Bala has a variety of options for places to stay - Camping and Caravanning sites, hostels, B&B's and hotels.
It is a good base for exploring this area of North Wales.
from 2010 to 2013, a group of VTers have camped at Dolgamedd, a few miles from Bala, and in 2009, there was a VT camping meet at Llanuwchllyn, next to the railway station.
To be continued .... More info and photos to follow shortly!
Bwch Yn Uchaf Campsite was the venue for the VT Camping meet 2009. It is situated in the Village of Llanuwchllyn just South of Bala Lake and adjacent to the Bala Lake steam railway station.
It is a great campsite for back to basics camping. There are a number of electric hook ups for tourer caravans and tents towards the entrance. Further along through the gate you'll find a 10 acre camping field in which there are no marked out pitches, you can choose to pitch wherever you like. Below the large field there is also a smaller area which has some prime camping spots alongside the river. We camped in the top end of the large field, the other side of the fence from the Steam railway train sheds & could sit and watch the steam trains preparing for the day ahead.
The toilet and shower facilities were always clean. There were three showers to serve the whole of the site, even though this was fine when we were there, there may be a bit of a wait if the site were at full capacity.
Camp fires were allowed at this site but you had to order a wheel rim for £2 from the site office (A caravan near the toilet block). The site wardens will deliver the wheel rim to your site and will also sell you firewood for £2.50 a bag.
The campsite wardens were really friendly and worked really hard to keep the site in tip top condition.
At £7 per night for a tent and car you can't go wrong really all you need is a bit of sunshine as the field does get a little bit muddy after a few days of rain!!
The views of the mountain from this campsite are amazing, it is a real 'get away from it all' place.
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