Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

From £19.80 For 1 night, 6 adults 9 581 reviews
Great views from the pitches (added by manager 11 Jul 2022)
Views (added by manager 31 aug 2020)
Amazing views from the highest pitch (added by visitor 27 jun 2022)
View from some of the pitches (added by manager 28 apr 2022)

  • Popular place for hikers, bikers and Mach Loop viewers
  • Surrounded by woodland and farmland, 35 mins' drive from Zip World
  • Easy access to the Torrent Walk and Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike centre
Hiker, biker or both? Walk this way. Gywnedd’s Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse is a Snowdonia mecca for mountain bikers and walkers with trails for both all around. The Torrent Walk is only 500 metres from the site and the famed Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike centre is in the area with acres more walking trails around it. And, for the truly hardy, the mountain Cadair Idris and its three trails can be tackled nearby… and for the hardier still, the ziplines and airborne antics of Zip World Bounce Below are 35 minutes' drive away. Back at base, Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse is surrounded on all sides by woodland, farmland and mountain views, with pitches on a sheltered, level field. Site facilities include a toilet and shower block, disabled facilities, washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges, freezers, a microwave and mobile charging facilities. There’s also a power wash for bikes and equipment, and the Torrent Walk team can store your bike for you if needed. For stocking up, the garage just up the road sells essentials and Campinggaz, a shop and café are within a five-minute walk, and a small supermarket and a wide range of shops are in the village of Dolgellau a mile and a half away. Cooking your own dinner? Campfires are allowed but all the materials must be purchased on site.

Campground type

Tent sites 20
Camper sites 20
RV sites 20
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 6
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Electric cable hire : a £30 deposit is required (in cash only) and will be fully refunded upon return.

Languages spoken

English

Polish

Welsh

Campsite types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Last minute stay. Will definitely return when weather improves

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

Powered grass campsite

Liked: No hassle check in Clean toilet and shower amenities Nice and quiet surroundings

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From the manager: Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again soon!

Great stay would highly recommend

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

Powered grass campsite

Liked: Great facility’s with a really good view. Hosts were great, easy to chat too

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon :-)

Good stay

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

Powered grass campsite

Liked: Self check in was very convenient. Toilets were clean, showers had good water pressure. Wifi connection was strong. Petrol station and starbucks nearby. Phone signal was decent.

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From the manager: Thank you for staying with us and for the review.

Good location but pitches small and waterlogged.

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

Powered grass campsite

Liked: Good location for local walks and close drive to other places to explore. Communication by text/email which was fine. Didn’t see any staff onsite but again, no problem for us. WiFi ok, a bit and miss.

Disliked: Unfortunately we stayed one the Easter holidays and the weather wasn’t great. Struggled to get the caravan onto the very muddy, sodden pitch. Also, needed help to push the car off the parking space. Pitches very small and close to each other. More gravel pitches needed on site.

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From the manager: Thank you for your comments, sorry about the weather.

very expensive for very little and would not go back there again

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jay V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass campsite

Liked: Location

Disliked: Very muddy, no real road to get to pitches. Poor drainage and shower block very tired. The overflow shower block said closed for upgrading ahead of summer and this note was there last year!

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From the manager: We have had months of non stop rain which is impossible to control and when people choose a grass pitch as you did the ground can be very soft after so much rain which causes mud when people drive onto the grass pitch. This is the risk you take when camping at this time of year in Wales! We receive a lot of positive comments about our showerblock and our staff work very hard to keep it clean to a high standard. The signs on the temporary shower block were placed there on Friday Morning, the temporary showerblock was open and being used last year, there were no signs on it. This year we feel it is no longer up to standard and are awaiting delivery of a brand new temporary showerblock which will be up and running in time for summer.

Ideal location for exploring Wales, great friendly staff.

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

Powered grass campsite

Liked: Great scenery, toilets & shower cleanliness, helpful staff, excellent location for days out & walks, felt very secure and safe.

Disliked: Not enough passing points on the single track road.

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From the manager: Thanks Michael, we are looking to put a one way system in place on the campsite

Excellent site, clean and tidy facilities. Amazing staff

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

Powered grass campsite

Liked: The location was incredible. The views that you got to wake up to was breath taking. Everyone that worked on the site were so friendly and helpful. There were so many amenities which were all clean and tidy. Although the weather wasn't the best, we were able to move to a pitch that was better and again although we were stuck in the mud, the employees were there to give us and hand and a push!

Disliked: Nothing to dislike at all!

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From the manager: Thank you Anna, it's good to hear that you were happy with your stay.

Would defiantly book again

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

Power optional grass campsite

Liked: Good use of facilities, location is lovely, nice and quiet

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thanks for the review Katrina, see you next time.

The campsite was beautiful and well located (a 5 minute drive into…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Taylor D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass campsite

Liked: The campsite was beautiful and well located (a 5 minute drive into Dolgellau or a 30 minute walk), the site is also close to other primary locations such as Barmouth. The check in process was very self sufficient and we found our pitch with no issues. The facilities on site were great and the toilet block was always clean.

Disliked: No fault of the campsite at all but we did go during Easter bank holiday and there only being 3 showers and 3 toilets for females, and I think the same for males, it did prove difficult trying to have a shower or use the toilet at times. Again, no fault of the campsite but it is a relatively large site so be prepared during peak seasons to queue for the toilet or shower on occasion. No other faults as we had no issues or complaints about this brilliant site!

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From the manager: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon :-)

Clean toilets and showers Spacious pitches Quiet site with lovely views Good phone signal/wifi…

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

Power optional grass campsite

Liked: Clean toilets and showers Spacious pitches Quiet site with lovely views Good phone signal/wifi - important as a solo traveller! Access to fridge, freezer, kettle, microwave and washing facilities in small room which was helpful!

Disliked: Self check in - very efficient however didn’t see anyone who worked at the site for the duration of my stay, felt a little like I was intruding as no one came over to welcome you. Would have preferred to ‘check-in’ or have someone available when you checked in Campsite doesn’t look anything like the photos on the site? Unsure if this is because the seasons just starting etc - although still good value as in the middle of Snowdonia. Had to cut my stay short due to the weather. Woke up Thursday to a very heavy snow fall which had collapsed my tent - solo female next to me and couple next to her and both had the same thing happen to their tents - obviously this couldn’t be helped and wasn’t the fault of anyone. Headed to reception at 04:30am in a hope of finding some help - reception was closed which was understandable considering the hour! There was an out of hours/emergency phone number on reception which I rang - other camper also rang - but had no answer. It was -5, the tents had collapsed under the weight of the snow, the snow was coming down heavy, we were freezing cold and soaked through. Was really hoping someone would have answered to see if we could use the bunkhouse or shelter somewhere warm for a few hours until it got light or just to have some help in that situation so was quite disappointed when no one answered after multiple tries. Left with no choice but to pack everything in the car and leave just before 5am. Unlikely to get a refund for the remainder of the stay lost :(

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From the manager: We do operate self check in which suits most people, if you want to come by and see us during reception opening hours you are very welcome to pop in. We do not operate a meet and greet or go around the site welcoming people, most people want to be left alone to enjoy their break and have some peace and quiet without the intrusion of a welcome party. I don't understand how you can say the site looks nothing like the photos when all the photos are of the site and most are taken and shared by visitors. As for the snow issue, we have absolutely no control over the weather or the efficiency of your personal camping equipment. Reception has set opening hours and is not 24 hours a day, you could have sheltered in the campsite utility/wash room where there is a kettle, microwave and fridge all free to use or in the heated showerblocks. We are sorry that your experience was not an enjoyable one on this occasion.


Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Caravan storage facilities

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Location

Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau

Gwynedd

Wales

LL40 2AB

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.7501°N
-3.85601°W

Nearest transport

Bus
16.9 mi Sportsman
17 mi Tesco
17.7 mi Market Square
Rail
8 mi Morfa Mawddach Rail Station
8.6 mi Barmouth Rail Station
8.9 mi Fairbourne Rail Station
Ferry
8.4 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
8.5 mi Barmouth 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 mountains and trails of Snowdonia, the beaches of Barmouth and the north Wales coast, and heritage attractions like the Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway and Harlech Castle are all within about half an hour’s drive of Torrent Walk, and Snowdonia National Park has activities for all sorts including whitewater rafting, horse riding, climbing and wild swimming. The closest activity to home is the popular Torrent Walk, a four-mile circular path following the River Clywedog through its gorge; keep an eye out for otters and lesser horseshoe bats along its route. For gentler strolls, the National Trust managed Cregennan Lakes are about five miles west of Dolgellau on the slopes of Cadair ldris, and the flat Mawddach Trail between Dolgellau and Barmouth along the Mawddach estuary has hiking and biking paths with cracking views. Cregannan also has two lakes for fly and worm fishing, one for brown trout and the other for brown and blue. Head to the coast for Barmouth and Fairbourne, both uncrowded and with miles of golden sand and Blue Flag awards. Beaut Barmouth Harbour, at the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, is where to bag a boat for sea and fishing trips, while Fairbourne is a big pull for windsurfers and other watersport sorts. If sightseeing both seasides, take the Fairbourne Steam Railway from Fairbourne to Penrhyn Point and then the passenger ferry to Barmouth.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Barmouth 8.8 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fairbourne 9.3 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tal-Y-Bont 10.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) 11.5 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Llandanwg 12.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl 11 mi

CADW - Harlech Castle 13 mi

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway 15.1 mi

Portmeirion Gardens 15.2 mi

Ffestiniog Railway 16.5 mi

National Trust

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant 20.9 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

The Precipice Walk, north of Dolgellau 1.6 mi

The New Precipice Walk from Llanelltyd 1.9 mi

Cadair Idris by the Fox's Path 3.2 mi

Mawddach Estuary 3.2 mi

Cadair Idris 3.7 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.

Want to know more about camping in Gwynedd?

  • Does Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse? The mountains and trails of Snowdonia, the beaches of Barmouth and the north Wales coast, and heritage attractions like the Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway and Harlech Castle are all within about half an … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse? From $24.99 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.