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Visitor Reviews - Bwch Yn Uchaf Camping And Caravanning Park

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

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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 118 Reviews
              9/10 from 118 Reviews


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Reviews:  118 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cobsrus 1 review from this member

Amazing!

Welcome greeting straight away by a young lady, given choice of pitch and escorted round site to see what pitches were on offer.

Very laid back atmosphere.

Was initially concerned about the toilet/shower block only having 2 showers. However they were always very clean and I never had to queue the whole week. Showers had constant hot water :)

We pitched up next to river bank near 3 portaloos. Great pitch, great views.

Did get a bit annoying with people coming in and out of loos banging the door. And at times they were a bit too dirty to use, but this was due to the ill manners of other campers.

We has a lot of rain and was very cold for time of yr :(

I took 4 dogs which was not even a problem, quite often 2 maybe 3 is the limit on other sites, plenty of open space to walk them.

Went on the train to bala, very nice but quite expensive I thought.

Bala it's self has a coop and butchers, and quite a few other quaint shops.

Didn't fully explore the area directly off site as didn't take our map, and was not sure which route to take, downside for us were every footpath was through a field full of sheep/lambs which ment dogs had to remain on leads. Had we of asked the owners and staff about local walks I am sure they would have been very helpful.

Once again love the site, will definitely go back, hopefully in better weather conditions :)

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Robmassey 4 reviews from this member

We stayed here over the May Bank Holiday and we were right down the bottom of the site where the small stream meets the main river. There was a small group of us and the owners are quite happy to take private family groups. The owners are very friendly and relaxed. The pitches down the far end of the site are a fantastic spot and you can barely take your eyes of the view across the valley to the mountains opposite. We were fortunate enough to visit when there weren't many other campers so the site was quite quiet.

The facilities were very clean and tidy although they are a bit of a walk if you are down the far end of the site. But if you like it quiet, then it's worth going down the far end of the site and you'll just have to walk to the facilities. The small steam train from the site to Bala is very pleasant and relaxing. There is also a great walk up the mountains nearby.

The views from there over Bala lake are amazing. We booked to go to the Eagles Inn pub which is a 15 minute walk up the road and worth a visit. There are no playground facilities but to be honest, the kids didn't miss them. However, what was disappointing was the amount of restrictions the Snowdonia authorities appear to have imposed on this campsite. Camping is about freedom, relaxation and switching off, and campsites nor campers should be ruled by local authority bureaucracy. The Snowdonian authorities need to reconsider their restrictions. That said, overall, a great campsite if you want to switch off from it all.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dawste 1 review from this member

This was our first holiday in our Mazda Bongo Campervan. Really relaxing site with clean facilities, lovely friendly owners.

Situated next to stream with Railway on other side which runs straight into Bala town around outskirts of Bala lake. Pub with in walking distance which serves good pub food.

Thoroughly enjoyed by all including our dog Max.

Well worth a visit for a peaceful break.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bonnie84 8 reviews from this member

A decent site with hardstandings near to the river

With a nice walk to the river where we saw a kingfisher, however when we there the other fields were closed off, nice views of the mountains and the steam railway, toilet facilities were very clean and nice hot water, however I think the price is a bit steep for how big the site is, just big enough for 5 units, we like it quiet and it was that. Good for a few days but not 8 days like we were there, also the bins were overflowing

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