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The campsite -

'Do you fancy getting away from it all, being at one with nature? The area is a designated  'Dark Sky Area', so lay down your head beneath a canvas of stars on a clear night.

Well...…. what are you waiting for?  Pack your tent, hitch up the caravan and load the motorhome, along with your warm clothing (for the cooler evenings), your walking boots and your sense of adventure!


If you'd like to book one of our lovely campsite pitches please click the link below:  

For a full list of our prices click below:

Once you have completed your booking with us could you fill in our booking information form:

If you require a day pass please fill out this form



Dolau Afon is an independent, husband and wife owned and run site, that offers its camping guests a sheltered 1.5 acre flat grass site surrounded by trees. The owners live on site in the cottage adjacent, should you need assistance during your stay.

The shower and toilet facilities are spacious, and heated in the cooler months. Guests that need more room or have mobility issues will find our family shower room easy to use, big enough for a family of 4 to shower all at same time!

The camping field is adjacent to the river, with access via a gate in the corner of the field. We have picnic tables dotted around for our guests to use, that can be picked up and carried to your pitch.

For generations, the river has been a popular local swimming spot, and popular for canoeing, fishing, skimming stones or simply spending time at*.  We have fishing rights (courtesy of Llanilar Angling Club)  and a complementary licence is available on request.  (£10 deposit, refundable on return of licence) the site is an ideal location for walkers, explorers, adventurers and cyclists (Sustrans route 81) , with pathways and cycle trails immediately from our door.


(Please note, you enter the river at your own risk, we take no responsibility for your safety, this is a spate river and is a fast flowing river after a few days of rain).

We cater for families, couples and solo campers. We are also Motorcycle/Biker friendly. We do not cater for single sex groups of 3 or more people, No Stag or Hen weekends, no group bookings accepted, (except by special arrangement).

Small rally's from organisations/clubs can be arranged/accommodated, please enquire.

We are a dog, child friendly site - if well behaved and kept under control.  

  • WiFi is available/offered on site. 

  • We do NOT offer Car Charging from our electric hook up points, no car charging facilities available.

  • Late check out, if you need a beyond the 11am depart time, please ask, there is an extra charge of £5

We have a quiet policy to ensure a restful good nights sleep is had by all, without upsetting the neighbours.  Our policy means no loud noise at any time - No loud chatter or loud music between

10.00pm - 7am. No disturbance ensures everyone is a happy camper, and so to are our neighbours.


No open fires/pits on pitches, we have a designated area for a campfire/fire pit, 

No disposable BBQs (BBQs to be raised off the ground).

Consideration for fellow campers is appreciated by all. 

If you prefer a more lively site, this won't be the site for you. 

*Check in time between 2pm and 9pm - Check out time before 11am*


To book, call us direct, or turn up and take pot luck, we may be able to squeeze a little one in. 

What three words -

You can use what three words to help you find the Campsite Entrance: funny.moon.bullion.

For the Main House: snow.clay.marine.

To find out more information on what three words please click here: What Three Words



  • 16 Flat grass pitches  

  • 4/5 Hard standing pitches  

  • 14 Electric hook up points

  • 3 Toilets, 2 urinals

  • 2 Showers

  • Pot Wash up area

  • Dog Wash

  • 1 Chemical Disposal Points (CDP)​

  • Grey Water Disposal​ points

  • 3 Drinking Water taps

  • Fridge/freezer

  •  fire pit area

  • Wi-Fi

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Site Rules


• No movement of traffic on site before 07:00 and after 22:00 and strictly no noise after

22:00 hours

• The speed limit on site is 5MPH


• Dogs to be kept on leads at all times

• Dogs mess must be collected in poo bags and placed in the dog loo bins. Please use

biodegradable bags where possible.

• Please do not leave your dog unattended in your vehicle or tent


• Respect other guests and our neighbours right to peace and quiet

• Keep all games away from other campers pitches

• The site has its own sewage disposal system. Only natural waste products to be flushed

away, No wipes or nappies to be flushed away

• Caravans and tents must be pitched within the allocated area. If you fail to do so you

will be asked to move

• Open fires are prohibited everywhere around the site – NO campfires

• You are welcome to use barbecues but they must be raised off the ground

• Anyone who does not adhere to the site rules will be asked to leave without a refund

• Recycle your rubbish in respective bins, food waste in container given on booking in.


 Please return the food bin to reception on departure.

Please take all broken camping equipment home with you – leave your pitch as you found it.

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What our guests say:

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"We spent a delightful long weekend here over the May bank holiday. The site is a well hidden gem. The owners were friendly and helpful, but in no way intrusive. The site is a beautifully kept flat field surrounded by trees and next to the river Ystwyth. We were the only people on site the first night, and joined by one more camper van for two of the nights. The site has room for up to five caravans and 10 tents, so with just us there most of the time, it was really quiet and peaceful. The on-site toilet is a clean and well kept compost toilet.

This was fine for us over the weekend as we also have on board washing facilities. If the site was full of tents, it may be more of an issue.

There is lots of walking straight from the site. We had a lovely walk up the valley to a lovely little cafe in Pontrhydygroes; y Cwtsh which served delicious and reasonably priced food at lunchtime.

The river is easily accessed through a small gate in the field and is a lovely peaceful place to sit and contemplate.

The site is next to a small B road, but there is little noise from this as it’s not very busy!

We would definitely recommend it, and return ourselves."