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Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking

9.0
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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

Overall rating based on 133 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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You will not find a more beautifully located camp site than this. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian M. Confirmed

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

    Stunning beautiful views from every pitch. A well run camp site with a low key rustic feel yet well maintained clean practical shower, toilet, washing up facilities. The available hire of fire pits and wood was a nice touch.

    Disliked: 

    Maybe pitches could be a little more spread but it's nit picking. A bigger issue was the confusion caused by booking through PITCHUP regarding electrical hookup. We turned up expecting to have a pitch with electricity as that was what we thought we had booked. The campsite owners received paperwork from PITCHUP stating a non electric hook up.

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Highly recommended camping site! 16/08/2017

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

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

    The place is spectacular and facilities are good!
    Clean toilets and shower cabins. Place was well managed and site teams were easily accessible if needed.
    Pony trekking was cool, my little gorl loved it! Enjoyed our stay there!

    Disliked: 

    No playground for kids.

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Adequate pitches with great views, helpful staff with clean facilities 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cara A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Great view
    Power shower and clean amenities
    Great pitch size
    Well organised
    Easy to find
    Helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately we had noisy neighbours who usedo foul language and aired their laundry publicly

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View's excellent and facilities very good also enjoyed the pony ... 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    View's excellent and facilities very good also enjoyed the pony trecking

    Disliked: 

    Being on bank and not being able to unload car easy

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Overall, nice site quiet location great view across to barmouth 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Views,pitch location

    Disliked: 

    Hike to toilets,showers for kids

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Good atmosphere, 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nice views, good position to view the sunset overlooking the sea.

    Disliked: 

    On a steep hill, parking was a bit of a pain!

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Excellent location with outstanding views, well maintained facilities. 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dillon T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The views from our pitch were second to none. The campsite contained friendly fellow campers, with little hostility with one another. There is a train station within Fairborne which is twenty minutes away with a train with spans a large chunk of the Welsh coast at reasonable prices. We we're mostly left to ourselves by staff who have us ample space to enjoy our stay, with very little interference on their behalf.

    Disliked: 

    Being situated at the top would sometimes prove problematic, such as on the first day we nearly rolled our people carrier, and the surface can be slippery when wet. At times our pitch location became oversaturated with tents, as more and more groups were being out with our own, limiting our space. We also found being plagued by wasps to be specially problematic over the span of the first few days, possibly due to a wasp nest local to our pitch location.

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Friendly staff very helpful toilets clean brilliant views 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom colin p. Confirmed

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

    Friendly staff very helpful toilets clean brilliant views

    Disliked: 

    The site was a bit steep and tents were packed in a bit .some of the campers noisy lighting fires and playing music at 2am and skidding up the the hill in there cars .For the money we paid it was a good value

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Lovely campsite! 11/08/2017

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

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

    The views are lovely. You can see Barmouth from the site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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excellent site, clean, and we w.ould be going there again 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dianne J. Confirmed

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

    1 st time camping, it was wow !

    Disliked: 

    I am disabled, to many bumps for me to get over. but we had a wonderful time.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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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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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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