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Garthyfog

9.8

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General

  • 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.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 97 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site, helpful.owner who gave us fire wood, clean facilities10/29/2022

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

  • Cau Bach non-electric grass tent pitch (secluded)
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    View of sea, fire pit, picnic table

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Would stay here again lovely location10/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cau Bach non-electric grass tent pitch (secluded)
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    Location

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    Ensure you have change for the showers

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quiet clean well run friendly site with beautiful views10/17/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJaime M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly welcoming owners
    Beautiful views
    Quiet site
    Very clean facilities
    Handy for our hikes

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Lovely friendly welcome, shame we didn’t have longer at this site!10/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, clean facilities, lovely views

    Disliked: 

    Not having longer here to explore!

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We had a lovely time staying here, we will come back again for sure!10/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cau Bach non-electric grass tent pitch (secluded)
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    Lovely location, great walks on the doorstep, good facilities, helpful host!

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Friendly campsite owners, immaculate facilities, convenient location!10/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    I camped out here with a friend. The campsite owners were so friendly, and one of the owners even took us with him to see his geese and feed his sheep in the morning. The campsite owners also gave us plenty of recommendations for things to do and detailed directions on how to get there on foot. I can't thank them enough for such a wonderful, unforgettable experience!

    I couldn't recommend Garthyfog enough - the facilities were immaculate, clean and well-kept, customer service was top-notch, and the campsite was in a really convenient location. I will definitely be coming back!

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Very good, peaceful setting, nice everything really09/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Peaceful sight, good seating areas and fire pits

    Disliked: 

    The paying for the shower but understand as to why

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Great family run site. Ideal for amazing walks. Owner was very fr09/20/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location, facilities and setting

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The host, the views and the pitch were all great. …09/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cau Bach non-electric grass tent pitch (secluded)
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    The host, the views and the pitch were all great. Facilities well kept.

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home

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Lovely clean site with friendly staff.09/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbigail B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site with amazing views. The owners were so welcoming and helpful and always checked we were okay. Really close to nice beaches and dog walks. Great for walking. Clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    The pitch was on a rather steep slope which made it slightly difficult. However the owners provided us with wood so we could prop stuff up.

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Features

Coronavirus

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

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 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

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales, LL39 1AX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.7058°N 4.0206°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sportsman — 25.9 kilometres
Tesco — 26.0 kilometres
Market Square — 27.2 kilometres
Train stations
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 0.8 kilometres
Fairbourne Rail Station — 2.2 kilometres
Barmouth Rail Station — 3.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 2.2 kilometres
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 2.6 kilometres
Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 47.9 kilometres
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 70.1 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

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.

Must see

  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (14.4 kilometres)
  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (17.0 kilometres)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (18.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (40.4 kilometres)
  • Plas yn Rhiw (42.5 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:  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.

Payment

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 park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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.
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