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Visitor Reviews - Bwch Yn Uchaf Camping And Caravanning Park

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Bwch Yn Uchaf Camping And Caravanning Park
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL23 7DD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01978 812179

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Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 122 Reviews
              9/10 from 122 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Miller3 1 review from this member

We had a really great time here. The site is quiet and beautiful, the owners are extremely helpful and friendly and the loos, showers and washing-up facilities are excellent, really clean with endless hot water. We had a gorgeous, spacious, flat pitch (you choose your own spot) and loved the setting, with the big stream/little river going past and sheep wondering around on the other side of it too. We hired a fire pit and bought sticks and logs from the site owners. We can recommend the local pub, for its food, drinks, small shop and friendly staff. The Bala lake train offers a great way to gently see the area and leaves from right by the site. We enjoyed gorge-walking near-by, booked at lake Bala. The only problem was Hurricane Bertha. But we still loved our visit and hope to return with calmer weather! Thanks!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Candyporkandbeans 1 review from this member

Bwch Yn Uchaf is a really excellent campsite, it's a little more out of the way than some others in the area, but that is totally to it's credit.

We arrived after about a 6 hour drive up from London and originally pitched in the main field by the portaloos, but moved after a couple of days to be next to the beautiful stream that runs through the site. The people who run the campsite are absolute stars, they really can not do enough to help and to make sure you are happy with your stay. The toilets were always in immaculate condition and the same goes for the showers.

Be careful when doing your washing up, the hot water comes out extremely hot! But there is always plenty of hot water available.

Absolutely brilliant campsite, run by exactly the sort of people you would want to be running it. Can't fault it at all, will definitely be staying there again.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Felicity952 10 reviews from this member

This was the first time we have visited this site after a last minute decision to go camping for the weekend straight from work. We had booked hookup but upon arriving, our friends were staying with non-hookup and where they were situated was just too beautiful to miss. The hookup area was mainly hard standing as the large field at the top was not in use.

I was concerned that the washing up area/showers were a bit out of the way but in actual fact it wasn't too bad and they were lovely and clean and hot water all the time. The portaloos that are in the middle were clean (possibly supplying some soap or antibacterial gel would be a good idea). I think it would be great if a more central shower block could be built.

We had a campfire on the second night and you can buy the logs and kindling on site and there is plenty to last two nights.

The river was lovely (just wish we'd taken the fishing net) and the little one had great fun making a dam.

There is a washer and dryer but as I didn't use them I don't know how much they were.

Unfortunately when it was time to leave the battery had died on the car (as well as someone else's) but it was no problem for the owners as ten minutes later they were there jump starting us.

Fantastic site, great owners. We will DEFINITELY be returning!

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Maigram 1 review from this member

Just like to say easily the best campsite I have stayed on in many a year. The shower and toilet block was lovely and clean, the showers warm, lovely. The owners were more than helpful and friendly too. Campfires are allowed, the logs you buy are good value for money. , there is fishing in a gentle shallow clean river. The site is flat and just great. The views are fantastic and a short stroll to the start of the arran ridge walk. Cant wait to go back again. Also the little train in to the bustling little town of Bala is excellent. A good place for families, couples, and walkers. DOUGIE ELLIS WELSHPOOL

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: CanvasFamily 2 reviews from this member

This was our 3rd visit and it is by far our favourite site. Gareth who runs it could not be more helpful. The site itself is lovely. Riverside flat field with a track (perfect for kids' bikes) running back to an always clean loo block. Facilities are a bit of a walk but there are portaloos along the way if you prefer and to me, location and atmosphere is so much more important!

Steam train rides from the site are a bonus and the pub in the village The Eagles Inn is reasonable and good pub grub and we were fine with lots of kids.

You can have a fire and Gareth or his son will bring you a pit and logs. There was no noise at night other than people chatting and enjoying themselves and I never felt we bothered anyone which is always a good feeling with so many children! (This visit there were 8 adults and 8 kids but I have also been as a family of 5 with an 8 week old baby)

I shall be back every year as it simply (so far) cannot be beaten for location, price, atmosphere and general good fun! We try new sites all the time but this one simply ticks all of our boxes.

I do however recommend rock pegs as ground can be tough!

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jacksonla 1 review from this member

We visited this site for 3 nights at the beginning of June. We were greeted by the very friendly owners who told us we could choose our own pitch wherever we wanted. At that point there was only 1 other tent and a caravan on the site so we had plenty of choice! We pitched our tent right next to the river which had a beautiful view across to the mountains, it was perfect. It was lovely to just have the trees behind us and the river, sheep, birds and mountains in front of us! On the other side of the campsite is the railway line which has a little steam train that goes into Bala. The trains only run 4 times a day and there is no noise to be concerned about. The station itself is lovely and has a little cafe inside as well. I also liked the fact you could have a campfire (unles you're on the hook up pitches) and we hired the firepit and bought 2 bags of wood for 11 from the owners. He brings it all to your pitch for you.

The main toilet block is at the site entrance so it was a 3 minute walk for us (there are portaloos for the people who are at the far end of the site). The facilities were perfectly clean all the time and even though there are only 2 showers for men and 2 for women (plus a disabled / family shower) neither of us ever queued once to use them. Water is hot all the time and the showers are free which is such a bonus. There are 2 plug sockets where you can use your own hairdryer (there isnt one there already). There's also a freezer for your ice blocks and 3 sinks for washing up. If you need to, there is a washing machine and dryer as well.

Bala town is lovely and only a 10/15 minute drive. There is a Co-Op and Spar for all your essentials but try to go to the local butchers / veg shops etc which sold lovely local produce. Bala lake is beautiful and the car park is very reasonably priced at 2 for 4 hours so you can have a long walk.

The local pub in the village serves amazing homemade food, I would highly recommend it. Its only a 15 minute walk from the campsite.

We were so lucky with the weather during our stay, it was hot and sunny all weekend which made our visit so much better but even without it, I think this site is just lovely. Highly recommended.

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