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Fronalchen Caravan Park: Touring caravans

General

  • Scenic back-to-basics site in Snowdonia National Park
  • A 20-minute drive from beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne
  • Famed Mach Loop within 10-minute drive; Portmeirion Gardens within 40

How does a spacious, back-to-basics site sound? How about if it were inside a spectacular national park, with stunning views of the mountains? If you answered ‘pretty fab, ta very much’, get motors running all the way to Fronalchen Caravan Park, a family-friendly site five minutes’ drive from Dolgellau in Gwynedd.

Ramblers, hikers, bikers and riders are well served hereabouts, as the site’s in Snowdonia National Park: Torrent Walk (a four-mile circular route along the River Clywedog gorge) starts less than five minutes away and the mountain biking tracks of Coed-y-Brenin are within half an hour. It's about 20 minutes from here to pony trekking excursions too... surely one of the most photogenic ways to venture around Snowdonia...?

If this all sounds a tad too hectic, ta very much, slow things down a notch with a lazy beach day. There are lengthy sandy stretches in Fairbourne and Barmouth (both 20 minutes from base), where hitting the waves on a surfboard or signing up for a fishing trip are highly recommended.

Fancy a few zero-fuss days instead? Retreat back to base, where there’s little to distract from gorgeous views of Cadair Idris (hikes start around 40 minutes away) and the mountains around it, and there’s lots of room for kickabouts, dog walks, cosy campfires by the riverbank and leisurely barbecues.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 326 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  67% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Ok01/10/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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A really good budget site. Great spot27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Plenty of space. You can have a camp fire. Fantastic views of Cader Idris. Lovely walk by river. 1 1/2 walk to Dolgellau. Shop a 10 min walk through field.

    Disliked: 

    Walk to town on a busy road

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Perfect campsite for us. Facilities are basic but exactly what we want27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBeth J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful location, back to basics, space between pitches

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The views and the site. Really basic but peacefull.24/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    The views and the site. Really basic but peacefull.

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    Bell tent was on a hill where there wasn't any porta loos where the bell tents where located unless to hike down a steep hill in the pitch black or even the day time was very dangerous for my 3 year old boy to try and get down to use the toilet. As the price we paid for a bell tent it would of been nice to have a reasonably close toilet to access. Also we didn't see anything of the owners the whole time. I rang up when we got to the site to see where our tent was and he told us it was on top of the hill. Tripped over a huge peg on the door way which was badly covered with a floor matt and also our single mattress we had for our little boy was flat and we tried to Inflate again but it just deflated.

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Great, beautiful and basic23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLea H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The beauty

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Friendly staff, loads of room, level pitches. Quiet.23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshley K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Simple, unlimited pitch size, loads of room, nice river with views of mountains

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Very basic facilities but the location and views were stunning.23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuss L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Location and views

    Disliked: 

    Toilet facilities were too smelly for ladies.

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Excellent site easy access and very clean and welcoming22/09/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    overall a good place with magnificent views and easy access to some great cycling and walking. Really friendly owners. Will definitely stay again.

    Disliked: 

    Busy A roads each side of campsite but can’t be helped.

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Very large field with plenty of space22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAli R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Enjoyed our stay here. Lovely walks nearby and handy for stunning little village of Dolgellau. There you can find a variety of pubs, chippy, kebab shop and a Co-Op. Very peaceful site. We stayed Tuesday through to Monday so this included a weekend. Not peak season so there was plenty of space to spread ourselves out. No tent limit size and you can choose where you pitch which was a selling point for us. Also allow bbqs and campfires which is just so relaxing whilst enjoying the lovely backdrop scenery. You can hear noise from the nearby A494 especially on a Sunday when the bikers are out, but we soon got used to that and it does quieten down at night. Back to basics camping, showers are in a block where statics are based. There are no luxury toilets or showers but they are clean enough and you get what you pay for. We managed for 6 nights and would definitely stay there again.

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    Stile leading to river not adapted to allow a larger dog to access the river.

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Brilliant site for those group getaways with a few friends22/09/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The option to pitch up wherever we decided

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Features

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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Takeout

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Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Fronalchen, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, LL40 2AD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7517°N 3.8520°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 2.5 kilometres
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 14.1 kilometres
Bala: High Street Coach Stop — 24.7 kilometres
Train stations
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 13.1 kilometres
Barmouth Rail Station — 14.2 kilometres
Fairbourne Rail Station — 14.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 13.9 kilometres
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 14.0 kilometres
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 72.3 kilometres

Directions


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

Guests with one foot in the past will find plenty nearby to keep them entertained. Start by poking around the ruins of Cymer Abbey, 10 minutes’ drive away, before diving into ancient Welsh legend beneath the earth in King Arthur’s Labyrinth, chugging along tracks on more than one heritage narrow gauge railway, and exploring the spectacularly sited Harlech Castle, all within 45 minutes of base.

Prefer the wind in your hair? Pick up speed on the ziplines at Zip World Slate Caverns and on the downhill biking trails at Antur Stiniog, both about 40 minutes away, or stick closer to home (10 minutes) to keep eyes peeled for low-flying jets at the famed Mach Loop.

Outdoorsy types may want to travel the 20 minutes to Cregennan Lakes instead, where there are lots of trails to traipse along, as well as two lakes for trout fishing. Not your bag? The subtropical Portmeirion Gardens 40 minutes away are an absolute must for budding horticulturalists – be sure to explore this ‘Gwyltt’ (Welsh for wildwood) thoroughly, as there are secret gardens, a derelict castle and even a graveyard to root out.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (17.8 kilometres)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (21.0 kilometres)
  • Portmeirion Gardens (24.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (33.5 kilometres)

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:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Fronalchen Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Fronalchen Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Fronalchen Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Fronalchen Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Fronalchen Caravan Park? Guests with one foot in the past will find plenty nearby to keep them entertained. Start by poking around the ruins of Cymer Abbey, 10 minutes’ drive away, before diving into ancient … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Fronalchen Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Fronalchen Caravan Park? From $28.45 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between midnight and 6 a.m..

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The fishing lakes are stocked with Trout.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Coronavirus
The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

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