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Rated ★★★★★ over 103 reviews
Great wee site, great wee stay
My son and I were only on the site for a couple of nights but, regardless, the site was spotless, facilities good, nice welcome, and cracking views. I’m sure we’ll be back to use the site again.
Good campsite, value for money
Spacious campsite with flat pitches and good amenities, though the shower block is a long walk from the non-electric sites. Toilet block nearer the pitches makes up for that, unless you shower a lot! Facilities are good and clean - toilet, washing-up sinks, rubbish and recycling all together. Dog exercise area separate to the pitch sites. Showers are good and hot and included in the very reasonable price. Staff member was friendly and helpful. Can recommend.
Easy going camping
Loved it here. Loads of room and plenty of privacy even when busy. Very clean facilities and the river alongside the site was great too. Bala lake train just outside entrance to site which is well worth a journey. Reasonable prices and owner very hospitable. Will definitely be coming back next year. Thanks for a great stay.
Safe and relaxing site
It's clear a lot of hard work has gone into making this site what it is. The facilities are very clean and bins are never overflowing. Plenty of space to pitch a tent not close to others. The kids loved the play area and playing by the river. They made lots of little friends and spent hours running around together. My little boy is a massive train fan which first attracted us to the site as Bala lake railway is right behind the site. The kids always got a wave and a toot from the driver as the train went past. The location is very convenient and we visited Barmouth beach for a day out which is only 25 mins away. We also walked into the local village for ice creams and saw there was a pub/restaurant there too. Bala it self is only a 30 min steam train ride away or 10 mins in the car. Will definitely be back. Many thanks to the site owners
Fantastic campsite In a beautiful area
I spent 3 nights here as a lone female tent camper, I felt very relaxed and completely the whole time, no creepy or uncomfortable moments at all, the facilities were clean and there were toilets and washing up facilities close to non-electric camping so I didn’t have to walk too far in the dark if I needed the facilities in the night. Because there were no groups on the site, the evenings were quiet and relaxed. I’ve found having a campfire is important to me when I’m camping, it gives the relaxing light and warmth that I need to feel comfortable in the evenings and it isn’t often a campsite both allows campfires and has good facilities, I often find they advertise themselves as more of a ‘wild camping‘ experience when they allow campfires, but this place has it all. I highly recommend it and I will happily book this site again when I’m visiting Bala lake.
Fabulous family friendly place to stay!
We are just home from a 5 day stay here, we had a wonderful time. The backdrop of the fields, steam train and mountains makes it dreamy. The facilities were fab, hot water every time we showered! The children loved it and the freedom they had and the play area! I mostly loved the laid back atmosphere and will definitely recommend to all our friends and family. Shall return if ever holidaying in this area again!
Lovely campsite rural setting views of surrounding hills
Loved it would happily stay again, clean and modern facilities
Great Site in Wonderful Area
Campsite is perfect. The site is spread out enough that you can have a pitch well away from anyone, but still close enough to the facilities that you're not having to trudge for miles in the night! Quiet, welcoming, peaceful. Railway is just behind the site, so you can go for coffee and snacks there, or wander down to the local shop/pub for something more substantial. The Aran mountains start just a few kilometres away and are an amazing site (and walk, if you're feeling brave!). All in all, one of the best sites we've been too. Book it, you won't be disappointed.
Amazing as always!
This was our 6th stay at Bwch yn Uchaf. We always have an amazing time. The weather may not have been fantastic but the campsite and views are top notch. Great facilities, quiet camping despite there being lots of families there. Gareth and Bethan are warm and welcoming. Our only complaint was that one of our logs refused to burn!!! The updated play area was a big hit with the children as well as playing in the stream. We’ll be back again searching for the elusive sunshine. The stars at night are spectacular so made up for the lack of sun. Thank you once again to Gareth and Bethan. Many more fab memories made for our clan!
Beautiful views with lots of space
Loved Bwch Yn Uchaf, beautiful location with 360 views, pretty stream and lots of space. Recommend a non electric pitch they are beautiful. Good facilities and so much to do in the area. We will be back!
Beautiful rural site. As camping should be
Bach Yn Uchaf is a beautiful place. Very rural with an open policy to pitching. The location is great. Right next to the stream train station. A short drive from Bala lake and other lakes In Snowdonia. The site its self is basic but has every thing you need (showers, toilets etc) except a cafe or place to buy food. The stars are incredible from the site. Loved our stay. Will be returning. 😀
Motorbike camping, a great stop.
A nice campsite, spent a couple of nights there whilst touring the area on the bikes. Stayed in the non electric field which was within a short walk to the main shower block, although there are toilets in that field. Nice flat field and very peg friendly (no stones).
Liked the location!
Liked the location a lot at this campsite, nice views of the mountains from the tent (and even a couple of sheep came on site for a visit). Great little stream passing through the site - good for cooling the dogs on a warm day. Especially liked the dog run with access to the stream and as a facility to use. Hosts helpful at check in. Had a take away from the pub in the village which was nice - good quality for a pub take out - portion of lasagne was decent size and still hot after walk back to campsite (approx 10 mins). Loved the ride on the little train and it is also dog friendly! Shower block is in need of modernisation but acceptable as camping facilities go. Personally, I found the showers cold- there is no way to adjust the temperature. Also surprised to have to pay to use the hair dryer! Disabled toilet is also in need of some TLC. Overall, a lovely little campsite and would return :)
Great family campsite
We had a lovely time whilst staying here last week. The playground was a great way for our kids to burn off their energies and a great place to make new friends. The scenery is beautiful and the night sky is awe inspiring. We were lucky enough to enjoy the peak of the Perseids meteor shower whilst there and saw at least 20 shooting stars in one night. The steam train is a lovely experience for the whole family with fabulous views along Bala Lake. The campsite facilities were kept clean and tidy at all times and the staff there were friendly and approachable. I'd highly recommend this campsite to friends, family and people I've just met. We're already looking forward to coming back next year. Thanks for a wonderful time
This is a lovely camp site. Situated in a perfect location on the edge of Snowdonia and very near to the gorgeous historic lake Bala. The owners were extremely helpful and went over and above to make our stay perfect. The site is spacious and beautifully laid out with little nooks and crannies so you can find your perfect pitch. The facilities were great plenty of play things for the little ones and gorgeous views for the older ones. There were no daft rules and they cater for dogs needs with an on site exercise area and even allow raised fires for the perfect evening chill by the fire. The toilets and showers were spotlessly clean and were a joy to use. This is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the outdoors stargaze and dream. What’s more it is great value for money. This site is a must to visit You won’t be disappointed. We weren’t and will definitely revisit next year.
Perfect family camping site
This is a lovely site with plenty of space for families. It is very well-maintained and the facilities were cleaned regularly. The owner drives around every morning and evening to check everything is ok. Great family vibe. The stream, playground and open space make it perfect for children. Plenty to do nearby for outdoor enthusiasts such as climbing Cadair Idris and Yr Aran, swimming and paddle boarding on Bala lake and mtb at Revolution bike park and Coed y Brenin. We also had a great day trip to the beach (about 45 mins drive). We enjoyed a campfire most nights (bring a fire pit with you). Would definitely stay again!
Friendly, tidy ,cool outstanding location for the keen campers
Myself and my son stayed for two nights so that my son can get a in-site in the camping experience, what a gem to trail here. Even though we had heavy showers we enjoyed our stay following a couple routes to explore near by. Also facilities was all good that was on offer.
Great site in a great location with good amenities
The site is in a beautiful location and is well kept throughout, was always nice and clean and the proprietor was a very nice bloke also, very approachable and happy to help with questions about the local area. Few nice touches like a fridge freezer and recycling bins. Plenty of space between the tents with big open areas and a play park for the kids to play in. The stream was also a welcome distraction in the heat and the kids loved watching the steam train trundle past every now and then. Would definitely visit again!
Perfect young family campsite.
Great campsite for toddlers and families. Theres a little river on the site that's shallow enough for the little ones to play in with a new little play area next to it. The kids loved the freedom and we could watch them from the pitch. It was nice and chilled with everyone sitting around their fires at night and everyone pretty much adhered to the 10pm quiet time. There's a cool little steam railway next door to the site that runs into Bala, which is handy if you've set up an awning on your campervan and can't be bothered detaching it. Great access for food and a few bevvies without driving. One minor point would be to have another shower facility at the bottom end of the site as there is only one near to the entrance but this is a minor inconvenience. Highly recommend Bwch Yn Uchaf. 8/10
Beautiful location friendly site
This was our 2nd visit, unfortunately last year a severe storm ended our trip early but not so this year, weather was glorious. Site is located perfectly for fabulous local attractions such as Bala Llangollen Snowdon and many more. Very child and dog friendly, plenty of space. Owner very amenable to our several requests to make changes to our booking but also maintaining current covid rules. Toilet and shower facilities basic but acceptable. We had a fabulous family holiday. One of the few sites that will accommodate more than 2 dogs per booking. Thoroughly recommend and would definitely go again
Stayed here for 2 nights - really enjoyed my stay throughout. The location is great, with plenty of opportunities for walking, hiking etc nearby. All the facilities were excellent and well maintained, would gladly stay here again!
This is a lovely campsite, the pitches are in different areas so you don’t feel overcrowded. There’s a little play area for children to play whilst adults can watch from afar back at the tent. The little stream was great, our kids spent ages fishing. The facilities were clean and very well kept, showers warm, when there was an issue with the toilet block it was resolved within a few hours. It’s situated close to Lake Bala which is great for a swim or other activities. The little train station into Bala is perfect to explore the little town. Lastly, there is a pub within walking distance where we enjoyed some great food outside in a pod! We will definitely return to this campsite and I would recommend it to any families.
Wonderful campsite in a great location
Great facilities and friendly and helpful staff. The location is perfect on a hot day as you are right on the river, and the kids spent most of their time in their cooling off. Good base for cycling and Bala is 30 mins away following the lake and following the steam train.
Beautiful location, great facilities. Such a peaceful place! Had a wonderful weekend.
What a beautiful site, it was so lovely and peaceful. facilities were excellent. Will definitely return.
Lovely quiet site
Lovely quiet site in a fabulous location next to the lake . Facilities were excellent and the staff very helpful.
Our first visit to Wales and it did not disappoint. We stayed for 2 nights on a grass pitch, we booked due to proximity to zip world. Absolutely stunning views. Toilet blocks were of a good standard. Pitches weren't pre allocated which we liked, there was plenty of choice though and we didn't arrive until nearly 8pm due to traffic on our journey from the north east. Bala looks like a lovely village, although we didn't go other than to drive through. There was a co-op though and various places to eat. I'd definitely go back but next time stay longer.
Lovely site with beautiful views
Stayed for 3 nights at this lovely site; easy, helpful and friendly check in upon arrival. Site was clean and well laid out. Facilities were brilliant; clean hot showers, and fridge and freezer, and toilet blocks with washing up stations close to the camping area.
Beautiful site and surroundings
Myself, my husband and our baby stayed here for 2 nights. The sight was very clean and Covid safe. The surroundings were absolutely beautiful, views, sheep, river, it was so peaceful. Lovely pub in walking distance and Bala town a short drive away. All you need for the perfect camping trip!
What more could you want?
Excellent facilities and friendly owners. Amazing hot showers. Lovely spot with great views (albeit not so many pitches close to the river as the pictures portray). Fire pits a great option. Definitely worth a visit.
Beautiful location, well maintained
This is our second stay. We knew we would be back again. The location by the river is stunning, pitch up facing it and you will also get the amazing sunsets. There are pitches away from the river too for families with small children. The facilities were adequate and spotlessly clean. The location is quiet with one pub and walking trails nearby, or you can take the heritage train by the campsite down into Bala where there is more going on.
Nice location, well kept site, clean facilities
The location of the campsite was perfect for our 3 day stay in wales, just outside of Bala town for shops and amenities. perfect if you enjoy water sports or are visiting the lake. only 40 minutes drive from Barmouth where we spent our second day ( take change for parking everywhere in wales) Showers and wash facilities were well organised and covid savvy, clean and the site was well kept and surprisingly flat. we took our two dogs and was delighted to see a dedicated dog run by a stream to let them off the lead for a while. would happily stay again at this hidden gem
Perfect getaway retreat
Easily accessible, welcoming site with all the facilities and aesthetics you could ask for. Clean toilets and showers. Spacious flat pitches, play park for the kids, streams, good sheltered spots to choose from, not overly crowded. Perfect location to expore the area, the lake, the local town, great pub the Eagles. Allowed us to extend our stay from 2 to 4 nights, thanks so much, we'll definately be back.
Lovely site, very clean, helpful owners. Super position ; close to Bala but peaceful.
Fantastic site! Great facilities.
Stayed here, had a warm welcome from the owner. Was shown around the site and also told about the railway which we had a journey on into Bala. Would recommend. The site was always clean and tidy and toilet paper/hand gel/anti bac always filled up! Was a very lovely site with good views. Will definitely be coming back again!
Absolutely awesome as always!!
This is a excellent site that we have been visiting for quite a few years, it’s a reasonably sized site with plenty of space. It was a lot busier than it is when we usually stay, but there was still never a wait for the facilities. The showers are hot, what more can you ask for after a days walking, or kayaking/swimming on Bala Lake. They even have a play area for the little ones, and a stream running through the site. We love this site and we will continue to visit here time and time again.
Gorgeous wee campsite, very friendly, and a great safe space to pitch. Great facilities and a park for the kids was a nice touch. We took a leisurely 6 mile walk into nearby Bala town centre, which took in some beautiful sights. highly recommended, and fantastic value for money
Really good place to visit, great location with decent facilities for camping. Lots to do in the surrounding area including the Mach loop and Corris craft centre, not to mention the lake activities and cycling routes.
We visited for the first time after the site was recommended to us by friends. Lovely family site with everything you need. Plenty of space and I loved that you could choose where to pitch. The shower and toilet facilities were clean and plenty of hooks in the showers! Showers are free. Fire pits available to hire at a very reasonable price and also wood and kindling. Lovely little play area and stream which my children loved playing in. We took a ride on the steam train which is right next to the site and was lovely. Booking online advised as it books up and people who just turned up couldn't get tickets and were turned away. The railway station sells ice cream which is good to know if you want cooling down on a hot day without having to leave the site. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you for having us! 🙂
Amazing stay best ever
Arrived on 22nd may for 19 nights the campsite is well signed posted, when I arrived full covid measure were sticked to loads of hand sanitizer points around, owners are the most kind and thoughtful I have met when staying at a campsite, facilits are spotless and they have really thought out the layout of the site, the views are amazing, so quiet and peaceful I really can not fault the site at all so much so I am already planning my next visit Thank you for an amazing stay and still have 3 days left
What an excellent campsite
It's beautifully situated in the village of Llanuwychllyn, by a lovely river and surrounded by views of the mountains on all sides. The site was clean and quiet and the areas for tents flat and comfortable. The showers too were well looked after and the water hot. The little steam railway provides good entertainment and the pretty village has a really good pub/shop. We had an excellent two night stop over and can highly recommend this campsite.
Beautiful, clean and quiet.
Camped for 3 nights with my children and we all loved it. Beautiful stream running through that the kids loved playing in. We chose to camp right on the stream, but lots of other pitches available on the top field. Covid safe facilities. My youngest loved the little play area and made lots of new friends. Will definitely be returning in the summer holidays
So beutifull, great facilities & space for the kids to play
We arrived on sat morning and went straight in to the furthest field. There was so much space near the drive and in the other separate fields. The fields were cleverly split up, so you never felt like there were to many yens, all being on slightly different levels. Showers were so lovely & warm along with great water for washing up. Pub a short walk with a shop. The walls around the lakes were just stunning. A lovely Campsite we will be returning to.
Nearly ‘wild camping’ but better!!
I travel alone, with my dog & camp as ‘back to basics’ as possible. This site ticks all the boxes for me.. Safe & secure, all the facilities you require if you want/need, but not by any means, commercial... Location is perfect, right next to the river, with magnificent views to wake up to... Very central to The National Park & the coast.. You can pitch near facilities or in a quiet corner... Nice, specific set out secure area to let dogs run free safely.. Otherwise dogs must be on leads, understandably, as livestock close by... Owners on hand, but leave you alone.. Steam train ride to Bala is an added bonus.. Really didn’t want to leave... Will be back very soon, for some more exploring..
Great location, quiet, clean
Stayed for 4 nights. Friendly welcome. Obviously taken care to make the campsite and facilities as covid safe as possible. Lovely quiet location near the river, with views over fields to mountains. Nice pub a short walk away. We did some mountain biking at Coed y Brenin and some walking from the campsite. Highly recommended!
Great little campsite, a must!
Visited a few times and we love it here. We tent camp non electric so we always go to the bottom field next to the river. Stunning views in all directions. Quiet, well maintained and all the facilities are in very good condition and cleaned very regularly. Good covid controls give confidence that the owners really know what they are doing. Selection of walks and treks in close proximity and taking the steam train into Bala is a must. See you again soon
What a campsite!
Just arrived back from a 2 night stay over the Bank Hol weekend and what a stay it was! Probably the best campsite I've ever been to. If you're looking for a relaxed stay with no fuss, allows BBQ's and camp fires then make sure to give this place a visit. The showers and toilets were spotlessly clean. There is a fridge freezer on site to keep your food/ice packs frozen during your stay. There are drinking water taps scattered around the campsite which was a bonus. There is a Railway at the top of the campsite which had a cafe which serves jacket potatoes, light lunch, cakes and sweets. Definitely worth a visit it's beautiful! Bala Village is around a 10 minute journey away and is also definitely worth a visit, especially Y Badell Aur restaurant which does a gorgeous full English breakfast! The campsite is fairly big so there are so many options on where to camp without being on top of fellow campers. The views and the stream that runs through the site are stunning, a fab little spot to sit when enjoying the last of the sun!
Lovely camp site next to river and steam railway
Great that we could choose where we camped. Good pitches. Friendly, helpful owners. Nice babbling river and a steam railway that goes to Bala Lake.
Clean facilities, flat ground
We stayed for 5 nights. Camp where you like which is good + fires allowed. Good access to local shop/pub at yr eagles. We camped as far away from the main showers as possible - a quarter of a mile walk meant I got my steps in!! Only gripe is the ground is very difficult to peg into so take hammers - put in at angles. River very relaxing to camp next to with zero midge bites as a plus. Lots of local paths for exploring the area with the town of bala only a ten minute drive away. Great price and may return in future if we decide to visit Wales. Thank you.
Beautiful campsite surrounded by gorgeous views
As a novice camper this site was perfect. It has great facilities and we were lucky to camp next to the river. We’ll definitely be back.
A beautiful campsite!!
We just got back from a 2 night stay at this lovely campsite!! Loved the fact thay you can choose where to camp we chose right near the river which was beautiful! The whole site is clean and well maintained. Brilliant hot showers, and clean facilities. We had originally chosen this site as it allows you to check in until 10pm which for us was fab when coming straight from work! Will definitely be staying here again!!!
Big and Beautiful
Stunning location surrounded by beautiful scenery. We chose our own pitch in a big field near the small toilet block. The river kept both the kids and the dog entertained as did Bala Lake which is only a ten minute drive away. The owner was friendly and helpful and left us alone to enjoy our break. Facilities are minimum but has everything you need. Showers were really nice and warm and we found the washing machine and dryer really useful due to the wet weather. Only slight is there are no places to charge phones which was a little unfortunate when I use it as my sat nav.
I've just spent 5 nights at Bwch Yn Uchaf, mostly in the rain with my 3 children, nephew and adult son! So.... the good points - Gorgeous scenery, lovely site divided into areas - riverside, lower field, upper field (not in use the whole time we were there), hook-up pitches. Areas were pretty flat for pitching, river running by was pretty and sounded lovely. Suitable for older kids to play in but probably a bit fast-flowing for younger kids. Newer facilities block, near entrance was pretty well thought-out, with loos and showers, disabled wet room, washing-up sinks/washing machine/dryer/fridge-freezer room. Shelter, benches and parking round the building very useful given the weather! Van driving round the site, presumably to check everything was ok, was reasurring but not intrusive. Train station right next door was great on a wet morning. Also, the station cafe was a great place for a bite to eat before starting the long journey home at the end of our stay. Staff were helpful when checking in and asking for help/advice. Not-so-good points.... The toilet block (with washing up sinks, no showers), in the lower part of the campsite, are frankly horrible. Not dirty (mostly) but cramped, dated and frankly just not very nice to use. We camped right at the end of the site - too far from the better facilities and the kids (and I) preferred to clean teeth outside our tent rather than use the nearest facilities. Ground is very rocky so be prepared for a few bent pegs or to struggle finding spots they'll go into the ground! Expensive. Obviously prices often depend on the number of people. I had one adult, 4 children for 2 nights, then an extra adult for a further 3 nights and it felt like a lot. I know sites price differently; some are priced more per adult with much less for kids which suits people with more kids. Would've been totally worth it if the second toilet block was updated with freezer and showers added. Overall it's a lovely site which with a bit of money spent on it could easily be a 5* campsite.
Great site - especially good for kids
Great peaceful location, lots of friendly people - my two girls made lots of friends with other kids and had a whale of a time and everyone was really relaxed. Excellent flat areas to pitch a tent and had plenty of low level passes from the RAF during the day for added entertainment!
Nice cheap sight.friendly helpful owners.great toilet showers disabled too and washing machine dryers and washing up and fridge/freezer facilities.plenty of room and great having steam train near on sight to go to Llangower-bala.and good having electric too.quiet river running by with sheep in field cows in barn.birds singing in trees good dog walk too.
Probably better during term time
Just got back from this pretty little site surrounded by epic scenery, great base for exploring a slightly less touristy side of Snowdonia National Park. Very busy and especially popular with families with young kids. We might have been unlucky but there didn’t seem to be a moment when a child wasn’t screaming, including all night. The pitches next to the stream looked perfect but it was exceptionally windy whilst we were there so we opted for a more sheltered spot. The whole site felt generally quite crowded, really not our type of site at all. Facilities were modern, plenty of hot water but were a bit grubby. Campfires allowed, fire pits and wood available at reception which is always a bonus. No large supermarkets within an hours drive, coop 10minutes away by car. I’d recommend stocking up on groceries on the way. Also the ground is rocky in some places and the weather can be quite changeable so bring strong pegs and use all of your guy ropes!
Relaxing and lovely
A lovely little site where you can listen to the trickling river as you drift off to sleep. Excellent access also to the beautiful train around the lake and into Bala. Staff were very helpful when I was looking for somewhere to go on route home. Lovely little stand to stop the grass becoming ruined with BBQs. Just lovely. Had just a perfect weekend. Thank you
Location next to little River ,big campsite so not over crowded, toilet block could do with a renovation just to make more clean and to have more space as was very hard to wash hands and shower block too far away from bottom pitches in non electric 20 minutes walk, suggest bigger sign for turn off for campsite as slightly difficult to find
Lovely clean site in great location
The site is beautifully situated in a wide valley. There are a few pitches along the riverside (which has a second toilet block) but the majority are on 2 large fields above this, with the electric hook-up spots closer to the main entrance and (clean) main shower/toilet block. We came with our camper van but the majority were camping. The site has a ‘no music after 10pm’ policy which worked for us, but it is open enough that it was not noisy. It was all well-maintained and plenty to do in the area (watersports, walks, seaside). We didn’t try the local restaurant & there is no pub nearby, so BYO. We would definitely come again.
A lovely quiet campsite between a river and a narrow gauge steam railway. All of the facilities on site are clean and what you would expect with two toilet blocks. As I deliberately went just before school holidays it was nice to find it quiet and there is plenty of space in case you don't want to be near a neighbour. I also took on the walk to Bala which starts at the campsite and got the train back later which is a good way to spend a day. The Eagle pub down the road is also recommended for its food and real ale.
After a warm welcome from the lady in reception we found a great pitch for the tent by the river. Excellent views, good walking and a nice chilled out campsite.
What a lovely place Really friendly helpful staff I stayed down by the river camping So peaceful and relaxing Will be going again very soon The facilities where spot on, clean and well maintained
It was my first ever time camping and i’m very happy i chose this location. The views are amazing and very nice to wake up to. It was a very clean site. The toilets and showers were also very clean. Will certainly be visiting again !! 😁⛺️
Stunning views, spacious and comfortable on a Bank Holiday weekend.
A large group of us camped here over the May Bank Holiday and we found the owners to be very friendly and accommodating, without restricting us to a confined or rigid pitching arrangement. Along with a few others, I was fortunate to grab a stunning pitch alongside the river. Toilets are only a short walk away, wherever you camp. But the only shower and washing up block is close to the site entrance. Speaking of the showers, they were awesome! Fast to warm up and the warning signs of 'hot water' in the washing up room are not to be ignored. Boxes are available for recyclable waste. Facilities, overall, were in very good condition. Having a train station next door was a bonus and you can walk up to the Aran ridge from here, if you would so choose. It was quite a busy weekend but the site never felt full or overcrowded. Elsewhere in Snowdonia, I can imagine things would've been less comfortable! But for one nocturnal and vocal sheep, I slept well each night. I'd definitely stay here again. Stunning views of mountains (Arenig or Moelwyn?) from your tent.
A lovely, clean campsite with plenty of space over a bank holiday weekend. Steam Train from entrance takes you into Bala. Will certainly be returning!
Super campsite tucked away between a stream and the railway. Lovely flat pitches with good facilities. We stayed with 2 kids under 4 who were super excited about being next to the trains and loved looking at the lambs that were in the fields on the other side of the stream. There are plenty of walks in the area that weren't too tiring for little ones plus the train which we all enjoyed riding. Whilst we didn't try the local pub we can recommend Bala at the other end of the lake for both the artisan ice cream shop "Aran Hufen la" and the fish and chip shop, both were excellent.
We had a really relaxing and peaceful break. We were able to pick our own spot and enjoyed a camp fire. Stunning location!
The facilities were all good with hot showers and check in was straightforward
Beutiful location, lovely welcome, clean facilities
We were there end of August to beginning of September 2018. We pitched our tent right by the river so had uninterrupted views and early morning sightings of kingfishers, gray wagtails, dippers and herons while still sitting in the tent. The facilities were clean and there was lots of hot water. Great washing machine that is connected to soap and fabric conditioner. Friendly pub within walking distance that also offers a few vegan options.
Beautiful and very family friendly.
We loved our long weekend here. Surrounded by stunning scenery and enjoying the sound of the stream. The facilities were very clean and it has everything you need. Although it doesn’t have a shop, there is a little local shop selling some basics a very short walk away. We have made some happy memories of campfires, fresh mountain air, playing in the stream, cricket, swings and football.
Great little site
Very happy with my stay at Bwch Yn Uchaf with my lad, an unspoilt yet well equipped tidy area right on a stream which is such a bonus to paddle in for kids and listen to at night, owners are very friendly and went out of their way for us to make our stay enjoyable. The little steam train that runs directly from the site entrance is a great way to see Llyn Tegid from a different side and relax on your way to Bala. Very good prices in my opinion for a lovely place to set up camp, we will return, thank you
Short stay but well looked after
Our stay at Bwch Yn Uchaf wound up being shorter than planned due to a flat tyre on our journey up to Wales, but both Gareth and Bethan were helpful and understanding - we chose this particular campsite over others due to the late check in time (10pm) they allowed, as we planned to drive from London after work on the day of arrival, but what was most reassuring was Gareth’s willingness to still allow us to check in late that evening if we wished to carry on our journey. Great customer service in something so small and ultimately relieves a stressful situation. The campsite was very spacious, plenty of space for families to play sports between camp sites etc and not at all crowded despite being the Bank Holiday weekend. Facilities were clean and well kept.
Great campsite set next to idyllic stream
Arrived late for the bank holiday weekend booking but owners kindly let us shift everything back by a day with zero fuss. Site setting is great, nestled in between mini steam train and beautiful little stream. Despite the campsite being full (there are overspill fields at the top of the site) it still felt like a small, personable site, and the facilities were spot on - and cleaned every morning. Kids loved it as they had space to play football, fished and paddled in the stream, and chilled out on the swings. I'd fully recommend it to friends and family, as it had all the little details that make a great camping weekend - fires, BBQs, local pub, space, views, great hot showers and relaxed owners!
Lovely quiet campsite
The lady on reception was lovely and very welcoming. The site itself was very well maintained and the toilet/shower block somehow kept very clean despite the classic welsh weather keeping everything damp and muddy for the weekend. Definitely a campsite for getting away from the daily grind :)
Bank holiday getaway
Although the Welsh weather was not the kindest to us we had a great stay at Bwch Yn Uchaf. The site is really quite big and offers pitches for every taste. We didn't get EHU however I am really happy as they are probably the in the least picturesque part of the camp. The river running alongside the camp is beautiful and had it been warmer we would have had a great time paddling with the kids. The upper field had football nets which kept the older children happy and the lower field (where we camped) had swings which kept the younger children entertained. The main toilet block is a great facility with family room, showers, WC and washing up area including fridge and freezer. The toilet block on the lower field is rather basic but very convenient for those with younger children. The dog run is extremely useful so our furry friend could have some time off lead and if you are in a smaller tent there are some great pitches right next to the river. There are not many local amenities so you need to go well prepared or be prepared to get in the car and drive to Bala. We would definitely return and hope for better weather to explore the local area in more depth.
This was our second stay at Bwch yn Uchaf, obviously we liked it so much the first time we came back. Gareth and Bethan are so very friendly and are updating the site. It is perfect for the kids to explore (we had 8 in our party this time ages ranging from 1 to 12) lovely big field, clean facilities and tiny fish to catch in the stream that runs along the site. It is ideally placed for exploring Bala and the surrounding area, the steam train ride into Bala is lovely also. We climed Arenig Mawr about 7 miles outside of Bala and had wonderful day exploring. We’ll definitely be back for more camping fun in the future.
Amazing. Million star rating.
Amazing campsite. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the pitches were spot on, the toilets and showers were spotless and the views were beautiful. The kids loved playing in the river and had plenty of space to run around also they loved the little steam train that runs from just outside the site to Bala. The best thing of all was being able the sit around the campfire at at and look up and see the Milky Way..........a full million stars rating.
Beautiful weekend of camping!
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. Our hosts were so helpful as we had guests arriving on the Saturday and we were also able to hire/buy BBQ/fire pit and wood for use. Toilet and washing facilities were great and there was also a fridge/freezer. Plenty of room in between pitches despite being fully booked meant it felt very private. Surrounding views were absolutely stunning and Lake Bala was just a short trip away. We'll definitely be back soon!
Lovely big campsite with nice views and stream
We stayed with our 4 ye old and 1 yr old and they had a great time playing in stream and on swings. We also had a ride on the steam train which is right next to the campsite. About a 10/15 min drive to Bala which has an amazing ice cream shop (definitely worth a visit) and a nice beer tasting / wine tasting shop called Stori. Site is big so even when there were lots of people on Saturday night, it still didn’t feel even remotely full and everyone had lots of space. Bit of a walk for washing up / shower if you camp at far end but good that there is a second toilet block.
Fantastic location, laid back friendly site
Just got home from after a couple of nights at this site. Friendly helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere and fires ( on a fire pit ).Great location at the southerly end of Lake Bala so very handy for water based activities with great walks possible from the site. The village pub also does very nice food.
This campsite is great - stunning views, relaxed owners, campfires and a little stream to keep the kids entertained. It’s a wonderful place and we would love to come back if we’re ever in Snowdonia again. Highly recommended.
Loved everything about the site & will return
Loved everything about the site and will definitely be returning
Great campsite near Llyn Tegid
Situated south of Llyn Tegid, directly next to the railway station at Llanuwchllyn, this campsite has a number of relatively small fields and sections for camping alongside the stream. There was plenty of room for children to run about as well as having quieter spots for camping, nearer the back of the site. The kitchen/shower complex is about 5 mins walk from the furthest pitch and a toilet block halfway down the site. Great welcome from the owner who has fire pits and logs/kindling for sale, always handy! Gorgeous location, lle gwych i aros, diolch!
Quiet campsite near Llyn Tegid
The campsite is split into several sections which means it didn't feel too cramped, with plenty of space for dogs and children to run about. Quieter smaller pitches available towards the far end of the stream. Shower block about 5 mins walk from the furthest pitch but an additional toilet block in between field entrances which was very handy! The welcome was great, we got a fire pit and kindling/wood onsite and the pub/shop is about 15 mins walk. About 10 mins drive to Bala, which is a lovely place to wander and find food after swimming/paddling around the lake. The railway goes from the campsite up to bala with views of the lake. Definitely recommend. Lleoliad gwych!
Beautiful location, kids loved playing in the stream.
Campsite is in a beautiful location. Lovely campsite, clean, lovely showers/toilets. Staff were friendly and so helpful, emailing us regularly and letting us know about the disruptions in the area ( a Triathlon was on, which we were attending) Play areas for the children. Lovely steam that the children played in to cool down, such a warm weekend!! Will definitely visit again!!! Wish we had stayed longer. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Beautifully maintained and peaceful
Lovely site, facilities were very clean, lots of space in the showers with lots of hot water. Very relaxed about choosing your own pitch which was lovely. Views were stunning. Owners were very helpful, short walk to local pub, lovely food and fantastic staff. Would highly recommend.
Tranquil brief one night stay - wish it had been longer
I loved this campsite and visited it at the end of the May half-term holiday when it was surprisingly quiet, which made it even more special. It is in a gorgeous location next to a river and the layout of the site is such that you could never feel like you were on top of each other. I didn't realise how far down the river the site went as it initially seemed to be only a few pitches. Only there for one night as I was swimming in Lake Bala the following day but camping in my 1 man tent on my own away from the kids, right next to the river, with sheep in the field across from me, was BLISS. Would like to recommend this campsite but don't want it to become to popular :-) I can see how it could get quite busy in the summer and the experience may be very different but off-peak season it was fabulous. Facilities are basic but perfectly adequate - could easily see my lot staying here comfortably for a week or so!!
Peaceful, lovely views, great walks, good pub
A beautiful spot, the campsite is spacious, with gorgeous scenery. From the campsite we did the Aran Fawddwy ridge walk (approx 17 km), which has lovely views of the hills deep into Snowdonia, and we only saw one other person during several hours of walking. Finished up the walk with some pints and supper at the village pub - perfect! Everyone very friendly. Thank you!
Peace and quiet lovely views
The camp sire is situated in a lovely area with great views all around. The town is a short drive away if you need supplies and the facilities on site were in great condition and kept really clean I had a very relaxing time and will be visiting again
We love staying at this campsite. The family are so welcoming and friendly. The location is perfect. We love that you can have a campfire. The facilities are now much improved and a welcome addition. Thanks for another wonderful stay (even though we had terrific thunder storms).
3 days of chilled camping - amazing
We spent 3 days here with fantastic weather. The site is amazing. Unallocated pitches near the river were brill. Great shower block and the owners were really cool. Will definitely be back!
A lovely campsite
Stayed here for a night over the last Bank Holiday weekend. The site is located in beautiful surroundings with a river running along the bottom of the site (which I camped right next to), is well kept and good value. There is also a pub in the village (only a few minutes walk) serving food & drink. I will definitely return again.
Love this campsite. Returned this year for the second time and always take on of the waterside pitches down at the far end of the site on the lower bit. It's just a small river, you can't boat on it or anything, but there aren't any bugs around and our kids love dipping their toes in! We hire a firepit and both this time and last time visited the local pub (really cute and also has a little shop inside). Proper welsh speaking locals and hills all around. Kids loved riding on the steam railway. It's very old and very very slow, so be prepared for a slow journey but it is pretty cool and nice that its all volunteer run. Quite cool when we were there, so no swimming in Bala Lake but can imagine that lake would be awesome in the height of summer
Motor home camping
Campsite lovely and the welcome I had off the owners wife very warm. Do not pay for a fishing licence to start off with as the only thing you will catch is a cold as the water is bearly a foot deep but if you don't manage to catch a cold then the water in the utilities will certainly kick the pneumonia into life. We were asked at 9.10pm to turn the music off which we promptly did, then turned in for the night. Unfortunately the site owner decided to show his true colours and very rudely told us we weren't welcome for a second night and accused us of turning the music back on...very very disrespectful and considering we were thinking of having our club camping with over 100 members potentially using the site im glad this became evident to us before we recommended to our members. Rude, obnoxious and will not be using again that's for sure, shame really
Very spacious, friendly with good facilities and great views
I have just come back from staying a week at this site with my boys (9 & 7) and husband. What a wonderful week we had, using this as a base for exploring Snowdonia National Park. However, the boys equally enjoyed paddling in the river (even launching their kayak), and playing football and cricket with other kids. The owners are really friendly and make you feel very welcome. The village pub is definitely worth a visit, with good food at reasonable prices, and the steam train up to Bala is worth a go. Would definitely recommend this site to families who genuinely love camping,
Lovely riverside pitches
Really loved this site. My girlfriend and I stayed here in late April. Explored the site a little bit before we picked a place to pitch the tent (recommended) as there are lots of different little areas. We took the track down to the very far end and pitched by the river, which we loved. No bugs about at that time of year, a few other campers around and the sound of the river in the background. Loads of lambs in the field opposite too which was lovely! The local pub is excellent (and cheap too, though we didn't look at the foo menu) and the steam train is literally right next door to the campsite. It's worth a ride just for the fun of it. Would definitely return to this site!
Pretty & Relaxed
We visited for one night during the half term week, not a weekend, and it wasn't at all busy (though let's be honest the weather wasn't the best). We have a camper van, and started out with a hookup up near the toilet block, but after a stroll down along the stream to the lower fields we saw how lovely and peaceful it was further along and decided to move; there are portaloos in the lower fields so you don't to go for a great long trek in if you're caught short in the night. The site manager was very friendly and welcoming. He said he'd only been there a month, his kids were loving it, and he is planning to install hookups in the further fields in the next couple of years. You can have fires.
It's right next to the railway, where you can get a train to Bala, although we didn't bother this time round. I would definitely return though. There's plenty to do in the area.
A quiet little campsite tucked away at the bottom of the Lake next to the steam train. The washing facilities are a bit of a walk if you are at the bottom end of the site but there are three portaloos down there which get a bit noisy at night with people using them as the doors tend to slam shut. There is a little pub in the village but if you are after anything more it requires a 10-15 minute drive into Bala town centre. You can have a fire as long as it is off the grass. The owners have a supply of old car tyre rims you can hire for £4 for the length of your stay plus wood, kindling and fire lighters for a small charge for each. Not a bad little place for a short getaway.
We had fab time kayaking on lake, nice quiet corners and short drive into town for shop or pizza, ace fu
Lovely, natural, friendly
This campsite is very natural, with a crystal-clear stream at the bottom field, which is grassy, level and on which it is easy to pitch a tent.
We arrived in the dark and left early so made no use of the facilities other than the clean, nearby portaloos, so I cannot comment more than that on the amenities.
We received a very friendly response over the phone when I called late at 8.30pm to make sure there was a free spot and told that there was no problem paying the next day (Note that the cost has increased to £16 tent + 2 people.)
The site has a relaxed feel, with camp fires greeting our arrival and friendly fellow campers kicking back by the river.
Recommended for people who love relaxed camping without all the frills.
This site near beautiful Bala lake ticks all of our boxes; campfires allowed, dogs welcome, modern clean facilities and picturesque Snowdonia location. Crystal clear river Twrch running through added to the back-to-nature feel.
Site manager Gareth was friendly and helpful, busting a gut to hammer in a huge windbreak for us that he supplied himself. Many of the site’s reviews told of the fabled Fiesta-Firepit, and we were not disappointed when we were treated to a delivery of car wheel from the back of said Fiesta along with plenty of firewood to make our campfire.
The site is located by Llanuwchllyn station, on the line which will take you around the lake to nearby Bala town via narrow gauge steam trains.
I imagine in the summer the campsite (like the train) will be heaving, but it’s spacious and relaxed, so I can’t imagine it ever being too overbearing. We'll definitely be returning.
I am reasonably new to camping, but make no mistake this is a great campsite. Staying here for 2 nights in summer 2010. We pitched on the small lower field near to the stream which was fantastic.We hired a fire pit, which was basically a car wheel, and had a great fire going all night.I will be visiting this site again soon....
THIS YEAR will be our 5th year at this campsite very quiet and peacefull with lovely views over looking snowdonia well placed campsite for the bala railway only afew miles into bala by car for all your needs for a great camping holiday the eagle pub a short walk from campsite well worth a vist for some great homemade cooking