- Landline: 01654 791227
- Website: http://www.gwerniago.co.uk/
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Gwerniago campsite is located in the heartland of Mid Wales, at the most southern point of the Snowdonia National Park. Gwerniago is a family run working farm run by a Welsh speaking family. The campsite is situated on the edge of Pennal village in the beautiful unspoilt Dyfi (Dovey) Valley.
The area is ideally suited for bird watching and walking. Red Kites can regularly be seen overhead and the Dyfi Osprey nest is visible from the campsite with a good pair of binoculars. Nearby is the RSPB nature reserve at Ynyshir which offers escorted tours to enjoy the vast array of wildlife in the area. The Dyfi Osprey official viewing point is only 15 minutes’ drive away and you can visit the hide used in the BBC Spring Watch series.
The campsite is popular with walkers, cyclists and families. The site affords elevated views across the beautiful unspoilt Dyfi Valley, woodland, and nearby riverside walks, The campsite was voted in the top five by the children in the book, ‘Cool Camping Kids’ . Young children can enjoy a pony ride by the farmhouse in the evenings and may help feed the young lambs during the lambing season. Campfires are allowed.
Gwerniago farm is situated 3 miles from Machynlleth, a mediaeval historic market town(street market on Wednesday).The harbour village of Aberdyfi is a 15 minutes’ drive away and offers blue flag beaches and sand dunes, and of course the famous golf links course. The internationally famous Centre for Alternative Technology is a 10 minutes’ drive away and offers fascinating customer participation projects and a vehicular lift.Borth is approximately 20 minutes’ drive and Aberystwyth approximately 35 minutes.
The village of Pennal is within easy walking distance, and offers a grocery/newsagents shop and the local hostelry Glan Yr Afon/Riverside offers good food lunchtimes and evenings and a range of national and local Welsh ales and spirits. The Community Centre offers a restricted post office on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and you can relax and have a piece of homemade cake and drink in the small cafe. Pennal is very significant in Welsh history being the site of the historic ‘Pennal Letter’ written by Owain Glyndwr and Lleucu Llwyd was a young girl from the area. The church of St Peter offers services every Sunday.
There is a choice of sporting activities locally i.e. sea and fresh water fishing, clay pigeon shooting, mountain biking routes, power kite – kite surfing hire and tuition, and Bro Ddyfi leisure centre with gym and swimming pool (with flume) indoor bowls and various exercise classes.
If you prefer something less strenuous enjoy walking the golden beaches, strolling through the woodlands, visit the many historic attractions, country walks and take in the peace and quiet of the beautiful unspoilt Welsh countryside and Snowdonia National Park.