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- Extensive camping field in a wild area near a lake
- Wildlife haven: look out for buzzards, newts, toads and otters
- Wild swimming allowed in the lake
The extensive camping field at Gwalia Farm is in a wild area near a lake, with flattened patches perfect for pitching tents. The area has plenty of wildlife including orchids, dragonflies and damselflies, buzzards, kites, frogs, newts, toads and sometimes nightjars, glow worms and even the occasional otter.
The site has its own (untreated) spring water supply and campfires are permitted. There are no showers, but guests can swim in the small lake (please note that the site doesn't offer any safety equipment or supervision).
The farm has goats, chickens and sheep, and a large vegetable garden using organic principles. Cars are parked a short walk from the field.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Good value, back to basics camping. Lovely views
Good camp site
Totally fab place easy access to lots of outdoors or attractions.
It's absolutely a nature-lover's paradise.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop
— 11.3 miles
11.3 miles Llanidloes: The Gro Bus Station — 14.0 miles
14.0 miles Llandinam (Powys): Coach Stop — 14.6 miles
- Train stations
Machynlleth Rail Station
— 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Dovey Junction Rail Station — 10.7 miles
10.7 miles Caersws Rail Station — 13.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 16.1 miles
16.1 miles Barmouth Ferry Landing — 16.3 miles
— 55.8 miles
From Aberystwyth, take the A487 to Machynlleth then the A489 to Cemmaes. In Cemmaes turn up hill (left if travelling West, right if travelling east). Continue up the hill (don't turn off toward Brynmeirig/Treehouses), and at the top of the hill the road takes a sharp right, continue following the road down a steep hill. The road then turns sharp left, past Troed-y-Ffordd, Gwalia is the next property, a yellow farmhouse with outbuildings. The camping lay-by is past the house on the left-hand side. There is a sign on the entrance to the camping field - pitch where you like and drop by the house to say hello.
From Shrewsbury, take the A458 west to Mallwyd, then take the A470 south to Cemmaes. Follow directions as above.
The farm is in the Dyfi Valley, around one and a half miles from Cemmaes and a pub serving evening meals.
Machynlleth is nine miles to the west for shopping, swimming or visiting the street market on Wednesdays.
The farm is also on the Cambrian Way, Dyfi Valley Way and the Glyndŵr's Way national trail, and has spectacular views of the mountains of Snowdonia National Park.
The Centre for Alternative Technology is nine miles away.
- MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (7.2 miles)
- Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (16.9 miles)
- Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (22.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
Gwalia Farm cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks 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.
Gwalia Farm will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.