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Camping in Dolgellau

Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the Mawddach. It was the county town of the former county of Merionethshire.

The surrounding area is known for its wild but beautiful countryside and places of historical interest. It is popular with tourists who enjoy activities such as walking, hiking, horse riding, white-water rafting and climbing. Dolgellau is the main base for climbers of Cadair Idris (known as Cader Idris locally).

The Great Western Railway line from Ruabon to Llangollen was extended via Corwen and Llanuwchllyn to Dolgellau, where it formed an end-on connection with the Cambrian Railways line from Barmouth Junction and a shared station was opened there in 1868. The Ruabon Barmouth line was closed in the 1960s under the Beeching Axe. The railway line was converted some years ago into the Llwybr Mawddach (or "Mawddach Trail") which now runs for some eight miles from Dolgellau to Morfa Mawddach railway station, near Fairbourne on the coast. It is maintained by the Snowdonia National Park and is very popular with walkers and cyclists. It passes some estuarine areas that are important for water birds.

The site of Dolgellau railway station itself, along with approximately a mile and a half of former trackbed, was used to construct the Dolgellau bypass in the late 1970s.

Fronalchen Caravan Park

Open Easter - October

Fronalchen Caravan Park offers the ideal haven for campers, tents, trailer tents, tourers, mobile homes and static caravans for sale or to hire, with campfires allowed on the river bank.

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Graig Wen

Open March - January

Graig Wen camp site in Snowdonia National Park has been chosen to feature in the Cool Camping guides - we are in the Top 3 sites in the new edition of Cool Camping Wales. We have also won a Green Snowdonia Award for Most Sustainable Camp Site.

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Hafod Dywyll

Open All year | 20 Pitches

The campsite at Hafod Dywyll farm has welcomed generations of campers who enjoy its informal atmosphere.

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Llwyn yr Helm

Open Easter - October | 25 Pitches

llwyn yr Helm is a small family run caravan park on a working farm situated 4 miles from the market town of Dolgellau.

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