Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.8 237 reviews
Grass pitch (added by manager 14 Aug 2018)
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The site from above (added by manager 14 aug 2018)
Touring field (added by manager 14 aug 2018)

  • Stay on a working farm site in Snowdonia National Park
  • Haven for ramblers, bikers and hikers: lots of nearby trails
  • Less than half an hour’s drive from the Welsh coast beaches
You won’t want to hide among the bushes during your stay at Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park, a family-friendly site on a working farm less than 10 minutes’ drive from the market town of Dolgellau in Gwynedd – this place is all about getting out and about. In the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park, Llwyn yr Helm is a haven for ramblers, bikers and hikers: Mawddach trail, Torrent Walk and Precipice Walk all start in Dolgellau, and Cadair Idris mountain’s Minfford Path starts less than 15 minutes from site. That’s the hikers sorted, so what about the bikers? Coed y Brenin Biking and Visitor Centre is 20 minutes away, and the fab Antur Stiniog downhill biking trails are within an hour. If you’re not much of an outdoor adventurer, there’s plenty else nearby: try plane spotting at the famous Mach Loop, ziplining at Zip World Slate Caverns or poking around the scenic Italianate village of Portmeirion – or you could make a beeline to the beaches and harbours at Fairbourne or Barmouth, where boat trips and watersports abound? Back on site, fire up the barbecue for dinner (essentials can be sorted in the on-site shop) then kick up your feet in the evening, soaking in the views of the Cadair Idris mountain range, reading, or watching a DVD borrowed from reception. If you’d prefer to venture out, there are plenty of restaurants to try within 25 minutes of the site.

Site type

Tent pitches 10
Touring caravan pitches 6
Motorhome pitches 2
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that TV signal is limited due to the surrounding mountains. You will need a good-quality satellite dish to obtain a signal here. The site does not have facilities to charge electric vehicles.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Open from Fri, 22 Mar to

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great find, great place, great site, great camping, lovely people!

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
Damian W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Wonderful kind and warm welcome. Even phoned before our arrival to explain which pitch we'd be on. Super. Great to hear the camping adventure stories from Maria and husband Paul mnaging the site. Thank you and good luck with next ventures! Very high standard facilities, with even underfloor heating in the showers. Clean, modern, reassuringly well-maintained, in great condition. Pitch was level, super views, easy access. Location not far from all the wonderful outdoor activities. Nice reception lounge. Fun to meet the various animals: calf, hens, goats, sheep etc Peaceful. Cant fault it and would definitely add this to our repertoire of campsites, this having been our first time here. Thanks to all. Very well done!!

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Excellent site with immaculate facilities.

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Everything, fantastic site. Probably the best toilet/shower block ever! Great views and so much bird song.

Disliked: Nothing

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Facilities were outstanding. Lovely location tucked away but within travelling distance to…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Daniel G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Decked electric tent pitch

Liked: Facilities were outstanding. Lovely location tucked away but within travelling distance to excellent pubs and local shops. Close to the coast and just over an hour from snowdon. Hosts a warm and welcoming and would love to return in the future.

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Level pitches , clean tidy facilities 🙂…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Andy C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Level pitches , clean tidy facilities 🙂

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Excellent site

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: What an amazing little campsite Maria was very helpful and knowledgeable of the local area and she was always on hand if we needed help.the toilet shower block was like something in a hotel lovely and warm with relaxing music on and nice and clean arrival was easy and we found our pitch straight away. Would defintely be returning

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Pitch was excellently kept. Electricity and water hook ups worked perfectly. Site in…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Gary E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: Pitch was excellently kept. Electricity and water hook ups worked perfectly. Site in a lovely area - great views. Spotlessly clean. Toilet/shower facilities excellent and spotless. Owners very friendly and helpful.

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Stunning site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Decked electric tent pitch

Liked: Facilities are amazing- the best we have ever had camping. Showers and toilets are always immaculately clean. Washing up area is indoors and always has hot water. Views are stunning, staff are friendly and chatty. Plus it is on the Mach loop so we had fighter jets fly right over our head on a couple of occasions- fantastic

Disliked: Nothing to dislike here

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Amazing modern shower blocks and facilities. Lovely views of the mountains in…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Alice M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Amazing modern shower blocks and facilities. Lovely views of the mountains in the background. Very helpful and kind staff.

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We’ll definitely be back.

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

Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch

Liked: The toilet block is the best we’ve ever seen ! Superb facilities. Lovely friendly welcome at reception. Grounds kept neat & tidy.

Disliked: Nothing. Very impressed

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Perfectly peaceful site with lovely staff and immaculate facilities.

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely peaceful site, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery but only a few minutes drive from Dolgellau. Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Spacious pitches. Immaculate shower and toilet block (one of the best I've seen on a campsite)

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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

Disabled facilities

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

D. of E. 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

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park

Brithdir

Dolgellau

Gwynedd

Wales

LL40 2SA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.75526°N
-3.81175°W

Nearest transport

Coach
18 mi Sportsman
18.1 mi Tesco
18.8 mi Market Square
Rail
9.8 mi Morfa Mawddach Rail Station
10.5 mi Barmouth Rail Station
10.8 mi Fairbourne Rail Station
Ferry
10.3 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
10.4 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

Start your hols in the past with trips on the steam trains at Bala Lake Railway and Fairbourne Miniature Railway, both less than 25 minutes’ drive away, then go zooming into the future at the Centre for Alternative Technology, an eco-centre teaching sustainable development methods. Budding angler looking for your fishing fix? Turn your boat to Cregennan lakes about 25 minutes from the site to cast a line – if nothing’s biting, there are scenic trails around the lake so it won’t be a wasted trip. Stay out in the open by joining the flock for a sheep trekking experience, also 25 minutes away, or dive below the earth’s surface and clamber into a boat at award-winning King Arthur’s Labyrinth. For something a little more high culture, the Machynlleth modern art museum is half an hour from Llwyn yr Helm and is well worth a poke around.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Barmouth 10.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fairbourne 11.1 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tal-Y-Bont 12.5 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) 13.3 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Llandanwg 14.3 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl 11.5 mi

CADW - Harlech Castle 14.3 mi

Portmeirion Gardens 16.2 mi

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway 16.7 mi

Ffestiniog Railway 17.6 mi

National Trust

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 20.6 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

The Precipice Walk, north of Dolgellau 2.4 mi

The New Precipice Walk from Llanelltyd 3.7 mi

Cadair Idris by the Fox's Path 5 mi

Cwm Cywarch - Glasgwm - Aran Fawddwy - Drysgol 5 mi

Mawddach Estuary 5.1 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.

Offers

Tent pitch
Mary Jones non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)
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Tent pitch
Non-electric grass tent pitch
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Tent pitchTouring caravan pitchesMotorhome or campervan pitch
Electric grass pitch
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Touring caravan pitchesMotorhome or campervan pitch
Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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Tent pitch
Decked electric tent pitch
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Tent pitch
Dros y Bont Decked electric tent pitch (secluded)
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Conditions apply - see pitch type section for details

Want to know more about camping in Gwynedd?

  • Does Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park? Start your hols in the past with trips on the steam trains at Bala Lake Railway and Fairbourne Miniature Railway, both less than 25 minutes’ drive away, then go zooming into the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.