The campsite - y gwersyll

'Do you fancy getting away from it all, being at one with nature and laying your head down beneath a ceiling of canvas and stars'?

Well...…. what are you waiting for?  Pack your tent, hitch up the caravan and load the motorhome along with your warm clothing (for the cooler evenings), your walking boots and your sense of adventure!

Dolau Afon is an independent, husband and wife run site, that offers its camping guests a sheltered 1.5 acre flat grassed site surrounded by trees.

The camping field is adjacent to the river with access via a gate in the corner of the field.

The river has been for generations, a popular local swimming spot and popular for canoeing, fishing, skimming stones or simply spending time at - There are fishing rights (courtesy of Llanilar Angling Club) for the river and a complementary licence is available on request.  (£10 deposit, refundable on return of licence) and is an ideal location for walkers, explorers, adventurers and cyclists (Sustrans route 81) , with pathways and cycle trails immediately from our door.  

We cater for families and couples only - no single sex groups of 3 or more people, no group bookings accepted, (except by special arrangement). Small rally's from organisations e.g. MG Owners club, CMA,  can be arrangd/accommodated for. We are Motorcycle/Biker friendly.

We are a dog, child friendly site - if well behaved and kept under control, and we welcome motorcyclists.

We have a quiet policy to ensure a restful good nights sleep and not upsetting the neighbours.  Our policy means no unnecessary noise at any time - No loud chatter or loud music between 10.00pm - 7am as noise travels. No disturbance ensures everyone is a happy camper and so to are our neighbours.   

We do not allow ball games, frisbees, tennis, cricket etc, etc, etc on or around our pitches. Consideration for fellow campers is appreciated by all.  If you prefer a more lively site, this won't be the place for you.


To book call us direct. Or turn up and take pot luck, I'm sure we could always squeeze a little one in.  Reception opening times are 9-10am and 4-5pm. Outside of these hours come to main house. Late arrivals after 8pm - park up for the night and we will be with you in the morning.

  • 18 Flat grass pitches  

  • 2 Hard standing pitches for motor homes/caravans 

  • 4 Electric hook up points

  • Pot Wash area

  • Campfire area

  • Secure cycle lock up facilities

  • Dog Wash

  • Chemical Disposal Points (CDP)​

  • Composting toilet

  • Grey Water Disposal​

  • Drinking Water

  • Dark Skies ​

  • Adventure


What our guests say:

"We spent a delightful long weekend here over the May bank holiday. The site is a well hidden gem. The owners were friendly and helpful, but in no way intrusive. The site is a beautifully kept flat field surrounded by trees and next to the river Ystwyth. We were the only people on site the first night, and joined by one more camper van for two of the nights. The site has room for up to five caravans and 10 tents, so with just us there most of the time, it was really quiet and peaceful. The on-site toilet is a clean and well kept compost toilet.

This was fine for us over the weekend as we also have on board washing facilities. If the site was full of tents, it may be more of an issue.

There is lots of walking straight from the site. We had a lovely walk up the valley to a lovely little cafe in Pontrhydygroes; y Cwtsh which served delicious and reasonably priced food at lunchtime.

The river is easily accessed through a small gate in the field and is a lovely peaceful place to sit and contemplate.

The site is next to a small B road, but there is little noise from this as it’s not very busy!

We would definitely recommend it, and return ourselves."

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