SNOWDON BASE CAMP - GRID REF: 566541
Our campsite is set in a breathtaking location within the Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of Snowdon leading to Cwellyn Lake.
The campsite overlooks Cwellyn Lake and has spectacular uninterrupted views towards Mt. Snowdon and Mynydd Mawr with various forest walks on it’s doorstep. The river Gwyrfai runs alongside both fields to Cwellyn Lake.
There is a boardwalk from the 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 are a traditional mountain campsite, wild and wonderful (get back to nature with the birds and the bees and the bears).
We do have a strict no music policy on site (if you want to listen to music go to a nightclub) and definitely no fireworks. No campfires or barbecues are allowed on the ground.
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) for campers use, these do add to the general maintenance of the campsite i.e. cleaning out of the fire pits and complete removal to maintain the ground. In order to continue the provision of fire pits and the extra maintenance involved you have to buy the wood from us.
Bags of logs with kindling and firelighters can be purchased at Cwellyn Arms. No wood can be taken from the forest or campsite or brought in from elsewhere. The Forestry Commission will prosecute anyone from removing wood from the forestry and they will have to leave the campsite immediately.
Our new amenity block is now open and is located on the first field nearby the carpark. It has underfloor heating, free power showers and toilets, vanity units, drinking water fountain, coin operated plugs, hairdryer and outside sinks with drinking water. There are also outdoor sinks with drinking water and a laundry room next to the carpark with commercial washing machine and commercial tumble driers, spin drier and coin operated plugs and hairdryer.
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals can be arranged at Cwellyn Arms with prior notice. We do advise to book as priority is given
to residents and bookings.
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From Trail Magazine – “Best Base Camps - Cwellyn Arms is one of the very few campsites in England and Wales that allows proper camp fires, perfect for spinning epic mountain yarns around, to the crackle of orange flames. They have a strict, capitalised “no music policy”. There are power showers, and loos, and the pub serves breakfast.”
From Trail Magazine – June ’08 – “All-Dancing Campsites - Cwellyn Arms is close to the Snowdon Horseshoe, this site has free power showers, allows fires and is within easy stumbling distance of the Country Inn and Food-bar, where you can get a cracking breakfast and a choice of real ales.”