activities such as snorkelling, coasteering (jumping into the sea off a cliff wearing safety gear), kayaking (there’s a lake on-site) and even raft-building.

You can also hire mountain bikes and wetsuits from the site (there’s a drying room for soggy wetsuits, too) and do orienteering. Education and the environment are also high on the site owner's agenda and various courses are offered, including marine biology and hedgebank building.

The farm itself produces potatoes, wheat and barley as well as rearing cattle, sheep and horses. There are lots of walks to be had directly from this scenic and tranquil site, while there’s also a coastal bus that stops at the top of the lane leading to the site. This can allow you to explore the delights of St Davids.

While it doesn’t have a disco or a fancy shop, this site does have an incredible view and is worth going for that alone.

Contact
Celtic Camping
Pwll Caerog Farm
St Davids
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
Wales SA62 6DE
Tel: 01348 837405

To see Celtic Camping's main Campsite Finder listing click here.

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