Bryn-y-Gwin Farm

Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1TF

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

This CL site is located on the outskirts of the picturesque market town of Dolgellau in Gwynedd and enjoys the feeling of tranquility and seclusion. Nestled within the Snowdonia National Park amongst the foothills of Wales' third highest mountain Cader Idris, it has outstanding views.

The site offers electric hook ups, hard standings, shower, toilets and wash facilities, chemical waste disposal, filtered water, a scenic one acre coarse fishery and bushcraft courses (to be booked in advance).

It is the perfect location for; walking - being very close the renowned Mawddach Trail, mountain biking - located near the Coed-Y-Brenin mountain bike centre, coarse - sea and game fishing, bird watching, a short drive to the coast and ideal for exploring the rich Welsh heritage.

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: variable
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Postcode:
LL40 1TF
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GPS:
Lat 52.740907 / Lon -3.900522
OS field ref:
SH718173
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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This is a good site, can accomodate when the CL is full

I tried to book the CL here, but it was full. The owner has two other small commercial sites at the same price, sharing the same facilites and he could fit me in. Deposit and payment was via BACS (a plus for me). Sadly the facilities were closed (due to COVID) for my visit, so i can't comment, other than they are a ~30-40 metre walk from the CL. The road up to the site is a bit narrow and steep, but little used so i had no issues, the pitches on the CL and the site adajcent that i used were hard standing and of a good standard and Ian gave me a friendly welcome. This site's best asset is it's setting and the wealth of fabulous walking/cycling on the doorstep. The Mawddach Trail is very easy to get to from the site(turn left out of the site, left on the main road, then right into a service road for some houses then down a short, narrow footpath and over a footbridge). The road back up is rather steep though! I walked Cader Idris from the site, short drive away are the Panorama walk above Barmouth and the precipice walk above Dolgellau. Rhobell Fawr/DDuallt and Y Garn are aslo nearby for any mountain baggers and just up the road, Cregellen Lakes are well worth a visit, especially with a good sunset. I loved this site as a great base for walking/cycling, it might be a bit basic for some, but it's location is perfect for Dolgellau/Barmouth/Coed-y-Brenin etc
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THE PITCHES AND TOILET FACILITES LET SITE DOWN

Picked site as thought it was very near the Mawddach trail but it was down a 1 mile hill to get to Dolgellau. Yes you can cycle and walk it but it was rather hard after the 22 miles on the Mawddach trail. Would also be difficult if you had a pram or wheelchair due to no footpaths in bits. The site itself is lovely with great scenery and very tranquil. The pitches could be better, there is hardstanding but the pitch we had even if we had brought our awing with us we would not have been able to put it out. Whichever way we had parked the van we would have been on a slope up or down with the awning. The hardstanding bit was full of large chunks of slate and again this would have just torn our ground sheet. There was a a bit of sheep poo around and I appreciate its a working farm but not nice when you tread into your van. The site is very large with a CL bit with 5 pitches, a general bit with a few pitches, two campsites and permanent pitches. I can imagine in high season it would be very busy. The toilet facilities are what spoilt the stay for me, they were not nice. There was one block which housed one shower which used £1.00 coin for 10 minutes, two sinks and a toilet (with lockable door) which had a sink and then next door was a door to one toilet and no sink. Spiders everywhere and cobwebs and there is a difference between cobwebs newly made and ones that have been there in a long while. On a scale of 1 - 10 I would give them a 2. I avoided them at all costs. I would imagine these would be a nightmare in high season. I really do think this site has excellent potential BUT the showers and toilets need to be invested in and the pitches just made a bit smoother and flat in some places. I have read all the reviews and the main gripe does seem to be the facilities. The drinking water was brown which was a bit off putting but luckily we had filled out tanks up. Our friends stayed in the pitch next to ours and had the same moans. They actually left a night earlier and went to another site. Also if you have to go to the toilet at night make sure that you have a strong torch as there are no lights at all - which is not good however on the plus side the stars look fantastic. I would not go back to this site unless the toilet facilities are improved to a much higher standard. However the setting is great and very scenic and on the doorstep for a lot of nice walks etc.

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Warm welcome from owners. The quiet CL area has hard standing to one side of a large grass field enclosed by trees with views down to Dolgellau. Being part of a bigger touring/camping/fishing business well spread out over the farm didn't detract from our stay. Facilities weren’t close to CL but we are self sufficient. A lovely walk up local lane gives fantastic views of Cader Idris and access to various footpaths for other longer walks, SSSI wildflower meadows and birding interest from siskins and willlow warblers everywhere and sightings of redstart, pied and spotted flycatchers. Cycled Mawddach trail from Dolgellau which follows estuary to Barmouth on disused railway with great views. We'll be back!
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Relaxing stay

A quiet relaxing site with a view of Cadar Idris. Fellow campers we met in the Peak District recommended this site and they were right to do so. We had a warm welcome on arrival, with an explanation of where every thing was and how it worked. The showers and toilets were fine and the town is a short walk away. It is uphill on the way back, so don't over do the excellent ale that the town has to offer. Cadar Idris can walked from the site and we were given some good route information by the owner. We had a great stay and are planning to return.
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One of our favorite CL's

This was our second visit here and we had another enjoyable stay. Very friendly and helpful owners. If you're looking for an all singing and dancing site, then this isn't for you. A lovey peaceful site. All you can hear are birds sing and sheep bleating. We did have the odd sheep appear around our pitch, which didn't bother us in the slightest. However, this was no fault of the owners but a fellow campers, who chose to ignore the very clear please close the gate signs. Stunning views from the site too. I'm unable to comment on the shower and toilet facilities as we use our own in the van. We had no trouble with finding the site on our first visit last July as it is clearing signed from the road. For aviation fans, Cad West is about a 10 minute drive away. Fairbourne beach is about 30 minutes away. Ideal for letting dogs have a good play on. Easy to give dogs a quick walk on the site too. Bala Lake and Bewts-Y-Coed are easy to drive to as well. Mobile signal was too good as I managed to use most of my data up! There's a Co-Op and Eurospar in Dollgelau.
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