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"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.
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Beddgelert - SnowdoniaBeddgelert Caravan and Camping SiteBeddgelertGwyneddLL55 4UU
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Please Note: Some Scottish season dates vary slightly to the above:
26-30 Jun - Bank Holiday 1-19 Jul - Bank Holiday 2 - 5 Aug Bank Holiday 23-26 Aug High Season 1 Sep High Season 11-19 Oct Mid Season 25-31 Oct Low Season 1-2 Nov Low Season
Fantastic welcome, arrived late, very tired - the road to the site is narrow in places and was a challenge for a novice tower - but it was all worth the effort. Was going to wax lyrical about how wonderful this site is, how there's lashings of hot water day and night. etc, but to be honest, you should go and find out for yourself. I will simply say that, THIS IS CAMPING IN THE FOREST, AS IT SHOULD BE.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Top camp site. Our family of 4, inc 2 small kids, and a dog had a ball at this site. Hard standing, was excellent. Lovely secluded pitches. Great wash up and bath room facilities. Very helpful, friendly staff. Great location for walking and train.
DATE STAYED: April 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
This site was lovely and possibly the best site we have ever visited. The staff were very helpful, facilities were immaculate and well thought out ( heated shower rooms in February were well received!), and the views and surrounding areas were breathtaking. Ourslves and our children (7yrs and 10yrs) enjoyed every minute and we can't wait to go back again. This really is a wonderful site and one which we would highly recommend.
DATE STAYED: February 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We were worried about coming after reading the reviews but I can absolutely say these were in the most part unfounded. Yes the entrance has pot holes and some of the pitch accesses were worse for wear (CCC please pay to get this sorted) but the welcome was amazing, we were late and they waited up for us. The site is hilly but you are in Snowdon and this was totally expected, the toilet blocks were very clean and as expected for a Camping in the Forest Site. Our pitch was hardstanding (slate chippings) and was sloped but no more than expected and certainly not as bad as it could have been. The shop is basic but there is Beddgelert town a mile away and Porthmardog 20 mins away. I found this site a dream for a back to nature with comfort experience and cannot wait to go back in Easter. It is set in truly stunning courtyside in the Snowdon National Park. We have a caravan and small motorhome with three boys (6, 5 and 2) as well as a dog, this was perfect for us to explore and relax. The wardens are a real plus for this site, being flexible, friendly and offering real local knowledge.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
Entrance was full of potholes, could do with some attention. Nice friendly welcome from staff, we booked a select pitch, they were difficult to tell from the other pitches (apart from non-hookups) picnic tables were missing and seemed to be just put anywhere willy nilly. The pitch we chose,( as there wasn't many left to choose from) was a bit on the slope, the ground was soft which should have been a warning sign to us because when it rained it filled up with water and mud, which spoilt our stay. We spent the whole of sunday mopping up in the awning - it was a nightmare. After the week-enders had gone we moved to another stoney pitch which was by far better. BE WARNED OF PITCH NUMBER 123. It really needs attention. There was plenty to see and do which made up for our grotty start.
The Welsh Highland Railway running behind our pitch was great. There needs to be some money spent on this site. Filling in all the potholes and muddy pitches. I don't think we will come again.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This site could be awesome, but has a few short comings which prevent it being so. We had friendly wardens, even though the weather was good the hard standings were muddy, we booked one to avoid that- chosing a site was awkward as a lot were extremely muddy where the hard standing had disappeared, entrance to the site extremly bad huge potholes, and also on the roads round the site, this site needs refurbishing and for the cc&c club to spend some serious money on it- pitches need levelling and hardcore putting down, potholes need to be addressed- also the toilets and showers were tired, we were in the unheated block still open, soap dishes missing, grids broken and fittings well past their best. The only plus side was that the fixed head showers were excellent. The area is fantastic around great walks in the forestry and fantastic views, easy access to the coast, local village good, and the site has its own station for the steam railway. HOWEVER THIS SITE COULD BE FANTASTIC IF IT HAD SOME MONEY SPENT ON IT SO I HOPE THE CC&C CLUB READ THIS and put their hands in the coffers and spend some money on this site, untill that happens I won't be back . Shame as this could be a premier site.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
The site is ideally situated to explore Snowdonia National Park, by whatever means you chose. The road from Caernarfon to the site is very narrow in areas and has a number of bends that can make towing interesting if meeting other vehicles coming in the opposite direction, as we did on a number of occasions.
The site is located within the forest and the caravan pitches are amongst the trees on hard standing, this is made up of broken slate, rock pegs and a suitable hammer/mallet are required. The pitches are at various levels around the site and chocks and blocks are required to assist in levelling caravans on many pitches that we observed.
The site has a well stocked shop, various fresh baked bread products are available, the site facilities were well maintained and kept very clean and the wardens were very pleasant.
The Welsh Highland Railway has a request stop at the site and steam trains passing regularly make a pleasing site.
Due to the location of the site, various pitches have no tv or mobile coverage and there is no WiFi provision.
The access road to the site is in extremely poor condition and is in need of repair, deeply rutted over the bridge and care should be taken when crossing this area and when travelling around the site as it is a forest road and has holes and ruts in it.
The site, unfortunately is one we would not return to, as the location in the forest made it dark with little sun breaking through. When it rained, water was pouring around the van and kept falling heavily from the trees a long time after the rain had stopped, the van and awning were very dirty after only a few nights due to the debris falling from the trees and the water splashing up off the slate.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Stayed when the rain was heavy in May/June very good site the managers are friendly and helpful, like all forest sites and some private sites you are just told where to go so no help with pitching the unit, but if you need help I feel that the staff would help you if you ask, the site shop is well stocked, the local insects are a bit of a nuisance but not as bad as the ones in Scotland, take a good insect replant with you, had a nice time forgot about the rain, would go back.
DATE STAYED: April 2012
FANTASTIC - we would recommend this site to everyone. Beautiful walks, great play area, children loved the stream, wildlife, the steam train running on the edge of the site & fresh croissants for breakfast. Can't wait to go back.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
I think it should be made clear that the slide show of photos is Snowdonia in general and the camp site featured is not Beddgelert, this camp site is completely enclosed in woodland.
If you want a back to nature, fairly basic experience especially with children this site is wonderful. The staff are friendly the toilet block adequate and it is a great centre for touring.There are good woodland walks from the site.
However the walk into the village when the footpath is too muddy is down a busy unlit A road, coming back late with a car was not easy as there are no lights at all on the site ( take a torch !!)
Luckily (!) it rained so much the midges were drowning
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
This is the 2nd time we've stayed and we love it. The site is in the most beautiful surroundings and on the edge of the forest ideal for walking and mountain biking.
The fresh baked bread and cakes from the shop is the perfect way to start the day - really must try the pizza next time we stay.
The site is situated just out of the village centre yet within walking distance (approx. 1 mile) There are a few places to eat and drink in town, found the best beer was served at the Tanronnen Inn.
We also paid a trip down to Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog for a walk on the beach and up to Caernarfon to explore the town & castle (brilliant for kids big and small)
Can't wait to go back - but as someone has already mentioned... if you're going at this time of the year take the midge spray - they really did like the taste of other half.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
This is the first time we have used this site and will be definately be using it again. We found the site clean, tidy and is ideally situated to explore the Snowdonia region. The staff were really friendly & helpfull.
If you go this time of year, be sure to take some insect repellent.
DATE STAYED: June 2009
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break
stayed 3 nights in June, and found staff very friendly and helpful especially the 2 ladies in the shop, who couldnt do enough for us. toilets and showers were clean. the only letdown for us was the very large recycle and waste skips around the site. oh and make sure you take migde spray as i got eaten alive by the litle blighters. overall a very nice friendly site and will be going again
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Loved this place and very importantly the people who run the site are fabulous,very very helpful and very very friendly.Will be going back.A superb place for families.
SUITABLE FOR: Families
Just got back from 6 nights at Beddgelert - absolutely brilliant staff (they couldn't be more helpful or friendly), and a most beautiful magical place to be in! I've already booked another holiday there in September but may even come again before then if I get the chance!
DATE STAYED: May 2012
A warm welcome, nice secluded pitch. my only grumble was that some Facilities need to be upgraded. The toilet block not the main one, but the nearest one to my pitch kept running out of hot water in the mornings.
A well stocked shop on site and bakery for the fresh bread and Pizzas.
How nice having the railway passing next to site. Good walking and cycling to be had in this beautiful area of Wales. Look forward to returning.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
We stayed at this site together with my parents and my brother and his family. We had difficulty in finding pitches close enough to each other (we either had caravans or a motorhome to site). Previously a few years ago when you booked, your pitches were reserved so was ideal to pitch family and friends nearby at the time of booking. Some of the pitches were not level and very tight to manoeuvre your unit into place. However, the staff at the site were friendly and extremely helpful. The site shop stocked the essentials with the bonus of ordering fresh bread/croissants etc for the following day. Even burgers and freshly made pizzas were available. The toilet/shower block (Red Oak Block not the main block) which is over the far side where all the electric pitches are for caravans, motorhomes, etc is in desperate need of upgrading. On many of a occasion there wasn't any hot water after 8am and in the evening and the lack of toilet roll and handsoap was another problem. The site is in a good position to explore the surrounding attractions, ie Mount Snowdon, the town of Betws-y-Coed, The Welsh Mountain Railway which runs at the top of the site, Slate mine, Portmeiron, Porthmadog and further afield LLandudno and Caernarfon Castle. A few of the roads approaching Beddgelert are quite narrow (not many passing places) and wind around, and up and down the hills. Plan your route in advance if you are towing.
We stayed 4 nights and we cannot rate this site High enough! the Staff were Wonderful and Friendly, the location is Spectacular and the on-site facilities are lovely and clean _ the fresh baked Danish's are out of this world!
This was our 1st camping trip and so we had high expectations All of which were met or exceeded by this camp! the children loved the freedom of exploring in the forest and paddling in the streams, everyone was friendly and the Rangers were Exceptional.
I would recommend that the One and Only thing required is Mosquito/Midge Repellant as there are a Lot of them about!
Highly Recommend this site as its ideal for a quiet, relaxing break and an ideal base to explore this Rich area of North Wales!
We stayed in our folding camper for 8 nights and had a wonderful holiday. the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was very busy when we arrived (half term)and not many pitches left.We loved the train straight from the site -no driving and our dog loved long walks in the woods every day. A marvellous position with views of Snowdon and such a pretty village. Great for anyone who loves woods and mountains as we do. Thank you to all the staff.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
A beautiful situation with fabulous views of Snowdonia. Very peaceful, a really good place to relax. Staff were very friendly and helpful (on the downside the midges were very 'friendly' too!). If you are camping, bring heavy duty pegs and a lump hammer as the ground is very stony and normal pegs may well give up. The toilet block is a bit tired, but very clean and does the job. We will be coming back soon.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Absoloutely lovely, this campsite will be in my memories for a long time.
Very friendly and helpfull staff, freshly baked breads available (at a price) narrow gauge steam train line runing along the top of the site, and the site has it's own station, just a shame the train ride is so expensive, but it is an amazing line.
Tons of wildlife, babeling brooks all throughout the site that you can camp next to and dip your feet in on a hot day (the dog especially loved that bit)
Tall pine trees around almost all pitches, views out of this world, and so much to do in the area.
There has to be some down sides... just my moans really,
yet again we were 'forced' to pay extra for a hard standing and electric that we did not want, was told tents only on the grass pitches, but nothing mentioned in the book about this.
why are forrest sites still charging extra for staying on a weekend?
No mobile phone signal nor site wifi available (a blessing some might say)
Midgies, loads and loads of midgies, thankfully the shop sells midgie repellant, and the tenting area near reception has one of those midgie destroyer thingies in operation.
If you have nerves of steel, and want an experiance you wont forget in a hurry, approach the site on the B road the sat nav takes you up from the south, it's like being in the swiss alps (1:6 at the beginning), but it's still a welsh country lane that's barely wide enough for a sheep to navigate :)
We enjoyed an 8 day stay here and really enjoyed ourselves. All the staff were really helpful and althoughthe site as very busy for the first few days (half term holidays) the facilities were kept clean and you didn't have to wait too long for a shower. We came here 17 years ago and the site is much improved.
Lovely walks for dogs and people straight from the site and to have your own station to catch a train was amazing- Ivan is a steam train addict!
Don't worry though there are not many trains you do not get noise and steam as it is right at the top of the site.
We went for a 5 night break as a family with 2 children. This is a great site all in all. The streams that run through the forest are great for the kids, who had so much fun making friends with others, and playing in them. There were a few season pitches where we stayed who weren't very tolerant of children. The staff on site were brilliant and couldn't do enough to help you and would go out of their way to ask if you'd had a good time that day and what your plans were, recommending places to visit, etc... The fresh bread, danish pastries and croissants can be ordered for you to collect at 9am and are gorgeous! Pizzas can also be ordered for the evenings but we never tried these. Unfortunately for us the Midges were out and biting well whilst we were there so bring your repellant and creams! Whislt we stayed there we saw so much wildlife including Buzzards, rabbits and many more!
The Welsh Highland Railway runs through the site and its a lovely ride across Snowdon to Caernarfon which is a beautiful place to visit. In the other direction is PorthMadog with its shops and link to the FFestiniog Railway. At Pont Croesor are the Osprey! As a Bird of Prey Lover I was in my element especially as they have 3 chicks at the moment.
There are a couple of points that need to be made, however. Firstly, if you are not in the shower before 9.30am you get a cold shower because the water is used up. The showers were a bit mouldy and the shower rail was rusty. Also whilst we were there the toilet paper ran out on 2 days in the ladies toilets and the hand dryers weren't working to dry your hands.
This aside, you have to remember it IS a forest site and so you will mucky! But Mucky can be fun!
Beautiful forest location but if you are looking for bowling green smooth pitches and perfectly manicured grass, then this isn't the site for you. Spent 8 days here in May/June 2011 in a tent. We had a variety of weather from overcast and raining to 70f and glorious sunshine. Plenty of nice walks nearby and some that start and finish at the campsite without the need to set foot on a road or get in the car. The shop has a photocopy of the waymark numbers for the adjoining forest available for 50p. Range of fresh goods in the shop was very limited and they didn't even sell skimmed milk. Their pizzas which are freshly made to order at the shop were delicious. Plenty of hot water in the shower block, although so busy at times that there were sometimes queues. I felt that the wardens could have done a better job of keeping the shower block clean. Once a day in my opinion is insufficient when the site is busy. Some evenings I had to try several toilets to find one left with toilet roll.
I would stay here again as we loved the scenery and the relative isolation of the site. The sheer natural beauty of the surrounding area for us more than made up for the "man made things" that could have been better.
Very secluded and tranquil, lots of woodland creatures and beautiful forest walks to explore. For us it was a bonus there is no club house and a pleasanttt walk to Beddgelert just down the road finds a niccafÃ©Ã©e (Lyn's Caf) and a few nice looking pubs if you fancy a few pints. On site there booked there are electric hook ups but no water connections but plenty of drinking taps around the site. The staff are friendly and viable in their roles.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
We went to north wales in 2008 and at the time the rain fell for 9 out of the 11 days that we stayed and alot of tents were packing up as this was not their kind of holiday. well we found it fantastic. all of the rivers were swollen and the waterfalls around snowden and Swallow falls were in full force. an absolute beautiful display of nature.
The site was great and the staff could not do more to help. the ranger service was great and we visited all the forest walks and the ranger activities. great. as such we booked further holidays with the Forest holidays as a prefered holiday for us.
Some fantastic sights to see around beddgelert, Ffestiniog railway to Porthmadog, Canarvon Castle, Llanberis for mountain railway as well as just the beauty of North Wales makes for a great holiday.
DATE STAYED: August 2008
Wooded site with electrical hook up, good shower & toilet facilities, need satellite dish if you take TV as mountains each side of site. Ideal for walking holiday & village about mile away with a nice tea room & walking shop. Site has own steam train station if you want to visit further afield without using the car. French sticks from shop in morning was lovely for making up a packed lunch.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
There is a railway station on site with trains in the summer to Pont Croesor (for the ospreys), Beddgelert (for the ice cream and the pretty village), Rhyd Ddu(to climb Snowdon) and Caernarfon (for the castle).
DATE STAYED: January 2009
There's over 13,000 miles of miles of walking cycling route on the Sustrans National Cycle Network.
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