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General

  • In the Vale of Ffestiniog in Snowdonia National Park
  • On the banks of the River Dwyryd
  • Loos, showers and spacious disabled-access bathroom

Llechrwd Riverside Campsite is in the fably scenic Vale of Ffestiniog, on the banks of the River Dwyryd and in Snowdonia National Park: get ready for slate caverns, an arresting Italianate village, vintage railways, hikes, bike rides and quite a lot more.

The loos and showers had newly-fitted pumps in 2014 and there's also a disabled/parent and baby spacious loo and shower room. Llechrwd Riverside also has a washing-up room and a chemical disposal point.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

There are two rivers bordering Llechrwd Riverside Campsite. Please watch your children when on site: even when the river is low children can still get into trouble. All rivers have a possibility of flooding in extreme weather conditions.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 87 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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A real camping experience + every home comfort you need! 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jareth S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All facilities were clean, easily accessible and very, very welcoming owners!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike!

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Lovely campsite in beautiful setting 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emily K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting. Lovely walk around the campsite fields with the dog every day. Very helpful owner. Brilliant facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Hot water runs out quite quickly, so a few cold showers and washing up.
    The main road has very fast traffic, so slightly unnerving trying to leave, but actually was ok

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Nice little break 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom phillip W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Next to the river was great

    Clean and tidy washroom facilities

    Small fridge and freezer

    Quiet

    Disliked: 

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Really nice site, beautiful location. 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline J. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The showers were nice and hot which is great on a cold morning.
    There were fire pits conveniently place along the riverside and the camp.
    It's location is in the middle of some beautiful scenery and close to a very pretty river.
    It's near the Grapes Hotel which does great food and beer.
    Owner was fine about us changing our pitch details when we arrived.

    Disliked: 

    The rain had made the ground round the road into the camp quite boggy.
    The ground was quite badly churned up by cars getting in and out, not a lot can be done about this but l had to drive like a rally driver to get out!

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Overall an excellent site. 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Free showers, always hot.
    Allowed to have fires, logs can be bought on site.
    Facilities well maintained and kept clean.
    Plenty of space between pitches.
    Excellent dog walking area.
    2 good pubs for both food and drinks within walking distance.
    Supermarkets and outdoor stores just 15 mins drive.
    Huge access to the area in general.
    Great site that we would recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Only minor, but periodic road noise.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your review
We are very glad that you enjoyed our site and hope that you will visit us again

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showers & toliets were great, all pretty clean for camping! ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    showers & toliets were great, all pretty clean for camping! Pitch was good too.

    Disliked: 

    Hot water did run out sometimes and there were lots of wasps.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will visit us again
The wasps have been very bad this year but they all seem to have disappeared now. Think the wasp traps have finally worked!

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Seclusion, clean showers and toilets, showers good when hot, friendly ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Justine L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Seclusion, clean showers and toilets, showers good when hot, friendly helpful staff, lovely setting, quiet, no Internet was welcome

    Disliked: 

    Bin area was chaos, hot water running out

From the manager...

Thank you for your review and hope that you will visit us again.
The chaos in the bin area is caused by selfish campers who just won't put their recycling into the correct bins. In fact they often don't put their rubbish in the bins at all (sepearate bins for recycling, food waste and other waste just like at home) but just dump sacks of mixed rubbish in the bin area.
We often spend hours sorting other people's rubbish which is most unpleasant.

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Loved being able to camp by the river and to ... 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved being able to camp by the river and to be able to have a camp fire

    Disliked: 

    Tents too close together and had 4 tents pitched right next to us with lots of young people being rather loud and showing no consideration to people with families close to them

From the manager...

Thank you for your review.
We are glad you enjoyed being by the river.
We are so sorry you had annoying neighbours on site. We have strict rules relating to noise and being respectful to others and had you reported your problems to us at the time, we would have dealt with it.

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washer & dryer, freezers for ice blocks, showers including disabled 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jean n. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    lovely little campsite. would stay again. the views were amazing. the staff friendly. spoilt only by the weather. liked the way they closed off the camp site to anyone else, as it would have made the ground a mud bath.

    Disliked: 

    THE RAIN!! made it very muddy and soggy. having to pay 50p for the hairdryer which only lasted a couple of minutes. didn't dry all of my hair! couldn't rely on the water being hot at night time. although it was red hot though first thing.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review and we are glad that you liked our campsite.
I'm sorry about the rain, it has been the worst August in 15 years.
The hairdryer came preset from the factory and can't be altered or we would extend the time that it allows you.
With regard to the hot water, as the showers are free, we can't control the amount of time that campers spend in them. Some people do use a lot more hot water than they should and it can run out in busy periods. It only takes 20 minutes to heat up again though, so it is worth waiting for a quiet period to have your shower.

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The location is pretty good for getting to different places ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire L. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location is pretty good for getting to different places in Snowdonia, not far to drive in either direction to see beautiful scenery. They offer some really good information in the washing area.

    Disliked: 

    Everything was quite dirty and the facilities a bit run down. Everything is functional, but the price was similar to campsites offering a little more in the way of facilities, this might just have been a price rise for the summer though.

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments.
Our amenities block is freshly painted at the beginning of every season and it is all cleaned on a regular basis.
Unfortunately not all campers respect the facilities and it's not possible to repaint half way through the season when the site is busy.
We are happy to come out and deal with any problems arising between cleans if we are told about them.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • Maentwrog Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, LL41 4HF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.9521°N 3.9687°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Blaenau Ffestiniog: Rail Station Bus Stop — 3.2 miles
Porthmadog Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Tremadoc: The Square Coach Stop — 7.3 miles
Train stations
Tan-y-Bwlch Ffestiniog Railway Station — 1.8 miles
Blaenau Ffestiniog Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Llandecwyn Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 16.5 miles
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 16.7 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 31.5 miles

Directions


Llechrwd is accessed directly off the A496 approximately one mile from Maentwrog on the left-hand side of the road travelling towards Blaenau Ffestiniog (three miles further on). Buses stop at the entrance on request.

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

As we say, get ready for slate caverns, an arresting Italianate village, vintage railways, hikes, bike rides and quite a lot more around Llechrwd Riverside Campsite – and the sands of Harlech are within easy driving distance too.

The Vale of Ffestiniog has three of the most visited attractions in north Wales: start off at the head of the valley and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns to take the miners' tramway or head deep into a mine via the funicular railway; explore the Italianate village Portmeirion made famous by telly series The Prisoner; and count yourself in too for a run on the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway, running the length of the valley from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog.

The shops, a leisure centre, a cinema, harbour, maritime museum, golf course, cafés and restaurants of Porthmadog should be investigated once there, before a vintage trip on the Welsh Highland Railway from here to Caernarfon via Beddgelert.

Outdoorsy sorts can try the new downhill bike trails of Antur Stiniog at Llechwedd Slate Caverns; hill walking or climbing at the Moelwyn and Manod mountains; the lower level forest and lake walks at Tan-Y-Bwlch; hiking the four miles of sand at Harlech Beach and the smaller bays at Borth-y-Gest, or tackling as much as poss of the Welsh Coastal Path.

While you’re at Harlech, look out for the theatre, golf course, Harlech Castle and the smaller ruin of Criccieth Castle nearby; if castles are your Welsh holiday thang, those at both Caernarfon and Conwy can be reached within an hour's drive.

Must see

  • Portmeirion Gardens (6.0 miles)
  • Ffestiniog Railway (6.9 miles)
  • Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) (7.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (8.7 miles)
  • Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (20.3 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Llechrwd Riverside Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

If you give us enough notice we may be able to transfer your booking to another date (subject to availability).

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Llechrwd Riverside Campsite will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

There are two rivers bordering Llechrwd Riverside Campsite. Please watch your children when on site: even when the river is low children can still get into trouble. All rivers have a possibility of flooding in extreme weather conditions.

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