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First Field with Shower, Toilet Block
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Our campsite is set in a breathtaking location within the Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of Mount Snowdon leading to Cwellyn Lake and is the ideal base for exploring Snowdonia, with all of the facilities.

The campsite overlooks Cwellyn Lake and has spectacular uninterrupted views towards Mount Snowdon and Mynydd Mawr with various forestry walks on it’s doorstep. The river Gwyrfai runs alongside both camping fields to Cwellyn Lake.

We are a traditional mountain campsite, wild and wonderful (get back to nature with the birds and the bees and the bears).

Our modern amenity block is open 24/7 and is located on the first field near the main carpark. It has underfloor heating, free power showers and toilets, with hand soap and body lotion, vanity units with heated mirrors, drinking water fountain, coin operated electric sockets and hairdryer.

There are also outdoor sinks with drinking water and a laundry room within the main carpark with commercial washing machine and commercial tumble driers, spin drier and coin operated plugs and hairdryer.

There is no vehicle access to our camping fields which we feel makes it a safer environment for everyone.

You can park alongside or opposite the first field or in the main car park.

There is a boardwalk from the main car park to the lake. If you wish to camp in this field there are trolleys by the carpark, which can help transport your equipment down the boardwalk. Please replace the trolley after use.

Picnic benches are available on both fields, these are on wheels to help move nearer to your tent pitch.

We feel that a campsite is not a real campsite without a camp fire. We have, therefore commissioned numerous specifically made fire pits (on sleds), with a grill on the side for cooking / barbecuing. You cannot use charcoal on the firepits as this will cause damage. The fire pits do add to the general maintenance of the campsite i.e. cleaning out and complete removal to maintain the grounds.

In order to continue the provision of fire pits and the extra maintenance involved you do have to buy the wood from us. Bags of kiln dried logs and kindling can be purchased at Cwellyn Arms.

No wood can be taken from the forestry or campsite or brought in from elsewhere. The Forestry Commission will prosecute anyone for removing wood from the forestry and you will have to leave the campsite immediately.

We do have a strict No Music Policy on site (if you want to listen to music go to a nightclub) and No Noise after midnight. No campfires or barbecues are allowed on the ground and definitely no fireworks.

Our Campsite entrance is approx. ½ mile from Cwellyn Arms

To walk to Cwellyn Arms will take approx. 15 minutes on the road or you can take the forestry road, which starts at the rear of the Farmhouse or from above the fishing dock and finishes at the rear of Cwellyn Arms, this is a longer route, if you are unsure of the route do ask when booking in at Cwellyn Arms.


We are primarily a tent campsite. Due to limited parking spaces we can only accommodate campervans during our quieter periods Any time from February up to Whitsun Weekend (27th May) and during the months of September & October or Sundays to Thursdays, (other than Bank Holidays) from Whitsun to end of August

With no vehicle access to our camping fields campervans do have to park alongside the first field or in the carpark, next to the river


We have 8 EHU’s on our campsite which are located in the small carpark next to the first field

To use the EHU’s you do have to camp in the first field

Breakfast or evening meals can be arranged at Cwellyn Arms. We do advise to book for evening meals, particularly over week-ends, and breakfast does have to be booked by the evening before.

Easter is just around the corner! Although the weather is bright and sunny at the moment it’s still a little chilly late at night and early mornings, make sure you book the only campsite in Snowdonia that has underfloor heating in the toilets and showers! Book early to avoid disappointment!

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