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Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking

9.1

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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. All the usual amenities on site: free hot showers, toilets, 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, and a footpath leads from the farm up to Blue Lake.

The equestrian centre has horse riding lessons available with a qualified BHSAI instructor. Dog training classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and agility classes on Sundays; please enquire on arrival.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 116 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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91% described Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking as Spectacular scenery ?

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Look every minute of it and being going back next ... 29/10/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (five man)
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    Look every minute of it and being going back next year

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The facilities onsight are fantastic, the location is wonderfully natural ... 28/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jordan D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The facilities onsight are fantastic, the location is wonderfully natural with a glorious view.

    We spent one night in October which is obviously off season but the pitch was easy and everything was brilliant.

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Great views and some nice walks nearby. 13/09/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (three man)
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    Great views and some nice walks nearby.

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Fantastic site with pitch sixth stunning views. 07/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carolyn M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Wonderful site with terraced pitches making for a private and uninterrupted view of the stunning Mawddach Estuary, Barmouth and the mountains. Loads of walks and things to do in the area. Great laid back atmosphere, especially as schools had just gone back so the site was quiet. Facilities were spot on with clean toilets and showers. We definitely want to return next year!

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Basic site, served our purpose, views made up for the shortfalls. 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah L. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (eight man)
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    The location and views were stunning.
    We had 3 nights, perfect times for cycling in the area and visiting Barmouth.

    Disliked: 

    On arrival the facilities were in rather a mess, this did get better but first impressions weren’t great.
    There was no space for kids to kick a football about or simply play.
    Having 2 teenagers it was a little restricted.
    Quite a long walk to the facilities depending on where your pitch was!

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excellent 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard t. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (four man)
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    very nice and amazing views

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Great view 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ann W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional motorhome pitch
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    The owners were friendly and happy to help out with our enquiries. The view over the estuary and the sea was lovely - well worth the trip up the steep and winding road to the campsite (scary when you have just picked up your first motorhome!). My daughter loved her riding lesson.

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    Our pitch was on a wet grass bank rather than on hardstanding, which made it difficult to level the motorhome. The toilet/shower area was a bit muddy (so you got out of the shower on to a muddy floor), although mops were provided for people to clean up after themselves.

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Great friendly staff and very accommodating 29/08/2018

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (three man)
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    The friendly welcome, fabulous view's and very accommodating. A very pleasurable stay, thank you..

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Brilliant views. Shower temps need close supervision for kids 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (five man)
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    The view was fantastic, pitch very spacious - we had a lot of rain and found the pitch to have quite good drainage. Toilet and shower block great facilities, clean, private and spacious. Didn't have electric so can't comment.

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    Only issue was the showers were very temperamental - temperatures quite extreme (scalding then freezing) - anyone with children would need to take care when showering.

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Went horse riding on the beach with my 7 year old daughter, fantastic 25/08/2018

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

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (five man)
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    Everything. People friendly and helpful. Toilet and shower block clean and always toilet rolls!!👍😜👍
    Stunning views and lovely quiet spot

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    Weather 😱😱

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

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Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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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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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
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
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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