The Settler's Pass is your ticket to one whole week in Green Man land. Settle in, relax, explore.

Nestled within the majestic Brecon Beacons, the Settlement is your opportunity to explore miles and miles of mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers. Camp with us for a whole week from 13th August to discover the verdant beauty of the Welsh surroundings...

Immersing yourself in our community of Settlers couldn’t be easier - host barbecues with produce sold daily (from the local butcher), team up for our legendary Settlement Pub Quiz, cuddle up around the Settlement bonfire or enjoy live music, workshops, outdoor adventure and family fun.

With special discounts on local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more, your Settler’s Pass allows you to unearth the very best of Wales. So welcome, Settlers!

The Settlement Line-Up

Music & Activities

With an entire assemblage of activities lined up and the Settlement Stage curated by Cardiff’s infamous Clwb Ifor Bach, discover what the Settlement has in store...

Outside Green Man

Want to hire a pre-pitched tent for the Settlement? The tent fairies, Tangerine Fields have you covered. As a Green Man Settler, your Pass gives you the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Welsh countryside. Go further afield beyond the festival site and discover the wonder of Wales with special discounts on heritage sites, galleries, waterfalls, gardens, castles, and much more…

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Activities

There's a whole host of Settlement goodness to get stuck into:

  • Get Foraging - Learn what's edible with award-winning forager, Adele Nozedar
  • Dance for your Dinner - Use excess food from local businesses for the ultimate cook/dance off
  • Bat Walks - Join the Bat boss on Tues & Wed and try to spot our nocturnal friends
  • Bike Hire - Porthcawl bike hire have their 3-inch tyred ‘fat bikes’ for hire, ideal for exploring the rural terrain of the Beacons.
  • Wild Wednesday with National Trust - Go on a family adventure on the Sugar Loaf mountain. Sign up on site Tues
  • Yoga & Massage - Let that last bit of stress seep away - sign-up on site!
  • Stargazing - Gaze upon constellations, planets, nebulae and galaxies - sign-up on-site for Mon & Tues or bring your own telescope!
  • Woodworking - Use a human powerf pole lathe to learn a rustic new skill!
  • Al Fresco Forge - Stamp your own pirate treasure using aluminium sheet metal smelted in a charcoal forge and a drop hammer!
  • Raft Building - The National Trust are here to test out your clan's raft building skills.
  • Settlement Superheroes - It’s time to build your own superhero! This bilingual kid's workshop gets them creating and writing their own fantastical story!
  • Settler's Pub Quiz - Put your pub quiz knowledge to the test on Wednesday night...
  • Late Night Comedy - Ignacio Lopez is back to compere a night of late-night laughter with a line-up of Welsh comedians.
  • Punk Aerobics - X-ray Spexercise will get all the family lunging, laughing and squatting to a classic punk soundtrack.
  • Welsh for Beginners -Immerse yourself in Cymru and brush up on some handy Welsh phrases in this interactive workshop.
  • Songwriting - Welsh bilingual company, Dan Yr Haul - Under the Sun, bring vocal exericises, tongue-twisters and more to this songwriting workshop!
  • Hard Line Vinyl - Independent vinyl cafe bringing a carefully curated selection of vinyl to the Settlement.
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Music

There's nothing quite like the Settlement Stage, and this year it's curated by Cardiff’s infamous Clwb Ifor Bach, treating our ears to an assemblage of Welsh music, including: HMS Morris, Buzzard, Threatmantics, Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks, Sock, Los Blancos, Hlemma, My Name Is Ian, Marged!

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GALLERIES & GARDENS

LINDA VISTA GARDENS

16 miles from Green Man
Abergavenny, Gwent, NP7 5DL

The gardens used to belong to the Linda Vista Villa, built in 1875. It became a public park in 1957, after which the district council added further land increasing it significantly in size. The gardens are meticulously maintained, known for the beauty and intricacy of the plants, and their layout.

DOWNEY BARN GALLERY

17 miles from Green Man
Cwmyoy, NP7 7NT

Gallery showcasing local work set in picturesque landscaped gardens.

BLACK MOUNTAIN GALLERY

41 miles from Green Man
Neath Port Talbot, SA9 2FJ

Family-run gallery exhibiting the work of local artists.

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BEAUTIFUL SITES

BLAENAVON IRON WORKS

11 miles from Green Man
North Street, NP4 9RN
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00

Blaenavon Iron Works is an 18th Century blast furnace complex, where you can learn about the significance of the iron industry on industrial Britain.

BIG PIT

12.2 miles from Green Man
Blaenafon, Torfaen, NP4 9XP
Opening hours: 9:30 – 17:30
Underground tours 10:00 – 15:30

The Big Pit is a real coal mine, where you can even travel 300 ft underground with a real miner, and learn about what it was like for miners working at the coal face.

LLANTONY PRIORY

13 miles from Green Man
Nr. Llanfihangel Crucorney, on the B4423 between Llanfihangel Crucorney and Hay-on-Wye.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 16:00

Beautiful ruins of a 13th Century Augustinian church, in the Vale of Ewyas.

THE PROMENADE (BRECON)

12.5 miles from Green Man
The Promenade is signposted from the B4601 Cradoc Road

Surfaced riverside walks, meadows and a children’s play area in a picturesque setting.

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CASTLES & CATHEDRALS

Abergavenny Museum

8.5 miles from Green Man

Castle Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EE

Opening hours: 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

A diverse collection of Welsh history set in the grounds of a ruined Norman Castle.

Brecon Cathedral

12 miles from Green Man

Cathedral Close, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9DP

Opening hours: 08:30-18:30

Crickhowell Castle

3 miles from Green Man

High St, Crickhowell NP8 1BE

Llantony Priory

13 miles from Green Man

On the B4423 between Llanfihangel Crucorney and Hay-on-Wye

Opening hours: 10:00-16:00

Beautiful ruins of a 13th Century Augustinian church in the Vale of Ewyas.