Torrent Walk

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd

Dolgun Uchaf, Coed y Brenin, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 2AB

Campfires, mountain views and ample grassy space

The imposing Cader Idris (meaning legendary giant) lies at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, near the town of Dolgellau. This towering peak has plenty of legendary tales attached to it. It's said that anyone who spends nightfall on its summit (Penygadair) will awake either a poet or mad; although we think you'd have to be slightly mad to attempt pitching up there in the first place. Regardless of its mythical reputation, Cader Idris is one of the most popular places in Wales for walkers, hikers and rock climbers, and is yet another piece of natural splendour that makes up the Snowdonia National Park.

Slumbering in the shadow of Cader Idris is Torrent Walk, a welcoming, well-kept kind of campsite. It’s a great place to do very little except appreciate the natural surroundings, in fact emerging from your tent each morning to the sight of mist-veiled hilltops is worth the entrance fee alone. It’s a simple, informal set-up here: two mainly flat, spacious fields house up to 60 campers, and facilities include a newly built washing block, providing guests with power showers, and a centrally-heated toilet block. Handy extras include a baby changing area, Wi-Fi and a free secure lock-up, drying room and jet-wash for your muddy bike, ensuring all mountain bikers are fully catered for.

Torrent Walk sits deep in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales’ most popular slice of nature, with around 350,000 walkers and climbers taking on Mount Snowdon’s summit (1,085 metres) each year. Yet the park has much more to offer than just Snowdon. Stretching 50 miles north to south and 35 miles east to west, this diverse park covers coastal areas, villages steeped in history, rivers, waterfalls, and beautiful Bala lake, Wales' largest natural body of water.

After a fabulous day discovering the natural wonders of Snowdonia, there’s a good chance the local residents of Torrent Walk will be waiting for you. Whether it’s the horses in need of a friendly pat, wild rabbits bouncing merrily amongst the long grass, or a selection of dawdling ducks gathered expectantly outside your tent, there’s always some form of wildlife to admire here. All in all, Torrent Walk is perfect for those seeking a friendly, welcoming Welsh campsite, with a marvellous location and even better views.

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Never again !

I'm leaving the site tomorrow and can't wait. On arrival we were told we had to pay more even tho we had booked and paid online. The pitches weren't marked out so there was overcrowding. The toilets....Well....what can I toilet roll half of the time....only 3 toilets 3 sinks and 3 showers which included a disabled and baby one. You had to mop up after you have a shower ! The facilities are not adequate for the amount of campers. On one occasion we had a van park so close to us I could have touched it. It was less than 2 ft away. Today we have watched numerous cars struggle to get up the top field to pitch as they were skidding . And it's 10.30 at night now and a group of lads have arrived and are pitching a huge tent across from us and they aren't exactly quiet...and they are also building a fire of which you can only use the wood purchased from the owners. Up until today there was only 3 rubbish bins which were full and the rubbish was being left around the bins. This was unsightly and a health hazard. Today there is now 6 but there still won't be enough as the camp is full to bursting. I can honestly say that this site is overbooked....overcrowded....and does not have adequate facilities and it is a health and safety minefield as I've only seen 1 fire point. I can't wait to go home and I will never stay here again. I will also not recommend it to anyone....
Aug 3, 2018 by Miss s

Best Campsite I have Been !

I have stayed at this lovely campsite over the bank holiday weekend and it was one of my best experience ! Very clean campsite with large clean toilet block, hot powerful showers ! Family and dog friendly, also they allow campfires which was a very big plus ! Great walks around and lots of places to visit nearby. Great location. Will definitely come back again.

May 12, 2015 by Katy

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