Carrog Station Campsite, Corwen


Carrog Station Campsite


Carrog, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9BD

Suitable for:



£18 per night for non-electric grass pitch



2 nights in July 2021

As this is local to us, we love this campsite for a quick getaway, but if you're travelling to North Wales, then this is a fantastic spot to stay and explore from. 


We have visited Carrog Station Campsite several times over the years - It’s less than an hour’s drive from where we live and it's perfect for a quick getaway.

Every time we have visited the facilities have been improved and the owners are always friendly and accommodating – plus, there’s a decent pub within walking distance... perfect!  

The campsite has two main areas plus a large overflow field commonly used for group gatherings. We prefer to set up in the rear field which is quieter and has views over the surrounding fields.


There are 3 fields available for use; one hardstanding and two grass. 

We’d describe the facilities here as ‘good enough’. A large barn has been converted into the showers, toilet and kitchen block - all unisex, but individually enclosed for privacy. 

There are four individual toilets each with changing space and a sink. Three individual shower cubicles have hot water and enough changing space to get dry and dressed afterwards. The rest of the barn has washing up sinks, recycling bins, a vending machine for soft drinks, a picnic table, free book library and wall mounted mirrors with free sockets for you to use (always a bonus  in our book!).  


The site also has a Elsan / Chemical Disposal Point and a drive-over grid for grey waste water. 

The site also have some ‘glamping’ pods available for hire, which looked lovely, and are lcoated in the smaller, quieter field.  


One of the main draws of this campsite it its location – right on the edge of the River Dee. A two-minute walk from the campsite, along a country road, will bring you to a gated footpath at the side of a bridge, with access down onto a stone beach with grassy banks - a great spot for paddling, skimming stones and swimming in the warmer months. Many campers bring their own canoes and set off from the campsite directly down river into Llangollen. 

Visible from the bridge is The Grouse Inn a charming pub located up the hill and with outside dining and views over the river. They serve hot and cold food daily and also provide takeaway if you prefer. It's best to book over the phone for dining as it can be busy in the high season.

The campsite is named after the train station at Carrog - adjacent to the campsite - this charming platform is where the vintage steam train regularly runs to and from the popular town of Llangollen (check timetable before travel). Alternatively, Llangollen is a short ten-minute drive (7 miles) away, with easy access to the vast walking routes beyond, shopping, horse-drawn canal boat rides and restaurants.  

Bala with its fabulous lake and railway is 14 miles away.  


Whilst clean and well maintained, the bathroom facilites are a little basic and can be busy in peak seasons.   


This popular site never feels overcrowded. You can choose your own camping pitch and pets are welcome. We have visited a few times over the years and the site owners are always friendly and flexible – there is a two night minimum stay, but they will allow a one night stay if the site isn’t busy and they won’t over-charge you.  



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