Beddgelert - Snowdonia

Camping In The Forest
from £14.20 2 people sharing
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Overview

Immerse yourself in nature in the heart of Snowdonia National Park

Camping in the very heart of Snowdonia National Park, Beddgelert offers a stunning forest location with plenty of activities for the whole family. Within walking distance of Mount Snowdon itself, Beddgelert offers climbing, canoeing, wayfaring and pony trekking. The forest setting with the river Colwny running through it creates a picturesque scene which naturally attracts a wealth of wildlife. The campsite is a short walk from the village of Beddgelert which has a number of pubs, craft shops and a cafe. The Welsh Highland Railway which is the UK’s longest steam railway runs right past the village and offers a fantastic day out.

Facilities

Beddgelert - Snowdonia has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Childrens play area

  • Take-away

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Select Pitch

  • Public transport within 1 mile

  • Forest Retreats

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Shop

  • Recreation hall

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Premium Pitches

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Standard pitches

Reviews

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We used the Camping in the Forest site at Beddgelert in May 2016 to support the first part of...

This review is for Beddgelert - Snowdonia

We used the Camping in the Forest site at Beddgelert in May 2016 to support the first part of our own 2016 National Three Peaks Challenge. The site is in a typical forest location; it is very non-regimented with lots of different areas to pitch up. We chose the area the furthest away from reception but even then we had a toilet block close by. Good hardstanding with EHU at each pitch. The Welsh Highland Railway runs right by the site. In fact the site has it�s own station, Meillionen, and runs from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. In order to commence our preferred Snowdon ascent, it was necessary to catch the bus [the Snowdon Sherpa] from the site entrance, change in Beddgelert and then onto Pen-y-Pass to start the Pyg Track route. Once at the summit and having the de rigueur photos taken at the trig point, we descended down the Rhydd-Ddu path. Unfortunately the connecting bus was missed which meant a 2 hour wait for the next one whilst refreshments were taken at The Cwellyn Arms [the sign saying that it was open 9 days a week!]. So it is possible to do a linear route up & over Snowdon using public transport. So, in summary, the site is superbly located to access all of Snowdonia.

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Wow what an experience this break was. We were camping in the forest for the first time.

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Wow what an experience this break was. We were camping in the forest for the first time. Tranquil and beautiful site. Well Kept. The staff were very helpful and friendly.We loved the river and pools (so did the doggies) and the area was beautiful. Steam trains ran past the site and it added to the holiday seeing them. We were poorly but it didn`t stop our enjoyment. would book here again without hessitation.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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3.3

Stayed for 9 nights over Easter. The site has a great location in the middle of Snowdonia.

This review is for Beddgelert - Snowdonia

Stayed for 9 nights over Easter. The site has a great location in the middle of Snowdonia. We accessed the site from Caernarfon, which was ok for towing. The route had a couple of potential pinch points but otherwise ok. Whilst the staff were friendly and helpful, this didn't make up for the general poor state of the site. Whilst I appreciate it's been a very wet winter, that doesn't excuse the numerous potholes on the tracks which showed no sign of being repaired whilst we were there. The hardstanding pitches varied considerably in size, we just managed to fit our caravan and awning on ours, though it filled with pools of water as drainage seemed poor. Other hardstandings were smaller and as it's first come first served for pitches, if you're looking to use an awning you may struggle to find a big enough pitch. Lastly the bathrooms were disappointing, we were closest to the smaller facility which was unheated and too often only managed to provide lukewarm water. I only used the other, larger facility once and whilst it was nicer, the shower was lukewarm at best. In short, great location but the site really needs some basic improvements.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 2
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2.3

when we arrived the site manager informed us that campers hadn't left so very limited to...

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when we arrived the site manager informed us that campers hadn't left so very limited to choice of pitch, very busy site with traffic movement and pitches very close together, bins over flowing, and campers arriving late and early morning. noisy site not what we would expect to find on a forest site. lovely railway on site, and a lovely dog walk, ice cream palour in the next village was lovely. pubs in village lovely food, we asked if we could swap sites but was told no refund after 24 hrs we are a family with 2 young children and 1 dog, wanting a quiet walking, family time holiday very disappointed with the site will not return. lovely dog friendly beach in port maddock.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 2

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: The bus stop is just outside the site

Nearest train station: Nearest train station is Porthmadog

Pricing

Pricing from £14.20 based on 2 people sharing

  Bank Holiday High Season Mid Season Low Season
Non-member back packer £12.75 £11.50 £8.50 £6.75
Select pitch £8.00 £8.00 £8.00 £8.00
Standard Pitch Price £25.50 £23.00 £17.00 £13.50
Extra Adults £6.35 £5.75 £4.25 £3.35
Extra Children £4.05 £3.65 £2.70 £2.15
Family discount £31.00 £28.00 £21.00 £17.00
Over 55 £20.40 £18.40 £13.60 £10.80
XL Unit £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
XL Pitches £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
Solo Camper Discount £18.00 £17.00 £12.00 £10.00
Electric Hook-Up £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00

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