Newbies with family - some logistics questions!

Hello! We are a family of 5 coming to Green Man 2018 for the first time this year and VERY very excited about it. But, as we've never been before we have some really daft newbie questions that we would really appreciate some answers to:

Can you hire trolleys on Monday 13th for settlers? We have an orange car park ticket unfortunately so will need a trolley. I read it cost £5 to hire with £50 deposit, but Mr Trolley is the link on the site which costs £45 and is only available from Friday.

Can you have campfires in Settlers? The website says Yes for Settlers but No for the Festival in general, so a bit unsure which it is.

Can you buy bacon, eggs, ice, vegetables, CHEESE, wood etc onsite?

Does the local Waitrose sell out of essentials with 20,000 extra people nearby? :)

Is there a phone charging place? How much does it cost? 

Is there a place with hairdryers? Sadly, much as i'd like to be a free festival spirit, my old lady hair needs frequent TLC these days...

Is there a Waterfall nearby to walk to? What are the best local walks?

Any tips on best spot to camp?

Thank you very much for any help

PS If anyone is selling a blue car park ticket please let me know!

Trolleys = Not sure, think it's fromThursday only

Campfires - No

Food etc - Just basics I think, milk, bread etc

Waitrose - No but no need to go to Abergavenny, everything you need is in the excellent shops in Crickhowell, good bakers, Cashells the butcher/deli

Phones - CND tent, £4 I think but only from Thursday possibly

Walks - Loads, to Crickhowell along the river or canal. Pen Carrig Calch overlooks the site, Table mountain. Waterfalls at end of Tal y Bont reservoir, a 20 minute drive. More spectacular waterfalls over the Beacons at Ystradfellte, 30minutes drive.

Camping spots all good really, nowhere is far from the stages etc.

Good luck getting a blue pass, makes life easier

Have a great time!

They did have trolleys on Monday last year.

Agree on Crickhowell - excellent butcher, baker and offy  - possibly a candlestick maker too.

Hairdryers? Hairdryers?

If you're doing settlers they'll automatically put you in the blue pass car park I think. The orange car park isn't open until thursday.

I think Smithers pretty much covered it all. The walk into Crickhowell is around 40 minutes along the riverbank path (or canal from other side of site entrance). Crickhowell is a lovely market town with some good pubs, where festival goers are very welcome. I usually walk up Table Top Mountain in Crickhowell before the festival starts. Great views of the site from there. Plenty of walking guides available at the Tourist Information Centre in Crickhowell. Sugarloaf Mountain in Abergavenny is worth doing too, and there’s a vineyard near the start/end of that walk. 

Head for the pub by the river (the Bridge?) on the Wednesday of Settlers - it will be full of Green Man folk and the kids will be splashing around in the water.

the bridge end inn

basic but good food - and very friendly

stay away from the posh pub in the middle of crickhowell - the bear

not very pleasant in there in our experience

Get your wristbands before you hire your trolley, otherwise you'll be paying for the hire of a trolley in a long snaking queue. 

Last year, the local butcher came on site with a van Tuesday to Thursday morning - had a good selection of groceries, meat, cheese etc. But, as others have said, the walk into Crickhowell is lovely & well worth it for a browse. There is a big communal camp fire every evening in Settlers (and somewhere in the main site on the weekend). Hairdryers only available from Thursday in the Nature Nurture area. I’ve booked the Spa on Thursday afternoon for a relaxing soak in a hot tub, sauna, showers without a queue- and hairdryer!!!!