UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Machynlleth

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Leave it to your kids’ imagination when it comes to this site. Rocky outcrops and magical valleys. It’s a proper fairytale of a site.

What makes the perfect campsite? A peaceful farmland location? A nearby beach? Or friendly folk who are happy with campfires, children and dogs?

Gwerniago is all of these things and a lot more besides. Set in the pretty Dovey Valley, its large field is divided by the natural boundaries of oak and rocky outcrop. The family have farmed here for three generations now, so camping here gives you a great insight into a farmer’s working life. Arrive at tea time and you might see farmer Trevor’s sheepdog herding his flock back out to their field, with Trevor opening gates ahead of them on his quad bike.

The owner's will lend you baskets for campfires, which dot the site. As wisps of smoke drift skywards and marshmallows bubble in the heat, the hustle and bustle of urban life seems a long way away; it’d be all too easy to spend several days here without feeling the need to leave the site at all.

But that might be a shame, as the beach and little harbour at Aberdyfi is less than a 15-minute drive north, and there’s also Borth to the south. There’s even a family-friendly pub in the village, within walking distance down a quiet lane.

You can’t really ask for much more than that, can you?



Natural boundaries and mature trees provide plenty of excitement for children to explore and space to run around in. The field’s divided into 3 sections with non-electric grass pitches, grass pitches with electricity and a few hard standings with electrical hook-ups too. A modern wash-block with individual toilets, shower rooms, a family room with shower and bath and a disabled bathroom. Small kitchen with a washing sink and a fridge and freezer unit. Internet is also available. The nearest launderette is 3 miles away in Machynlleth.

Suitable For

Tents and campervans only on the grass pitches. Caravans and Motorhomes will need to contact the site directly to discuss requirements. We cannot accommodate units over 7m in length.


Situated near the market town of Machynlleth, where a market is still held every Wednesday, Gwerniago is in a suberb location for walking and cycling. Within a 10 minute drive of Dyfi Bike Park, or 20 minutes from the popular seaside village of Aberdyfi, home to a sandy beach and seaside shops. North of Pennal, CAT (the Centre for Alternative Technology) (01654 705950) is popular with all ages. There’s an RSPB reserve at Eglwysfach, where you can see red kites and peregrine falcons.

Food & Drink

The Riverside, which is within walking distance of the campsite, is a very popular local restaurant. There are plenty of Cafe's in the nearby town of Machynlleth if you fancy grabbing a bite to each for lunch.



Family Friendly

Is it a pirate castle? Or a soldier's battalion? A fairy glen? Or a princess's tower? Don't tell the kids, but it's actually a rocky outcrop protruding from the camping field that they'll just love playing on. Making this the perfect place to play out a childhood dream.

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The Owner Says

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.


Campers can enjoy choosing their own spot on arrival

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 5 Available
Non electric grass pitches are not marked out so campers can enjoy choosing their own spot on arrival.

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Contact Gwerniago, Gwerniago Farm, Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9JX

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Getting There

Turn right by the clock in Machynlleth, over the bridge, then immediately left. Follow that road for 2 miles on the Aberdyfi road. You will see a site sign on the left-hand side. Take that little road and the site is the first farm on the right. Take a train to Machynlleth (3 miles away from the site) then you can hop on irregular bus no. 29 (towards Tywyn), which will stop at the bottom of the lane to Gwerniago. Otherwise, take a taxi from the station.


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