Conwy Valley Barn Campsite

UK Wales North Wales Conwy Conwy

  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Adults only
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Back-to-basics camping between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea at Conwy

We love Snowdonia, you love Snowdonia, we all love Snowdonia. It’s an outdoor lover’s dream; the perfect place for a camping holiday. But the popularity of the place can be a problem if you like a quiet spot away from any hubbub. The wet weather can be another as this mountainous region of North Wales gets deluged by more than four metres of rain every year. Of course, all this is leading to a solution — a campsite on the fringes of the national park with easy access to its hotspots in an area with a favourable microclimate. That area is the Conwy Valley and that campsite is this one: the Conwy Valley Barn Campsite.

We may all love Snowdonia but not everyone will love this campsite. It’s a place for those who like proper, back-to-basics camping. With hot showers and flushing loos, it’s not quite up there with the wild camping that goes on in the peaks, but it is a simple site. As Claudia, who runs the site, the associated bunk barn and the organic sheep farm it sits on, says: it’s very chilled. It’s the sort of place you can roll up to, knock on the farm door and secure yourself a pitch for the night. But as there are only 30 pitches in the two-acre camping field, your best bet, of course, is always to book in advance.

As you might imagine for a field that’s used for grazing sheep outside of camping season, pitches are unmarked, off-grid and grassy. And tents, campervans and caravans are all welcome here, in this gently sloping hedgerowed meadow. This is Tal-y-Bont, situated where the valley widens as the nearby Conwy river makes its way towards the sea. It’s this that makes the microclimate here and there’s far less rain than in the nearby mountains.

The site offers views of nearby hills, one of which is topped with the remains of Iron Age Fort, Pen-y-Gaer. Head up it and you’ll find the campsite’s place within this landscape. You’ll see the Conwy River wending its way to the sea by ancient Conwy Castle, six miles to the north, and the handy town of Lanwryst the same distance to the south. Three miles further is charming Betws-y-Coed. It’s a bustling town of eateries and outdoor shops; a great place to start a Snowdonian adventure. Closer in, you might just catch a glimpse of Surf Snowdonia, the 300-metre man-made lagoon where good surf is guaranteed. The sights and adventures are justifiably popular and it’s easy to stay closer to them but if you’d like a quiet pitch on a relaxed farm campsite within walking distance of two pubs (where you’re likely to get a table), Conwy Valley Barn Campsite might just be the sunny spot for you.

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Facilities

Welsh Black cattle and mountain sheep graze the long meadows down to the salt marshes which fringe the banks of the Conwy river, in the heart of North Wales. The Backpackers Barn is a well established farm diversification which provides clean, cosy and affordable accommodation on an organic farm. We have a seperate camping field.

The seperate camping field has a with a toilet and shower trailer (4 showers, 2 toilets and 2 urinals), with a large double outside sink.
There is a fresh water tank and a waste water disposal unit.

We do NOT have hook ups so you can camp "off-grid". We're sorry, but campfires are not permitted

We can safely store bikes, kayaks, surf boards and any other leisure equipment you may bring - walkers, surfers, canoeists, backpackers, cyclists, bike-packers and stag parties are welcome.

We also have plenty of parking space.

Suitable For

We welcome tents, caravans and campervans. Dogs only allowed with prior arrangement.

Nearby

Easy driving distance- on the North coast, Conwy with one of Edward I's great castles and its complete belt of medieval town walls. Nearby is Bodnant Garden, Wales' finest formal garden. The Conwy Valley is home to Surf Snowdonia,- a £7.7 million surf centre, with a 300m lagoon. Situated 2 miles from the Barn in Dolgarogg. Just overlooking the farm is the iron-age fort of Pen-y-Gaer. Nearby lie the remains of the Roman fort at Caerhun  which, through an ancient drove, accessed through the picturesque town of Rowen. Cyclists are well served with the close-by Coed-y-Brenin being the spiritual home of the UK's mountain biking scene; or bike through the beautiful Gwydir forest. Kayakers and canoeists regularly base themselves at the barn while they go and explore the caves of Anglesey and the varied lakes and rivers the area is famous for.

Food & Drink

There are two pubs nearby, one of them within easy walking distance (1/4 of a mile) and one a 16th Century village inn only a mile away. Just to the South is Llanrwst, a bustling market town with great food options and many surprises, and then Betws-y-Coed "the gateway to Snowdonia."

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The Owner Says

Our family farm is situated in the beautiful Conwy Valley, on Snowdonia's doorstep, between the mountains and the sea. Our family has farmed here for three generations.

Pitches

30 off-grid grass pitches.

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 30 Available
Large sunny field with mountain view

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Location

Contact Conwy Valley Barn Campsite, Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal y Bont, Conwy LL32 8YX

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Getting There

Directions : From the North , take the A55, direction Bangor. Just before Llandudno Junction, take the A470, direction Betws-y-Coed. At Tal-y-Cafn, take a right over the bridge onto the B5279, direction Ty'n-y-Groes. There, turn left onto the B5106, direction Trefriw. Once you reach Caerhun (Roman Fort, Canovium), be prepared to look out for the sign , about another half-mile on the left-hand side.

From the East via the A5, travel towards Bangor. About a half-mile before you reach Betws-y-Coed, take the A470, direction Betws-y-Coed. Continue on the A470 for 7 miles to Tal-y-Cafn. Take a left over the bridge onto the B5279, direction Ty'n-y-Groes. There, turn left onto the B5106, direction Trefriw. Once you reach Caerhun (Roman Fort, Canovium), be prepared to look out for the sign , about another half-mile on the left-hand side.

Conwy Valley Barn is located on the T19/19 bus route. Tal y Cafn railway station is nearby.

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