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Garthyfog Camping & Caravan Site, Arthog

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Lat/Long:52.706001N -4.022
Opening dates:Open All Year

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No. of pitches:25
Price guide (2 people, 1 tent, 1 night, no car): £5

General Facilities:

Tents Permitted Motorcaravans Permitted Caravans Permitted Chalets Available Disabled Facilities Shop on Site Bookings taken Student Discount Available

Free facilities:

Flushing Toilets Drinking Water Hot Showers Cold Showers Pets Permitted Toilet Roll Supplied Childrens Playground 1.5 miles from the beach, 0.5 miles to the train station
Languages:English Spoken English, Welsh

By Car:

From the south east
Use M40 or M1 then M6/M54/A5/A458 and A470 to Dolgellau By Pass.

From the south west
Use M5/M6 then as above

From the north
Use M6/M56 to Chester, then A494 to Dolgellau By Pass.

From Dolgellau by pass (A470) take the A493 coast road towards Tywyn and Fairbourne. Pass through Penmaenpool before arriving at Arthog. The road widens after passing a small terrace of houses on the left. Garthyfog Camping and Caravan Site is situated 200 yds from the terrace on the left. The turning is signposted with a sign for camping and a sign for the village hall.

By Rail:

From Shrewsbury
Take the Cambrian Coast Line to Morfa Mawddach Station (Between Fairbourne and Barmouth stations). Garthyfog Camping and Caravan Site is approx. 1 mile away. (map available on website)

Garthyfog Camping & Caravan Site Weather Forecast

Wed 17th
Light Rain
Light Rain

Temp: 6-10°C
Wind Speed: 35Km/h
Wind Dir: NW

Thu 18th
Light Rain
Light Rain

Temp: 4-11°C
Wind Speed: 29Km/h
Wind Dir: WSW

Fri 19th
Light Rain
Light Rain

Temp: 7-12°C
Wind Speed: 31Km/h
Wind Dir: NW

Sat 20th
Few Clouds
Few Clouds

Temp: 6-11°C
Wind Speed: 11Km/h
Wind Dir: W

Sun 21st
Broken Clouds
Broken Clouds

Temp: 7-13°C
Wind Speed: 12Km/h
Wind Dir: W

Mon 22nd
Overcast Clouds
Overcast Clouds

Temp: 10-14°C
Wind Speed: 21Km/h
Wind Dir: NE

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Garthyfog Camping & Caravan Site Reviews

Garthyfog Camping & Caravan Site

The farm is nice and clean and the proprietor is very friendly and for the very reasonable price you are paying I have no complaints.

However the campsite is very basic and probably not ideally suited for families.

There are two fields for tents but each field has only one toilet (sorry there was no toilet paper when we visited)

The toilet is clean but does not have a light inside so when you close the door it is practically pitch black.

There is only one shower for the two fields and this costs £1.00 for seven minutes (£4.00 per day per family, £28.00 per week!!). I cant be certain but a note under the light switch says do not use while shower is on. This then makes the shower room pitch black as well.

Apart from the shower there is no hot water anywhere on the campsite so you need to either 'buy' hot water from the shower or boil your own to wash up with, either way it costs you even more money.

The farm suffers quite a lot from nat's and midges and my wife and kids where eaten alive on the first night. This is not a fault of the campsite just a feature of the area but forewarned is forearmed.

Of the two camping fields the first does not have many flat pitches, the second field is more even but it has a very narrow path and may be unsuitable for large vehicles.

Overall very good for the money especially if you don't mind it basic.

Rocco Ianiello 2005-08-12

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