Hideaway in the Hills

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Site and views (added by manager 31 Aug 2022)
Camping pitch with mountain views (added by manager 15 jul 2012)
Our one and only cosy camping pod (added by manager 10 mar 2022)
Camping in the lower field (added by manager 25 jul 2012)

  • Set in the lush Cwm Bychan valley between Harlech and Barmouth
  • Peaceful setting with direct access to the Ardudwy Way
  • Five-acre site with loads of open space for play
If you’ve been foraging around for a quiet break with heaps of gorgeous scenery, the name Hideaway in the Hills should speak for itself. No prizes for guessing where this friendly, remote site is based… it’s set in a lush valley. More specifically, it’s in the Cwm Bychan valley between Harlech and Barmouth. This is a peaceful park covering five acres, with basic facilities – it’s practically wild camping but with the added convenience of simple toilet and shower facilities, washing-up sinks and a freezer for ice packs. Even better for all of you adventurous types, the site hires out open Canadian canoes free of charge for paddles over the park’s own private lake (or just bring your own inflatable boat to bob about in). Kids will love swinging in the trees at the site – no, not Tarzan-like but on a basket swing – and there’s loads of open space for ball games and general wheeling about as well as scope to burrow into dens among the woodland. That’s on top of the oak woodland just outside of the pitches and the hills (if you’re up for a climb, that is). This is a quiet site, with just the soundtrack of pint-sized guests playing in high season. Outside of the summer holidays, it gets even more peaceful. Picnic benches have been handily provided for each pitch, with firepits and grills available for hire for a small charge and logs and kindling for sale on site too (please don’t bring your own or gather firewood from around the park). If you manage to venture off site, the staff can supply leaflets on the many walking trails round and about; there are ancient oak woodlands within two minutes of the park, and beaches within a few miles.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent pitches 30
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Group bookings of 1 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Languages spoken

English

Welsh

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

87%

would recommend this site to a friend

83%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Countryside campsite in isolated location.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
robert e. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely country hillside location with country walks directly from campsite. Very helpful friendly host.

Disliked: Nothing.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Highly recommended place!!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Izabella L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The best holiday so far! The campsite was quiet on that week, what was just I need of..! Lovely area, nice walks around and the view is beautiful! Couldn’t give a go for the canoe, because the weather wasn’t the best. Clean toilet and shower block. The owners are lovely and very helpful! Loads to see in driving distance!

Disliked: The single track road, what takes you to the campsite 🤦‍♀️

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly staff and clean

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Amanda O. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The view , lovely walks

Recommend to friends Visit again

Stunning surroundings and there was no noise except from the nature around…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Daniel F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Stunning surroundings and there was no noise except from the nature around you. Very clean toilet area, genuine hot water in the showers and washing up areas. Good size pitches which are pretty flat. Its great to get a picnic table and fire pit area on the pitch. The owner was lovely, polite and very helpful.

Disliked: I know that midges are part of nature in some areas and yes you can wear insect repellent etc. But if you really hate them, then you will not enjoy the evenings here. They are horrific. Especially if there’s no wind to keep them away.

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First time campers we loved the site. Large tent pitches with great…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: First time campers we loved the site. Large tent pitches with great fire pits. Only a couple of toilets and showers but they were never busy we never had to wait. The owners were very friendly and very helpful would definitely return.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful location that is well kept and remote.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
calum m. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful scenery, spacious and well kept. Would definitely go back. there’s also a lovely little lake which you can take a boat out on.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful location, big sized pitch, lovely staff, clean facilities.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Nicolo V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful location, big sized pitch, lovely staff, clean facilities.

Disliked: It can be a bit challenging to get there for inexperienced drivers because of a long one lane road

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Our stay at Dinas Caravan Park and Camping was truly memorable. As…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Callum R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Our stay at Dinas Caravan Park and Camping was truly memorable. As a young couple, we found the experience both refreshing and rejuvenating. The host was exceptionally welcoming and accommodating, which set a positive tone for our entire visit. The site itself, while basic, offers all the necessary facilities. The free hot showers, clean toilets, and available electric points met our essential needs. The ability to have campfires added a charming touch to our evenings, enhancing the camping experience. What truly sets this campsite apart is its stunning location. Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, the natural beauty surrounding the site is breathtaking. We were enveloped by the majestic Rhinog mountains and had easy access to picturesque sandy beaches, providing the perfect backdrop for our stay. The campsite's split into lower and upper fields allowed for a sense of privacy and seclusion, especially the upper field, which is surrounded by oak trees. Activities like ball games, den building, and cycling on quiet lanes made it ideal for both relaxation and adventure. Overall, Dinas Caravan Park and Camping is a fantastic destination for nature lovers and those seeking a tranquil escape. The combination of basic yet adequate facilities, incredible scenery, and the warm hospitality of the host made our stay unforgettable. We highly recommend this hidden gem in the Snowdonia hills.

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Lovely spacious site. Beautiful scenery and walks. Weather was a bonus!!!…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Julia G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely spacious site. Beautiful scenery and walks. Weather was a bonus!!!

Disliked: Wash facilities were poor as in 1 shower in ladies 1 shower in mens and a disabled room not enough for the flow of caravans...campervans and tents

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Peaceful location a couple miles away from the castle and woodland for…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
phil w. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Peaceful location a couple miles away from the castle and woodland for a walk around

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed No dogs allowed

Themes

Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Mountain biking nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Hideaway in the Hills

Dinas

Llanbedr

Gwynedd

Wales

LL45 2PH

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.83824°N
-4.06391°W

Route directions

The grid reference for Hideaway in the Hills is 611290. Please note that many of the online postcode locators and satnav systems give incorrect locations with a postcode LL45 2PH and as a result you will be taken on a long detour to the wrong location along a winding single lane track with many gates to open and close, therefore please use the reference given above. Ordnance Survey maps show the location correctly.

Nearest transport

Coach
6.9 mi Sportsman
6.9 mi Tesco
7.7 mi Market Square
Rail
2.1 mi Pensarn (Gwynedd) Rail Station
2.3 mi Llanbedr Rail Station
2.5 mi Harlech Rail Station
Ferry
8.3 mi Barmouth Ferry Landing
8.5 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
27.2 mi Aberdaron Ferry Landing

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The area around Hideaway in the Hills is tramping terrain: this section of north Wales is riddled with walks for all abilities including the Wales Coastal Path. This is also the only local site with direct access to the Ardudwy Way, a 23-mile route between Barmouth and Llandecwyn with sea and mountain views. Llandanwg beach is under three miles away; this sheltered part of shore can land anglers mackerel, flatfish and bass and is popular with other watery types for windsurfing and kayaking. And it’s probably the only beach in the world with a 13th-century church hidden among its sand dunes... To the north of the beach on Tremadog Bay seaside town of Harlech with medieval Harlech Castle. The castle is crammed with history and was the site of the longest siege in British history during the Wars of the Roses; be sure and lustily sing ‘Men of Harlech’ as you stomp around. At nearby Barmouth, catch a pedestrian ferry at the quay and join up with the narrow-gauge Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway at Barmouth ferry station for a two-mile trip through top Snowdonia scenery.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Llandanwg 2.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Harlech 3.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) 4.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tal-Y-Bont 5.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Craig Du Beach Central 6.6 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

CADW - Harlech Castle 2.4 mi

Portmeirion Gardens 5.4 mi

Ffestiniog Railway 6.5 mi

Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog) 7 mi

Criccieth Castle 8.9 mi

National Trust

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 17.5 mi

Plas yn Rhiw 23.3 mi

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens 26 mi

Bodnant Garden 29.5 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Cwm Nantol Waterfall Car Park - Nature Trail - River Walk - Woodland Walk - Cwm Nantol Car Park 1.1 mi

Llyn Cwm Bychan - Roman Steps - Llyn Cwm Bychan 2.7 mi

Portmeirion - Minffordd - Boston Lodge Halt - Portmeirio 5.5 mi

The Viewpoint - Llyn Tecwyn Uchaf - Llyn Tecwyn Isaf - Viewpoint 5.7 mi

MAWDDACH VALLEY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 31/03/1983) 6.3 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Gwynedd?

  • Does Hideaway in the Hills have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hideaway in the Hills dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Hideaway in the Hills? The area around Hideaway in the Hills is tramping terrain: this section of north Wales is riddled with walks for all abilities including the Wales Coastal Path. This is also the only … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hideaway in the Hills?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hideaway in the Hills? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.