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- Dog-friendly South Snowdonia site two miles from the Mawddach estuary
- Walks from the site; 20 minutes’ drive to Coed y Brenin Forest Park
- Free-range eggs available; walking distance to Fairbourne for shops
Got a thing for mountains, waterfalls and mountain biking trails? Or perhaps a cycle-easy trail along an estuary, followed by paddleboarding around Barmouth harbour? Such is the story at Garthyfog, a dog-friendly site in South Snowdonia, two miles from the Mawddach estuary.
With Barmouth’s beach, harbour and promenade an hour’s walk or 20 minutes’ cycle away, you’ll have all the pleasures of coastal camping to mix and match with the mountain biking mecca at Coed y Brenin Forest Park (20 minutes’ drive) or hilly hikes up Penygader (25 minutes).
Pitches here are sheltered and tucked away on a hill, so they’re not all level. With this hillside position, views are rather handsome and make for a pretty backdrop to any barbecue – you might find that the site’s free-range eggs steal the show, though, if you get your hands on those.
Whether it’s walking, climbing or mountain biking you’ve got in mind, you’ll always have the site to prop your feet up at afterwards. Having operated for many years (with guests often returning), you’ll have a well-kept toilet block, two showers, two toilets and a dishwashing area at your disposal.
As for the seaside… well, when you’re not ambling down to Barmouth over the Mawddach estuary via the grand Barmouth Bridge, the seaside village of Fairbourne is just 45 minutes’ stroll – that's a yes to the beach, as well as restaurants, pubs, shops and fish and chip shops.
Open from 04/01/2023 to 10/31/2023
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quiet clean well run friendly site with beautiful views
Lovely friendly welcome, shame we didn’t have longer at this site!
We had a lovely time staying here, we will come back again for sure!
Friendly campsite owners, immaculate facilities, convenient location!
Great family run site. Ideal for amazing walks. Owner was very fr
Lovely clean site with friendly staff.
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
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
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 25.9 kilometres
25.9 kilometres Tesco — 26.0 kilometres
26.0 kilometres Market Square — 27.2 kilometres
- Train stations
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station
— 0.8 kilometres
0.8 kilometres Fairbourne Rail Station — 2.2 kilometres
2.2 kilometres Barmouth Rail Station — 3.1 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 2.2 kilometres
2.2 kilometres Barmouth Ferry Landing — 2.6 kilometres
2.6 kilometres Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 47.9 kilometres
— 70.1 kilometres
Whether you’re a newbie to the whole walking thing or a seasoned trail veteran, there are walks for all levels locally… and some straight from the site. Perhaps you’ll want to set your sights on Arthog Waterfalls (half an hour’s walk) or go straight for the big gun, Penygader’s mountain trails (under three hours’ walk or 25 minutes’ drive).
Those of you who prefer to pedal your way about may want to make headway for the The Mawddach Trail (around half an hour’s walk). This nine-mile traffic-free highway runs down a disused railway line from beachy Barmouth to Dolgellau, where you might want to extend your route along the Precipice Walk (15 minutes’ drive) through meadows, woodlands and a conifer plantation.
Your blood may already be pumping from all the activities, but those of you who are after adrenaline practically on tap will want to head on up to Zip World Slate Caverns (50 minutes), where zipwires and trampolines will take things to new heights – not literally, though, as they’re part of an underground cave system.
- Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (14.4 kilometres)
- MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (17.0 kilometres)
- CADW - Harlech Castle (18.0 kilometres)
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (40.4 kilometres)
- Plas yn Rhiw (42.5 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12:30 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
Garthyfog cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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. Garthyfog 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.
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 parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Garthyfog have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Garthyfog dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Garthyfog? Whether you’re a newbie to the whole walking thing or a seasoned trail veteran, there are walks for all levels locally… and some straight from the site. Perhaps you’ll want to set … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Garthyfog?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11:30 a.m.