Hi chapsI am off to wales in a few weeks and was looking at campsites online. There doesn't seem to me much choice and was wondering if you guys had any personal recomendations. I know the llanberis/ogwen area the best so I suppose the closer the better, but I am open to ideas.Thank you all
I always use the campsite just on the edge of Capel Curig, I don't know the name of it (something welsh) but it is just before Capel Curig on the A5 from Betws-Y-Coed. Pretty basic, showers and toilets in a block and thats your lot. A nice river running through, £5 per night, and only 10 minutes walk from the Tyn-Y-Coed pub.
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I don't know the name of it (something welsh)
I don't know the name of it (something welsh)
Perhaps you mean Dol Gam?
What sort of campsite are you after, Henry? Luxury? Basic? Within walking / spitting / staggering distance of pub?
Dol Gam is pretty handy for the pub iirc, and so is the site in Nant Peris right across the road from the Vaynol Arms. Bu both come under the pretty basic tag.
For better facilities there's the Forestry Commission / Camping and Caravanning Club site a couple of miles outside Beddgelert, but then it's not particularly well placed for walking to a pub.
There's also a site in Betws y Coed, over the footbridge from he Railway station - it's been a few years since I stayed to I can't be sure of the facilities but i think they were less basic than the Capel / Ogwen Valley sites, and again it's handy for the pub (Royal Oak next to Cotswold in Betws).
This place is handy for the pub and Capel Curig. And they speak English. Funny welsh name I can't spell for bunkhouse and campsite Also can walk up onto Carneddau from site.
What Matt says!
There's also a campsite at the Swallow Falls pub / hotel / youth hostel half way between Betws and Capel. Gather it's ok as long as it's not too crowded, cars not allowed by tents though.
I've used this one at Cwmlanerch on quite a few occassions. It's a mile NNE from Betws y Coed, so a pleasant walk to pubs and the two grocery stores (not to mention the numerous outdoor gear shops). Good clean facilities, free hot water and run by a friendly farming family. Price went up to seven quid per night per person this year, but I still reckon it's good value.
It can get busy during school holiday times and on sunny summer weekends, but there were only three other tents there when I visited between 15th & 20th July this summer.
We stayed at Llyn Gwynant campsite last August as a base for climbing Snowden, 10 mins drive from Pen y pass (not too far from Llanberis?)The campsite sits besides a lake with a river running through it. Can hire Kayaks/canoes on site. Its quite popular and does get busy, its proper camping tho - they allow camp fires and you can pitch where you want, highly recommended!
I've just come back from camping at Llyn Gwynant campsite and recommend it too. It is a large site but it has a quiet time after 11pm which people seemed to abide by. Perfect location, fire pits (have to buy their wood) and hot showers too.
I seem to remember having to take a torch to the loos at Dolgams as there isn't any lighting. It might be a bit too basic if you're fussy about where you scrub up too. Plus It is very prone to flooding. Having said that, I quite like it there
If you are wanting all the demands made by your dad, then there is a Forest Holidays site - but a little way out.
I've never stayed there but heard good things - expect it gets very busy though - try this link
This is a popular little site -with its own brewery to boot http://www.snowdonia-park.co.uk/ and absolutely nothing to do with my place honest.
Cae Du campsite in Beddgelert is great. Large site with excellent facilities, and a no noise policy after 10pm, apart from the guy the other side of the hedge next to me last night, who snored the whole night . Pleasant 5 minute walk into the village too, along the river, with plenty of pubs, and a rather nice ice cream parlor. Only a 5 minute drive from the Watkin path too.
So many great replies, had a look at all the options, liked the look of Skylarks suggestion but read some reviews saying it was boggy and midge infested. Nearly went for your one Pete, but went somewhere a firepit is allowed. Ive ended up booking here:http://www.llwynonnguesthouse.co.uk/about.php
It look small but the reviews are great so I sure hope it doesn't dissapointThank you for all your help, hopefully this thread can be of help to people in the future
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