On the small, touring van area of our camp site in Snowdonia, there are 9 pitches with electric hook ups suitable for smaller motorhomes, caravans and the odd small tent on the upper part of our site. Winter access is easy and comfortable as the van pitches are hard standing and our wash block is heated. In summer, there are a few grass pitches with electric hook up for tent campers but there is much more space for tents – but no electric hook ups – on our lower tent only camping fields which are open 1st May – 30th September.
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. The two “panorama pitches” have the best views but there are benches overlooking the view for everyone to enjoy. There is also a communal camp fire area with fairy lights in a sheltered glade in the woods.
There is direct access down a steep track (unsuitable for people with mobility issues) through the meadows and woodland of the lower tent camping fields to the Mawddach Cycle Trail along the estuary. The wildlife here is wonderful – regularly seen (or heard) on site are owls, bats, buzzards, woodpeckers, jays, house martins, wagtails and even nightjars. With rugged scenery and rocky outcrops around the site, it’s advisable to bring sturdy tent pegs (we usually have rock pegs for sale in reception)!
New for 2019, you can choose from 2 panorama pitches, standard pitches or small van pitches to better accommodate different sizes of touring vans, caravans and tents. We have done this to create more breathing space between pitches at peak times. We are sorry but on this part of the site there is not space for additional gazebos, events shelters etc. Early booking advised for the two panorama pitches with the best views!
If you are looking for splendid isolation you can find it on our tent only camping fields but the touring van site is much smaller with pitches closer together. But if you are looking for a small, clean and quietly sociable site in a great location, then we hope you will enjoy Graig Wen.
Our campsite wash block facilities are simple but clean.
- two ladies and two gents loos – there are further compost loos for tent campers and glampers in other areas
- two modern, hot unisex showers – free (we now also have additional showers for tent campers and glampers in other areas)
- 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
- 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.
- camp shop selling essentials such as milk, local ales cold drinks, Calor gas and rock pegs
- pre-order breakfast croissants on site
- covered washing up area and microwave / coffee machine access
- filtered drinking water from mountain spring
- starry skies and birdsong
Touring Site Booking Conditions and Information
PAYMENT AND BOOKING CONDITIONS
You can pay by credit or debit card – there is no charge for this. We do not accept cheques
For bookings made 6 weeks or less before your stay, we require payment in full in advance.
For bookings made 6 weeks or more before your stay, we require 25% deposit. Your balance is due 6 weeks before your stay. You will receive an email reminder of this. Payment will automatically be taken using the card details provided by you when you booked unless you contact us earlier to make other arrangements. If we do not receive payment from you by this time we reserve the right to cancel your booking.
We will email you confirmation of your booking and you must let us know of any discrepancies immediately.
If you cancel more than 14 days before your stay you will receive 75% refund.
If you cancel 14 days or less before your stay you will not be entitled to any refund.
2019 Touring Site prices and pitch types
For 2019 we have new pitch types to better accommodate different size touring vans, caravans and the odd tent. We are sorry but on this part of the site there is not space for additional gazebos, events shelters etc
All our touring site pitches have optional electric hook. Pitches 1 – 8 are hardstanding.
Prices include up to 2 people sharing one unit and one vehicle per pitch
If you are a solo camper looking for a pitch last minute, please contact us for the best deal we can offer.
Panorama Pitches – 2 pitches with the best views for caravans or motorhomes up to 7.5 metres plus awnings and tents up to 6 m x 4 m (pitch 1) or 6 m x 6 m (pitch 2)
Low Season £20
Mid Season £23
Peak Season £25
Standard Pitches – 4 pitches available for motorhomes or caravans up to 7m with awnings. Of these, smaller tents can be accommodated on pitch 3 (6 m x 3 m max), pitch 8 (6 m x 3m max) and pitch 9 (7 m x 3.5 m max). No caravans on pitch 8
Low Season £18
Mid Season £21
Peak Season £23
Small Van Pitches – 3 pitches which can only accommodate camper vans up to 7m or small caravans – there’s space for your outside table and chairs but no room for awnings, gazebos, tents etc. On our site map these are pitch numbers 4, 5 and 7.
Low Season £15
Mid Season £18
Peak Season £20
Dates are inclusive:
1 March – 4 April, 1 October – 23 December
5 April – 24 May excluding Bank Holidays, 2 June – 18 July, 1 – 30 September
All Bank Holidays, 24 May – 1 June, 19 July – 31 August, 24 December – 4 January
Electric hook up £4/night
Dogs £2/dog/stay (We annually donate this to a local animal rescue charity)
Extra car (subject to availability only) £10/night
Additional people per night
Low Season: Adult £7 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £3
Mid Season: Adult £8 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £3.50
Peak Season: Adult £9 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £4
Under 5s are free.
There are minimum nights stay requirements during peak season including 3 days for bank holidays