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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. 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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9.0

Overall rating based on 99 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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Gemma from the farm was great always busy but always there to sort any 10/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gerald G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The view was to die for, sunset from heaven

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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overall a really good weekend with the weather on our side 10/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark I. Confirmed

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

    good clean facilities fantastic views, friendly owners.
    would definitely go again. kids enjoyed it. blue lake near by was great.

    Disliked: 

    we where on the second tear from the top and the cars where struggling to climbed the steep gravel track to reach the top tear and throwing bricks up from wheel spin , not to good when kids are around.
    would also benefit from a small on site shop for barbecues , fresh milk ect save leaving site.

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Quiet site with friendly, helpful owners. Loved it. 03/07/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (five man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The views. Camped right at the top of the site and the views over the bay and into Barmouth were spectacular.

    The owners are friendly and helpful, and looked after their guests and the site.

    Word of warning, though. If you don’t like steep hills, you may struggle with the higher up pitches as it is literally carved into a hillside. But we thought the trek was worth it.

    The site is within a half-hour easy walk of Fairbourne which has fantastic, clean and quiet beaches. Oh, top tip if you go there. The golf club at the far end of the beach road does a fantastic all-day breakfast. Or you can drive to or walk over the bridge into Barmouth which was very busy the weekend we visited, but will cater for anyone who is looking for somewhere to eat or picking up essentials.

    The facilities were clean and well stocked with the necessary items (hand soap, loo roll etc.) and there were several water points throughout the site in addition to the showers and laundry rooms.

    The fire pits are a great idea and available for hire for a nominal fee, with the firewood bought by the bag as you require.

    The site has WiFi but it isn’t free. I had such a good phone signal that I didn’t bother and being at the top of the site, I doubt the WiFi would’ve been much good.

    Disliked: 

    The road surfaces could be improved, especially further up. The loose gravel makes it tricky for vehicles to get up and a few drivers struggled.

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Would definately go back, just for that view! 02/07/2018

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

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

    Absolutely stunning view!

    Disliked: 

    Couldn’t park car by the pitch

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Would go again 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Fabulous views and great family run place

    Disliked: 

    Some steep hills but ok with 4x4

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Great atmosphere stunning views!! 02/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nora M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Great atmosphere stunning views!!

    Disliked: 

    Snoring perosn next to our tent ⛺️

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Amazing like always, great place for a rest and recover. 28/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Monika D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing like always, great place for a rest and recover.

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Great views and campsite 27/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Great views and campsite

    Disliked: 

    Some flies but OK f using repellent

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Wonderful stay, would again. Definitely bring your own bottled water 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Samantha M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Beautiful location and views you can see for miles.
    Really lovely hospitality when you arrive and they let you get on with your own thing for the rest of your stay.

    Disliked: 

    Wouldn’t recommend using the water tap as we were unwell from what we think was the water.
    Lots of midgees due to the location and horse flies.

From the manager...

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the lovely views of this beautiful Estuary.

Please note that All our drinking water taps around the campsite and in the kitchen areas are mains water taps and unfortunately due to the great hot weather most campsites have been suffering with midges at this time of year just need to be prepared with a firepit and some jungle spray once the sun goes down !!

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the view was outstanding - breathtaking in fact! Lovely quite ... 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca O. Confirmed

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

    the view was outstanding - breathtaking in fact! Lovely quite and tranquil place to stay. we will definitely be back! Facilities were fantastic - ideal for small children too which is a must for us. Clean and tidy site and the farming family who host this site were very welcoming and kind.

    Disliked: 

    Only bug bear is the VERY steep hills and pathways in some areas which is typical of its location - not ideal for people not confident in driving!

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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

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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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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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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