Campsite information

Parc-le-Breos Scout Campsite is set in an extremely attractive location, amidst well-established woodland and with large open grassed areas. It provides an ideal location for wild back-to-basics camping and outdoor activities. The surrounding woodland provides ample deadwood for campfires and open fire cooking and the Gower peninsula provides excellent facilities for a wide range of activities. Outside providers can provide qualified instructors in a wide range of activities, from surfing to rock climbing and many, many more in between.

For Scouting purposes only, the campsite is currently classified as greenfield, but it does have mains water points and chemical toilet disposal units on site. Leaders who may only have a campsite permit can overcome this by hiring in portable toilets for the duration of their stay, thus making them ‘eligible’ to use the site (see website Links page for local suppliers). Hire rates are very reasonable.

Thanks to the Heritage Centre, Parkmill (around 400 metres off site), we do also have day and night access to mains connected toilets and hot showers (male & female). Please note that there is a small charge (payable direct to the Heritage Centre) for shower tokens and there is a refundable deposit made for the access key.

Parc-le-Breos is situated in the south of the Gower Peninsula, around 7 miles from Swansea City centre. The Gower is often referred to as the coast of lost ambition; most visitors don't want to leave and those that do nearly always want to come back. It was the first area in Britain to be designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". There are many clean, sandy beaches within easy walking distance of the site and good hiking routes are plentiful, including easy access to the Wales Coast Path.

The Gower is a compact area with an impressive variety of coastline and countryside. The south coast has rugged cliffs, secluded bays, long sandy beaches and woodland walks, all linked by the Wales Coast Path and cycle trails.

The north coast has open salt marsh and dunes and inland are green hills suitable for walking and hiking. From the top of Cefn Bryn, which is just outside the campsite, are panoramic views of the Peninsula, the Bristol Channel, the Devon Coast and the Brecon Beacons.


  • Large, open pitches, surrounded by woodland
  • Able to camp 500 people at the same time
  • Facilities for back-to-basics cooking
  • Areas ideal for bivouacking
  • Dead wood is easy to find for fires
  • Plenty of space for "wide games"
  • Mains water points
  • Chemical toilet waste disposal points
  • Access to male and female toilets and hot showers
  • Easy walking distance to the beach
  • Caves and rock-faces on-site (relevant qualifications required)
  • "Site of Special Scientific Interest"
  • Car park

Campsite badges can be purchased from the Warden as a reminder of your visit.

Click here to view a large version of the site map as a pdf file (198k).

How to find us

The Parc-la-Breos Scout campsite is in Parkwoods, Parkmill - on the A4118 (South Gower road) just 8 miles to the west of Swansea.

By car from the east

Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 42. Follow the A483 into Swansea. Carry straight on, following the brown tourist signs for South Gower. Once through Swansea, turn right on the B4436, then after 4 miles, following the signs marked Gower Heritage Centre turn right, then Left into Parkmill. The site is next to the Heritage Centre in the Forestry Parkwoods (13 miles from M4 junction)

By Car: from the West

Leave the motorway at junction 47 and follow A483 into Swansea, then brown signs for Gower via the A4216, then take the A4118 past Swansea airport and into Parkmill (8 miles from M4 junction).

By Bus

A number of buses leave from Swansea (Quadrant) bus station. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Parkmill and they generally run every couple of hours. There are also return buses from Parkmill. There are not always direct buses on Sundays. For more information please contact First Group.

By Train

To Swansea Rail Station, then by bus from Swansea (Quadrant) bus station (see above).

By Plane

Cardiff Airport is just over an hour away, via the M4. Swansea Airport has a few regular air services and is only 2 miles from the campsite.

By Ferry

From the Fishguard Ferry's follow the signs East for M4 motorway, (then as above from the West).

UK map

PDF site plan

The black area on the above map shows the Scout Area of Glamorgan West.

Map courtesy of ScoutBaseUK