Grass Pitch (7)
- Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
Non electric grass pitches are not marked out so campers can enjoy choosing their own secluded spot on arrival.
The Owner Says
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, Motor homes, Tents, Touring caravans.
X1 car included.
NearbyPlenty of seaside activities at Borth, and the visitor centre there (01970 871174) is staffed by friendly ladies. The pebbly beach is great when the weather’s nice. It’s a good spot for low-key surfing, and in summer there are lifeguards. Down the coast is Newquay, with daily cruises to spot dolphins, harbour porpoises and grey Atlantic seals. North of Pennal, CAT (the Centre for Alternative Technology) (01654 705950) is popular with all ages. Grandma’s Garden (Weds & Sun only; 01654 702244), with its arboretum, sculpture park and ‘sight and light/scent and touch’ gardens is worth a visit. There’s an RSPB reserve at Eglwysfach, where you can see red kites and peregrine falcons.
Food & DrinkTry the homity pie at the CAT centre for a meal with a small carbon footprint, and if you’re in Machynlleth, the Quarry Café does local vegetarian food (01654 702624). There’s a nice little coffee shop at Borth (check) called Oriel Tir a Mor Gallery, which has a lovely upstairs room with squashy sofas if the weather is grim. Their cheese omelette makes a delicious lunch after a blustery walk on the beach. Buy dressed crabs a few doors up at Peter George, the butcher, who also does a mean line in homemade sausages. Riverside Hotel, Pennal within walking distance.
Family FriendlyIs it a pirate castle? Or a soldier's battalion? A fairy glen? Or a princess's tower? Don't tell the kids, but it's actually a rocky outcrop protruding from the camping field that they'll just love playing on. Making this the perfect place to play out a childhood dream.
Gwerniago is located at Gwerniago Farm, Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9JX
Turn right by the clock in Machynlleth, over the bridge, then immediately left. Follow that road for 2 miles on the Aberdyfi road. You will see a site sign on the left-hand side. Take that little road and the site is the first farm on the right. Take a train to Machynlleth (3 miles away from the site) then you can hop on irregular bus no. 29 (towards Tywyn), which will stop at the bottom of the lane to Gwerniago. Otherwise, take a taxi from the station.