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- Gwynedd farm site with spectacular estuary and peninsula views
- Equestrian centre on site with pony trekking
- On the Mawddach Trail and close to Coed-y-Brenin bike trails
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 pitches 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 vista. All the usual amenities are 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 grounds for walkers and cyclists to experience truly unmissable views, and a footpath leads from the farm up to Blue Lake.
The equestrian centre has horse riding lessons available. Dog training classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and agility classes on Sundays; please enquire on arrival.
Open from 03/01/2023 to 10/31/2023
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One or the nicest sites, friendly staff and would go back
Outstanding views, great, clean facilities , will definitely revisit!
It's a beautiful place. Beautiful views of the sea and …
Lovely site, clean facilities, very friendly staff
Great site with clean shower blocks. Fantastic pitches
Lovely friendly site, go for the views and sunsets over the estuary.
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Extra toilet/shower facilities available
Hand sanitising stations
Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
- Coach stations
— 26.4 kilometres
26.4 kilometres Tesco — 26.4 kilometres
26.4 kilometres Market Square — 27.7 kilometres
- Train stations
Fairbourne Rail Station
— 0.8 kilometres
0.8 kilometres Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 1.1 kilometres
1.1 kilometres Barmouth Rail Station — 3.0 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 2.0 kilometres
2.0 kilometres Barmouth Ferry Landing — 2.4 kilometres
2.4 kilometres Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 46.9 kilometres
— 70.3 kilometres
The 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.
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 here, plus oodles of rock pools at low tide, and a variety of watersports. 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 should be delighted with the range of rambles in reach: perhaps a day clambering up Cadair Idris or exploring the Cregennan Lakes, a bimble 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 for 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.
- Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (13.3 kilometres)
- MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (17.2 kilometres)
- CADW - Harlech Castle (18.4 kilometres)
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (41.5 kilometres)
- Plas yn Rhiw (41.6 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||7:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
|Arrive:||noon –||7:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
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.
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, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking? 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 here, plus oodles of rock pools at … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking?
Camping and touring Arrive: noon – 7:30 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: noon – 7:30 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.