Candleston Campsite

A unique woodland event space

We have very limited availability remaining for 2022.
If you would like to make a booking for next season, please contact us to discuss

Welcome to Candleston Campsite

A beautiful and versatile event space set within 100 acres of mixed woodland.

We offer an antidote to the hustle and bustle of daily life, and a chance to immerse yourself in an inspiring natural environment, relax and let your imagination run free!


The site provides the perfect venue to cater for outdoor events with a difference, and can comfortably accommodate group sizes up to 300 people. If you are planning something larger, we can also host the occasional event up to a maximum of 1,000 people by incorporating additional space.

We have welcomed customers from all over the UK who have staged a wide variety of events including: music festivals, family and friends get togethers, weddings, bush craft gatherings, yoga and meditation retreats, food fests, drum camps, role playing and moreā€¦

If you are planning a memorable event, and looking for the ideal venue to stage it, please get in touch, and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and show you around!

About the Site

Candleston Campsite extends to 15 acres, and includes access to a further 40 acres of the adjoining wood in which to walk, play and explore.

The site is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of event sizes without feeling either too spacious or too cramped, and can be configured to suit your event.

Unlike traditional campsites we don’t have numbered pitches, forests of signage, over-manicured spaces, or cars dotted about.

What we do have is a site where you will feel immersed in nature and surrounded by the resident wildlife!

A key feature of the woodland is that it is based on sand and is free of mud in even the wettest conditions, so no wellies are required!


Candleston Campsite is located in South Wales on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, 20 miles west of Cardiff, in the picturesque thatched village of Merthyr Mawr.

We are 5 miles from J35 of the M4, and 2.5 miles from the nearest mainline railway station at Bridgend (two and a half hours from London).

The site is situated in an Historic Landscape, on the edge of the 840 acre Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve, a rolling expanse of sand dunes, dune grassland and woodland, fronted by a 1.5km sandy beach.

The campsite, together with the village, nature reserve and surrounding land all form part of Merthyr Mawr Estate.

Fantastic rally, even the rain couldn’t spoil it
Derek Bradley

Was here for the “Between the trees” festival. Lovely relaxed venue and events. Much more than music.. family, good friends, art, natural science, serene woodlands and everyone so chilled.

Mark Howard

Beautiful place to visit
Michelle Straughan

Fully booked until October 2021. Please note this campsite is only for exclusive group bookings, not individual bookings. Thank you, Lana (and Rory)