UPDATE - 7th June 2021
We are pleased to confirm all our campsite facilities are open for the development and wellbeing of children.
We also have measures in place to cater for extended households.
Where possible, please use your own self-contained facilities to help us manage social distancing requirements.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
Brecon Beacons listed campsite
Black Mountains, Wales
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update.
THE VIRUS IS NOT WELCOME AT NEWCOURT FARM CAMPSITE - HAVE A TEST BEFORE YOU COME!
Campers are welcome but do so at their own risk.
Please make sure that you are familiar with current coronavirus guidelines for Wales.
The Management cannot be held responsible if visitors do not comply with the rules laid down by the Welsh Government.
We recommend that you bring your own hand sanitizer.
To comply with our risk assessment please read the following information:-
1. Please do not come if you have a current positive test or think you may be asymptomatic, have symptoms or feel unwell.
2. Welsh Government guidelines require that we must have contact details on arrival for Test, Trace, Protect.
3. 2 metre social distancing must be adhered to with people you don't live with or are not in your support bubble.
4. Wear a face covering (if you are able to) in all indoor public places.
5. Please follow health and safety signs on site.
6. Welsh Government guidelines requires anyone who may become ill whilst on site or within 14 days of departure, must inform the campsite owner so that Test, Trace, Protect can be put into action.
7. 10 metre spacing between camping pitches.
CONTROL THE VIRUS -
8.If you come to us from another campsite please make sure your equipment is clean and sanitized before arrival on site.
9.Schools and groups must keep to their own designated areas on site.
10.Facilities are operating 'one in one out' during the pandemic.
11.Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, this site will operate a zero waste policy and guests must take all rubbish and litter away with them.
12.Electrical hook-up points will also not be available for the duration of the pandemic.
Revised 4th June 2021.
Abergavenny, Gateway to Wales, M4 corridor drop off. Llanthony Priory,
valley, Court Farm, Treats, Capel-y-ffin, Cwmdu, Crickhowell.
Canoeing, horseriding and other outdoor activities are available nearby.
£7 per person per night for DofE and Educational groups only.
Suitable for all levels: Introduction, Practice, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Ideal for: School parties(junior and senior), Guides, Scouts, Cadets etc. and Jass (Junior Award Scheme for Schools)
Plenty of camping space.
Toilets, showers and pot wash sinks.
Separate facilities for staff and leaders if required.
Under conditions of extreme foul weather, for health and safety reasons, we have a large farm shelter that can be used, at no charge, for preparation, cooking and eating (if expedition permits).
Fridge and freezer available for staff use.
Large car park suitable for coaches.
Wi-fi is available for accompanying staff of groups, only.
4G connection can be obtained on the Campsite.
The following video was made prior to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
Click here to enjoy this student's video showing how much fun a group, camping at Newcourt had on a Gold Practice Expedition.
Video of Gold DofE Expedition on the Black Mountains.
A video created through the eyes of a teacher at Newcourt Expedition Campsite.
Follow this route starting and ending at Newcourt.
Take a look at Jordan's video.
How to find us. Google Maps 2018
Located in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park.
OS Explorer OL13 grid reference SO195368
Newcourt campsite is open to schools and groups from 15th March, weather permitting.
The camping season for Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme groups starts and ends with British Summer Time (BST).
DofE groups are welcome before and after British Summer Time (BST) with permission from the Local Expedition Area Co-ordinator.
The area is suitable for multiple expeditions from Bronze to Gold as well as training, practice and qualifying ventures. Hill, field and forestry routes available.
Direct Access from the campsite to four separate public footpaths, suitable in kilometres duration for Silver and Gold expeditions.
One footpath leads from the campsite across farm fields, by the forest, directly to the mountains without using highways.
Low routes suitable for Bronze expeditions or foul weather planning.
Higher routes provide challenging areas for Gold groups and access to a triangle of DofE campsites.
Campsite has capacity for several groups at any one time with space for supervisors to pitch away from group. A separate toilet and shower is also available for supervisors if required.
We have a spacious open fronted farm shelter that can be used for preparation, cooking and eating in cases of extreme foul weather conditions (if expedition permits).
Recycling is actively encouraged on site. We have a contract with Thomas Waste Management Ltd.
Teachers and leaders are responsible for health, safety and supervision of children at all times.
The Brecon Beacons is one of only 9 in the world to be awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status. Great for stargazing. You will be amazed at our night sky.
Space for mini buses and canoe trailers to be left at Newcourt at no extra cost during your expedition.
If travelling by large coach the most suitable access route is from the Talgarth junction heading towards Felindre. You are advised to use a paper map from this junction as sat nav is not always reliable. Please pass this information on to your coach company.
For campsite risk assessment click here “Risk Assessment”.
For details of Public liability insurance please ask.
There is good mobile phone reception on the campsite making it ideal as a base camp.
Mobile phone signal is limited/non existent in certain areas on the Black Mountains. We recommend that a check system is arranged with your groups to track whereabouts on a regular basis.
Reflective rucksack covers are ideal for locating your group on the hill with binoculars.
Advance Mobile Location (AML) is worth considering when planning your Expedition.
Ordnance Survey have updated their free to download OS Locate app. More information here.
Do you know who to call if there's a walking or climbing emergency? Check out this information.
Welcome to eDofE
eDofE Mapping is a free, optional expedition route mapping tool designed to create DofE route cards and route summaries. It can be used by participants and Leaders through eDofE. eDofE mapping is simple to use.
Digitally mapping your route is quick and easy: set your waypoints and checkpoints, then add descriptions and escape routes to generate your route card and a route summary.
There are two free route planning apps. that may be useful:-
viewranger.com is also useful but may require a subscription.
Location finder: What3Words
Click our What 3 Words address: ///steep.plodded.breakaway
Payment by cash, cheque (payable to Mills Bros) or by arrangement with group organiser. For BACS details please ask. Payment accepted in advance or at time of visit. Invoices can be mailed if required – please request.
It has been a pleasure to welcome Duke of Edinburgh groups camping at our site in Wales for many years. We look forward to your visit. Please contact us,
Phone: 01497 847285 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01874 623086
Do not forget to complete your green form and submit at least 4 weeks before your expedition download here.
Forming the Black Mountains triangle of DofE campsites are:-
Newcourt Farm, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0SS
Tel: 01497 847285
Court Farm, Llanthony, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 7NN
Cwmdu Caravan and Camp Site
NP8 1RU Tel. +44 (0) 1874730741
Do you need transport?
Tel: 01874 622223
|Pictures provided by David Lucas|