Preseli Glamping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Fishguard

  • Distance markers for shower/toilets queues
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Camping and glamping in a quiet corner of a Pembrokeshire adventure centre, with a bar on the doorstep and a beach down the road

When Nick and Sophie Hurst first set up their Pembrokeshire adventure centre in the late ‘80s coasteering was seen as a pretty unusual pastime. Swimming into sea caves, paddling through gullies and jumping off cliffs was something reserved for adrenaline junkies and eccentrics. More than 30 years on it’s become one of the most popular seaside activities in Wales. And that tiny company they started? Well, it’s worth seeing the change for yourself.

Down a narrow lane crowded by cow parsley, Preseli Venture is found – a cluster of outbuildings and a smart wooden lodge that resembles something between a modern hay barn and an over-sized boathouse. Along with organising coasteering, sea kayaking, surfing and guided walks, the enterprise, now run by Sophie and a team of 12 other people, also offers comfortable bedrooms in the main lodge, with a restaurant, bar and lounge area. Outside, meanwhile, a paddock gently slopes down to the most important accommodation – the camping and glamping pitches – known by the new moniker of 'Preseli Glamping'.

Amongst wildflowers and sapling trees, just seven spacious camping pitches fringe the Preseli Glamping meadow, each with a picnic table and firepit, plus access to the all-new shower block. There's oodles of space for lying around in the sun or stretching out in extended child's pose, whilst, enclosed in a little glade, there's also a couple of bell tents and a show-stopping geodesic dome kitted out with a double bed, two futons and a toasty log-burning stove. Almost encircled by the trees, the dome provides a wonderful feeling of solitude – something only accentuated at night, when the campfire’s going and the stars are out in full force.

When you fancy being sociable, the main Preseli Venture eco lodge is still just moments away. You can book in for home-cooked meals or simply enjoy an evening beer, examining the huge framed map of Pembrokeshire that’s on the bar wall. If you pin point Preseli Venture and follow the treeline all the way to the sea you’ll note that Abermawr Beach is a mere one mile away (and eminently walkable), while popular beaches like Abereiddy are less than 15 minutes by car. St Davids, the tiny cathedral city that sticks out on the map, is also within easy reach, as are Solva, Newgale and Whitesands Bay.

Campers don’t have to book in to Preseli Venture’s activities but it’s handy to know that there’s organised fun there if you need it. Sea kayaking trips can be arranged for beginners, right up to experienced paddlers who want to cross to Ramsey Island, while Sophie and the team remain the most experienced people to take you coasteering. It’s all done with the same zeal and enthusiasm she had when it all started back in the ‘80s. It’s just not seen as totally bonkers anymore.

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Greener Camping

As a member of the Greener Camping Club the ethos behind our campsite is off-grid camping in harmony with nature. Our excellent toilet and shower facilities are brand new and sparkling clean, all powered by solar using our air source heat pump. The campsite is completely car-free with ample off-road parking, keeping the land green, beautiful and a safe space for children.

Choose your Pitch

Every pitch has its own picnic table and firepit, and each harbours uniquely charming characteristics. The higher pitches such as Gannet’s Ledge and Fulmar’s Nest have the most spectacular views down the valley to the coastline; they have a wonderful sense of open space and are a little closer to the bathrooms and the eco lodge restaurant and bar. The lower pitches such as Mermaid’s Purse and Kelp Beds benefit from the shelter of the woodland that swathes the lower part of the valley; each is a cosy suntrap immersed in birdsong. Grey Seal, Harbour Porpoise and Blenny’s Nook are our glamping pitches where you can stay in our Bell Tents or Geodesic Dome


Campervans can park up in our car parking area and will also have a pitch for 1 pup tents (if for example you have children who aren’t sleeping in the van), relaxing, using the fire pit and picnic table. We recommend choosing one of the higher pitches such as Gannet’s ledge so that your pitch is near your campervan.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, tents, campervans, families, couples, solo-travellers, groups, well-behaved dogs.


Preseli Glamping is right at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, only a ten minute walk to Abermawr and Aberbach, both beautiful, remote beaches with pebbles and, as the tide drops, expanses of sand revealed.

A plethora of circuit walks starting and finishing at the campsite as well as longer walks which link up with the coastal shuttle buses will immerse you in the historical heritage of the landscape from craggy cliffs and undulating sandstone coves to volcanic headlands and glacial valleys; ancient drowned forests to Neolithic burial chambers; from the oldest working woollen mill in Wales magnificent 12th-century cathedral. From these well-traversed trails, swathed in sea campion, yellow gorse and pink thrift flowers, you can spot inquisitive grey seals lazing on the rocky shoreline, pods of harbour porpoise and Atlantic sea birds fishing, peregrines diving and kittiwakes nesting. Mull over mesmerising rock pools where ruby-red beadlet anemones sway, blennies dart between pebbles and winkle shells shimmer in the sun… Comb the tideline for a mermaid’s purse or sea-smoothed pottery amongst the driftwood.

Neighbouring 5-star sustainable outdoor activity centre, Preseli Venture, is the place to meet your adventurous edge. Sea kayaking trips will take you paddling amongst towering stack rocks and natural archways, booming sea caves and swell-swilling rock gardens. Take an invigorating plunge on a coasteering adventure, traversing the natural playground where the land meets the sea with the encouraging guidance of passionate and knowledgeable local guides. Suit up, boot up and pop up on clean, green, peeling waves with the help of expert surf instructors who’ll take you to the best blue-flag beach breaks. Excellent quality specialist kit and minibus transport is provided from the adventure centre, next to the campsite.

Further afield, it's a 15-minute drive to Abereiddy, a beautiful beach with exraordinary black sand, a row of ruined mining cottages and the Blue Lagoon, a breached quarry with bright blue waters perfect for diving and swimming! It's a touch over 15 minutes to diminutive St Davids city and its stunning medeival cathedral where you can also take a boat trip around RSPB Ramsey Island to see a myriad of wildlife.

Food & Drink

Eco Lodge Restaurant and Bar

The neighbouring Preseli Venture eco lodge restaurant and bar is the perfect place to relax in front of the woodburner with a local brew in hand or enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. Full Welsh breakfasts, hearty hot lunches, and two course evening meals are prepared by our in house chef using fresh, wholesome ingredients, locally sourced where possible. We happily cater for all special dietary requirements. You can book your meals at the eco lodge restaurant either using Preseli Venture's online booking form or calling 013488397709.

Local Cuisine

Or if you feel like exploring restaurants in the local area, The Farmer's Arms (01348 831284) in Mathry is 1 mile down the road, while The Shed (01348 831518; best for fish and chips) and The Sloop Inn (01348 831449; a characterful pub on the waterfront) are worth the 10-minute drive to Porthgain.

Opening Times

May–end of September.

Family Friendly

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The Owner Says

Nestled in an ancient wooded valley with views down to the dramatic North Pembrokeshire Coast, the Preseli Glamping glade is only a ten minute walk through the bluebell-carpeted National Trust woodland trail to the secluded sandy beach of Abermawr as well as the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

Seven spacious camping pitches fringe a rolling meadow amongst the wildflowers and saplings whilst a luxurious geodesic dome and two bell tents are sheltered in an arboreal amphitheatre of birdsong, hidden at the foot of the valley. A rural retreat, rich in wildlife, Preseli Glamping offers a unique opportunity to restore and reconnect with Nature in a secluded sanctuary for adventurers of all kind longing to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. With a brand-new sparkling clean bathroom block, private picnic tables and fire pits for every pitch and a wide open grassy space for yoga, reading in the sun, ball games and children’s games, this is a perfect place for families, couples or friends to escape, relax and reset in beautiful, comfortable surroundings.

In the neighbouring field, the beautifully furnished Preseli Venture eco lodge restaurant offers delicious home-cooked meals whilst it's well-stocked private bar has a range of locally brewed Welsh beers, ales, ciders and spirits. Whether you're popping in for a "Merlyn's Magic" hot chocolate in front of the wood burner or enjoying a game of pool with a refreshing Bluestone IPA, you’ll feel at home and well looked after by their dedicated and friendly hospitality team.


A single geodesic dome (sleeping up to five people) – plus two bell tents and seven camping pitches.

Harbour Porpoise - Geodesic Dome

Dome Sleeps 5
Beautifully furnished Geodesic Dome nestled in a hidden woodland clearing at the foot of a rolling meadow.

Kelp Beds

Grass pitch Sleeps 10 7 Available
This spacious grassy camping pitch is a peaceful sheltered suntrap in the lower part of the rolling camping meadow.

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Contact Preseli Glamping, Parcynole Fach, Mathry, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5HN

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Getting There

From the M4, head west on the A48 and then towards St Clears and Haverfordwest on the A40. From Haverfordwest, take the A40 towards Fishguard for 9 miles and then, in the village of Letterston, turn left onto the B4331 towards Mathry. At the junction with the A487 coastal road, cross the A487 and then turn immediately right, down a narrow lane signposted to Preseli Venture. The geo dome parking is the first car park on your left once you reach Preseli Venture.

Get the train to Fishguard and Goodwick (5 miles) or Haverfordwest (15 miles). From there, local buses and the coastal shuttle buses (The Strumble Shuttle) bring you to Mathry village, 1 mile from Preseli Venture.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


Memorable glamping!

This has been the first holiday I’ve been on that I didn’t want to leave. We stayed in the geodome Mon-Fri. It was everything I hoped for - totally hidden away - just like you were all alone in nature. We had a Robin red breast visit us daily, dragonflies, butterflies and a few bats at night. First time my kids had saw a bat and they were really interested! Ha Waking up looking through the dome window at the blue sky and swaying trees was beautiful. We sat out at night on the two recliner chairs that were there and just listened to nature and replenished our souls. The kids (9 and 6) ran round the fields or went up to the lodge to play games. There was also a tree swing by the dome. So much to keep young children occupied. We booked to do half day kayaking which was brilliant. Real highlight of the holiday. I was offered a double kayak so that my youngest aged 6 could also come. We were even lucky enough to see a seal in the sea at Abercastle!! This break has been more than memorable. And I would not hesitate to rate Preseli Venture for a glamping holiday or adventure training hols. Special mention to Chef. I didnt catch his name but he met us daily with a smile and good food! Also to Emma and Elliot who instructed us for kayaking - my son (9) had never kayaked before and they put him right at ease and looked after him in the sea (when he got a bit too confident lol). Quality staff and a quality holiday. Thank you Preseli
Aug 17, 2019 by Kerry Cooke Verified Review

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
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