Aeron View Camping

Aeron View Camping, Blaenpennal, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 4TW
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Watch in awe as the streaking shadows of Red kites drift across the grass.

There are plenty of campsites in Wales that tell you about the wildlife on site. Squirrels, rabbits, badgers, deer… the list goes on, and while being in amongst nature is exactly what camping is all about, these other spots pale in comparison to the wow factor at Aeron View Camping.

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.

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The Owner Says

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What you pay per night  is all you pay. There are no added extras  for awnings, dogs, Hot water, showers and barbeques use of the laundry and communal fridge. In addition to this we are pleased to announce the latest edition to the sites facilities is free WiFi and internet access.

Aeron View Camping is delighted to announce that their application for an off license has been approved.

Reviews of Aeron View Camping

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★★★★☆

Kitetastic!

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.  

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

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A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

Aeron View Camping: A welcoming West Wales site with red kites nesting in the trees and daily feeding sessions.

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