Our Area - Pines Caravan Park

Our Area

The Pines Caravan Park is set in the Wye valley, a few miles south of Rhayader and a few miles north of Llandrindod Wells. Those who have not visited Mid Wales before will be surprised by how peaceful it is – our roads are quiet, and spectacular and varied scenery abounds. You will find little evidence of a ‘rush hour’ in the local villages, many of which seem to have bypassed progress.

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Rhayader, our local town, is the gateway to the ‘Lakeland of Wales’, the Elan Valley. This large expanse of the Cambrian Mountains has a system of Victorian reservoirs and dams, and is a superb place to explore on foot or mountain bike.
The coastal town of Aberystwyth is worth a visit, as is its neighbouring village Ynyslas which has miles of sandy beaches. These are all within a 60 – 90 minutes drive of The Pines Caravan Park. Aberystwyth is only 37.9 miles away.

The towns of Mid Wales are also interesting to visit, and largely unspoilt by chain stores and excessive modernisation. The Spa town of Llandrindod Wells is the largest centre locally, and has a supermarket, banks etc. The Lake and the Rock Park are worth a visit. Knighton, ‘The Town on the Dyke’ is a major market town with an interesting art gallery, several antique shops and the Offa’s Dyke Centre. Presteigne, a few miles from Knighton, is perhaps the most unspoilt Mid Wales town. It is also home to the Judges’ Lodging Museum, an award-winning recreation of Victorian times in Radnorshire’s old County Court. Builth Wells, in the Wye Valley, is another interesting market town with a bustling town centre. It has a Golf Club, and there are spectacular walks along the banks of the Wye.
Further afield is Brecon and the Brecon Beacons National Park, Hay-on-Wye, the secondhand book capital of the world, and to the north, Newtown and Welshpool.

Mid Wales is home to the Red Kite and you can visit Gigrin Farm, Rhayader (just up the road from The Pines) where these beautiful birds of prey are fed daily together with ravens, buzzards and other carrion feeding birds

We are situated just 9 miles from the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells.

Other local web links
Castles of Wales
A comprehensive and well researched site with information on most of the castles of Wales.

Fishing in Kite Country
If you are interested in fishing, or if you take an interest in the conservation of our wildlife and the environment, or if you simply enjoy walking in the hills and touring in magnificent scenery, take a look at this interesting site which covers more than just fishing, and contains some wonderful photos.

Pictorial Hay-on-Wye
Well illustrated and full of useful information about this interesting Welsh town, which is the secondhand book centre of the world.

Centre for Alternative Technology
A good place for a day out, near Machynlleth. Promotes working with the earth’s natural processes rather than exhausting them.

Railways in Mid Wales
Covers preserved standard and narrow gauge railways as well as the Heart of Wales and Cambrian Coast lines.

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