Dyfi Adventure Campsite

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Visitor image of pitches on site (added by manager 20 Sep 2022)
River dyfi (added by visitor 14 jun 2021)
West view from campsite. (added by visitor 27 jul 2023)
View to the south of the campsite. (added by visitor 27 jul 2023)

  • Peaceful Dyfi valley site by a riverside, opened in 2019
  • A 15-minute drive from Machynlleth and 35 from the seaside at Barmouth
  • River beach, communal firepits and barbecues/campfires allowed
What might you adventurously fancy first when you arrive at Dyfi Adventure Campsite? A hike off into the Welsh hills, mountains and lush green countryside of the Dyfi valley? A hurtle down acclaimed mountain biking trails… or climbing to heady heights around the trails of Snowdonia National Park just to the north…? Or you might care to take things most easily instead... If your sense of adventure extends to peace, quiet and beaches, all is sorted here too: Dyfi Adventure is in a land of spectacular views and gentle strolls, next to the River Dyfi for waterside ambles, paddles and a lounge on the riverside beach. More beaches – wide, wild and sandy – are within driving distance at Aberdyfi and Barmouth, each 35 minutes away. And then? An evening around the campfire, but of course – both campfires and barbecues are sensibly allowed here and there’s a communal firepit if you’re still feeling sociable after your day mountain biking (bragging encouraged). The closest big town for supplies is Machynlleth, 15 minutes’ drive away. Please note that this site has a quiet hours policy in place after 10pm (there should be no noise at all after 11).

Site type

Tent pitches 15
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Open from Wed, 1 May to

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95%

would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Brilliant site in a sheltered valley, great facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Well spread out pitches in a sheltered valley. Access to the River and peaceful background noise. Simple but effective facilities.

Disliked: Midges in the evening, but typical for the area.

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Good value, level pitch

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anthony C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Quiet , field in pretty location. River access. Heated shower, pot sink with soap. Toilets had flush and paper. Metal bin with wood, £6 a bag honesty box.

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Lovely campsite with amazing views. Clean toilet & shower unit. Definitely coming…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Kate R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely campsite with amazing views. Clean toilet & shower unit. Definitely coming back 🙂

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Great location close to Dyfi bike park. Firepits allowed!…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Great location close to Dyfi bike park. Firepits allowed!

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Excellent site with the few facilities that are needed, stunning views

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Loved the location, facilities and the chatty host 🙂.

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Amazing

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Brad M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Peaceful, lovely.

Disliked: Nothing

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Noisy, Noisy, Noisy People

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The scenery & Machynlleth. There's a great bookshop in the town (Penrallt Gallery Bookshop) & sweet cafe (Chakra Cafe).

Disliked: Noisy campers for 3 nights running. Rude, inconsiderate, disrespectful, solipsistic. Unfortunately, the owner didn't really address the issue & I left a day early.

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From the manager: Hi Dianne. It might have been nice if you had at least mentioned that I did come down two nights in a row to try and fix this for you. And also gave you a full refund for the night you didn't stay. Unfortunately the campers you had spoken about took offence when you asked them to put their children to bed at 8pm on a bank holiday weekend. Cheers Sian

Quiet campsite alongside a beautiful river with stunning scenery. Very helpful and friendly…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Quiet campsite alongside a beautiful river with stunning scenery. Very helpful and friendly owner. What more could you want!

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Nothing…

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 6
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Angela M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: field entrance was a mud bath. Few carpets to try drive over but not effective. Mud track to the pitches. Tun shack for toilets and showers. Only small site but the entrance could gave been dealt with by using stone chippings or metal carpet that are used people stuck in mud.

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All was good!…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: All was good!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available No drinkable water point Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby Mountain biking nearby

Location

Dyfi Adventure Campsite

Rhyd Y Cerriggwynion

Aberangell

Machynlleth

Powys

Wales

SY20 9NJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.67019°N
-3.71051°W

Nearest transport

Coach
16.9 mi The Groe
17.2 mi Bus Shelter
17.2 mi Post Office
Rail
8 mi Machynlleth Rail Station
11.6 mi Dovey Junction Rail Station
13.8 mi Morfa Mawddach Rail Station
Ferry
14.5 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
14.7 mi Barmouth Ferry Landing

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The Dyfi valley has stellar mountain biking in the land around Machynlleth and the Dyfi forest. Hire a bike and helmet in town if you haven’t brought your own, then set off on the nine and a half-mile Cli-mach X trail around the southern part of the forest, or go for one of the Mach trails setting out from Machynlleth. A day in Machynlleth should also be slotted into your schedule, to spend an afternoon around the swish Centre for Alternative Technology or picking up Welsh produce at the big Wednesday market. If you’re a hiker rather than a biker, walking paths cut through the town too: set off on the 135-mile Glyndwr's Way running through Powys from Knighton to Welshpool, or the 108 miles of the Dyfi Valley Way, meandering all the way along the River Dyfi and back down the other bank.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Fairbourne 14.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Barmouth 15.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Aberdyfi 17 mi Estuary Excellent Good Good Good
Tywyn 17.5 mi Sea Good Good Good Excellent
Aberdyfi Rural 17.6 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl 8.1 mi

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway 17 mi

CADW - Harlech Castle 21.1 mi

Powis Castle & Garden 23.2 mi

Portmeirion Gardens 23.4 mi

National Trust

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 27 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Cwm Cywarch - Glasgwm - Aran Fawddwy - Drysgol 5.3 mi

Esgair Fochnant - Glaslyn - Bugeilyn 8.5 mi

The Precipice Walk, north of Dolgellau 9.5 mi

Cadair Idris by the Fox's Path 9.6 mi

Cadair Idris 9.7 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

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  • Does Dyfi Adventure Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dyfi Adventure Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dyfi Adventure Campsite? The Dyfi valley has stellar mountain biking in the land around Machynlleth and the Dyfi forest. Hire a bike and helmet in town if you haven’t brought your own, then set off … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dyfi Adventure Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Dyfi Adventure Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.