Y’see covid has us held hostage in the UK and that means the only adventures I do for the time being are based here at home in the United Kingdom (June 2021). I decided to return to nature wild woodland camping in Pembrokeshire Wales, this was no ordinary campsite though this was Kitewood Campsite and they have Dragon Tipi, Wales.
Kitewood Campsite is part of the greener camping club and every aspect of the site is eco-friendly. It is in Pembrokeshire, Wales and just outside the town of Fishguard. Fishguard is a small coastal town that is really sweet, from colourful houses to independent coffee and stone circles. A little town to visit it in its own right.
Greener Camping Club
As Kitewood is part of the greener camping club, it is eco friendly. From composting toilets that are 100% not as scary as they sound to the none camper, actually I 110% prefer them to portaloos, that are never great. To heated showers and a solar power phone charging station. Meaning you can have all the mod cons while camping in the woods. There is a £10 fee to join the greener camping club so bear that in mind when booking.
Dragon Tipi in Wales
I fell in love with Kitewood and our Tipi. Honestly, within 5 minutes I decided I wanted to live there and become one with the wild. Instead, I had 3 nights to return to nature in a dragon tipi.
The Tipi was set back in a secluded spot in the woods, hidden away from the small lane. We had our own little kitchen area, private composting toilet, shower and fire pit. This allowed us to be totally self-sufficient. I had mobile service on the site, and as I was camping I made sure to take a couple of well-charged power banks. In-between, I made sure to charge my phone in the car on adventures.
Inside the tipi, there was one very comfy double bed, a sofa bed and the most wonderful fire. Logs were provided, you just needed to use the wheelbarrows to carry a stash down to the tipi. When you do this make sure you pick some smaller logs for the fireplace and some larger ones for your outdoor fire pit.
The small kitchen area is well stocked, there is a cooler box you can fill up with reusable ice blocks that are provided up in the communal area. This keeps your essentials cool all day, overnight and your milk chilled for your coffee in the morning. The gas stove was a godsend, I made hot breakfasts and a couple of evening meals, oh and endless cups of tea and coffee.
I only have positive things to say about our wild woodland camping experience. I was apprehensive, I have had good glamping experiences like in the Yorkshire Yurts but I have also had awful camping experiences.
The singular and I mean singular issue I had was of my own making! I forgot the forest is well wild for a moment and little animals like human food. Queue a 2am wake up call from a little woodland mouse tucking into a bag of food stashed in the Tipi. Now our top tip leave your snacks in the car.
Where is Kitewood Campsite?
Kitewood Campsite is what I fondly call deepest darkest Wales. It is around 4 hour drive from ‘The North’ on the Pembrokeshire coast, near the tiny seaside town of Pembrokeshire.