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Reviews of Cae Gwyn Farm from 'The Guardian' camping guides

Nature lovers can't go wrong with this Snowdonian gem: the campsite is itself a nature reserve, and a designated site of special scientific interest for its rare animal and plant life. And the river that runs through it, the Afon Eden, is home to one of the last breeding colonies of freshwater pearl mussels in Wales, as well as Atlantic salmon, otters, trout and floating water plantain.

Exploring the splendidly under-touristed Rhinog range, accessible directly from the site, you would be unlucky not to spot the local population of wild goats. The heath is home to small birds such as grouse, meadow pipit, ring ouzel and wheatear in the summer. In turn, they are prey for peregrine falcons, merlins and hen harriers.

With heartlifting views of an unspoilt and largely protected part of Snowdonia, Cae Gwyn is also on the edge of some great mountain-biking in Coed-y-Brenin forest. Plenty of paths cross the farm too, for hiking and riding- or you could simply while away a day or two fishing.

The camping facilities are tip-top, and the measly charge covers hot water, showers, drying room, bike cleaning, fridges and even farmyard Wi-Fi. If that's still not enough, there's also a B&B option and a camping barn for the uncampables. You'll probably need a car to get to the nearest shop or pub, in Bronaber (a two minute drive), but that's probably not what you came for, right?

------------(Guardian 2011 Camping Guide)


The Guardian Camping supplement 2007