Standard Motorhome or small tent pitch

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Barmouth Graig Wen

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Pet Friendly
A standard touring van pitch for small tents or motorhomes up to 7m. Hardstanding with enough space for awning or small tent on grass.

The Owner Says

We have 9 pitches on the small touring van area of our camp site.   This is a standard touring pitch with hardstanding suitable for motor homes not exceeding 7m or small tents/awnings not exceeding 7 metres long by 3 metres wide.  The pitch is not suitable for caravans. Electric hook up is optional and can be booked as an extra.  Please be aware our site is on Welsh slate and you may require rock pegs for your tent or awning.

The pitch is sited towards the back of our small touring site.  You have use of a nearby communal area with wonderful views and a camp fire pit in the woods - the perfect place for a sundowner!  The site is surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Snowdonia National Park - watch the shadows race over the mountains and the ebb and flow of the Mawddach Estuary. Shelter is provided by oak, birch and rowan trees and hill sides covered in heather and moss.

This small upper part of our site is suitable for up to 8 vans and a couple of smaller tents.  There is no access for vans to the lower camping fields which are for tent campers only. There is direct access on foot or with bikes down a 600 metre track, which is steep in places, to the Mawddach Estuary.

If you are looking for splendid isolation you can find it on our tent only camping fields but the touring van site is much smaller with pitches closer together. If you are looking for a van pitch on a small, clean and quietly sociable site in a great location, then we hope you will enjoy Graig Wen.

FACILITIES

Two ladies and two gents loos.

Two unisex showers- free.  Area for hairdrying (bring your hairdryer).

Dogs on leads welcome.

Pub within 30 minutes bike ride along estuary trail.

BBQs allowed and communal campfire area - logs and charcoal for sale on site.

Some pitches have TV reception for those with digital TV and aerials.

wifi access near the honesty shop

Mobile phone reception with 3/4G reception (except for 02 users).

Bus from site entrance to beach and local town.  Morfa Mawddach train station a couple of miles away for Birmingham, Harlech, Criccieth etc

Bike hire locally from Dolgellau, Barmouth and Coed y Brenin.

Shops and launderette within 2 miles. Cafes and supermarkets within 5 miles.

Camp shop selling essentials such as milk, cold drinks, Calor gas and rock pegs.

Pre-order breakfast croissants on site.

Covered washing up area and microwave access.

Filtered drinking water from mountain spring.

Starry skies and birdsong.

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About Graig Wen

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, glampers, dogs, cyclists/mountain bikers, walkers – in fact it’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy Graig Wen.

Nearby

Cadair Idris (892 metres) - clambering up the mountain is a great local option and the Pony Path makes is family friendly.  Alternatively walk straight off the camp site along the stunning (and flat) waterside Mawddach Trail to the seaside treats of Barmouth. Go crabbing or visit Knickerbockers ice-cream parlour. As well as the cycle track along the estuary to the Fairbounre beach, there’s mountain-bike routes for all abilities, at nearby Coed-y-Brenin (01341 440747), around 5 miles north of Dolgellau. Head north to Llechwedd Slate Caverns where Zip World (01248 601444) is hugely popular. Over 8km of wires are strung throughout the mountains providing a truly unique areal experience. Slightly more theme park-like, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, on the A487 between Dolgellau and Machynlleth (01654 761584) is an attraction themed around ancient myths and legends. Every third Sunday of the month Dolgellau holds a Farmer's Market.

Food & Drink

The owners sell eggs, ice cream, marshmallows and breakfast hampers in high season (local bacon, sausages, bread, juice) for £30. Stock up on local produce and tasty treats at the Country Market on Thursday mornings, or the Farmer’s Market on the third Sunday of every month, both in Dolgellau. Down at Fairbourne, the unassuming Indiana Cuisine (01341250891) is a pleasant surprise. South Indian specialities are created with colour and flourish from fresh ingredients and traditional home recipes. Plenty of non-spicy options available. Good pub grub at The George III Hotel (01341 422525) 5 minutes drive or an hour's delightful walk along the estuary cycle trail. Locally produced lamb, beef and fish can be enjoyed outside in view of the estuary.

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Location

Graig Wen is located at Graig Wen Campsite, Arthog, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL39 1YP

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Getting There

On the road between Dolgellau and Fairbourne. Turn off the A470 Dolgellau bypass and take the A493, signposted Tywyn/Fairbourne. A mile and half before Arthog village you’ll spot a post box on your right, and the site is 200 metres on from that, on the right.

Morfa Mawddach railway station about 2 miles from site, accessible by foot/cycle path or bus. Sarah and John encourage public transport and can arrange pick-up from station for £10. Buses run between Aberystwyth/ Machynlleth and Dolgellau. Ask the driver to drop you off at Graig-Wen between Penmaenpool and Arthog. Buses and trains: Traveline Cymru 0871 200 2233.