Current Update 2021

Dear members

Welcome to the Gwent District Association or DA, by comparison to other DA’s within the Cambrian and Wyvern Region of the Camping and Caravanning Club, Gwent DA is quite small. The DA, which was formed in 1978, nestles just inside the Welsh border and has some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole of Wales. To enable us to continue offering meets and temporary holiday sites we are always looking for members who would be willing to steward.  For more information take a look at our stewarding page or contact Mike Doody direct.

Focusing on the introduction of longer meets in 2015, we have again produced a sites list for 2021 which includes new sites, four-night meets, several with EHU availability and five temporary holiday sites in places of natural beauty and close to places of interest.  We would like to thank Club members for your continued support which enables us to offer longer meets.

We are asking for our meets to be booked in advance in line with Club advice, deposits and pre-payment allow for swifter check-in. We have invested in contactless facilities, which will be available at most sites, subject to Wi-Fi.

Come and join us at one of our meets, whether a long weekend rally or just for a weekend or at one of our Holiday meets (THS), you are assured of a warm welcome.  We look forward to welcoming new and old friends again.

To keep us all in touch during the darker, cooler months, we have introduced virtual coffee mornings each Sunday at 11am via zoom. Our virtual coffee mornings have ceased while we are actively camping.  Hopefully they will resume in early November. More information on our Facebook Group page.

Interested in history?
There are castles at Newport, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Caldicot, Raglan and Skenfrith.  An abbey at Tintern, plus cathedrals in Newport and Usk. Also close by are the attractions of Big Pit at Blaenavon and the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagan’s, in Cardiff.

More of an activity enthusiast?
The Wye Valley has some wonderful walks, Offa’s Dyke is on our doorstep, there are mountains to climb around Abergavenny plus numerous water activities on the River Wye from sailing, canoeing to river cruising. The Brecon Beacons National Park spills over into our area and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is within easy reach. We are also dipping our toe into Carmarthenshire, Powys, and Devon during 2021.

A big thank you to our Sites Sec/Webmaster Sue for the great work she has done in keeping us all up to date with info from the Club. Also, to all Committee members for your support at this difficult time.

Further information about Gwent DA or any of our meets, contact our Secretary, Jean or Sites organiser, Sue.  You can also follow us on Facebook

Mike Doody
Gwent DA

The Camping and Caravanning Club, Greenfields House, Westwood Way,
Coventry, CV4 8JH .