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Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking

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General

  • Farm site with spectacular estuary and peninsula views
  • Equestrian centre on site with pony trekking
  • On the Mawddach Trail

Don’t fret if you’re not sure how to pronounce the name of Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking - you’ll be rendered speechless anyway by the pretty special views...

The camping fields on this large livestock farm overlook the Mawddach Estuary and Llŷn Peninsula, where the mountains of Snowdonia hit the sea, and the pitches are terraced to make the most of the panoramic vista. Guests will find all the usual amenities on site: new free hot showers, new loos, a washing-up area and a launderette.

The on-site pony trekking includes options for both beginners and expert riders for a tourism advert-worthy ride around the estuary or along the beach. The Mawddach Trail goes right through the site land for walkers, cyclists and truly unmissable views.

The equestrian centre also has dog training classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and agility classes on Sundays; please enquire on arrival.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 139 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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The views were amazing and the location close to Barmouth ... 01/10/2017

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views were amazing and the location close to Barmouth was ideal.

    Disliked: 

    The wind but that is not the sites fault! Couldn’t fault the site or facilities.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, would recommend! 29/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David P. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Had your own pitch raised above others for a spectacular view of Barmouth and the Sea. Very quiet at this time of year.

    Disliked: 

    Car could not be parked directly next to tent pitch, but approx 10m away.

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Warm, welcoming and helpful owners, fantastic facilities, best I've experienced ... 26/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wayne B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Warm, welcoming and helpful owners, fantastic facilities, best I've experienced camping. The views were stunning and the walks in and around also were amazing. We tried pony trekking too which was fun. All in all this is a brilliant place to camp.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The view and location was great. Bathroom facilities were good ... 14/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kristyna N. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The view and location was great. Bathroom facilities were good quality and clean, fairly well supplied. Close enough to couple nice towns and the beach.

    Disliked: 

    Since the site is on a hill, it was annoyingly far to go to use bathroom/shower facilities or the drinking water taps. All of these facilities were far away towards the bottom part of the site, so small hike downhill and back up was required. This was unpleasant in cold and rain. They really need to get some water taps towards the top of the site.

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch (eight man)
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Majestic views, friendly staff on a hillside 05/09/2017

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

  • Electric optional mixed motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean showers with toilet and heating. Amazing views. Friendly owners. Dog friendly. Ample space

    Disliked: 

    Steep dirt track to spaces. Long walk to beach with no pedestrian lanes.

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I love this site the view is amazing very peaceful ... 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom toni_w0 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
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    I love this site the view is amazing very peaceful and u have your own shower block. Went last yr and will be going again nx yr.😃

    Disliked: 

    Just one dislike the pitch was very boggy it did rain but I have been camping in alot worse weather than that and it's never felt like that. But apart from that great.

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Scenery was amazing, really quiet, spacious campsite with good facilities. ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nikolas O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Scenery was amazing, really quiet, spacious campsite with good facilities. Friendly staff and helpful

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Great rural campsite with amazing views 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_r274911 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A lovely site with amazing views. It is a nice rural site with all the facilities we needed.
    Everything was great for a family weekend away.
    Excellent service, easy to book and then a very helpful friendly lady on the campsite.
    Definitely will be returning and hire a fire pit next time!

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Amazing views, spacious and clean showers 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katie E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing views, spacious and clean showers

    Disliked: 

    Long walk to waste water disposal

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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

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Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Coast Road Fairbourne, Gwynedd, Wales, LL39 1BX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.6985°N 4.0388°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 1.8 miles
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Porthmadog Coach Stop — 16.4 miles
Train stations
Fairbourne Rail Station — 0.5 miles
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Barmouth Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 1.2 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 1.5 miles
Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 29.1 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 43.7 miles

Directions


Site is just off the A493 from Dolgellau on the left-hand side, just before Fairbourne. It is a 10-15 minute walk from either Fairbourne or Morfa Mawddach station.

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 Blue Flag sands at Fairbourne, which can be reached via the estuary path, stretch for more than two miles. There’s safe swimming for families, oodles of rock pools at low tide, and a variety of watersports (Fairbourne is particularly renowned for windsurfing, but all sorts of small craft rumble off its ramp).

Guests can also hop aboard the miniature steam railway here for the short trip to Penrhyn Point, where a dinky passenger ferry runs to the seaside resort of Barmouth.

Walkers will be delighted with the range of rambles in reach: a day exploring the Cadair Idris mountains or the Cregennan Lakes, a bumble to Barmouth featuring a bridge, a bog and a boat, an evening’s meander to the nearby waterfalls at Arthog and Friog, or a wildlife-spotting wander down a former railway line with views of the estuary.

Two-wheelers can get going along the Mawddach Trail which runs from the site, where you can cycle eight miles alongside the edge of the estuary stopping for a picnic as you go, or the stonking Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike paths.

Other nearby tourist attractions include the surreal Italianate village of Portmeirion, underground adventures at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, treetop fun at Go Ape, the Corris Craft Centre, the Talyllyn steam railway and the Centre of Alternative Technology, which has interactive exhibits on renewable energy, organic gardening and the like.

Must see

  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (8.3 miles)
  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (10.7 miles)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (25.8 miles)
  • Plas yn Rhiw (25.8 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:  11 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8:30 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.

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 10 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 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Campfires and barbecues only allowed if using firepits or containers.

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