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A few practical points to help you prepare for and get the most out of your stay:

How to get here: We are based at the remote and stunning Eco Retreats camp in the Dyfi forest, near Machynlleth, Powys, Wales. When you confirm your booking, we’ll send through the map of how to reach us

Public transport: If you’d like to arrive by public transport, the nearest train station is Machynlleth, which has regular trains from Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. From there you can get a taxi to the site (our map might be useful for your driver too). The number for Peter’s taxi is: 07969 997039 or 01654 749065. It will cost approx. £20 one way and will take about 20-25 mins

Food and drink: This is a self-catering experience. We’re 25 minutes from the nearest shops so we recommend you stock up on all the food and drinks you’ll need before you come. We provide organic, fair trade tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, salt and pepper in each tent. There is a tap with fresh spring water next to each tipi or yurt and a water filter inside

Shopping: We highly recommend you to support our local shops: there are three supermarkets in Machynlleth – Harry Tuffins, opposite the train station as you come into town, and the Spar and Co-op on the High Street (up the street from the Clock Tower). We also recommend the following:
• The fantastic market on Wednesdays with a great range of stores selling locally produced and/or organic meat and vegetables and local crafts
• Dyfi Wholefoods on the High Street for wholefoods
• The Blasau deli, with lovely local foods, just before the Clock Tower on the left
• Will Lloyds, award winning local butcher on the High Street

Clothing: You will need warm clothes, wellingtons, waterproofs and sturdy walking boots for the outdoors in the event of bad weather. We also recommend that you bring midge and mosquito repellent and sunscreen if your stay is in the summer

Bathrooms: Please note you will need to bring your own towels. We provide loo roll, hand soap and shampoo

Kitchen: Each yurt or tipi has a two-ring gas cooker inside the tent, with kettle, saucepans, frying pan, wok and a good stock of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery

Arrival/departure time: Our normal arrival time is between 3 – 4 pm; check out is at 10am on your last day (we’re happy to be flexible on this if we don’t have guests arriving on the same day – please check with us on arrival)

Weather: The yurts and tipis are heated by woodburning stoves and will be warm, but please bear in mind the vagaries of the Welsh countryside and prepare accordingly

Welcome Tent: Our Welcome Tent has a guest box with games and emergency supplies and a basic first aid kit

Please note: A generally good level of fitness is necessary as you will be walking on uneven or hilly ground. Most of the yurts and tipis are a walk of about 200-300m from the car park and although we are on hand to help, you should be prepared to carry your bags to the tent. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this

Pets: Unfortunately as we are situated on an organic sheep farm, we are not able to accommodate pets on site

Staff: While we will be around on site most days, please note there is no night warden on site at night

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