Beddgelert - Snowdonia

Camping In The Forest
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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

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Hardstanding only pitch

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Shop

  • 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 pitch with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Recreation hall

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Premium Pitches

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Standard pitches

Reviews

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3.7

A very special location - excellent for walking, hiking, mountain biking and for a quick walk...

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A very special location - excellent for walking, hiking, mountain biking and for a quick walk into the charming town of Beddgelert, with its pubs and a few restaurants. There was not much wrong with the site, HOWEVER I struggle to understand, how, with the site completely full for New Year, that one of the toilet blocks was shut off and completely inaccessible. And it had been shut since October. So only four toilet cubicles in the ladies and likewise in the gents were available to everyone on site. Surely with so many campers and quite a lot of income from them, it would have been a nice touch to have the site fully functioning. The two member of staff were very kind and welcoming - it must be said - so this decision to have only half the site open must have been a managerial choice. Villagers have told us that plans have been passed to erect log cabins on half of the site - which might explain the closure of the toilet block. If this is true, it's sad for the village that it will lose quite a bit of revenue from the campers that would have stayed at the site. Who knows, maybe the site will be improved by this move? I'm grateful that we had the opportunity to stay at this special location but wonder whether, what with the building of log cabins, the site will be improved for the majority of users (everyday campers) or just for a select few?

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3
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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.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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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.

This review is for Beddgelert - Snowdonia

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

Travel

Local Travel

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

Nearest train station: Nearest train station is Porthmadog

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