Panorama View Pitch (electric optional) (9 at Graig Wen)
The Owner Says
Our two panorama view pitches have the best views of the Mawddach Estuary on the small touring van part of the site. The pitches are hardstanding and grass suitable for motor homes or caravans not exceeding 7.5m. 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 awnings (we usually have some for sale on site).
In addition to enjoying the sweeping estuary and mountain views from your pitch, you have use of the communal benches in front of the pitches and a communal 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 6 vans. 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.
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.
About Graig Wen
Tents, campervans, caravans, glampers, dogs, cyclists/mountain bikers, walkers, trail runners – in fact it’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy Graig Wen.
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. Castell y Bere is an atmospheric ruined castle which is great for exploring. Graig Wen is in one of the darkest parts of the Snowdonia Dark Skies Reserve so the star gazing can be awesome. Walk from the site to Arthog waterfalls and up to the stunning Cregennan Lakes.
Food & Drink
Good pub grub at The George III Hotel (01341 422525) 5 minutes drive or an hour' and half's delightful walk along the estuary cycle trail. Locally produced lamb, beef and fish can be enjoyed outside in view of the estuary. 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 and vegan options available. Mawddach Neapolitan Pizzas are now serving up the best pizzas this side of Naples to enjoy over fabulous views of Cader Idris. Head to the Celtic Cabin on Barmouth Prom for the most amazing street food. Graig Wen's new guest app gives you the inside track on the latest pop-up places to eat and drink as well as locals' favourites.
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Graig Wen is located at Graig Wen Campsite, Arthog, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL39 1YP
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.