FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How far is Graig Wen from… Snowdon? We are in the Southern part of Snowdonia National Park, near to Dolgellau and Barmouth on the coast. If you’re looking to climb Snowdon, also known as Yr Wyddfa while you’re in the area, you’re in luck, as we are only a picturesque hours drive away. If you are taking the steam train from Llanberis then it’s 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Barmouth? If you take the toll bridge at the George III pub, you can reach Barmouth in 20 minutes by car. If you walk the Mawddach trail from our site, it’s an hour and a half leisurely stroll.
The nearest shops? Our nearest corner shop is in Fairbourne, which is a 7 minute drive away. If it’s a supermarket you’re looking for, we suggest the old market town of Dolgellau, just a 10 minute drive away.
The nearest pub? Our nearest pub is the George III, which is a 5 minute drive down the road on an hour and 20 minutes beautiful walk along the Mawddach trail (around 4 miles). If you’d prefer to cycle, it’s 20 minutes off road.
Where are the nearest dog friendly… Beaches? Thankfully, we are surrounded by some fantastic beaches, all of which have dog friendly areas. Fairbourne is one of our personal favourites, and Barmouth is also a fantastic beach for dog walking. The Mawddach trail is also dog friendly, and is accessible direct from our site.
Eating places? Many local pubs and cafes are more than happy to accommodate dogs. The George III in Penmaenpool, The Ship in Dolgellau, The Last Inn in Barmouth and The White in Tywyn are all dog friendly and serve good food and drink.
How do I get to Cader Idris? Cader Idris is a fantastic mountain to climb, especially if you have children or aren’t too sure about scaling Snowdon just yet! We are a 15 minute drive from the Pony Path up the mountain. This path is one of the easiest ways to ascend and descend the summit, and takes around four and a half to five hours to complete. If your child completes the climb then we will award them with their very own certificate from the Cader Kids Club too. It’s also possible to walk directly from Graig Wen to the summit – allow around 8 hours for the round trip.
Are there any good walks directly from Graig Wen? The Mawddach trail is a scenic walk accessed through our camping fields, with stunning views across the estuary. We are also near Cregennan lakes and Arthog falls, both of which are great walks to do with the family.
I have mobility issues. How can I access the Mawddach Trail? We have direct access to the Mawddach trail at the base of our site, however this is not suitable for people with mobility issues. To access the trail, just drive to the free car park by the Toll bridge near George III pub at Penmaenpool and you have direct access here.
Can I pitch my tent by my car? Please note that most of our camping pitches do not allow for car parking by them. If you are camping in our lower fields, you will have access to our car park which will be no more than a 5-10 minute walk from your pitch. However, a select few of our pitches (such as those on our upper touring site and the family field) are suitable for you to pitch your tent by your car.
Do you have wifi? Yes we do – access is fine for the holiday cottages. If you are camping with us, our wifi is accessible in our honesty shop and reception area. If you are staying in the B & B or holiday cottages, then you will be able to access it. Please remember that we are rural and are a long way from fibre optic, so our connection can be slow at times and is not suitable for streaming or downloading content such as movies.
What is the mobile signal like? Graig Wen is situated in a fairly rural area, so depending on your provider you may get some signal while you’re here. We find that EE provides the best coverage on our site, while Vodafone is patchy and o2 not available until near Dolgellau!. We do however have a phone in reception that our guests are welcome to use if needed.
Do you accept groups? By arrangement we welcome small groups of family / friends who respect the tranquil environment here and our quiet hours between 8am and 11pm. There are a few areas of our camp site where you can pitch a small group of tents together but we are required by planning conditions to limit where tents are pitched so they are mostly widely spaced out across 40 acres of land. Please phone us to book on 01341 250482 rather than trying to book online. Exclusive hire of the whole site is available for special celebrations if you book far enough in advance!