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We’re very fortunate at Certainly Wood to be living so close to the worldly renowned town of books, Hay on Wye, and so we get very excited the annual festival approaches. Are you going to Hay Festival this year? We have curated a list of the most beautiful campsites just a short driving distance from the festival that also happen to stock our firewood and Flamers natural firelighters so you can finish off a great day at the festival around the fire. Check them out below!

 

outdoors@hay campsite

Outdoors@Hay is a popular camping site, situated just outside Hay on Wye. Providing a range of accommodations to fit all budgets, Outdoors@Hay provides you with the space and freedom to relax and reconnect with yourself and nature. The site is small and peaceful which helps create that stress-free and relaxing atmosphere some thrive for when on a breakaway. However, if you prefer a fun-packed stay away, Outdoors@Hay also provides a whole range of adventurous activities including, canoeing, gorge walking, bushcraft, mountain walking, and raft-building

Check their website out here.

 

 
drovers rest

Drovers Rest is a 16th-century organic farm, tucked away at the foothills of the Back Mountains, right on the border of Wales surrounded by acres and acres of fields, farms, and forest, only a short distance from the town of Hay on Wye. They are a pet-friendly site, that provides a range of accommodations such as cottages, and posh glamping in their safari tents. They also cook for you from time to time using their own home-grown produce.  Drovers Rest is a perfect getaway for families and groups or you can book exclusively for events. There is a number of activities such as looking after the farm animals, growing veg, animal tours, workshops and even making jam or gin-making that you can do right on the farm. So, if you're looking for a luxury pet-friendly getaway, why not consider Drovers?

Check their website out here

 

chapel house farm campsiteFire cooking, bird song, peace, and tranquility await visitors to Chapel House Farm in the wild Welsh Marches of Craswall. Guests can camp in 15 acres of spectacular wildflower meadows, learn about the farm’s ancient White Park cattle and rare breed Large Black pigs, and how its heritage flour, fava beans, and veg are grown in a sustainable and regenerative way. The delicious, naturally produced food and produce can be bought in the farm shop and eaten on special food nights, including Friday evenings, when sourdough pizza, made with the farm’s own flour, is baked in the original farmhouse oven and topped with seasonal and farm-grown and foraged produce. The farm’s 28-day-aged White Park steaks, homemade burgers, and Large Black sausages are cooked over a wood fire on bbq nights in the garden. The food is all naturally reared and grown and enjoyed by locals and visitors to the area who can take away or take a seat in our garden or candlelit stable.

                                                                                Check out their website here - tel 01981 510590 - email caepound@me.com

 
Racquety Farm is an in-demand, pet-friendly glamping & camping site situated in Hay on Wye, Herefordshire. The campsite is only a 5-10 minute stroll to the town center and very close to the festival. Whether you're there for a quick weekend stay or a family getaway, Racquety Farm provides the space and opportunities for relaxation and unwinding. Their glamping facilities provide a home away from home and allow customers to have a peaceful experience and even provide a wood-burning stove in their domes. However, if you are not too big on camping, Racquety Farm has a studio on-site, which is ideal for writers, retreats, gatherings, and secluded weekend getaways. The studio space is private and situated in a remote woodland location, which provides a tranquil atmosphere. 
Check out their website here

 

Fancy a feast? Check out a Rule of Tums Barabeka supper clubs!

Whilst at the Hay Festival, spend your evenings enjoying the finest Indian-inspired feast provided by the beloved Hereford restaurant group, A Rule of Tum. Offering a wide menu range, there is something to tickle everyone's tastebuds and suit everyone's dietary requirements. Enjoy curries, kormas, bhajis, rice, salads, and puddings, all whilst admiring the picturesque views Larchwood Studio has to offer. A Rule of Tum are advocates of local produce and where possible, they will always use local, free-range, and environmentally conscious produce in their menu. This event is running from the 26th of May till the 4th of June and tickets are limited so get yours soon!

You can buy tickets here

indian feast hosted by larchwood studio and brought by a rule of tuma rule of tum cookingindian food at a rule of tum

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