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Gwerniago Camping Site

· Machynlleth, Gwynedd, Wales
1 acre hosted by Mair ?.
5 motorhome/tent pitches
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Best in North Wales: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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?

Usually the site is quiet and there will be plenty of choice, occasionally, during bank and school holidays choices can be a little limited. Parking is next to customers’ tent.  Camp fires are allowed; when possible please bring your own fire basket.  Logs can be purchased from reception. Facilities: Accepts pets, Fresh water hookup, Grass, Tents, Trailer Tents, small campervans. X1 car included.
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54 Ratings · 43 reviews
Andy W.recommends
May 10, 2024
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Stunning views, clean facilities, friendly staff, good base for climbing Cader Idris. The fire pits were great for cooking on. Will visit again I’m sure.
Mervyn P.recommends
September 26, 2023
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Site was well looked after and maintained showers and toilets superb,there was a room with chairs and freezer,a coin operated washing machine and dryer,it was a great place to stay.It had room for camper vans and caravans with hard standings and electric hook ups,and plenty of room for tents.
Carlos ?.recommends
September 11, 2023
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Fabulous campsite, stunning views.
Stayed here for five years running now. Fabulous campsite with stunning views. Kids love the natural playground in the centre of the site. Lots to do in the area with some amazing beaches or beautiful forests and walks inland. Attractions like King Arthur's Labyrinth and the Talyllyn steam railway, to name just a few, are within easy reach. Facilities at the site are well maintained and always clean. Look forward to returning again next year ⛰️🚂🤺🏕🙂
Alex D.recommends
September 11, 2023
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Grate site
The campsite is clean and tidy. Friendly staff with plenty of space for evenness
Lynne J.recommends
September 9, 2023
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Beautiful location
We went when kids were back at school. Beautiful location, stunning views, peaceful, lots of room, feels private, showers and toilets are lovely and private - 25 minute walk to a lovely community pub, opens around 4pm, walks from the pub to the west wales coastal walk! Everything was perfect- thank you to the owner Mair who gives help when needed.
Lisa G.recommends
August 18, 2023
Non Electric Grass Pitch
Great but stay away from fence
Great spot, clean loos n showers. Fence not high enough by kids football! Ended up moving. But lovely 🥰 place
Machynlleth, Gwynedd, 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
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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