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Bwlchgwyn Farm and Pony Trekking

9.1

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General

  • 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.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 203 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  90% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Lovely site with amazing views and good size pitches.09/13/2022

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  • Bryn 6 electric optional grass tent or motorhome pitch (XXL, ten person)
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    AMAZING VIEWS! Clean toilets and showers, really friendly hosts

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Lovely site with amazing views, friendly staff & level pitched08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bryn 2A electric optional grass tent pitch (three person, small)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic views, friendly owner, flat pitches

    Disliked: 

    Distance to toilets/showers

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The views08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrea D.Confirmed

  • Bryn 4 electric optional grass tent or campervan pitch (medium, five person)
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  • Liked: 

    The views

    Disliked: 

    Size of the pitch was very small, could just about get the guy ropes on, couldn't use the side door as had to pitch the tent against a steep bank. When we arrived 13:30 the previous occupants were still packing up so had to wait for 30 minutes (arrival time was from 11am). When I queried the size of the pitch and the size of my tent I was told I'd booked a 4 man tent and the size I'd just quoted was for an 8 man tent and there weren't any other pitches available. Later when I checked my booking I had given the correct dimensions for my tent

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One or the nicest sites, friendly staff and would go back08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSabina Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Horseshoe 4 electric optional grass tent pitch (XL, eight person)
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  • Liked: 

    View was out of this world, well worth it just for that.

    Disliked: 

    Only slight issue was the toilets, each toilet has a shower in it, if you only need the toilet there was sometimes a queue but it’s not a major problem

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Anonymous user

Fantastic campsite.... calm, friendly and organised..... and a beautiful location....we …08/30/2022

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  • Mawddach View camping pod
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    Fantastic campsite.... calm, friendly and organised..... and a beautiful location....we will be back

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Outstanding views, great, clean facilities , will definitely revisit!08/30/2022

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

  • Horseshoe 1A electric optional grass tent pitch (XL, eight person)
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    Outstanding views, nearby attractions, lovely beaches, great facilities

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It's a beautiful place. Beautiful views of the sea and …08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNancy R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bryn 2A electric optional grass tent pitch (three person, small)
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  • Liked: 

    It's a beautiful place.
    Beautiful views of the sea and the mountains

    Disliked: 

    I think it was very full there was no space between the neighbors.
    I didn't find it very relaxing.
    There was no space.
    We do not camp there.

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Lovely site, clean facilities, very friendly staff08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Quarry 5 non-electric grass tent pitch (small, four person)
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    Lovely views from the campsite. Lots of friendly people in the nearby towns. Plenty of exercise walking up to my pitch

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Great site with clean shower blocks. Fantastic pitches08/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Horseshoe 4 electric optional grass tent pitch (XL, eight person)
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    The view from the campsite is fantastic. With a short drive to Barmouth beach.

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Lovely friendly site, go for the views and sunsets over the estuary.08/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • HorseShoe 3 electric optional grass tent pitch (large, six person)
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing views friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Pitch quite small with very steep slope could only pitch our tent with the main front right on the edge of the steep slope
    Shower rooms near horseshoe were wet rooms and they were wet constantly like the drainage angle wasn't quite right.
    Not dirty but hard to use with toddlers due to the pooling water
    Maybe a long handled squeegy in each room would help campers be able to push the water to the drains
    Sponge mops left outside not sufficient especially as the were very dirty due to dry dusty mud taken in on feet then getting immediately wet due to the water

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Coast Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, Wales, LL39 1BX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.6985°N 4.0388°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sportsman — 26.4 kilometres
Tesco — 26.4 kilometres
Market Square — 27.7 kilometres
Train stations
Fairbourne Rail Station — 0.8 kilometres
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 1.1 kilometres
Barmouth Rail Station — 3.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 2.0 kilometres
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 2.4 kilometres
Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 46.9 kilometres
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 70.3 kilometres

Directions


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.

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 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.

Must see

  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (13.3 kilometres)
  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (17.2 kilometres)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (18.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (41.5 kilometres)
  • Plas yn Rhiw (41.6 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:  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.

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.

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, or at any point before the due date.

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  • 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.
    Read more

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