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COVID-19: Changes to Site Facilities

This season of 2020 sees some changes to our facilities at Graig Wen. As ever, you have the luxury of space here, with 40 acres of wild Snowdonia woodland, meadows and a stream to enjoy and explore. You can still buy a craft beer and wood for the camp fire, order croissants for breakfast and the beach is just down the road. Parents can keep an eye on kids playing in a natural, wild environment.

Reception will not be open in the normal way, but we will operate an outdoor pop-up reception at peak times.

New Guest App

Our new Guest App is your go to guide for up to date information about local places to eat out/take out, food deliveries, attractions, activities you will need to pre-book, loads of local walking routes etc.Guests should download the App which will be emailed before your arrival for contact-less check in as part of our social distancing measures.We’re getting great feedback from guests that the App is really helping guests make the most of their holiday in this time of big changes.

What’s closed?
We are sorry but we do not have plans to open our on site Honesty Shop this year for safety reasons, but you will still be able to buy some items from the pop-up reception. The communal camp fire and tree swings will also be closed.

What about Shared Washing Facilities?

For campers and glampers, access to the washing facilities, loos and showers will be different this year – read more below.  We have also built more private compost loos and outdoor showers for some of our our yurts.

Key dates:

Saturday 25 July 2020 the shared facilities on the tent camping fields open i.e. hot showers inn shower trailer and 2 compost loos

Monday 27th July (lunchtime) shared facilities on the touring site open i.e hot showers near reception and wash block

Cleanliness is extremely important to us and we take pride in keeping our simple washing facilities sparkling clean. We provide hot water, antibacterial soap, hand sanitiser, disposable hand towels – and plenty of loo roll from sustainable sources! As usual, we aim to keep our washing facilities spotless and are cleaning and disinfecting them regularly. Please help us by using the cleaning materials provided after you use shared facilities.

We’re pleased to have attained “We’re Good to Go” status – the industry standard to show we have followed Welsh Government public health guidance, carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have robust processes in place.

If you have your own on board facilities we encourage you to use them. If you have a camping loo and shower then you are welcome to bring them. There is room for a toilet tent by your pitch and we have a toilet chemical disposal point.

Thanks for helping us keep the site clean and hygienic for everyone!

Our site meanders across 40 acres of woods and meadows so varying facilities are located in different areas. You can find our Site Map here.

Facilities on the upper touring site

(close to around half a dozen caravan and motorhome pitches with a couple of places for tents (and Idris yurt in winter location)

Loos on Touring Site

The wash block with conventional WCs and wash basins will be in use on a unisex basis

One bubble at a time may use either the Ladies or the Gents (there are 2 WCs and 2 wash basins in each)

There is a red and white chain to restrict access to one bubble at a time.

Chain up = engaged. Please queue outside 2 metres apart

Chain down = vacant

Please use the chain to show you are using the washroom and remember to leave it down when you exit.

Showers on Touring Site

One bubble at a time may use the two showers on a unisex basis

There is a red and white chain to restrict access to one bubble at a time.

Chain up = engaged. Chain down = vacant

Please queue 2 metres apart where indicated outside the front of the house.  Do not queue down the narrow path to the showers where social distancing is difficult.

Other facilities on the touring site:

  • Electrical hook up points
  • Hardstanding pitches
  • Free wifi by Honesty Shop
  • Drinking water taps using filtered water from a natural spring
  • Free use of Fridge freezer for re-freezing ice packs
  • Chemical Toilet Disposal Point
  • Refuse and recycling point
  • Facilities for Glampers in the Glade (within 50 metres):

    (For guests in large yurt, small yurt, Tommy yurt and Jones the Hut)

    The Large yurt and Shepherds hut have a private compost loo and shower.

    Tommy and the small yurt have access to the hot showers and conventional loos/washblock on the touring site 150 metres away. Access is on a unisex, bubble basis.

    From 27 July 2020

    All our Glamping guests can use the shared facilities on the touring site.

    Other facilities in the glade:

  • Drinking water tap with filtered water from a natural spring
  • Firepit by each accommodation
  • Parking for one car next to each accommodation
  • Fridge / freezer block access
  • Facilities for Tent campers

    If you’re camping on the tent fields be prepared for a bit of walk around our up and down site to facilities. It’s a steepish walk back up the hill to the other facilities on the touring site. 

    Showers on Tent Camping Fields

    One bubble at a time may use the two showers on a unisex basis

    There is a red and white chain to restrict access to one bubble at a time.

    Chain up = engaged. Chain down = vacant

    Please queue 2 metres apart outside.

    Compost Loos on Tent Camping Fields

    As usual, these are open on a unisex basis.  Please queue 2m apart. Children must be monitored.

    Washing Up on Tent Camping Fields

    There is an outdoor washing up sink by the Tree Bog/Showers and another in the family fields (cold water). Please wash up at your own pitch if you can.

    Other facilities for tent campers:

  • 1 drinking water tap with filtered water from our spring
  • Stone Camp fire pit by each pit
  • 3 pitches you can park one car next to, one car parking space per pitch for all other cars in car park (arrive 2 – 4pm for lift for your kit to your pitch on our off road vehicle)
  • Refuse and recycling point
  • Access to all facilities on upper touring site via a walk up our steepish track
  • Access to freezer for ice packs, free wifi, charging devices (NOT PHONES) (£1) in reception

    Other Facilities
    • pre-order breakfast croissants on site
    • pub within 30 minutes bike ride along estuary trail
    • BBQs allowed – logs for sale on site
    • some touring van site pitches have TV reception for those with digital TV and aerials
    • mobile phone reception (except for 02 users)
    • free wifi access near reception
    • bus from site entrance to local town shops or beach
    • bike hire locally from Dolgellau, Barmouth and Coed y Brenin
    • shops and launderette within 2 miles. Cafes and supermarkets within 5 miles.
    • pop-up reception selling local ales, maps etc
    • No children’s playground but loads of natural space and a stream on lower fields for supervised exploring 
    • starry skies and birdsong

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