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Gwerniago Camping Site
27 reviews
· Machynlleth, Wales
1 acre
5 units
5 Motorhome/tent
Leave it to your kids’ imagination when it comes to this site. Rocky outcrops and magical valleys. It’s a proper fairytale of a site.
What makes the perfect campsite? A peaceful farmland location? A nearby beach? Or friendly folk who are happy with campfires, children and dogs? Gwerniago is all of these things and a lot more besides. Set in the pretty Dovey Valley, its large field is divided by the natural boundaries of oak and rocky outcrop. The family have farmed here for three generations now, so camping here gives you a great insight into a farmer’s working life. Arrive at tea time and you might see farmer Trevor’s sheepdog herding his flock back out to their field, with Trevor opening gates ahead of them on his quad bike. The owner's will lend you baskets for campfires, which dot the site. As wisps of smoke drift skywards and marshmallows bubble in the heat, the hustle and bustle of urban life seems a long way away; it’d be all too easy to spend several days here without feeling the need to leave the site at all. But that might be a shame, as the beach and little harbour at Aberdyfi is less than a 15-minute drive north, and there’s also Borth to the south. There’s even a family-friendly pub in the village, within walking distance down a quiet lane. You can’t really ask for much more than that, can you?
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Machynlleth, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mair ?.Joined in March 2016
32 Ratings · 27 reviews
Jane L.recommends
August 18, 2022
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Facilities really good at this campsite. We were worried on arrival it looked so busy but there was no problem. Lovely views across the valley. Dog walks from the actual campsite hard to find but lots locally within a short car drive
Scotty P.recommends
August 16, 2022
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Beautiful location, and just the place I needed to take off my boots and rest my poor feet!
Che J.recommends
August 16, 2022
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Clean and well maintained facilities. Campsite in great location with easy access to beaches by car. Appreciated that all campers during our stay kept a practical & considerate distance in pitching tents/vehicle parking. Woods and play area kept kids entertained.
Agnieszka K.recommends
August 16, 2022
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Really nice Campsite, easy to access, great hosts. You can choose your own pitch which was very good. Spacious pitches, the only thing was the ground full of stones so it was challenging at the time to put the pegs in but you can do it with rubber hammer-our pitch was on a raised ares so that might be the reason. Overall very good experience.
Vicky S.recommends
August 15, 2022
Non Electric Grass Pitch
A great site with lovely views and good facilities.
Madeline I.recommends
August 3, 2022
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Lovely site. Very relaxed and not squashed. Toilets and showers nice and clean. Staff approachable and friendly. Loved all the little extras like picnic benches, fire pits, washing up liquid etc. Would definitely recommend and go back again myself 👍
From the host
Gwerniago campsite is located in the heartland of Mid Wales, at the most southern point of the Snowdonia National Park. Gwerniago is a family run working farm run by a Welsh speaking family. The campsite is situated on the edge of Pennal village in the beautiful unspoilt Dyfi (Dovey) Valley. Near beaches and mountains.
Nearby attractions
Situated near the market town of Machynlleth, where a market is still held every Wednesday, Gwerniago is in a suberb location for walking and cycling. Within a 10 minute drive of Dyfi Bike Park, or 20 minutes from the popular seaside village of Aberdyfi, home to a sandy beach and seaside shops. North of Pennal, CAT (the Centre for Alternative Technology) (01654 705950) is popular with all ages. There’s an RSPB reserve at Eglwysfach, where you can see red kites and peregrine falcons.
Food and drink
The Riverside, which is within walking distance of the campsite, is a very popular local restaurant. There are plenty of Cafe's in the nearby town of Machynlleth if you fancy grabbing a bite to each for lunch.
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