Backtrack Camping

UK Wales North Wales Conwy

  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Laid back glamping in the breathtaking wilds of Snowdonia

Snowdonia's vast ranges and peaks have long enraptured the lofty faculties of poets, artists and naturalists. Indeed, even the humble hiker trundling rosy-cheeked back down her reclining slopes have been known to come over all Wordsworthian. Thankfully, we know the perfect place to indulge such newly-awoken meditative whims.

Nestled on the Webber family's smallholding, overlooking the idyllic village of Eglwysbach, Backtrack Camping is a wonderfully laid-back glampsite available for exclusive hire. The two bell tents, lovingly christened 'Hendre' and 'Hafod' (that's 'Summer Dwelling' to all you Saeson) sleep four a piece. The twin pitches occupy a sheltered but slightly elevated position with views across farmland, woods and hills. With a cast-iron fire bowl, communal kitchen area and pristine washing facilities, this is luxury camping with a big 'C'.

Affable hostess, Helen, really pulls out all the stops to ensure a hassle-free luxury glamping experience for her visitors. Beds will be made prior to your arrival, homemade jam & scones or Welsh cakes will be ready for you on the table, the fire will be lit if you wish and complementary marshmallows will be waiting, ready to toast. An initial supply of firewood and camping gas is supplied. If more is required it can be purchased on site.

Nearby centres like Betws-y-Coed and Conwy are the perfect places to eat, shop and soak up the local culture. Further north, the seaside resort of Llandudno has buckets-full of red-brick Edwardian charm, plus Wales' longest pier and a passenger cable car that enjoys unparalleled views over Anglesey and Puffin Island.

Back on the farm, the surrounding countryside is brimming with sights and activities to entertain and astound. The intrepid among you can try a spot of gorge walking or one of the many guided walks around Snowdonia.

Afterwards, relax in your palatial abode or round the communal fire with a steaming bowl of cawl while you contemplate, like Wordsworth, the mountainscape's 'grandeur and desolation', to the accompaniment of the occasional bleating sheep – your sole neighbours in this private hillside hideaway.

Details

Facilities

Two 5 metre canvas bell tents occupy the small field (each sleeping a maximum of 4). Both tents now have 1 double and 2 single futons with all bed linen supplied as standard. Heated shower room with a hand basin and w.c. (unlimited hot water at no extra cost); covered kitchen and dining area. Campfires permitted in the designated area – Dutch oven, kettle and BBQ provided. Wood-fired pizza oven in a covered area where guests can prepare & bake their own pizzas, etc.

Suitable For

Glamping families, couples – yes. Caravans, extra tents, dogs – no.

Nearby

Situated in the Conwy Valley means you’re within easy reach of both the mountains of Snowdonia and the North Wales coastal town of Conwy and its magnificent castle. The National Trust’s Bodnant Gardens is less than 2 miles away. A range of activities are on offer including mountain biking, wool-spinning, riding, fishing and gorge walking – contact Backtrack for details. The village of Eglwysbach is a half mile walk from the smallholding and has a shop and a pub.

Food & Drink

The onsite Field Kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking and dining needs. Guests can also cook around the fire site. The Welsh Food Centre (01492 651100) is less than 2 miles away. It boasts an excellent restaurant, open lunch times & evenings. Bodnant Gardens has a highly recommended café. Conwy is famous for it’s seafood, especially it’s mussels and has many fine eating establishments. Plenty of country pubs in the area serving locally sourced food.

Opening Times

April–late October.

The Owner Says

If your idea of the perfect camping field is one that you have all to yourselves, we might be just what you're looking for.  At Backtrack Camping every booking gets exclusive occupancy of the site, giving our visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy their own piece of greenest Wales.

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Location

Contact Backtrack Camping, Rhiw, Ffordd Maenan, Eglwysbach, Conwy LL28 5UG

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Rated ★★★★★ over 20 reviews

★★★★★

The Best Kind of Camping

We stayed at Backtrack Camping in July 2019. The site was fantastic, field kitched so well equiped with everything needed and highlights were pizza night and a wonderful stew using the Dutch Oven over the coals. Loved the 'real' shower every morning which made a wonderful change from flooded ablution blocks! Helen was so helpful in every way - our four-year old loved the ponies and sheep that we visited in their fields and introduced us to the Alpaca farmer as well. It was a great location to explore the area and Helen's suggestions for day-trips were spot on for our young family. We will be back!
Nov 3, 2019 by Deborah Knight
★★★★★

Amazing experience! Not to be missed!

I have recently visited Backtrack Camping and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is interested in exploring Wales whilewhile staying at this amazing campsite. Although I was very hesitant at first -since I had never been camping before- I found it very comfortable and would have gladly stayed for much more. The facilities and provisions were all that had been promised, the campsite very clean and the view breathtaking. The location was also very convenient so that you could explore the whole area but the bonus was the lovely people that I met, Helen and Keith. They were extremely helpful, answering never ending questions and very willing to give us advice and include us in the whole experience. Learnt a lot during my brief stay and will most definitely visit Backtrack Camping again!
Aug 15, 2019 by Irene
★★★★★

Just wonderful

We have been a few times now as an extended family, as well as a group of friends to get away and have a relaxed few days. Helen and Keith are wonderful hosts, we always feel as if we are coming to visit friends. Nothing is too much, whether the kids want to feed the animals, play ball with moss the dog, want all their questions answered, are in need of water buckets to have water play, or whether we need help with getting the pizza oven working properly. It is such a peaceful place with a lot of attention to detail. The highlight is always the cup of tea and homemade cake on arrival and sitting in one of the chairs in the sunshine in the early morning with a cup of tea looking at the view and listing to the sounds of all the animals and watching lots of birds. We will come back again and again! Thanks Helen and Keith for everything. Silke and all the Hubner family
Jun 25, 2018 by Silke
★★★★★

The perfect, tranquil stay

Simply the most beautiful, peaceful stay. Myself and my partner came away for a quiet, chilled break and Helen and Keith's site was just perfect for this. With breathtaking views over the green hills, you could just sit outside your teepee enjoying the fresh air all day! The sites kitchen is kitted out with everything you could need; we particularly enjoyed making the most of the amazing pizza oven and outside log seating area! Thank you so much for such a fantastic stay, we cannot wait to return to see you again.
Jun 13, 2017 by Claudia
★★★★★

Perfect Campsite

I have finally found my perfect campsite. Helen and Keith are so welcoming, it feels like you've met them somewhere before. We arrived late with two young children and our hosts were immediately filling hot water bottles and providing us with cups of tea. I love the fact that even though we only needed one yurt, the second one was not hired out, making the whole site ours for 48 hours. Highlights include the wonderful pizza oven, campfire and meeting Jack and Seren, the two resident Shetland ponies. Despite some rainy weather, we had a blast and the covered cooking / seating area meant meal times were not hampered by the wet. Despite staying for only a weekend, it was so relaxing, it felt like we'd been away a lot longer.We will definitely be booking again. Thank you so much. Helen, Neil, Tom and Arthur.
May 23, 2017 by Helen Leach
★★★★★

Heaven

We have just returned from this idilic campsite - surrounded by the mountains of Snowdownia, ankle deep in bluebells, this site really is heavenly. We feasted on pizzas we had made up in the field kitched with Helen's home made ingredients and cooked in the wood fired oven .Then, we enjoyed sitting around the fire pit into the night. Comfortable, warm beds with plenty of space; great bathroom facilities too. We can't recommeded it too highly...get along there !! Jane and Steve
May 18, 2017 by
★★★★★

One week isn't long enough

Helen and Keith are warm and wonderful hosts, we had a fantastic week enjoying heaps of outdoor activities. We did loads of walks, canoeing and fire lighting, cooking pizza in the outdoor oven (the best). Helen taught me to spin wool, it's very addictive! We have 2 young boys, 5 and 8, who loved feeding the sheep. It was a brilliant holiday, 5 stars all round from us.
Oct 24, 2016 by Sam44
★★★★★

Great place..whatever the weather

Just returned from 3 days with 4 kids in tow from this little gem of a camp-site.  Everyday was great, despite the best attempts of the British weather to spoil the fun.  Helen and Keith were incredibly friendly and welcoming, with chocolate cake and hot drinks ready when we arrived.  Facilities were top-notch, and the on-site shower was a god-send for my girls. views were awesome, only 30 mins to Snowdon or the beach. we will be back. 

Sep 4, 2015 by Laladiaan
★★★★★

Fantastic Place

Just returned to Norfolk from a superb 5 night stay at BackTrack camping. Wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing in your 'own' field with everything you need. Pizza Oven, open fire with logs supplied, field kitchen with all utensils etc, private shower/toilet for sole use. Helen was a superb host, always available if you needed anything or wanted advise on places to visit or where to walk. Thanks for a lovely experience. M & M

May 23, 2015 by M & M
★★★★★

WOW

Just returned from the site and can honestly say that there are just not enough nice words that we can put together to express how very good the whole experience was!!! We were a group of 7 and had the whole site to ourselves ... the facilities and tents were just perfect; clean, inviting and well stocked with everything we could want.

Helen and Keith are absolutely amazing, they look after you and really take an interest in you as a person. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. 

would definitely stay here again .... and again!

Thank you very very much for a great holiday

hayley and sam x

May 18, 2015 by Hayley
★★★★★

5* Beautiful

As soon I arrived I knew this short break was going to be a fantastic experience. The scenery was beautiful, all the grounds where we were staying were immaculate and Helen the owner who greeted us was lovely. I had sent Helen a few emails before arriving and she seemed very welcoming and met our every need. When myself and 2 friends arrived Helen greeted us with a pot of tea and fresh scones :)

We stayed in one tipi but had the whole grounds to our self, which was fantastic, toilets and shower so clean, all the added extras everywhere made it a true glamping experience.

I would not change one thing about Backtrack camping and can not wait to return with family and other friends. Sitting relaxing with beautiful scenary, fantastic camp fire and cosy tipis, the best camping experience I've ever had :)

Thanks again Helen,

Hope to see you soon,

Hollie :) x

Jun 26, 2014 by hollieg
★★★★★

A Must!!

I booked a long weekend stay as a wedding gift for my friends who love the great outdoors. I am so glad I did as it was a truly special experience. Helen and Keith were warm and welcoming hosts and made us feel at home....in the great outdoors. 

We had a 2yr old and a 5yr old who loved every minute of the holiday. It felt safe and we loved having the chickens and sheep so close. We camp a lot and what we had was truly unique. It's quite rare these days to have your own camp fire. The added bonus was the pizza oven , and the kitchen is well stocked with good quality utensils. 

The tents were fantastic.  Clean and cosy . And to have a campsite all to yourself was wonderful. We will return for sure!!! Stay here and you will not be disappointed....I promise!

Tanya and Sam

May 26, 2014 by Tanya
★★★★★

Glamping with a personal touch

This site is really wonderful, the privacy of having a field to yourself with a lovely summer kitchen and your own shower and toilet really feels like a bit of camping luxury.  The tents are lovely, really spacious and comfortable, we were really warm and snug each night.  We loved having a campfire each evening, Helen and Keith provided fresh logs each day.  We had a fab walk with Helen around the local area, adults and children alike loved it.  Helen and Keith are really lovely hosts and couldn't have been more welcoming or friendly, we must also mention Owen the sheep who stole all our hearts with his cheeky personality!  Can't wait to go back. 

Sep 3, 2013 by Adele Bear
★★★★★

Cool Glamping

Quelle formidable nuit nous avons passé chez Hélen et sa famille.
Tout d'abord, le tippi était très bien équipé avec des lits super confortables et super spacieux et des couettes super chaudes...
Ensuite, nous avions une super cuisine d'été avec une grande table, un réchaud à gaz et des rangements.
Nous avons pu faire également un feu le soir avec le bois mis à disposition.
Nous avions accès à une salle de bain personnelle en passant par un chemin très bien aménagé.
Pour finir, la vue sur la vallée est extrêmement jolie.

Qui plus est, son positionnement est très intéressant de par sa proximité avec LLandudno et le snowdon.

Malgré mon anglais très approximatif (pouvant être mal interprété), nous avons été formidablement bien accueilli par toute la famille.
Nous avons passé un très belle soirée au coin du feu à siroter des verres de vin.

Nous aurions bien passé une nuit suppléméntaire mais nos étapes étaient déja définis.

Nous recommandons donc chaudement Backtrack et préconisons d'amener une bouteille de vin à Hélen qui adore cela !

C'était vraiment du Cool Glamping !!!

Steve M.

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What a great night we spent with Hélen and her family.
First, the teepee was very well equipped with super comfortable and super spacious beds and super warm duvets ...
Then we had a great summer kitchen with a large table, a gas stove and storage space.
We could also do an evening fire with wood provided.
We had access to a personal bathroom through a beautifully landscaped path.
Finally, the view of the valley is very pretty.

Furthermore, its positioning is very interesting due to its proximity with LLandudno and Snowdon.

Despite my English very rough (possibly misinterpreted), we were incredibly well received by the whole family.
We had a very nice evening by the fire sipping glasses of wine.

We would have spent an extra night but our steps were already defined.

We therefore highly recommend Backtrack and recommend bringing a bottle of wine that Hélen loves it!

It was really cool Glamping!

Steve M.

Aug 23, 2013 by Steve
★★★★★

Marilyn's Camping treat.

What a delightful break away! Wonderful location with excellent scenery and so close to Snowdon. Such a nice way to enjoy camping/glamping and the owners were lovely on arrival. We are highly experienced campers and we alway appreciate the thought that has gone into the area and facilities. There is a great communal kitchen and a toilet/shower which is kept to an impeccable standard. The atmosphere is so relaxing calm – we could feel ourselves unwind in no time at all. I would highly recommend this sight to anyone and will be happy to spread the word to our friends and family. Thank you very much for an all round great experience! Thanks – Marilyn & Sophie. 

Aug 12, 2013 by Marilyn
★★★★★

Hidden Gem

Wow! We stayed at Backtrack in July this year 2013 and had the most wonderful experience.

Helen, Keith and Sam are the nicest people you could meet to run this beautiful hidden gem in the Welsh hills. Such a warm welcome, yet not in the least intrusive. The campsite is beautiful: Surrounded by trees, rolling patchwork hills and lots of fresh air and privacy. You have the campsite all to yourself so it's utter peace and quiet except for the lovely birds who are delightful. The tents and facilities are immaculate.  and fully stocked for all you need. Even fresh scones and jam were there for us on our arrival. We loved the outdoor style kitchen which kept us all chatting and laughing into the night. 

The evenings are enchanting with fairy lights, solar lights and candles; and better yet, a fantastic campfire to sit around and toast the lovely complimentary marshmallows. 

The best camping site we've ever been to and we've been to a lot all over the UK and abroad! We're coming back for sure.

Thanks Helen, Keith and Sam.

Jane       

Jul 10, 2013 by Jane Hamer
★★★★★

Backtrack Camping-perfect!

Just got home from paradise! Backtrack was well worth a long drive – the views are immense. Fantastic hosts-from the first email to saying goodbye, Helen & Keith are relaxed and massively welcoming without being intrusive. The belltent was fab & facilities really good – kitchen & campfire, everything really clean and in your own private field. We are more campers than b&b'ers but if you fancy a stepup from damp backbreaking canvas without the lack of privacy this is the place for you. Heartily recommend – best night's sleep for a long time! Hopefully we will be back soon. :)

Jun 9, 2013 by gamecatt
★★★★★

Fantastic

From arrival to departure everything about this campsite is excellent.  The warm welcome from Helen, Keith & Sam plus the excellent scones start you off in the right way.  The stresses and trials of working life melt away as you take in the scenery - stunning!

The facilities are excellent and in keeping with an outdoor lifestyle but with some home comforts thrown in.  As someone who tends to bring everything including the kitchen sink when I go camping (just in case) it was great to find such a well-equipped site.

This is definitely a spot I will return to...

May 29, 2013 by Shane
★★★★★

Backtrack Camping

AMAZING! 

Wonderful location. 

Great views and easy access to all that North Wales has to offer. Great welcome from the owners. A fabulous way to enjoy camping. As reluctant campers we found that Backtrack Camping was the best way to experience camping in relative comfort as you have at your disposal a sheltered area for your kitchen and a toilet/shower that you'd find in a B&B. 

Our children were made to feel special and thoroughly enjoyed their stay.

 As soon as we arrived we felt the stresses of modern day life just ebb away. 

THANKS Helen, Keith and Sam. We will see you again.

May 28, 2013 by Al
★★★★★

A real hidden gem!

As a family of 3 we stayed at Backtrack Camping in early October last year, and have been telling all of this little gem since. Finally it's on Cool Camping! 

Despite being closer to Winter than the Summer, we found this site wonderful and a real treat. The tent we had was fantastic and well furnished - a much more glamorous approach to outdoor living, and when you add in the lovely shower room it really was too easy to fall in love with the place.

Helen & Keith (& Sam) were wonderful and considerate hosts, who were there when we needed them, but equally left us to have a private, and I mean private, holiday. This campsite gave us everything we needed, despite being in wonderfully rural surroundings.

We took Helen up on some of the many activities on offer, and our little daughter absolutely loved spinning wool. The walking/hiking was great fun and all activities were reasonably priced.

Eating and cooking was made easy with the use of the wonderfully constructed covered kitchen/dining - with the most wonderful views to sit and eat with.

Even at the risk of letting out the secret of this wonderful site, I would really recommend Backtrack Camping - we will be back!


Feb 19, 2013 by Chris Lewis

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