Check in (Monday)
From 14:00 for BYO camping
From 16:00 for fforest residents
Check out (Sunday)
From 10:00 for BYO camping
From 10:00 for fforest residents
How to find us
By road - Plan route here
As you approach the village of Cilgerran follow the brown signs for the Wildlife Reserve and Canoe Trips.
Keep following the brown signs. fforest is on the right - a quarter of a mile along the Wildlife Reserve access road.
The closest train stations are in Carmarthen and Aberystwyth. If you are approaching from London or the South you should get the Carmarthen train. If you are approaching from Birmingham or the North you should get the Aberystwyth train.
To get here by bike, the main roads coming in toCardigan are the A487 from Aberystwyth and the A484 from Carmarthen. From Cardigan you take the A478 to Pen-Y-Bryn, turning left for Cilgerran and then left again following signs for the Welsh Wildlife Centre. About 1⁄2 a mile down the road you will see a sign for fforest, turn right here and follow signs leading you to the lodge where someone will check you in.
If you are coming via train to Carmarthen you can catch the no. 460 bus every 1-2 hours from 8.10am, Monday – Saturday (not all buses leave from the train station, but it’s a short walk to the bus station). This will take you to Finch Square, Cardigan. On your return, buses start to leave Finch Square from 7.00am, Monday toSaturday.
Coming from the Aberystwyth direction you can catch the X50 bus from Aberystwyth bus station (right next to the train station) every 1-2 hours from 7.28am, Monday – Saturday. This will get you in to Finch Square, Cardigan. On your return, buses start to leave Finch Square from 6.00am, Monday toSaturday.
Getting to Cilgerran from Cardigan
The 430 leaves Finch Square at 9.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm and 5.45pm. It will get you to Cilgerran in 5-10 minutes. Ask them to drop you at the turning for the Wildlife Centre, just after the bridge. From there you will have to walk for about 1/2 a mile before you see signs for fforest.
**Please see www.traveline-cymru.info for more details & up-to-date timetables.
fforest Gather workshop and activity info
Some workshops & activities have a smaller capacity than others. They may also have a minimum age to participate.
Most workshops will be happening multiple times so its very unlikely you will miss anything.
If you need to sign-up for any workshops, we will inform you when you check-in.
All materials are included in the workshops. Please bring a along yoga mat if you want to take part in these sessions.
fforest camp rules
To make everyones time better.
Parking for vehicles will be allocated on arrival.
No vehicles on site - cars must be left at the entrance car park - we need access for emergency services and encourage the space to be used in a tranquil manner (No cars = No noise). Plus there will be lots of children about therefore we need to reduce the risk enabling them to roam freely.
We don't have the facility to charge electric cars at fforest.
Fires will be alight and manned in the main venue area Ttipi, Bwthyn, Firepit etc) fires are prohibited in the camping grounds.
In the event of an uncontrolled fire please assemble at the fire points around the site made clear to you on arrival.
Waste & litter
No littering - please drop of your rubbish and recyclables off at designated areas.
If you are having food provided by fforest please place your cutlery, dishes and drink container in the allocated truggs) .
First Aid Station will be located at the Lodge in the main venue area
Cash & Card
We will have the facility to take card payments however it is temperamental so we advise bringing cash for smaller purchases.
The use of your own alcohol beverages can only be consumed and stored in your camping vicinity and there is a strict policy prohibiting bringing your own alcohol into the main venue, it is a licensed premised (just like a Pub, Bar, Restaurant)
No recreational drugs.
Are there for a reason.
Please be aware that the land is used for grazing so there is cattle and electrical fences located around the site.
Are 5x8m and will be allocated on arrival.
The fforest cafe will be open for Breakfast, tea & coffee, snacks, and other sweet & savouries throughout the day.
Supper tickets for those who have pre-bought them will be allocated on arrival. Those who haven't pre- bought we be able to on arrival. There will be limited numbers for the fforest suppers, so we would recommend pre-purchasing tickets to avoid disappointment.
Single meal tickets can be bought from the fforest cafe.
Shower & Toilet facilities have been allocated for BYO campers in the BYO tent fields.
No queue jumping.
We don't have electric hook-ups.
fforest Residential guests are the only people permitted to use the land where the Domes, Katas, Croglofts, Campshack & Bells are situated.
There is a communal shower block & toilets for the exclusive use of guests staying in fforest accommodation. We also have the beauty barn with power sockets, dressing tables & mirrors.
Guests staying in fforest accommodation have paid a premium & will be expecting their privacy which includes the shower block & beauty barn. Any persons who shouldn't be using these facilities will be asked to leave.
There is no Amplified music after midnight.
Please be respectful of your neighbours.
Please be respectful of others belongings.
Please be respectful of the local landscape and natural setting.
We do not like the use of bad language and do not tolerate any discrimination aimed towards different genders, races or disabilities.
Bars will run all day serving a great selection of drinks including various beers & ciders.
fforest accommodation equipment
Equipment Supplied for Campshacks, Katacabins, Domes & bell tents:
- Futon bedrolls /mattresses & Air beds.
- Reindeer hides, or Welsh woollen blankets if you prefer.
- Lounging sacks for inside your tent or outside on the deck
- Dining Table and seating
- Solar lights
- Gas stove
- Cookware kit (cooking pots, frying pan, wooden spoons, colander, chopping board, tongs, etc.)
- Tableware (enamel plates, bowls, cups, grater, peeler, cork screw etc.)
- Cool box with replaceable cool packs
22 Litre cool tub for drinking water (to comply with hygiene requirements, you must fill this yourself from the mains supply in your camping zone
Crog Lofts - All linen, towels and kitchen equipment is provided.
You will need to bring:
A sleeping bag (2-3 season ideally) or warm duvet per person
- Warm clothes – including jumpers for nights around the camp fire
- Wellies or shoes you don’t mind getting a bit muddy
- Old trainers and shorts for coasteering or other similar activities
- Toiletries – must be non-detergent (can be purchased on site)
- Sun hat / woolly hat
- Sunscreen & sunglasses for those beautifully sunny West Wales days.
- Sun hat / woolly hat
**Domes: Bedding issupplied for the double bed only in the dome – extra guests in the dome will need to bring their own sleeping bag / duvet and pillows.