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Our campsite is set in a breathtaking location within the Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of Snowdon leading to Cwellyn Lake.
The campsite overlooks Cwellyn Lake and has spectacular uninterrupted views towards Mt. Snowdon and Mynydd Mawr with various forest walks on it’s doorstep. The river Gwyrfai runs alongside both fields to Cwellyn Lake.
There is a boardwalk from the car park to the lake. If you wish to camp in this field there are trolleys by the carpark, which can help transport your equipment down the boardwalk. Please replace the trolley after use.
Picnic benches are available on both fields, these are on wheels to help move nearer to your tent pitch.
We are a traditional mountain campsite, wild and wonderful (get back to nature with the birds and the bees and the bears).
We do have a strict no music policy on site (if you want to listen to music go to a nightclub) and definitely no fireworks. No campfires or barbecues are allowed on the ground.
We feel that a campsite is not a real campsite without a camp fire. We have, therefore commissioned numerous specifically made fire pits (on sleds) for campers use, these do add to the general maintenance of the campsite i.e. cleaning out of the fire pits and complete removal to maintain the ground. In order to continue the provision of fire pits and the extra maintenance involved you have to buy the wood from us.
Bags of logs with kindling and firelighters can be purchased at Cwellyn Arms. No wood can be taken from the forest or campsite or brought in from elsewhere. The Forestry Commission will prosecute anyone from removing wood from the forestry and they will have to leave the campsite immediately.
Our new amenity block is now open and is located on the first field nearby the carpark. It has underfloor heating, free power showers and toilets, vanity units, drinking water fountain, coin operated plugs, hairdryer and outside sinks with drinking water. There are also outdoor sinks with drinking water and a laundry room next to the carpark with commercial washing machine and commercial tumble driers, spin drier and coin operated plugs and hairdryer.
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals can be arranged at Cwellyn Arms with prior notice. We do advise to book as priority is given to residents and bookings.
We also have Bunkhouse accommodation, Suite accommodation and Self Catering Cottages available.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
- Coach stations
Penygroes (Gwynedd) Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Caernarfon: Penllyn Bus Station — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Tremadoc: The Square Coach Stop — 8.8 miles
- Train stations
Roman Bridge Rail Station — 9.4 miles
9.4 miles Porthmadog Rail Station — 9.4 miles
9.4 miles Tan-y-Bwlch Ffestiniog Railway Station — 9.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 24.4 miles
24.4 miles Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 24.7 miles
24.7 miles Holyhead Ferry Terminal — 26.2 miles
Anglesey Airport — 20.8 miles
Snowdon Valley Camping is situated in the small village of Rhyd Ddu on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon, at the foot of Mt. Snowdon within the Snowdonia National Park.
The village boasts magnificent uninterrupted views towards Mt. Snowdon and is situated right at the start of the Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Mawr, popular havens for the hillwalkers of Snowdonia.
The Sherpa bus service runs around Mount Snowdon and there is also a new taxi service operating on demand between the car parks of Rhyd Ddu and the nearby village of Talysarn for walking the Nantlle Ridge to enable you to leave only one car at start/finish of route.
We have quality beaches within easy reach and are rich in history with four local Heritage sites in the area i.e. Caernarfon, Conwy, Criccieth and Dolwyddelan.
The Italianette village of Portmeirion is nearby, (as in ‘The Prisoner’), built by Sir Clough Williams – Ellis in 1925.
Our location is ideal for fishingas We sell fishing permits and flies and hire out rods and boats through Seiont Gwyrfai and Llyfni Fishing Society which was formed as far back as 1908. They are situated in the heart of Snowdonia with extensive rights located within the boundaries of the National Park , on 40 miles or so of prime Salmon, Seatrout, Brown Trout rivers and six lakes which can be enjoyed in unrivalled surroundings, see ‘fishing’ section on our website for more details.
We are favourably placed for bird-watching all year round. The watercourses within a short vicinity are all part of a Special Area for (Nature ) Conservation! See ‘bird watching’ on our website for more details
The Welsh Highland Railway ‘enables you to journey behind the most powerful 2’ gauge steam locomotives in the world through the most fabulous scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. The railway runs from alongside the awe-inspiring Caernarfon Castle, snaking around seemingly impossible bends, up hard gradients and around the foothills of Snowdon to arrive at Rhyd Ddu, about 12 miles from Caernarfon and high up in the Snowdonian mountains. One of the ‘great little trains of Wales’
- Snowdon Mountain Railway (3.9 miles)
- National Slate Museum (3.9 miles)
- Caernarfon Castle (7.5 miles)
- Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (9.9 miles)
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (12.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.