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Hideaway in the Hills

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General

  • 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 Dinas – 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, just with the soundtrack of pint-sized guests playing. 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.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 93 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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It’s beautiful with lots of walks starting from the campground. …10/28/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    It’s beautiful with lots of walks starting from the campground. Fire pits and pizza ovens on site. A great out of the way place to camp. Owner and locals are very friendly. There’s a little village just 6 minutes drive away with a shop cafe and pub. Look out for the car park it’s just on the left before the junction across from the pub. Car park is a good place to catch up with your emails as that’s where you get a good signal.

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal.Toilets and showers. I’m really sorry to say thy need to be replaced and one shower per sex isn’t enough but understandable considering we’re the camp is. Are sat nav took us over the hills and far away at the last stretch so be careful it doesn’t happen to you. If you have to open more than one gate you need to turn around trust me. And when you get to a big sign that says DINAS your there. If you keep reading it says hideaway in the hills but it doesn’t stick out like DINAS so I dismissed it and drove passed only to be sent back by a friendly local. All in all we all had fun and loved the site and will come back

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A great site if you’re not in a big van, & like the wild camping exp10/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
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    Nice and quiet site (only us snd one other guy in a bell tent) and truly beautiful dark skies. Easy booking and friendly people. A great ‘semi wild’ camp site

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    A bit difficult to find initially, and down some narrow single track roads - but worth it for the remoteness

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The pod was nice , comfortable and clean . The …10/04/2022

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  • Camping pod
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    The pod was nice , comfortable and clean . The location was peaceful and the individual fireplaces were a nice touch

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    The distance from the pod to the shower block

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Sheltered, quiet, good walks from site without using car, plenty …09/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
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    Sheltered, quiet, good walks from site without using car, plenty of room.

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Excellent peaceful haven09/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJean C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
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    Spacious pitches, fire pits and a picnic bench and table for each pitch. Amazing peaceful surroundings of ancient woodland, quiet site, pleasant owners. Can't recommend this sight highly enough if you are keen walkers and love to be off the beaten track. Would stay again if I was in the area for a short time.

    Disliked: 

    Perfect for me for one night stopover but too far from facilities for a long stay.

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Beautiful location, friendly staff, handy picnic benches09/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
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    Beautiful quiet site
    Very tidy

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It was amazing, everything was set up really well and …09/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    It was amazing, everything was set up really well and all nice and clean. Really good set up for a couple with the little touches of heart plates and bowls and a nice cosy bed inside the tent. Loved the whole thing.

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Very clean and well looked after working facilities, good camping spac09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
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    Good facilities, camping ground, bin areas and local surroundings.

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The beauty and simplicity of it….09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
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basic but has everything you need and in a lovely location.09/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteph H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch (maximum 2 adults)
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    The place was really quiet and a great getaway - it really is a hideaway in the hills. There is a lake onsite and walks in the hills on your doorstep and it's just a 5-10 minute drive from the beaches at Llandanwyg and Harlech.

    The inclusion of a fire pit and a picnic bench on all pitches was really great, and on-site availability of firewood and firelighters at a very fair price was also really helpful.

    All amenities you'd expect - toilets, showers, fresh water, washing up station.

    Disliked: 

    not sure if this is a good or bad thing - but there is no phone reception on the site whatsoever.

    The toilet/shower block could have done with a bit of maintenance - no lock on the men's shower cubicle door and all looking a bit tired. I didn't go in the ladies' loos but my partner refused to shower in there.

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Features

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Amenities on site

Bath available

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Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

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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

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

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)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Location

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  • Dinas, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales, LL45 2PH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.8382°N 4.0639°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sportsman — 11.1 kilometres
Tesco — 11.2 kilometres
Market Square — 12.4 kilometres
Train stations
Pensarn (Gwynedd) Rail Station — 3.4 kilometres
Llanbedr Rail Station — 3.7 kilometres
Harlech Rail Station — 4.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 13.3 kilometres
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 13.7 kilometres
Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 43.8 kilometres
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 56.0 kilometres

Directions


The grid reference for Dinas Caravan Park and Campsite is 611290. Please note that many of the on-line post code locators and satnav systems give incorrect locations for Dinas postcode LL45 2PH and as a result you will be taken on a long detour to the wrong location along a windy single lane track with many gates to open and close, therefore please use the directions given above. The Ordnance Survey maps show the location of Dinas correctly.

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 Dinas is tramping terrain: this section of north Wales is riddled with walks for all abilities including the Wales Coastal Path. Dinas is also the only local site with direct access to the new Ardudwy Way, a 23-mile tramp 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.

Must see

  • CADW - Harlech Castle (3.8 kilometres)
  • Portmeirion Gardens (8.7 kilometres)
  • Ffestiniog Railway (10.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (28.1 kilometres)
  • Plas yn Rhiw (37.5 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Hideaway in the Hills cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hideaway in the Hills will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Hideaway in the Hills have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Hideaway in the Hills? The area around Dinas is tramping terrain: this section of north Wales is riddled with walks for all abilities including the Wales Coastal Path. Dinas is also the only local site with … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hideaway in the Hills?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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