Non-electric grass pitch (unallocated)

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Bala Bwch Yn Uchaf

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
All pitches are close to the river and are unallocated, so you can choose where to pitch (unless stated otherwise). NO GROUPS (2 HOUSEHOLDS MAX - WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE IF MORE)There is virtually no light pollution here, so you can camp underneath the stars and with the sounds of the river, sheep and the steam train chugging past!

The Owner Says

Pitches are unmarked so you can pitch up wherever (unless stated otherwise).

Bringing a pet?  Please make sure to select this option (£1 per night) from the extras menu on the following page.

All pitches are non electric.

Play area for the children & football pitch for the footballers!

Main toilet block includes shower facilities, disabled facilities, washing machine, tumble dryer, & fridge/ freezer to cool those drinks!

There are toilets & washing up area closer to the pitches.

Water points are throughout the site.

Dog run - gated area by the river so the dogs can run free.


About Bwch Yn Uchaf

Suitable For

Everyone! Tents, campervans, caravans, couples, families, dogs... Unfortunately we do not accept groups


Food & Drink

Yr Eagles (01678 540278) ½ mile away in Llanuwchllyn is where the locals eat – and all the campers, too, if it’s raining! Big portions of home-cooked food are on offer. There’s also a beer garden with views. (Booking advisable)

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Site Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 56 reviews


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!
Sep 3, 2019 by Courtney G

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.
Sep 1, 2019 by hthornley Verified Review

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.
Aug 28, 2019 by Grace

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!!!
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Bwch Yn Uchaf is located at Station Road, Llanuwchllyn, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD

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Getting There

Take the A494 from Bala to Dolgellau, turn into Llanuwychllyn village, then follow signs to Bala Lake Railway. The campsite is next to the station.

The steam train runs between the campsite and Bala; Trawscambria ( bus no T3 runs between Bala and Dolgellau and stops in Llanuwchllyn village, an easy 2 minute walk to the campsite.