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Red Kite Touring Park
This is a recent addition to the Mid Wales portfolio of superb touring sites. Built on a hillside overlooking the “Afon Clywdog” valley and river this purpose-built site is simply stunning.
All pitches are fully serviced including Elan point for those using green chemical. For those using the blue toilet chemical a trip to the toilet block will be required.
The toilet block is superb with really good bathrooms and showers as well as, a dog wash, Elsan room, washing up room, family bathrooms, and a disabled facility.
The large pitches are all gravel with a brick edge to keep things tidy with a strip of grass in-between. The fact that it is all terraced gives the site a light and airy feel.
The tarmac roads mean access is smooth and trouble free and mud is kept to an absolute minimum.
The town of Llanidloes is a ten-minute walk down the hill and offers all you will need. There are several pubs that do food and a couple of supermarkets as well as many local shops to browse. The old covered market building is stunning and is the heart of this old town.
There are may walks in the vicinity of the campsite and are easily accessed. However due to the hilly nature of the terrain, some of these could be challenging for the less active.
The Hafren Forest is a ten minute drive away and parking in the visitors car park gives access to several well marked walks. We did two of these during our stay. The first and most impressive being to the source of the River Severn. This is a strenuous walk and in areas can be steep and challenging. However, it is a must and well worth completing. When you get to the post marking the source of the Severn (after the obligatory photo) walk on a further quarte of a mile to the pile of white rocks. On a clear day the views are impressive, and apparently if you are lucky you can see all the way to the coast.
For the less enthusiastic, we also completed a the “Severn Breaks its Neck” walk. This will take around an hour and is well marked. The highlight being a bridge over the Severn and a waterfall below.
There is a beautiful scenic drive around the Llyn Clywedog Dam, this is only about ten miles from the site. Just below the impressive dam lies and old lead mine that is open to the public.
Other things that are within easy driving distance are The Elan Valley, Aberystwyth, Newtown, Borth, Clarach Bay, Rhaydar and many more beautiful places.
All in all this is a great site run by helpful and friendly wardens in a great location.