Torrent Walk Campsite

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd

Campfires, mountain views and ample grassy space in the heart of Snowdonia National Park

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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The Owner Says

Hiker, biker or both? Walk this way. Gywnedd’s Torrent Walk Campsite is a Snowdonia mecca for mountain bikers and walkers with trails for both all around. The Torrent Walk is only 500 metres from the site and the famed Coed-y-Brenin mountain bike centre is in the area with acres more walking trails around it. And, for the truly hardy, the mountain Cadair Idris and its three trails can be tackled nearby... and for the hardier still, the ziplines and airborne antics of Zip World Bounce Below are 35 minutes' drive away.

Back at base, Torrent Walk Campsite is surrounded on all sides by view some woodland and farmland, with pitches on a sheltered level field. The pitching field is adjacent to the site buildings: toilet and shower block, disabled facilities, washing machines and drying facilities; campers have access to a fridge too. There’s also a power wash for bikes and equipment, and the Torrent Walk team can store your bike for you if needed.

For stocking up, the garage just up the road sells essentials and camping gas, a shop and café are within a five-minute walk, and a Co-op and a wide range of shops in the village of Dolgellau a mile and a half away.

Cooking your own dinner? Campfires are allowed on site: buy a firestarting kit from staff to spark up.

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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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