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If you stay at the Llyn Gwynant campsite, then you agree to abide by these regulations:
Campers arrival: If there is no warden at reception and you want to stay the night, then pitch your tent and come back to reception to pay at 6.00 pm. Fire regulations require at least 3 m between tents in the same group, and 6 m between tents of different groups. If you arrive later than 11.00 pm do not drive on site, instead park in the carpark and pitch in the late arrivals area beside it.
Campers departure time is 2.00 pm. If you plan to be out for the day then pack up your camp in the morning and arrange with a warden to leave your car in the carpark. If you are pitched after the checkout time you may be charged the day visitor rate.
Noise and behaviour: This campsite is for the quiet enjoyment of nature. We do not allow radios, stereos or other sound systems and only quiet talking is allowed after 11.00 pm. Acoustic instruments can be played before then, such as guitars, fiddles, flutes – but no drums! We do not allow the use of generators on site. A bond of £20 per person may be charged to people in groups: this is refunded when you leave if all is well. Where site rules are not respected we may refuse admission or require campers to leave the site. We expect all visitors to comply with our regulations and to show respect for other campers, our staff, and for the land.
Toilets and showers: We have separate ladies and men’s toilets in the stone building beside the carpark, with basins, hot and cold water, power and shaver points and a shower. More free showers are behind the toilet block, including one level-entry shower suited for wheelchairs. There is a level-entry toilet behind the toilet block which also has baby-changing facilities.
Chemical toilet disposal: If you bring your own portable toilet and wish to dispose of the contents in our septic tank, please ensure that the chemical used does not contain formaldehyde, chlorine, bleach or any other corrosive/toxic chemical. We can supply (at cost) a chemical that is 100% biodegradable and septic tank friendly.
Dishwashing facilities are outside each end of the toilet block.
Drinking Water: All our tap water is treated for drinking (by ultra-violet light). Water quality is checked regularly. The standpipes on the public campsite, near the red fire boxes, all provide drinking water. Please use sparingly.
Camp Fires are allowed so long as they are small, on one of our metal firebox stands and use wood that is bought from us. We sell bagged firewood outside reception around 6.00 pm. Do not light fires on the ground, or collect wood from surrounding farm or woodland. Do not bring wood, coal or other combustible materials for fires. These rules protect neighbouring woodland including a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Your bbqs are welcome if they are raised to protect the grass. “Disposable bbqs” are not welcome as they are sharp, cannot be recycled and burn our fields. These are allowed only if they are raised off the grass on a brick or a firepit. Please take them away when you leave, we strongly dislike them!
Rubbish and recycling: It is a condition of camping here that you separate glass and cans, placing them in the special bins provided in the car park. Rubbish must be put inside the large bins at the car park.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times on the site except in the dog walking area provided. You must clear any fouling on site.
Security: we do our best to maintain a safe site, but we cannot accept responsibility for the security of your vehicles or belongings. Please be sensible and ensure that all valuables, mountain bikes, canoes etc are properly secured at all times.
Power boats: We do not allow the use of any motorised craft on the lake or river.
Fishing is not allowed on river or lake.
Weather: The campsite is in the bottom of a mountain valley and can be subject to extreme weather conditions. Very strong winds and torrential rain can occur at any time of year with localised flooding. Please ensure that your camping gear is robust and correctly erected, and avoid pitching in any obvious dips. The weather forecast is put on the notice boards each morning.