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Touring Vans

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.

Camping Facilities


    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
You can book camping online – please ensure you carefully read the information about the different areas of our camp site to ensure they are suitable for you.  If in doubt, please call us. 
If you want to book more than a couple of pitches it’s best to phone 01341 250482 between 9am and 7pm as we take groups by arrangement only.  If you can see availability on the calendar but have problems booking then please call us as we may be able to waive minimum stay requirements at peak times for late availability.

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.

Cancellation fees
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.

Deposit payments

Deposit payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.  No refunds can be given if you chose to depart prior to the end of your booked holiday for whatever reason.
We reserve the right to refuse any bookings.  Group bookings are at our discretion.
Cancellation by you
If you do have a problem please email or call us as soon as possible so we can re-let your pitch as another camper who may want it. Deposit payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel 14 days or less before your stay you will not be entitled to any refund. We recommend taking out travel insurance.
Change or cancellation of the holiday by us
In the unlikely event we are unable to provide the booked holiday and have to cancel before the holiday is due to start, you are entitled to a full refund of the money you have paid.
Pitch Sizes
You should let us know at the time of booking the type of unit /size of tent you will bring, including any awnings or pup tents, to ensure your allocated pitch is large enough. Sorry – no gazebos or event shelters. There is space for one vehicle per pitch to park.  Should you subsequently change your requirements we will do our best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee to provide an appropriately sized pitch or parking space for additional cars. Strictly one tent per pitch only on lower fields.
Arrivals and Departures
Your pitch is available from 12 noon
Last arrival time on the touring area at the top of the site is 9pm.
Last arrival on the lower tent camping fields is 6pm -strictly no new arrivals after this time unless by prior arrangement or after dark as the track to the lower fields is steep and unlit.
If you do not arrive by last check in time on the first day of your booking and you have not advised us otherwise then we reserve the right to re-let your pitch. Please do not arrive before 12 noon as your pitch may not be available and parking space is very limited.
Check out by 12 noon on departure day
We make every effort to allocate guests the pitch of their choice however we cannot guarantee this.  We will direct you to your pitch on arrival.  Please ask if you are in any doubt if you are on the correct pitch as campers on the wrong pitch will be required to move.
The ground rules…
By booking with us, you and your party agree to:
– respect your fellow guests, neighbours and people/ animals who live/work at Graig Wen
– supervise children appropriately so they are not a nuisance or danger to themselves and other people or animals. The top touring site is fenced but beyond this Graig Wen’s landscape and lower camping fields includes some steep slopes, trees and shallow water and PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THEIR CHILDREN EXPLORE SAFELY.
– not create any undue noise or disturbance.  Quiet hours are from 11pm to 8.00am.  Please respect your neighbours and keep noise to a minimum between these hours.
Group bookings – we do not acept group bookings online and we welcome small, quiet groups only by prior arrangement – please call to discuss.
Access statement and policy
We regret our camping facilities are not accessible by wheelchair users and people with mobility issues may find the steep track to the estuary difficult. We have accessible accommodation in our B & B. Our access statement is here.
Dogs and other pets
You are welcome to bring your dog with you but there will be no exceptions to the following rules:
The dog must be on a lead at all times on the site
Clean up after your dog
Do not leave your dog unattended at any time
Camp fires/BBQs
There is a communal camp fire for the touring site but individual camp fires are only allowed on our lower tent camping fields.  Fire woks are only permitted on the touring site at our discretion to ensure the safety of other campers. BBQs must be raised from the ground and clear of trees.
At busy times we have very limited parking space so please check with us first before agreeing to have visitors on site.
We reserve the right to ask guests who do not respect the terms and conditions of staying here or who in any way behave in a manner likely to cause upset to our other guests, neighbours and staff, to leave Graig Wen immediately.  In these circumstances the holiday ceases and we shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred by you.
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:

Low Season

1 March – 4 April, 1 October – 23 December

Mid Season

5 April – 24 May excluding Bank Holidays, 2 June – 18 July, 1 – 30 September

Peak Season

All Bank Holidays, 24 May – 1 June, 19 July – 31 August, 24 December – 4 January

Optional Extras

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




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