Camp Eryri

UK Wales North Wales Conwy Betws y Coed

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  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A huge, family-friendly, tent-only campsite amid the hills of Snowdonia, five minutes' drive from Betws-y-Coed

Big mountains. Big lakes. Big forests. Big appeal. That’s Snowdonia in a nutshell and now you can add to that list, ‘big campsite’. For Camp Eryri, which takes the national park’s Welsh name, is vast; spread across some 20 acres of grassland in the flat floor of the Conwy Valley. That’s the equivalent of 15 football pitches – albeit football pitches with two beautiful oak trees in the centre – and it’s certainly enough room that, even with over 100 tents pitched up, there’s buckets of space to enjoy.

Opened for the first time in 2021, Camp Eryri is a pop-up campsite in a field usually reserved for hay making. Portable toilets are shipped in for summer, some in proper cabin blocks, others in the more typical style, and there are excellent temporary shower facilities too. Other than that, it’s a simple, spacious site, where children make their own fun and the national park is your playground. The campsite is solely geared around tent campers too – the only van here being an inviting pizza wagon that comes a few nights a week and has a proper clay oven onboard.

Across the valley is Gwydir Forest, covering a steep hillside, while, along the valley bottom, the A470 tracks the rough course of the river, making the campsite remarkably convenient for going, well, pretty much anywhere in the northern half of Snowdonia. The market town of Llanrwst and the cute, outdoorsy, riverside town of Betws-y-Coed are each two miles away (to the north and the south respectively) and it’s 12 miles (half an hour’s drive) to the popular starting points for walks up Snowdon and Cwm Idwal. The coast, too, is a similar distance, with Conwy and Llandudno worth exploring if you’re here for long enough to leave the mountains, while families particularly enjoy the convenience of Zip World Fforest, a zip-lining and hire-wiring adventure centre in the trees, which is less than a mile down the road.

Details

Facilities

The camping field is flat and some 20 acres in size. There are 22 showers and over 40 toilets, along with refuse, recycling and water stations. Two friendly members of staff live on-site, so there's pretty much always someone present when needed. Mobile food trucks regularly visit the site. Campfires are not permitted and there is no electricity.

Suitable For

Couples, families, small groups, tents, dogs (on leads) – yes. Campervans, caravans, noisy folk, stag and hen groups – no.

Nearby

It's less than a mile down the road to popular Zip World Fforest (01248 601444) in Coed Hafod Woods, where you can go on 'zip-line safaris' between the trees and clamber on treetop nets and swings. More extreme Zip World Slate Caverns (01248 601444), is a 12-mile drive away in Blaenau Ffestiniog, too, home to one of the longest zip lines in Europe, as well as a subterranean playground inside the caves – Bounce Below – with trampolines strung across the caverns. As locals know, most good walks around these parts are best started with a quick drive to either Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed (or hop on the number 19 or T19 bus just up the road from the campsite). From both towns, there are good cycle trails into the woods, while walks up the best-known peaks of the area – Snowdon, Glyder Fawr, Carnedd Llewelyn – all start around 12 miles (half an hours’ drive) away. It's also around the same distance to the north coast, where the walled town of Conwy, with it's harbour and overlooking castle (0300 025 2239), are well worth visiting, as is the Victorian waterfront and pier at Llandudno – hike up the Great Orme headland beside the town for the best views.

Food & Drink

A stone-baked pizza van visits the site three evenings a week (the pizzas are stone baked, not the van, it's a Citroen) and a converted VW provides breakfasts, tea and coffees most mornings, along with a few evening meals on nights the pizza van isn't around. For everything else, it's pretty much equidistant to Llanrwst (two miles north) and Betws-y-Coed (two miles south). In the latter, try Y Stablau (01690 710011), for a good local pub with plenty of outdoor space, or, for something a little different, the Welsh tapas at Olif (01690 733942), while, in Llanrwst, you'll find the award-winning Asha Balti curry house (01492 641910), Tir A Mor fish and chip shop (01492 640421) and the most-photographed tea rooms in Britain, Ty Hwnt i'r Bont (01492 642322).

Open

July–September.

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The Owner Says

Camp Eryri is a pop-up summer campsite located in the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

On a stunning 20 acre flat field on the plain of the lush Conwy Valley - a broad, sheltered valley on the western foothills of the Carneddau. With epic views of the Gwydir Forest across the valley floor, it is nestled conveniently between the iconic alpine town of Betws-y-Coed - the 'Gateway to Snowdonia', and the picturesque market town of Llanrwst - both 5 minutes drive away.

Betws-y-Coed is a bustling mountain resort bulging with galleries, cafés and outdoor clothing shops which cater for visitors who flock to buy fresh locally roasted coffee, fresh sourdough pizza and hike, bike and scrambling equipment.

The site is less than 1 mile away from both Zip World Forest - the premier family adventure site in North Wales (with an excellent cafe) and Ffin y Parc Gallery, specialising in original works of art by renowned Welsh artists and boasts a wonderful cafe.

Further afield, it is less than 25 minutes drive to many of Snowdonia’s highest mountains and the same to the wonderful coastline, which includes the Victorian resort and sprawling promenade of Llandudno and the walled town of Conwy with its spectacular riverside castle and bustling harbour packed with pubs, cafes and arcades.

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Pitches

The campsite is vast, with designated pitches for over 100 tents. With 20 acres of space in total, though, there's still buckets of space between them.

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 100 Available
Our large spacious grass pitches can accommodate a family of 6. Please be advised each pitch accommodates x1 tent. If you are camping with more than one tent, you will need to book extra pitches.

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Location

Contact Camp Eryri, Betws y Coed, Conwy

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Getting There

The campsite is situated halfway between Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed along the A470 (two miles from each). It is very clearly signed 'Camp Eryri' on the A470 when you're coming from both directions, with the signs around 500 yards from the campsite gate, so if you haven't seen a sign and your taking a turning, then you're almost certainly in the wrong place (all other lanes lead to private properties). If you're coming from Betws-y-Coed, the turning is on your right. From Llanrwst it is on your left. Take care, the turning is in the middle of a long straight that is popular for overtaking.

If you're using Google Maps, the campsite gate is located at: 53°06'46.5"N 3°46'54.4"W

If you have the What Three Words app, the campsite gate is located at: stooping.grudges.fortunate.

There are train stations in both Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed. From Llanrwst, take the number 19 bus, which stops about 200 yards from the campsite gate on the A470. From Betws-y-Coed you want to go north, so it's the T19. These buses are running on the longer route between Llandudno (and Conwy) and Blaenau Ffestiniog, so can also be picked up from other train stations further up the line if needed.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 15 reviews

★★★★★

Perfectly placed

Large pop up campsite, so expect a lot of people spread over a large area. Miles who welcomed us was really knowledgeable and friendly. Toilet and shower facilities were the type you would expect at a festival, kept reasonably clean and there was always some available. Great location.
Aug 4, 2021 by Jen Dean Verified Review
★★★★★

Wonderful - I want to keep it to myself!

Camping has been chocca this year, so I was very happy when I discovered this 'pop up' site for a last minute trip to Wales. We are regular campers so have been gutted by the inability to be spontaneous due to campsites being fully booked (no-one's fault of course). The location is lovely, beautiful views all around, large green field, not overly manicured but perfect for free movement and pitching your tent. A tad near the main road and some early morning crop dusting planes meant an early wake up, but these things were really a minimal moment, which I soon blocked out. We were welcomed by Miles (I hope I have that right), who was helpful and friendly. We also accidentally lost track of time on our last day so were quite late packing up and he was so nice about it. Great host. As a site, it's perfect. Nature, large, open (beautiful star gazing at night). It is basic, but for me, this is how it should be. No yucky clubhouses or awful discos!! More wild camping, with a bit of convenience chucked in for good measure. The toilets and showers were all brought onto site (it's normally a farmer's field, rather than a campsite so no permanent structures) and I was really impressed with how clean everything was kept. Never a queue, constant hot water for showers, fresh drinking water, clean loos and always loo roll in them! The hygiene standards were very good. There was plenty of space for everyone to have a good amount of room. The only thing you can't really control with camping is the other campers, but thankfully, we got lucky and mostly it was peaceful. I would definitely go back here. It's one of those places where you don't want anyone to know about it because it'll get too busy, but it really is a lovely place and I hope they do well and 'pop up' again. Also easy access to Snowden, beaches and Betws-y-Coed, all of which we did and are gorgeous! Thanks for having us, Eryri!
★★★★★

Great campsite

Booked this campsite last minute as wanted to stay on camping for another night. Glad we did, plenty of room as its a big pitch and the showers were clean and hot and quite a few cubicles so not waiting around. Plenty of portaloo toilets available on each side and drinking water. Washing up facilities also near the shower block. I especially liked the pizza van that arrived around 5pm under a tree in the middle of the pitch 😊 serving either pizza or burgers stonebaked and cooked from scratch. This was on a Saturday evening. Sunday morning another van rocked up serving bacon buttys etc. Would defo go back again 👍
★★★★★

What a brilliant campsite!

Stayed here for 2 nights after a few days of trekking around Snowdonia. What a brilliant campsite! Lots and lots of space in amazing surroundings. Facilities were excellent and the staff on site very helpful and welcoming. Just booked again for another short stay so I can do more hiking around the area. Looking forward to it!
Aug 3, 2021 by Gab Verified Review
★★★★★

Recommended

Beautiful views + everything you need from a camping site.
Aug 3, 2021 by Ion Manda Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely spot!

Lovely spot, good location & had everything I needed. Many thanks to the friendly staff who were very kind and helpful throughout my stay!
★★★★★

Convenient friendly & spacious

Ideally located off a main through road to betws y coed, Camp Eyri is less than 100 meters from the local bus stop which will take you to this beautiful Snowdonian town where there are abundance of amazing walks up into the forests/mountains (if you are not in a hurry you can walk it in about 35 minutes) Down the road , there are more local forest walks which makes it easy for getting into nature. Super friendly and helpful staff will guide you to your pitch (when I went there was only 10 tents in this HUDGE open space) Hot showers, lots of loo's and water sites to keep you a happy camper! The only drawback is perhaps the proximity to the road which is a busy through road to Snowdonia. You will hear the hum of the traffic which can be a bit distracting from what appears like an ideal location The highlight is the tawny owl which you will notice at night, what a perfect backdrop in a almost superb site. Overall, a good value, handy base to explore Snowdonia. A fab 'pop up' campsite!
Aug 2, 2021 by sheryl Verified Review
★★★★☆

Excellent camp site with clean facilities

The setting for this site is perfect. Spacious pitches and I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the toilet and shower facilities. There wasn’t any hot water at the washing up sinks which wasn’t ideal but with my washing up bowl I managed to get hot water from one of the showers to wash my pots. Really impressed with the cleanliness of the toilets but think clearer instructions on how to flush those in the yellow cubicles would have prevented many of them getting blocked overnight. Would definitely stay here again though. Overall very impressed
★★★★★

Great Pop up Campsite

Loads of space, couple of miles outside Of a couple of villages, petrol station and Londis not to far away. Better than expected for last min booking.
★★★★★

Really Ace

Easy to find, great helpful fella that runs the site. Plenty of space and nice field with water, toilets, bins, showers and 2 food vans. Enjoyed our stay and it’s quiet
★★★★★

Lovely find close to Betws-y-Coed

Campsite by the main road, plenty of space, clean and easily accessible. Would return in a heartbeat :)
★★★★★

Spacious site

Very spacious site. Little noise from the road but not enough to bother you. Very warm welcome on arrival. Bit of a hike to the toilets if you pitch the far side of the field, which we did to escape the road noise. Toilets and showers very clean. Enjoyable stay with great access to everywhere in North Wales .
Jul 30, 2021 by Joanne Hunt Verified Review
★★★★☆

A basic but pleasant campsite.

The field was large and flat and the service was friendly. Whilst the toilet and shower facilities were in portable buildings, they were clean. The site is handily located for Snowdonia.
★★★★★

Perfect camping spot

Perfect camping spot. Close to Betws-y-Coed for food, shops and a rest bite from activities and really close to Snowdonia for activites, couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. Portaloos and showers onsite, all basic amenities taken care of. A food van that appears if you don't fancy going out for food or cooking around the campfire.
★★★★★

Super spacious, nice views & a bit of calm!

We stayed on the second night of opening & it was lovely to have so much space around us. We pitched and then went to hike Snowdon & felt really comfortable leaving out tent up. The guy who checked us in was helpful & recommended a pitch so the dog would have shade & it was lovely to hear the stream in the night. The portaloos were clean and though I didn’t use the shower block they looked alright! Will absolutely be back.

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