Gwern-Y-Bwlch Caravan Club Site (REF : GWE)

Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7EB, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A gem of a site in a lovely setting, lost in Mid Wales between Snowdonia and old Montgomeryshire. Gwern-y-Bwlch Club Site features terraced pitches, some with splendid views across the valley. You'll soon find the pace of life slows to a relaxed stroll in this part of Wales. The caravan park is an ideal base for country pursuits like birdwatching or fishing. Don't forget your binoculars - the RSPB has reserves at Lake Vyrnwy and Ynys-Hir. A conservationist's paradise, with a bird hide and feeding station on site - watch out for the red kite in the area.

Gwern-y-Bwlch Club Site has proved ideal for anglers, who often try their luck at the Llyn Clywedog reservoir, or in the Dyfi River. If you fancy sea fishing you can book trips from the harbours of Aberystwyth or Aberdyfi. Walkers will find the Ffordd Glyndwr long distance footpath passes the caravan site. Further walking is available through the local woodland of Llanbrynmair that was developed by the Forestry Commission.

Please note: This site does not have a toilet block. The maximum outfit length we can accept on this site is 8 metres.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The dog walk makes a pleasant evening stroll, but beware of slippery banks near the stream. There are also walks trough the nearby forest, following extensive marked trials, starting half a mile from the site taking the lane north. You can also join the 135 mile long Glyndwr’s Way through the open moorlands, farmlands and forests of mid-Wales.

Supermarket notes:

LLanbrynmair Village (2 miles) has a small general store, and Carno (6 miles East) has a Spar and Post Office. The nearest town is Machynlleth (10 miles), which has a good range of shops, including Spar and Co-op supermarkets that are open until 8.00pm.

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Directions

From South East (Caersws) on A470: turn right about 1 mile past Llanbrynmair at Club Site sign. The site entrance is 50 yards uphill on the left. Care is required at sharp right and left turns at railway bridge 0.25 mile past Llanbrynmair. From West (Machynlleth) on A489: in about 5.75 miles at roundabout turn right onto A470 (signposted Newtown). In about 4 miles turn left at Club Site sign. The site entrance is 50 yards uphill on the left. On final approach to site proceed with caution to avoid overshooting minor road.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SY19 7EB
GPS:
Lat 52.62015 / Lon -3.65862
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OS field ref:
SH877036
OS map ref:
136
Handbook map ref:
E7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Machynlleth and Newtown
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Perfect for a two night stopover

Peter and Janet couldn't have been more helpful when I order from the menu "some mountains and waterfalls to visit please"!!!! Thanks to them my brief visit enabled me to see of the wonderful scenery on offer in this part of North Wales. I look forward to visiting again this delightful little site.
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Little Gem

We stayed at this site on our way to Snowdonia and what a beautiful site it is. The current wardens Peter and Janet were so welcoming, friendly,and informative. The site was well maintained and they obviously take pride in the site and work very hard to keep it in tip top condition. We found the site so quiet and tranquil with outstanding views from the top of the site. This is a must for nature lovers and those seeking peace and tranquility. We will definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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Plain and Peaceful

A lovely peaceful no frills site in mid Wales. Well kept by the current wardens (The Bowlers) who were very friendly and helpful - there when needed and not "in your face" - thank you! Terraced site mostly hardstanding but even so we needed levelling blocks for the slight slope on our chosen pitch from which we had a lovely view of the hills across the valley. The service points all kept in very good order. Hill walking is ok from the site, cycling not for the faint hearted - turn left out of the gate straight on to an 18% hill or turn right and on to the A470. Local village just down the road but main places of interest are a good distance by car. As other reviewers have commented, it depends what you want from your stay. An enjoyable 8 night break, thank you.

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Wonderful peaceful site with lovely views. Very friendly wardens. Fantastic birdlife.

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Peace and Quiet in Mid Wales

This terraced site is easily accessed from the A470 but I think a lot of members will either 'love it' or 'hate it' depending on personal preferences. The hardstanding pitches vary in size and we just dropped lucky on a vacant large, level pitch - as a twin axle caravan we may have struggled to get onto some of the pitches but we used the mover and had a lovely view down the hillside. From the site information, we were expecting to be incommunicado for a week but the site WiFi worked well and we got a phone signal on EE - not imperative but useful. There is really only one safe way to walk out of the site and that is up the lane which climbs and climbs behind and above the site. It affords great views and gives access, eventually, to other paths including Glyndwr's Way. However, the footpaths on the ground do not match those shown on the OS map and sadly, Powys CC don't seem too bothered to erect waymarker signs (or the farmers have removed them) so be sure you know where you are going. The weather has been extremely wet and the ground was abysmal - even Glyndwr's Way (National Trail) was ankle deep in mud. That said, the site was very peaceful with an abundance of birdlife. I'm not sure how great it would be for families - no play area - I suppose it depends what your kids are into. Plenty of information in the hut and a car drive gets you to various places including Mawddach Trail (Dolgellau to Barmouth), beaches at Borth, Lake Vyrnwy and Aberystwyth.
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01650 521351

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Please note: This site does not have a toilet block.

Our Wi-Fi hotspot service on this site means internet access is available within a pre-determined, communal area of the site.

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