Bell Tent (8 at Graig Wen)
The Owner Says
Our bell tent in Snowdonia National Park is for hire from late July until mid September. The bell tent is suitable for adults and older children seeking an active, wild adventure. The spacious and robust bell tent is pitched in a secluded spot at the far end of the valley on our lower tent camping fields. You camp in a private area with your own camp fire and a simple outdoor camp kitchen. The canvas tent sleeps 2 – 4 people and comes kitted out with a proper double bed and mattress and two camp beds. There’s floor matting and rugs but you will need to bring your own bedding/sleeping bags. In the adjacent gazebo tent there’s a camping gas cooker, cooking utensils, cool box, wash stand and picnic table. There’s also a couple of camping chairs to use. Simple lighting and a lantern are provided. Just bring bedding, food and enjoy a very special corner of Snowdonia National Park…
There is a simple but clean compost loo a less than a minute’s walk away shared with other campers. There also also hot showers a few minutes walk away across a couple of fields. Please be aware that this pitch is secluded and you will be parking about 400 metres from your vehicle. We are usually around to offer guests a lift from the car parking area with their kit to the bell tent if you arrive between 2 and 4pm. Outside of these times wheelbarrows are provided to take your stuff across the meadows.
The bell tent is off grid but we can charge up battery packs (but not phones) in reception where there is also a wifi point. There's 4G coverage around the site.
If you prefer a little more luxury closer to the washing facilities which can park next to, then our yurts or shepherd’s hut might suit you better. PLEASE NOTE LAST CHECK IN IS 6.45PM due to the location of the bell tent. We will not accept any arrivals for the bell tent after dusk – please plan accordingly or you will be asked to arrive the next morning.
The bell tent is perfect if you fancy travelling light and trying a car-free holiday. It’s easy to get to Graig Wen and get around on public transport. We can usually arrange to collect you from the local train station at Morfa Mawddach or provide a taxi number. You can pre-order freshly baked croissants.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please check out the web page on Graig Wen's own web site for more photos and details.
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.