Gwern-Y-Bwlch Caravan Club Site

Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7EB, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A gem of a site in a lovely setting, lost in Mid Wales between Snowdonia and old Montgomeryshire. Gwern-y-Bwlch Club Site features terraced pitches, some with splendid views across the valley. You'll soon find the pace of life slows to a relaxed stroll in this part of Wales. The caravan park is an ideal base for country pursuits like birdwatching or fishing. Don't forget your binoculars - the RSPB has reserves at Lake Vyrnwy and Ynys-Hir. A conservationist's paradise, with a bird hide and feeding station on site - watch out for the red kite in the area.

Gwern-y-Bwlch Club Site has proved ideal for anglers, who often try their luck at the Llyn Clywedog reservoir, or in the Dyfi River. If you fancy sea fishing you can book trips from the harbours of Aberystwyth or Aberdyfi. Walkers will find the Ffordd Glyndwr long distance footpath passes the caravan site. Further walking is available through the local woodland of Llanbrynmair that was developed by the Forestry Commission.

Please note: This site does not have a toilet block. The maximum outfit length we can accept on this site is 8 metres.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The dog walk makes a pleasant evening stroll, but beware of slippery banks near the stream. There are also walks trough the nearby forest, following extensive marked trials, starting half a mile from the site taking the lane north. You can also join the 135 mile long Glyndwr’s Way through the open moorlands, farmlands and forests of mid-Wales.

Supermarket notes:

LLanbrynmair Village (2 miles) has a small general store, and Carno (6 miles East) has a Spar and Post Office. The nearest town is Machynlleth (10 miles), which has a good range of shops, including Spar and Co-op supermarkets that are open until 8.00pm.

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Directions

From South East (Caersws) on A470: turn right about 1 mile past Llanbrynmair at Club Site sign. The site entrance is 50 yards uphill on the left. Care is required at sharp right and left turns at railway bridge 0.25 mile past Llanbrynmair. From West (Machynlleth) on A489: in about 5.75 miles at roundabout turn right onto A470 (signposted Newtown). In about 4 miles turn left at Club Site sign. The site entrance is 50 yards uphill on the left. On final approach to site proceed with caution to avoid overshooting minor road.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SY19 7EB
GPS:
Lat 52.62015 / Lon -3.65862
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OS field ref:
SH877036
OS map ref:
136
Handbook map ref:
E7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Machynlleth and Newtown
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Wonderful 8 days

We have just spent 8 days on the peaceful site. We had the perfect pitch and loved to listen to the birds, sheep and running water of the stream. Janet and Pete were both very friendly and always stopped to chat as they by with their dog. The most relaxed holiday we’ve ever had.
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Peaceful and delightful, a little haven

Our first visit to Gwern-Y-Bwlch and we will definitely be back. It's such a beautiful, peaceful site within an ancient wood. The whole site is a haven for wildlife and it was a delight to sit watching it all. The dog walk is spectacular too, a circular walk among the bluebells. Janet and Pete were really helpful too with where to walk the dogs from the site up the hills for some spectacular sights. The rain was torrential at times but it didn't stop us going for nice walks and we will definitely be back - will probably always be our favourite site. If you like peace, Wildlife, wonderful scenic walks, you can't go wrong with Gwern-Y-Bwlch.

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Peaceful

Very quiet peaceful site, laid out on terraces. Pleasant, helpful wardens. Excellent walk going high up over the top of the hill behind the site, although steep and footpath signs are not great. You need to drive to other local places - Lake Vyrnwy is lovely, approx 40 mins away. As said previously, the sign for the site is missing from both directions on the main road, so easy to miss the entrance, but sat nav got it right
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Very nice peaceful site.

What a lovely site stayed for 4 nights 16th april very quiet and peaceful, lovely dog walk , there was hot spot wifi by reception, wardens janet and peter was very freindly and helpful best wardens i have come across so far. take your time approching site as the sighn is no longer on main road and you could miss the turning we did. will return again later on in the year. thank you janet and peter for a loverly stay.
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Lovely site. Very peaceful. Lovely views. The wardens were really lovely and helpful. Very dog friendly with two dog walks and plenty of ‘poo’ bins. No shower or toilets, but we didn’t need that. Plenty of facilities for water, waste etc dotted about the site. It’s a tiered site, so maybe not for the less mobile, but it does offer more privacy than usual. The only down side is that there is not much around the site in the way of shops / cafe / meals. Definitely need to use your car to get around. However, if you want a quiet peaceful break, this is highly recommended.
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Telephone:
01650 521351

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This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance, we are pleased to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.