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- 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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It’s beautiful with lots of walks starting from the campground. …
A great site if you’re not in a big van, & like the wild camping exp
Sheltered, quiet, good walks from site without using car, plenty …
Excellent peaceful haven
It was amazing, everything was set up really well and …
The beauty and simplicity of it….
basic but has everything you need and in a lovely location.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 11.1 kilometres
11.1 kilometres Tesco — 11.2 kilometres
11.2 kilometres Market Square — 12.4 kilometres
- Train stations
Pensarn (Gwynedd) Rail Station
— 3.4 kilometres
3.4 kilometres Llanbedr Rail Station — 3.7 kilometres
3.7 kilometres Harlech Rail Station — 4.0 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Barmouth Ferry Landing
— 13.3 kilometres
13.3 kilometres Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 13.7 kilometres
13.7 kilometres Aberdaron Ferry Landing — 43.8 kilometres
— 56.0 kilometres
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.
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.
- CADW - Harlech Castle (3.8 kilometres)
- Portmeirion Gardens (8.7 kilometres)
- Ffestiniog Railway (10.4 kilometres)
- Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (28.1 kilometres)
- Plas yn Rhiw (37.5 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||7 p.m.|
|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.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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 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.