Small Camper Van pitch

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Barmouth Graig Wen

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Dogs Allowed
Camper vans up to 6m only – there’s a grassy space for your outside table and chairs or small awning. No tents.

The Owner Says

A hard standing pitch suitable for small camper vans  up to 6m only – there’s a grassy space for your outside table and chairs or small awnings or gazebo no bigger than 3 metres. No caravans or tents.  Optional electric hook up.  Use of a nearby communal area with wonderful views and camp fire pit in the woods.  Direct access on foot or with bikes down a steep track to the Mawddach Estuary Trail. Dogs walks from the door via the track.
The site is surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Snowdonia National Park - watch the shadows race over the mountains and the ebb and flow of the Mawddach Estuary. Shelter is provided by oak, birch and rowan trees and hill sides covered in heather and moss.

This small upper part of our site is suitable for up to 6 vans but not tents. Tent campers should book pitches on the tent camping fields.

There are benches for use by all which overlook the fantastic view of the Mawddach Estuary - the perfect post for a sundowner!

There is direct access to the Mawddach Estuary bike trail down the steep track through our lower tent camping fields.

FACILITIES

Two ladies and two gents loos.

Two newly refurbished unisex showers- free.  Area for hairdrying (bring your hairdryer).

Dogs on leads welcome.

Pub within 30 minutes bike ride along estuary trail.

BBQs allowed and communal campfire area - logs and charcoal for sale on site.

Some pitches have TV reception for those with digital TV and aerials.

wifi access at reception

Mobile phone reception (except for 02 users).

Bus from site entrance to beach and local town.  Morfa Mawddach train station a couple of miles away for Birmingham, Harlech, Criccieth etc

Bike hire locally from Dolgellau, Barmouth and Coed y Brenin.

Shops and launderette within 2 miles. Cafes and supermarkets within 5 miles.

Camp shop selling essentials such as milk, cold drinks, Calor gas and rock pegs.

Pre-order breakfast croissants on site.

Covered washing up area and microwave access.

Filtered drinking water from mountain spring.

Starry skies and birdsong.

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About Graig Wen

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, glampers, dogs, cyclists/mountain bikers, walkers, trail runners – in fact it’s hard to think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy Graig Wen.

Nearby

Cadair Idris (892 metres) - clambering up the mountain is a great local option and the Pony Path makes is family friendly.  Alternatively walk straight off the camp site along the stunning (and flat) waterside Mawddach Trail to the seaside treats of Barmouth. Go crabbing or visit Knickerbockers ice-cream parlour. As well as the cycle track along the estuary to the Fairbounre beach, there’s mountain-bike routes for all abilities, at nearby Coed-y-Brenin (01341 440747), around 5 miles north of Dolgellau. Head north to Llechwedd Slate Caverns where Zip World (01248 601444) is hugely popular. Over 8km of wires are strung throughout the mountains providing a truly unique areal experience. Slightly more theme park-like, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, on the A487 between Dolgellau and Machynlleth (01654 761584) is an attraction themed around ancient myths and legends. Castell y Bere is an atmospheric ruined castle which is great for exploring. Graig Wen is in one of the darkest parts of the Snowdonia Dark Skies Reserve so the star gazing can be awesome. Walk from the site to Arthog waterfalls and up to the stunning Cregennan Lakes.

Food & Drink

Good pub grub at The George III Hotel (01341 422525) 5 minutes drive or an hour' and half's delightful walk along the estuary cycle trail. Locally produced lamb, beef and fish can be enjoyed outside in view of the estuary. Down at Fairbourne, the unassuming Indiana Cuisine (01341250891) is a pleasant surprise. South Indian specialities are created with colour and flourish from fresh ingredients and traditional home recipes. Plenty of non-spicy and vegan options available.  Mawddach Neapolitan Pizzas are now serving up the best pizzas this side of Naples to enjoy over fabulous views of Cader Idris. Head to the Celtic Cabin on Barmouth Prom for the most amazing street food. Graig Wen's new guest app gives you the inside track on the latest pop-up places to eat and drink as well as locals' favourites.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 247 reviews

★★★★★

Birthday surprise

We stayed for 3 nights in a camper van. Excellent, clean facilities and fantastic views across the valley Ideal for hiking and biking especially into Barmouth when the bridge reopens

Response from Graig Wen

Many thanks - we're pleased the birthday was a memorable one!  Barmouth Bridge is due to re-open in mid December.
★★★★★

Wonderful campsite

Very friendly, beautiful scenery and excellent facilities. We will definitely return for another stay when we visit North Wales next.

Response from Graig Wen

Many thanks - we look forward to welcoming you back.
★★★★★

Glorious weekend in Wales

Had a gorgeous weekend here, staying in Tommy yurt. Really well setup, help at hand if we needed anything, stunning setting and views. Hoping to return next year, thanks so much. 2 adults + 2 children.

Response from Graig Wen

Many thanks.  We're pleased you enjoyed your Autumn break in Tommy and we look forward to welcoming you back.
★★★★★

Perfect campsite

This camp site has everything if what you want is peace, unsurpassable views, stunning surroundings, good food and log fires. The camping fields feel wild, the secluded yurts are comfortable and cosy. my favourite camp site in my favorite part of wales. The owners have created something mazing here which is to be cherished.
Oct 31, 2021 by zita Verified Review

Response from Graig Wen

That's amazing - thanks so much!
★★★★★

Ardderchog - Excellent

Fel erioed - llecyn delfrydol yn edrych dros y Fawddach, cyfleusterau da ac ymlacio. As always, the ultimate panoramic location looking over the river Mawddach, good conveniences and communications and relaxation. Never fails to charm.

Response from Graig Wen

Diolch yn fawr. Much appreciated!
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Location

Graig Wen is located at Graig Wen Campsite, Arthog, Nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL39 1YP

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Getting There

Turn off the A470 Dolgellau bypass onto the A493 signposted Tywyn/ Fairbourne. The campsite is exactly 4.5 miles from this point so set your tripometer! As you near it the road narrows and the site is on the brow of a slight hill on the right hand side. If approaching from Fairbourne direction on A493, drive through Arthog, past the quarry and look for a sign saying "Concealed entrance" on the left - that's Graig Wen. Sat nav works with postcode LL39 1YP. Morfa Mawddach railway station about 2 miles from site, accessible by foot/cycle path or bus. Sarah and John encourage public transport and can arrange pick-up from station for £10. Buses run between Aberystwyth/ Machynlleth and Dolgellau. Ask the driver to drop you off at Graig-Wen between Penmaenpool and Arthog. Buses and trains: Traveline Cymru 0871 200 2233.