Hay Festival, Campsite has available pitches
We welcome educational groups.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
Brecon Beacons Expedition Area
Black Mountains, Wales
£5 per person per night for DofE groups and schools only.
Suitable for all levels, introduction, practise, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
Plenty of camping space.
Toilets, showers and pot wash sinks.
Separate facilities for staff and leaders if required.
Large foul weather shelter for preparation, cooking and eating (if permitted).
Dedicated rooms for educational purposes with a white board and projection screen.
Large car park suitable for coaches.
Wi-fi is available for accompanying staff of groups, only.
Click here to enjoy this student's video showing how much fun a group, camping at Newcourt Farm, had on a Gold Practice Expedition.
Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
OS Explorer OL13 grid reference SO195368.
Newcourt campsite is open to schools and groups from 1st March, weather permitting.
The camping season for Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme groups starts and ends with British Summer Time (BST).
D of E 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.
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 anyone time with space for supervisors to pitch away from group. A seperate toilet and shower is also available for supervisors if required.
We have a spacious open fronted shelter for preparation, cooking and eating in case of extreme foul weather conditions (if expedition permits).
Two rooms have been dedicated for educational use with a white board and projection screen. These can be used for field studies, route planning, map reading and presentations.
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 Newcourt Farm 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.
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
Wales Expedition Network Co-ordinator:
Tel: 01874 623086
Do not forget to complete your green form and submit at least 4 weeks before your expedition download here.
New from 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.
Ordnance Survey have updated their free to download OS Locate app. More information here.
There are two free route planning apps. that may be useful:-
viewranger.com is also useful but may require a subscription.
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
Tel:01873 890359 or
Treats Llanthony, Abergavenny Tel: 01873 890867
Cwmdu Caravan and Camp Site
NP8 1RU Tel. +44 (0) 1874730741
Do you know who to call if there's a walking or climbing emergency? Check out this information.
Do you need transport?
Tel: 01874 622223
|Pictures provided by David Lucas|