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Pen y Bwlch

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Pen y Bwlch: Camping field

General

  • Off-grid grass pitches with fabulous views of Snowdonia National Park
  • A 15-minute drive to Caernarfon and Snowdon Mountain Railway
  • Barn with showers, drying area and storage for bikes or kayaks

Pen y Bwlch is in truly spectacular Caernarfon countryside, overlooking mountains and rivers whichever way you turn. Just on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, this is a secluded retreat with lots of space that lends itself equally well to romantic getaways and relaxed family breaks.

Off grid this place most certainly is, but it’s also only a 15-minute drive from Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon. This is the gateway to walking, cycling and climbing adventures in the national park, and here you can access the Snowdon Mountain Railway, canoe on Llyn Padarn lake or visit the National Slate Museum.

A round up of simple facilities includes an eco-composting toilet near the camping field and a hot shower in the barn a short walk away, where you can also dry your clothes (this is Wales, remember) – and there’s also room to store your bikes and kayaks.

Each pitch comes with its own chiminea and barbecue as open fires aren’t permitted in this untamed part of Snowdonia. You can’t park near your tent, but a quad bike and trailer are on hand to help with the lugging of camping gear across to the pitches. And one house rule please: this site is all about relaxing in nature, so please don’t play loud music after 8pm.

Please note

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 28 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  100% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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A lovely getaway would highly recommend if you enjoy a good view27/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Fabulous location, enjoyed an hours walk to a beautiful lake for a swim. Then returned for a BBQ at our tent with the best views. The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. The baby peacocks were a lovely added bonus

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Amazing views, Brilliant hosts! Would recommend21/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOlivia L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Brilliant hosts, so attentive - Sean was hilarious too! Amazing views, such a peaceful area. Toilet and shower facilities were clean and easy to access/use. The location itself is really good, 5 minute drive from a Co op and the driving views are insane. The set up was also fab, our tent came with water, a BBQ and a fire with wood and charcoal included. The fairy lights in the tent are a lovely touch and came in handy at night! Overall the stay was great, would definitely recommend to friends and 100% stay again!

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    Nothing!

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Spectacular view of Snowdonia’s mountains, large pitches with a good …19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Spectacular view of Snowdonia’s mountains, large pitches with a good level of privacy, friendly owners who go out of their way to accommodate their guests.

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Everything! The views were incredible, the hosts were helpful and …15/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEftychia B.Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Everything! The views were incredible, the hosts were helpful and very welcoming, BBQ and chimanea were included! Highly recommended!!

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Lovely small campsite. Clean facilities amazing pitches f15/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarolina S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything! Fantastic location with great views. Small campsite four pitches in total. We had a fantastic time there. There is one compost toilet and one shower.

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Incredible views from pitch. Owners couldn’t be more helpful. Excellent …14/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Incredible views from pitch.
    Owners couldn’t be more helpful.
    Excellent stay

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If I was Van Gogh I’d spend everyday painting the views I woke up to12/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The most Wonderful hosts, outstandingly beautiful views, lots of private space with naturally beautiful walks, we’ll maintained plot and amenities, hot shower to boot!

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    Being jealous of their life

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Beautiful area with very friendly owners12/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFaye B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Absolutely beautiful area to camp and the owners were fantastic, very welcoming and made sure to help wherever possible. Very highly recommended.
    We camped for one night and had everything that we needed.

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A wonderful nights stay and will be back, great owners amazing setting12/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Stunning campsite
    Great service
    Very small and quiet
    Surrounded by nature
    BBQ and chimanea included

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    Nothing

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Good site to use as a base for walking etc. Nothing for young kids to05/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Host was great, great views

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    Facilties are very basic but got what you need.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Cwm y Glo, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, LL554ED
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1333°N 4.1672°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 4.4 miles
Bus Station — 6.8 miles
Povey's Garage — 7.4 miles
Train stations
Bangor (Gwynedd) Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Llanfairpwll Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Llanfairfechan Rail Station — 11.5 miles
Ferry ports
Holyhead Ferry Terminal — 22.7 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 29.0 miles
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 29.3 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 17.4 miles

Directions


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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Llyn Padarn: 10 minutes’ drive

- Golf course: 10 minutes

- National Slate Museum: 15 minutes

- Caernarfon Castle: 15 minutes

- Snowdon Mountain Railway: 15 minutes

- Zip World Penrhyn Quarry: 25 minutes

- Penrhyn Castle: 25 minutes

- Anglesey: 35 minutes

- Betws y Coed: 40 minutes

- Snowdon: 40 minutes

- Zip World Slate Caverns: an hour

Must see

  • Snowdon Mountain Railway (2.3 miles)
  • National Slate Museum (2.3 miles)
  • Caernarfon Castle (4.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (5.3 miles)
  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (14.6 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:  4:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please let the owner know once you have arrived onsite.

Pen y Bwlch cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 days of arrival date.

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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Pen y Bwlch will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Pen y Bwlch have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Pen y Bwlch dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Pen y Bwlch? Local attractions and activities include: - Llyn Padarn: 10 minutes’ drive - Golf course: 10 minutes - National Slate Museum: 15 minutes - Caernarfon Castle: 15 minutes - Snowdon Mountain Railway: 15 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pen y Bwlch?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please let the owner know once you have arrived onsite.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Pen y Bwlch? From £27 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m..
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
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties 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.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 a.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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