Coronavirus Covid-19

2022 Coronavirus – COVID
The following changes apply to 2022 bookings and supersede our standard terms and conditions.  Based on government guidance and legislation we may need to change these at short notice.

Book with confidence
If we have to close due to coronavirus, your local area is subject to lockdown, if you cannot travel due to self-isolation or because you have developed symptoms:

  • We will change your booking to another date in 2022 (subject to availability)

Our payment policy has changed slightly to allow for contactless check-in 
For all camping and touring pitches:

  • 30% deposit to a minimum of £30 per pitch with the balance payable prior to arrival

For our Riverside Pods and for all stays on bank holiday weekends:

  • Full payment at the time of booking
  • No refunds

Symptoms before you travel
We want to keep everyone safe, so please do not travel if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any symptoms of Coronavirus.  Please get in touch about your booking and we’ll do our best to help.

Symptoms whilst on site
Get in touch and let us know as soon as you can.  We will need to record that you have potential symptoms, so please ensure you call, text or email us so we can support you and adhere to government guidelines.
If you are well enough to travel, you will be asked to go home to self-isolate, avoiding public transport
Should you feel too unwell or be unable to leave, we will ask you to isolate in your accommodation and we will support you as appropriate.

Arrival and check-in
We will ensure that check-in is as contactless as possible.  You will receive directions to your pitch via email in advance plus an information pack or, if you require assistance, we will meet you from a safe distance at the campsite entrance at a pre-arranged time.
Check in times unless arranged in advance will be as follows:

  • All camping and touring pitches: from 2pm until 7pm
  • Check-out by midday
  • Pods and Lotus Belle Tents: check-in from 3pm until 7pm
  • Check-out by 11am

Balance payments will be made in advance either online or over the phone.  If you decide to extend your stay or need to make a payment at the campsite we will have contactless options for payment.

Social distancing on site
We have reduced campsite capacity and our pitches will be well spaced out.  We do ask that you stick to the social distancing and hygiene guidelines whilst on-site, taking particular care around any shared facilities.

  • Stick to 2m+ distancing from other people outside of your party
  • Don’t gather in groups outside of your bubble
  • Please follow any current guidelines we provide for safe use of any of the facilities

The safety of all our guests and staff is our number one priority so anyone not adhering to the guidelines will unfortunately be asked to leave.

Arriving prepared
Depending on regulations at the time of your stay we may be unable to open our on-site shop. We would recommend you bring soap, hand gel, gloves, toilet roll, disinfectant, hand sanitiser and insect repellent with you from home.
We would always encourage you to support local businesses where possible, but please bear in mind that Bala is a small rural community with a relatively small population.  With this in mind, we would recommend you stock up on sundry items before you get here, as you may struggle to find some things locally.  Arranging supermarket deliveries can be difficult and it’s important the local supermarkets and pharmacies maintain stock for isolated or vulnerable people in our community.

At the moment we plan to open our shared facilities from 17th May 2021.  This includes our toilets, sinks, shower blocks, dishwashing sinks and laundry.  The facilities will be subject to social distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols in line with the latest government guidance.  However, as guidance changes, we may need to change the facilities that are available.  If this does happen, we will contact you prior to your stay.

Touring caravans and motorhomes – self contained definition
Self-contained accommodation, defined by the Welsh government as ‘modern touring caravans and motorhomes with their own kitchens and bathrooms that no other guests use.’

Riverside Pods and Lotus Belle Tents
The pods and Lotus Belle tents will receive a deep clean between stays.  No one, other than booked guests, will enter the accommodation until departure.

Hand washing, hand sanitising and masks
We will be providing hand sanitiser at our shared facilities.  However, we do ask that you bring your own and to follow the recommended hand washing guidelines whilst on-site.
Mask wearing on site will be in line with current government guidance.

Your Privacy and data
In addition to our standard privacy policy we may need to share your booking data as part of the government track and trace system.  We will also need the names and addresses of all guests on the booking prior to arrival.  This data will be held for a minimum of 21 days.

Important Points and standard terms and conditions:

We want everyone to have a nice, safe and relaxing time at Tyn Cornel Camping so we kindly ask that you note the following:

Please don’t disturb your fellow campers.

Tyn Cornel Camping is within Snowdonia National Park which is part of the charm.  There are natural hazards such as waterways, tree roots, rocks and limited lighting after dark.  In particular, the River Tryweryn is a beautiful and exciting river but does flow fast so please take care.

Campfires are only allowed in the traditional grass camping field in fire pits provided by us, using wood purchased on site.  We do not allow fires in the electric hook-up field or the pod pitches for safety reasons.

Fire pits are free to hire but we do ask for a deposit, refundable when the fire pit is returned to us at the end of your stay.

As we are a quiet, family-friendly site we ask for no noise after 11pm and that at all times music is kept at a level that cannot be heard from other pitches.

Check-in is from 1pm onwards (3pm for Lotus Belle tents & Riverside Pods).  Our Reception hours are until 7pm Sunday to Thursday, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. During low season, reception hours may vary.

Please let us know in advance if you will be arriving outside of reception hours so we can make arrangements for your arrival.  We usually lock our gates to the camping areas from 11pm to 8am but the car park is open 24 hrs.  Late arrivals are on a request basis only.

We generally only accept families and couples.  Larger or single sex groups are welcome only at our discretion and must be arranged directly with the campsite via email.  This also applies to any groups of more than ten people and/or three or more camping units/pitches.

To reserve a pitch we ask for 30% or £30 deposit (£50 for Pods and £70 for Lotus Belle tents), whichever is the greater amount.  On bank holiday weekends we ask for full payment.

Please help us keep the grass healthy by raising barbecues, stoves and any heat source, such as hot pans, off the ground.

To keep the pitches in good condition please keep driving on the grass to a minimum.  In rare periods of heavy rain we may ask that cars are parked away from the pitch in the car park nearby.

Full terms and conditions below…

Tyn Cornel Camping Full Terms and Conditions

How these terms and conditions apply to our contract
We consider these terms and conditions (the “Terms”) and our prices to set out the entire agreement between you and us for the supply of our services to you.  Only these terms shall apply to our contract with you.

Please check that the details in these terms and conditions and your Booking Request are complete and accurate before you commit yourself to the contract.

Please ensure that you read and understand these Terms before you submit your Booking Request.  You may only request a booking if you agree to these Terms.  By submitting a Booking Request you are deemed to have accepted these terms.  This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Tyn Cornel Camping sells camping holidays via and takes bookings direct at the campsite, over the phone or via email.  Any person wishing to make a booking via any of these methods (referred to as “you/your”) acknowledges that such booking is made subject to these Terms.

We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time.  Any such changes will take effect immediately when posted on the Website or at the site, or otherwise brought to your attention.  It is your responsibility to read the Terms each time you submit a Booking Request and any such request shall signify that you have accepted to be bound by the latest set of Terms.  A copy of the latest set of Terms is available on the Website and upon request.

Making a booking
You can book online or direct with the campsite.  Please have details of all party members when making a booking.  Please check your confirmation as Tyn Cornel Camping cannot be held responsible for errors in information provided at the time of booking.

Bookings are not transferable to another party.  When making a booking you agree that you or at least one member of your party is eighteen years or over, you have the authority of all persons in your party to book on their behalf, you accept these Terms & Conditions and you agree to be responsible for any loss or damage caused by any member of your party or animal accompanying you.

Advance bookings may be subject to minimum stays. These vary by pitch and by season, please refer to our website for further details.

We generally only accept families and couples.  Larger or single sex groups are welcome only at our discretion and must be arranged directly with the campsite via email.  This also applies to any groups of more than ten people and/or three or more camping units/pitches.

A security bond for groups may be requested upon arrival at our discretion.  Refusal to pay the bond may mean the booking is cancelled and money refunded.

For parties larger than six people multiple pitches must be booked.  To accommodate more than six people on a pitch prior permission of Tyn Cornel Camping is required.

We reserve the right to refuse any bookings.

We recommend you purchase holiday insurance prior to your trip.

The prices advertised are accurate at the time of booking.  Prices can move up or down and Tyn Cornel Camping reserves the right to amend prices.  Guests are advised to check the website for the most up to date information including our latest promotions, deals and discounts.  Although prices may vary from time-to-time, the price payable is the price confirmed at the time of booking.

The prices are based on a per night rate unless otherwise stated.  Prices do not include any additional services, features and facilities unless expressly stated.  Pitch prices are for two people and a car unless otherwise stated.  Extra adults and children (aged 2-16 years) can be added to your booking up to a maximum of six people on one pitch.  Infants under two years are free.

Promotions, deals or discounted offers are provided at the discretion of Tyn Cornel Camping.  All offers are subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and may be withdrawn at any time.  Retrospective refunds are not permitted against any offer or promotion advertised after such time a booking is made.

Payment for bookings can be made by cash, Credit or Debit Card (with the exception of American Express Cards).  For camping, caravan and motorhome pitches 30% of the total cost of the booking is payable at the time of booking, with a minimum value of £30 per pitch.  Full payment is required upon arrival.  For selected dates we may ask for full payment at the time of booking.

For Lotus Belle Tents 30% of the total cost of the booking is payable at the time of booking, with a minimum value of £70 per tent outside of 42 days before arrival.  Full payment is required within 42 days before arrival.

For Pods 30% of the total cost of the booking is payable at the time of booking, with a minimum value of £50 per pod outside of 42 days before arrival.  Full payment is required within 42 days before arrival.

Tyn Cornel Camping is happy to accommodate up to four visitors per pitch per day.  The charge for up to four visitors and one car is £5.50 per day.  Visitors’ cars must be parked in the car park, not by pitches.

It is essential, for security and health and safety, that visitors come to reception on arrival.  Entry to the site and parking on site will be at our discretion.  Visitors are required to leave the site by 10:00pm or when the gates are closed for the night, whichever is the earlier.

Services, features and facilities
Features, facilities or services referred to on the website are subject to availability and may be supplied by third parties.  You use these services, features and facilities at your own risk and Tyn Cornel Camping shall have no responsibility for loss, damage or injury in relation to any services, features or facilities provided or supplied by third parties.

Information about features, facilities and services at the campsite, is, to the best of our knowledge and belief, accurate at the time of publication.  However, Tyn Cornel Camping cannot guarantee that these services, features and facilities will be available during your holiday.  All information on the website regarding prices is accurate as at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

Pitches and units
Unit: a standard unit is a tent, trailer tent, single axle caravan, campervan or motorhome and one car up to a maximum of 8m x 5m, inclusive of guy ropes.  As a guide any unit designed to sleep more than six will not fit on a standard pitch.  Guests with a tent, caravan, motorhome etc. designed to sleep more than six need to contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you on a suitable pitch.  As we are a small campsite we are unable to accept twin axle caravans, truck or lorry conversions.

Traditional Grass Camping Pitch: an undefined grass pitch on which to station your unit, suitable for tents, trailer tents and small campervans (less than 5.5m in length).  Electric hook-up is not available on traditional grass camping pitches.

Electric Hook-up Pitch: an allocated grass or hardstanding pitch including electric hook-up.

A single attached awning or toilet tent or small trailer is also included in the pitch price.  One car may be parked adjacent to the pitch, ground conditions allowing.  Additional vehicles must be parked in the adjacent car park at a cost of £5.50 per day.

Every unit should be not less than 6m from any other unit, unless you are camped with other friends/family, in which case the distance is not less than 3m.   Vehicles, awnings or trailers are permitted within the 6m space between units but, in order to restrict the spread of fire, there should always be 3m clear space within the 6m separation.

Lotus Belle tents 
There is no vehicular access to the Lotus Belle tents, cars should be parked in the car park which is a short walk away.  We provide hand carts and assistance for luggage if required.
Fires are only permitted in the fire pits and wood burning stoves provided, using firewood purchased or provided by the campsite.
For safety reasons we respectfully ask for no smoking, cooking or burning of candles in the tents.  In addition, please do not place anything on or above the woodburning stoves, eg hanging clothes. Outdoor footwear and pets are not permitted.

We clean the tents after every stay so that when you arrive all you have to do is settle in and make yourself at home.  To assist with this, we kindly request that accommodation is left as clean and tidy as possible.


We clean the pods after every stay so that when you arrive all you have to do is settle in and make yourself at home.  To assist with this, we kindly request that accommodation is left as clean and tidy as possible.

For safety reasons we respectfully ask for no smoking, cooking or burning of candles in the pods.  Please do not place anything on or above the electric heaters.  Outdoor footwear and pets are not permitted.

The pods come with beds, seating, electricity, lighting and heating but you will need to bring everything else you may need for your camping trip.  For example, sheets, bedding and cooking equipment.

Cancellation and changes to your booking
You must give notice of cancellation in writing.  The date of cancellation will be the date we receive your written instruction.
If you cancel your holiday at any point after booking you will lose your deposit already paid. This will be either:

Camping pitches: 30% of the total cost of the booking, with a minimum value of £30 per pitch, whichever is the greater amount.  For cancellations within 28 days prior to arrival you will forfeit all money paid.

Lotus Belle tents: 30% of the total cost of the booking, with a minimum value of £70 per pitch, whichever is the greater amount.  For cancellations within 42 days prior to arrival you will forfeit all money paid.

Pods: 30% of the total cost of the booking, with a minimum value of £50 per pitch, whichever is the greater amount.  For cancellations within 42 days prior to arrival you will forfeit all money paid.

All bookings made that include the nights within a Bank Holiday Weekend: 100% of all money paid.

If you leave site early for any reason Tyn Cornel Camping will not issue any refund for unused camping nights.

Unfortunately in some circumstances Tyn Cornel Camping may have to cancel your booking.  In these circumstances, we will offer you a full refund of any fees paid or the option of an alternative pitch/site of a comparable standard (with you paying any additional cost or receiving a refund in respect of a price difference).  No other compensation is available.

Please notify Tyn Cornel Camping as soon as possible if you wish to amend your booking.  Please note any amendment is subject to availability.  All amendments will be subject to a £10 per booking administration charge plus any additional cost arising from the amendment you wish to make.  This is likely to include cancellation charges within 28 days of arrival for camping pitches and 42 days of arrival for Lotus Belle tents and Pods.  Transferred dates must be within the same booking season.

Arrival and Departure 
On arrival, please visit the site reception before pitching and pay any outstanding balance on your booking with any additional fees.

Arrival times are between 2pm (3pm for Lotus Belle tents and Pods) and reception closing.  As a guide this is no later than 7pm Sunday-Thursday and 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Please inform us if you are likely to arrive after these times.

For advance bookings, if not notified otherwise, your pitch will be held until dusk on the day of your arrival, after which it will be put up for re-sale and your booking treated as a cancellation with your monies retained.

Pitches must be vacated by 12pm (11am for Lotus Belle tents and Pods) on the day of departure unless otherwise agreed with us.  Departures after midday are on request only, subject to availability and the current late checkout fee, please see website for details.

Management and behaviour on site 
We want all our customers to have an enjoyable holiday but you must remember that you are responsible for your actions and the effect they may have on others.  In placing a booking request, you agree that you and your party will at all times comply with the requests of the Tyn Cornel Camping team.  As the person booking the holiday, you are responsible for the behaviour of all members of the party whilst on the site.  You must take reasonable care of your accommodation and take precautions for your own safety.  If we (or another person in authority) believe your actions could upset others, put them in danger, or damage property, we may end your holiday.  If this happens we will not pay compensation or meet any expense you incur as a result. It may also mean that we will not accept a future booking from you and you may also be responsible for any loss or damage we incur.

As we are a quiet, family-friendly site we ask for no noise after 11pm and that at all times music is kept at a level that cannot be heard from other pitches.  Fuel powered generators are not permitted on site.

We reserve the right to ask any customer for a security bond regardless of party size. This will be refunded in full at the end of your stay unless, in our opinion, you have displayed unreasonable behaviour (this includes, but is not limited to, excessive noise, wilful damage to the site or other people’s property and abuse of our staff).

Dogs are welcome on our campsite, please see the website for the latest prices.  Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and any fouling must be collected and disposed of.  A maximum of three dogs per pitch are permitted and we don’t accept dogs listed within the dangerous dogs act. If there is an incident on site involving your dog, you may be asked to leave the site immediately.

Tyn Cornel Camping is within Snowdonia National Park which is part of the charm. There are natural hazards such as waterways, tree roots, rocks and limited lighting after dark.  By Booking and coming to stay you agree to be responsible for your children, pets and your own welfare and to take all reasonable precautions against personal injury, injury to others and damage to the environment.  In particular, the River Tryweryn is a beautiful and exciting river but does flow fast so please take care.  Please supervise children and dogs at all times.

Barbecues and campfires
Charcoal barbecues are allowed on all pitches.  However, campfires are allowed only in the grass camping field or the Lotus Belle Tent area, using the fire pits and firewood provided by Tyn Cornel Camping.  No wood can be taken from the local woodland or campsite or brought in from elsewhere.

Campfires are not allowed in the electric hook-up field or the Pod pitches for safety reasons.

Fires and barbecues must be at least 3 metres away from tents, caravans, vehicles, hedges, trees or property and must cause no damage to vegetation.  They must be used in a responsible manner with reasonable safety measures taken.  Do not leave your fire unattended at any time.  Make sure fires and barbecues are completely extinguished and cold before leaving them, disposing of them or going to bed. Dispose of cold ash or cold used barbecues in the designated bins.

Never take a barbecue or fire into a tent, awning, caravan or motorhome.  Never use a fuel-burning appliance to heat your tent or awning.  Don’t cook, or use any other gas, charcoal, liquid or solid fuel appliances inside your tent or awning.

We want you to have a great time.  Should you have cause for complaint, please let us know immediately and we will try to makes things right.  We ask you to note that if you do not give us the opportunity to resolve the problem by reporting it to us, we may not be able to deal with any complaint on your return and your rights to claim may have been reduced or forfeited.

If at the end of your stay with us you feel we have not dealt with your complaint satisfactorily, we ask that the main booker submits a written complaint within 28 days of your return home, using the contact details below.

Tyn Cornel Camping Privacy Statement

Here at Tyn Cornel Camping we treat your data with the respect and care we give to our valued campsite guests.  We never share your details with anyone else.  Here is some more information about our privacy policy:

Your booking details

When you make a booking with us we keep your details safe in order to communicate with you about your holiday before you arrive and sometimes to check your experience when you leave.  Your details are kept on our secure third party customer booking system called Anytime Booking which is password protected with any financial details encrypted.

You can view your details at

Campsite WiFi

The IP address of your computer or device will be retained according to legal requirements for up to 6 years.   Our secure system will monitor your IP address when you use our network.

Mailing list

If you consent to join our emailing list during the booking process, we may email you occasionally and no more than once a month to let you know about interesting new stuff happening here, special offers and discount codes for future stays.  We never share these details with other organisations and businesses.

If you would rather we didn’t mail you, it takes one click to unsubscribe at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or dropping a note to Isi & Stu at

Web site


Our website places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites.

Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high quality website and online experience for our customers, and some collect information about browsing behaviour.  We are unable to identify individual customers using cookies and the information is not accessible for any third parties.

By using our website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.

Google analytics

When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold.  Email us, Isi & Stu at

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This current privacy statement was created in October 2018 and we will review this information annually.


Please read this section as it is important that you understand what you are agreeing to.

Nothing in this section limits or attempts to limit our liability for:
• Death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or
• Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
• Any breach of the obligations implied by Section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
• Losses for which it is prohibited in Section 7 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to limit liability; or
• Any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for us to exclude or attempt to exclude our liability.

Subject to the matters detailed above, if we fail to comply with these Terms, we shall not be responsible for any losses that you suffer as a result, except for those losses which we could reasonably foresee would result from our failure to comply with these Terms.

In addition to the above, we shall not be responsible for any:
• Loss of income or revenue
• Loss of business
• Loss of anticipated savings
• Loss of data
Our maximum liability shall be no more than to refund the amount paid by you for the holiday.

As our site is within a rural environment, we do not accept responsibility for any damage, injury or inconvenience caused by plants or wildlife.

Tyn Cornel Camping does not accept responsibility for anything that adversely affects your holiday that is outside of our control.  These circumstances are known as ‘Force Majeure’ events and are circumstances that Tyn Cornel Camping could not, even with due care, have foreseen or avoided.  Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) war, civil unrest, industrial action, terrorist activity, natural disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, foot and mouth disease and all other similar events outside of our control.  Tyn Cornel Camping will endeavour to manage any problems caused as a result of a Force Majeure event but shall be under no obligation to do so and shall not be liable to you for any losses caused by a Force Majeure event.

Reference to any products, services or other information belonging to third parties does not imply or constitute an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Tyn Cornel Camping.  Links to other services not operated by Tyn Cornel Camping are provided solely for your convenience.  Tyn Cornel Camping accepts no liability for any products services or other information provided by third parties.

Other Important Information
Any photographs, descriptions or advertising we issue, and any descriptions or illustrations on our website, are issued or published solely to provide you with an approximate idea of our sites and services.  They do not form part of the contract between you and us.

If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these Terms are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the Term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining Terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

If we fail, at any time while these Terms are in force, to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not exercise any of our rights or remedies under these Terms, that will not mean that we have waived such rights or remedies and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations.  Any waiver of a default by us does not mean that we will automatically waive any subsequent waive by you.  No waiver by us of any of these Terms shall be effective unless we expressly say that it is a waiver and we tell you so in writing.

A person who is not party to these Terms shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to another person without our prior written consent, which we will not withhold unreasonably.  We can transfer all or any of our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights under these Terms.

These Terms and any non-contractual obligations relating to these Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law.  You and we both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.  This contract shall be concluded in the English language.

If you wish to contact Tyn Cornel Camping please use the following address: Tyn Cornel Camping, Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7NU or email us at

Terms and Conditions Version 1 – Nov 2022