Aeron View Camping
Aeron View Camping, Blaenpennal, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 4TW
In the trees surrounding the site, a gentle whistle signals the dip and soar of red kites, nesting the branches and, come 4pm, the streaking shadows of their wingspan begins to drift across the grass. There’s something peaceful about the birds, gently circling above, steady, slowly, gracefully; their timely appearance is no coincidence, though. It’s just one of the fantastic new additions that owners Nick and Dina Downs have brought to the campsite, strange as it may sound, it’s feeding time.
Assembling on the grass with small wedges of meat, the owners scatter the goods as red kites swoop down to snatch their dinner and campers snatch their cameras for a quick picture. It all seems a rather easy way for them to get their dinner, especially as us camping folk slope back to our pitch to fire up the stove and wait the inevitable 20 minutes for the water to come to the boil. Thankfully an onsite shop slightly eases the pain – stocked with camping essentials and some cold drinks to sip while you cook.
Elsewhere the site has a wonderfully laid back feel. A new gravel surface leads you in to where a cluster of hard standings are available for caravans but otherwise the grassy spaces around the edge are dotted with tents, from 2-berth expedition types to tall camping tubes with families spilling out the open doors. Besides the birds it’s perhaps the most notable part of the campsite – the diverse spectrum of campers that mingle across the pitches.
From the doorstep you needn’t travel far. Though Aberystwyth is 12 miles away and the beaches of the west coast are closer still, you can set off on foot and still find plenty nearby. Footpaths delve into the surrounding countryside and down to the river Aeron, a quiet and undiscovered stretch of water the campsite overlooks. If the red kites have peaked your interest then Cors Caron Nature Reserve is also just a few miles away. It’s a great spot for bird watching but you can also look out for otters and rarer river life on the Tefi. Walk the boardwalks over the reeded wetlands, where long grasses shield frogs and amphibians, and hideout in the small wooden birdwatching huts to patiently watch the natural world go by.
The Owner Says
Welcome to Aeron View Camping & Caravan park, under the new management of Nick and Dina Downs. Aeron View Camping and Caravan Park is surrounded by beautiful scenery nestled in the heart of the Aeron Valley, just 12 miles from the historic market town of Aberystwyth. The site offers touring and camping pitches and a choice of well-furnished static caravans for weekly hire. All the facilities have been given a complete overhaul by the new owners Nick and Dina. This peaceful site offers uninterrupted views of the local countryside as well as daily Red Kite feeding sessions. There is a dedicated dog walk area and a small shop. Whether you are a walker, bird watcher, off road enthusiast or you just want a quiet family break, please take a look at our site to see what we can do for you. We look forward to seeing you, Nick & Dina.
* Please note that tent pitches are 36M2 so if your tent is 8Mx4M it is 32M2 and is subject to the current standard rate if larger than 36M2 please add £5 per booking.
Beautiful location and tidy, well kept site. Daily feeding of tens of red kites right on the site giving you a proper close up of these amazing raptors.
The site is very tidy and clean well run. There are free showers and use of gazebos if your tent isn't up to a good British downpour!
My wife and stayed for three nights with just one day of pleasant sunshine but it didn't dampen our experience. A lovely location and a good Berghaus Air4 tent ensured that!
I highly recommend this place. We shall definitely be returning
Totally cool site
We really enjoyed this very rural site. The hosts were lovely, extremely helpful and friendly. The facilities were clean and well maintained.
However what made it for us was watching the Red Kites being fed each afternoon, truly a memory worth keeping.
Thank you for making it a memorable stay.
Great little campsite
Lovely views from a sheltered site. spotlessly clean loos and showers, with washing up area, and even a washing machine and fridge to use. The ground was nice & soft (not stony like some sites) so it was easy to pitch tents. Nick & Dina were friendly and helpful, making sure we had everything we needed and providing information about local walks and amenities. Highly recommended.
Our first stay at Aeron View
Spotlessly clean toilets and showers ( modern modular showers). very friendly & helpful hosts. Good sized & level hardstanding pitch with water and electric hook up. Lovely countryside views in a very peaceful location yet convenient for Aberystwyth (park & ride very good for your motorhome & cheap!) & Tregaron (which ever way you arrive or depart you will see stunning views as you travel along) What we really loved about staying here was being able to sit back and unwind and listen to the call of the Red Kites. They feed the kites daily and this was a truly amazing sight! We have been to other places where they are fed but this was our favourite as they were fed close by in the field and you could hear them swoosh down to pick up the food. This was the perfect opportunity to photograph them so bring your camera! The communal gazebos are a thoughtful addition as a meeting place or a shelter should the weather turn & located next to an excellent barbecue area & picnic tables. There is a room with washing machine and dryer, a sink & a fridge available with honesty box for your donation to running costs. Also, dog lovers will find 'pooh corner' the dog walking area. There is a reception & small shop on site stocked with basic goods. A very enjoyable stay and we will definitely be returning soon. We would highly recommend a visit!
Posted on 12 Jul 2015