Camping

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Penglais School Campsite

16/6/12: The event campsite is now full! For those looking for campsites, we suggest you try some of the websites listed below. There are a number of caravan and campsites around the Aberystwyth area.

If you are staying at the Campsite please go to the Campsite first at Penglais School and register at Campsite Registration. Please then walk through to the Event Centre to collect your Event Registration Pack. (Approx 200 metres)  Please do not drive onto the university campus, the campus is busy with other events and arrivals of those staying on campus and it will be easier for you to access the event centre on foot.

Campsite registration will be open on Sat 21st July, 10.00am – 8.00pm

Event centre registration will be open on Sat 21st July, 10.00am – 8.00pm

 Directions to the Campsite at Penglais School:

The campsite is to the north of Aberystwyth in Waunfawr at Penglais School, Waun Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AW 

mortarboard with borderIf approaching from South or West when nearing Aberystwyth follow the university yellow mortarboard sign (see image on the left) which will lead you to the university main campus entrance SY23 3BY, then continue past the entrance up the hill and take the first right to Waunfawr then the first right into Cefn Llan road and then left into Penglais school campus.

If approaching from the North on the A487 at the top of the hill before you enter the town of Aberystwyth, take the left turning to Waunfawr and then the first right into Cefn Llan road and then left into Penglais school campus.

There will be a one way system in operation at the school all week:-

Penglais School one way systemEntrance SN600818; Exit SN602819 as left.

Please enter the school by turning from Waunfawr road past the fish and chip shop, south into Cefn Llan road and enter the school from Cefn Llan.

You will exit the school north east onto Waunfawr Road

Please be aware that to the south of the school Cefn Llan is a very steep hill and not recommended for large vehicles and caravans. The approach must be made into the school from the north side from Waunfawr Road onto Cefn Llan.

Registration for the campsite will be at the entrance to the school sports hall to the east of the school site. Toilets and shower facilities and washing up sinks are located here.

The Event Centre is 300m walk to the west of the school school past Brynamlwg Tavern to the Students Union on the Main Aberystwyth University Campus.

In order to create as safe and environment as possible, vehicles will not be allowed on the playing fields but will be able to park in the adjacent school car parks. Members of the Welsh Junior Orienteering Squad with the aid of a trolley will be available to help with carrying your luggage to your campsite for a donation if you wish.

Campervans and Caravans will be accommodated on level tarmac tennis courts.

Please ensure you bring a bucket to collect any grey water. There will be basic washing up sinks and grey water may be disposed of at this point.

There will be a waste tank for disposal of chemical waste/ blackwater.

Dogs are not allowed on the site.

Access to the school sports hall showers and toilets will be available from 7am – 10am and 2pm – 8pm each day.

Portaloos will also be available on site. It is advised to bring a torch for access at night time.

Basic washing up sinks are provided adjacent to the sports hall where there is there is also a water supply.

Those not staying in Aberystwyth University Accommodation may purchase a pass to use the Aberystwyth University Sports Centre facilities for £10.60 which will allow unlimited access to the pool and gym.

The Ta Med Da Self Service Restaurant on the University Campus (500m) will be open from 7.00-9.30am and from 4.30pm – 7.30pm. The underground café in the Guild of Students (Students' Union) is open from 7.30pm-10.00pm serving snacks.  Breakfast can be prebooked.

Campsite Fees Saturday 21st July- Sun 29th July (campsite closes 11:00 am on 29th)

Small tents (1-2 persons) £55/tent/week
Medium tents (3-5 persons) £75/tent/week
Large tents (6+ persons) £110/tent/week
Campervans £75/campervan/week
Caravans £75/caravan/week

Camp site manager: Steve Walsh (POW)

Campsite rules