Torrent Walk Campsite

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Dolgellau

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
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.



50+ pitches for tents, touring caravans and motor homes. Newly built toilet and shower block. Laundry room (with coin operated washing & tumble dryer machines), iron & board, fridges & freezers to store your food, microwaves, disabled facilities and a baby changing area. Large washing up area, drying room for any muddy biking or walking gear and a secure lock-up for your bikes with jet wash. Free Wi-Fi available which works close to the toilet block and gardens, campfires are allowed and wood must be purchased on site at £5 a bag (kindling & firelighters included.) Bring your own firepit or hire one from reception (£5 hire plus £30 refundable deposit)

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, motorhomes, families, couples and well-behaved dogs – yes. NOT suitable for loud groups, parties. We have strict noise policy, NO noise between 11pm and 7am. We have security guard staying overnight over busy periods. No loud music allowed at any time.


Every third Sunday of the month, Dolgellau town centre hosts a Farmer's Market. Throughout the year (especially in summer) there’s plenty of fun local events such as steam rallies, sheep dog trials and even village duck races! Also in Dolgellau, pop into the interactive National Centre for Welsh Folk Music (01341 421800), known locally as Ty Siamas. There’s a plentiful bundle of traditional Welsh instruments, which the little ones can have a go at playing. Zip World (01248 601444) offers visitors a memorable experience as you fly for over 1 mile through the skies. The ‘little zipper’ will take you down to the bottom of the quarry, reaching speeds of up to 40mph, whilst the ‘big zipper’ reaches an eye watering 100mph. Visitors can also pick up their specialised vehicle for a fascinating quarry tour in what was once the largest slate quarry in the world. Whilst on the subject of digging, The Sygun Copper Mine (01766 890595) is a Victorian copper mine that was closed in 1903, but renovated and reopened by the Amies family as a tourist attraction in 1986.

Food & Drink

A small shop selling bread, milk etc is 200 meters away, and a larger Co-op and Spar can be found in the town, which is just over a mile away. Starbucks just up the road.  There’s little need to stray beyond the nearby town of Dolgellau for a bite to eat; Y Sospan Café and Bistro (01341 423174).


All year for tent pitches, and March to October for caravans and motorhomes.

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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. Bring your own firepit or hire one from reception

Social Distancing Measures


In excess of 60 places to pitch, across 2 large fields.


Dormitory Bed Sleeps 6
Comfortable accommodation on bunk beds. Torrent Walk Bunkhouse is located in heart of snowdonia National Park. Ideal for cyclists and walkers. Heated rooms with bedding provided.

Electric grass pitch

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 14 Available
Electric flat grass pitch

Non Electric Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 25 Available
grass pitch without electric hook-up

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Contact Torrent Walk Campsite, Dolgun Uchaf, Torrent Walk Campsite, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 2AB

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Getting There

Torrent Walk is located in Snowdonia, 1.5 miles from the market town of Dolgellau, just off the A470. From the A494: head south-west on the A494 towards the B4402. Turn left onto the A470 and take the first left. The campsite will be on your right hand side.

Coach stations: Dolgellau 1 mile, Barmouth 8 miles and Bala 16 miles. Train stations: Morfa Mawddach 7 miles, Barmouth 8 miles and Fairbourne 9 miles. Ferry ports: Porth Penrhyn 8 miles and Barmouth 8 miles. Airports: Anglesey 45 miles.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 58 reviews


Good Camp site

They keep the showers clean but really need more facilities on busy weekends. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. It is a very well placed campsite and has lovely views. We enjoyed our stay.
Sep 20, 2021 by Sarah Gore Verified Review

Perfect location for a glorious Snowdonia break.

We loved this campsite for its awesome location with incredible views of the mountains and local hills. Peaceful with well spaced pitches and friendly atmosphere. No noise after 9:30pm as it attracted active people who need sleep. Tidy site with simple but clean showers, loos and facilities! The kettle and microwave were super helpful for us during early starts. We found the access to the rest of snowdonia from here really easy but also appreciated the local mountains. You can walk straight to Cader Idris from the site. Pubs in the nearby town are great for beer lovers with a choice of food for the evening and there is even a fab bakery for treats for your trips! We’ll be back for sure as it’s just the type of site we love.


We stayed for 3 nights (with a tent) and recommend this site to all other campers. All facilities like showers, toilets, room for cleaning and drying clothes,sinks for the dishes are nearby. The location is very good in the Snowdonia region and a short drive to the famous Mach Loop. Despite the rainy weather we had a good time. Very friendly staff to inform you when you have a question and kindly to help. Electricity and (good!) WiFi all over the campsite. I've you have a tent, camper, mobilhome or would like to glamp in the beautifull Snowdonia region, the Torrent Walk Campsite is the place to be!!
Sep 14, 2021 by Tinne

Lovely setting

Great location for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. Our 2 pitches were on the ‘Ledges’, overlooking the main site giving brilliant views of the surrounding mountains and woodland. Unfortunately the initial pitch allocations were unsuitable for parking motorcycles (too steep), but this was quickly resolved by allowing us to change pitches. Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff Clean showers and toilets Plenty of space Local garage and Starbucks for any supplies Cons: Ground is very hard on ‘the ledges’, so rock pegs are required. Warning of this would be useful Some noise from the nearby main road, but not too bad 30 min walk into town (nearest pub) has no footpath so can be a little sketchy (not the site’s fault obviously)! Although washing and tumble dryer facilities are available, some sort of drying room would be extremely useful to dry bulky soaking kit overnight Thank you Torrent Walk, we will return :)
Sep 12, 2021 by Matt Spriggs Verified Review

Great location for Cadair Idris 👍🏼

We stayed here as a stop over in between completing snowdon and Cadair idris. Great location only 15 minutes away from Dol idris car park. Easy self check in and good clean facilities :)

Staff very helpful and great facilities

Stayed with family for 2 nights, lovely pitch with great facilities. Lovely location and staff were very helpful
Sep 6, 2021 by Jo Nash Verified Review

Beautiful campsite plenty of clean facilities.

We all really enjoyed our stay at Torrent Walk. The site was clean and everything was easy to find. The facilities were actually better than advertised as there is also a room with toaster, kettle, microwave, fridges and freezer. We didn't make use of them but it looked very clean. Staff were regularly cleaning the showers and toilets. We paid for an electric hook up which was a first for us and an added bonus for the kids was the site has free WiFi. The site has ducks, horses, 2 cows and sheep which the kids all loved seeing. The only thing we think could be helpful is to mention pitch size on the booking page. We have quite a big tent and it only just fit on the pitch. One of the reasons we picked the site was because there were no pitch size restrictions. Overall it was a really good site and one we will probably use again. Thanks for a great stay!

Loved it and lad loved his first camping trip

Beautiful surroundings and the most helpful campsite ..will be going back

Over capacity and not enough facilities

The site advertises 50+ pitches, but there were at least 85 pitches while we were there, which seemed to be increasing by the day. Our own pitch was clearly improvised (as 74A next to 74) and was extremely sloped with no where sensible to pitch our family tent. The upshot of this increase in campers was a serious lack of both shower and toilet facilities, which we not only had to queue for (not cool for small children at 7am desperate for the loo), but were also not very clean and often lacking in soap at the hand basins. We also felt we were camping in a car park half way through our holiday, as additional cars from neighbouring campers lined their cars up alongside our tent and pitch - at one point, there was a row of four cars next to our own. The site staff were very friendly, but there was poor implementation of the noise policy, with the family next to us streaming movies until 12.30am most nights. The site had a vending machine full of junk food and if you want to use the washing machines, it would set you back £3.50 for a wash and then £2.50 for about 30 mins in the tumble drier. On the plus side, the wifi was pretty good and we enjoyed a couple of campfires, which the site provide a fire pit for, for a small deposit. This site needs some serious re-thinking if it wants to increase capacity but maintain a good experience for campers. It needs an extra facility block, a play area for the kids (there wasn't even a small area to kick a ball around) and ideally a small shop for essential provisions. We were extremely disappointed and left a day early. I acknowledge many businesses are compensating for a difficult 18 months due to covid, but by the same measure this was our long awaited family holiday, and it was a really poor experience that left a bitter taste.
Aug 24, 2021 by Kirstie G Verified Review

Lovely campsite in a great location

Great setting - the campsite is less than 5 mins drive to Dolgellau, 25 mins drive to Barmouth beach and approx 20 mins to Bala Lake. There is a Starbucks and a garage with shop at the top of the main road leading to the campsite for any essentials. The site is really clean, as are the communal showers and toilets. We went in peak season and never had to queue for facilities. Really great that you could hire a fire pit - make the chilly evenings far more pleasant. Only downsides - some of the pitches aren’t huge - we have a tunnel tent and only just squeezed on, leaving very little space to sit out. The other downside is that despite being a family friendly site, there is no dedicated space for children to play. This meant that children often used the site’s roads to drive their bikes which isn’t very safe with cars coming in and out. It would be great if there could be a dedicated area for children to have fun safely. Despite this, we had a great week and would definitely return.


Busy little camp site, we visited in the summer holidays and it was very packed, no spare pitches and not much spare space between each pitch at all. Little too busy for us. The toilets and showers great and kept clean. The extra showers had no individual cubicles or anywhere to put clothes but main ones did. Great to be able to have fires. Staff super friendly and helpful and always around to help answer questions. Main road very noisy during day, not quite the secluded quiet country campsite expected. Walk into nearest town took half hour along very busy 60mph roads (grass verge) and country lanes (not suitable for kids) but lovely pubs and steakhouse once there. Wales is always beautiful place to visit.

One of the best campsite we have ever stayed at.

Fab quiet campsite with picturesque location. Child and dog friendly. We will definitely be back.
Aug 15, 2021 by Anna Lindley Verified Review

Lovely quiet campsite

Good points - 30 min walk into centre of Dolgellau Nicely sized pitches No noise from other visitors Very clean, cleaners there very good Shop for milk etc at top of lane in petrol station (4-5min on foot) Other points - The extra portcabin shower cubicles don't have space in which you can change in private but there are only 2 showers within these. For families, be aware that the walk into town is via the road network, which means grass verges and a short section walking directly on the 30mph carriageway. Not a problem for us - we knew this beforehand

Nestled in the mountains- picturesque setting

Immediately loved the setting of this picturesque campsite, the surrounding views are so beautiful and it was so nice to wake up to the rising sun. Our pitch was good but next time would probably avoid being under a tree. Bathroom and washing facilities excellent, and kept beautifully clean even through rain and mud, no complaints. A small shop on site with Essentials and morning pastries would have been nice, after a long journey the last thing you feel like doing is going out shopping.. the vending machine was expensive.


Lovely helpful staff, not much room for kids to run around. Very noisy road all day and most of the night. It could benefit from a children’s play area.

Family friendly, clean and great staff on hand

We really enjoyed our stay. Easy to find site with clear instructions for check in. Spacious pitch with easy access to water. Amazing views. Good showers with a great family shower room, constantly being cleaned morning and night. We loved being able to buy fire wood and rent a fire pit for cosy evenings, could even buy marshmallow toasting kits- great little touch. Lovely and peaceful during the night. Recycling and rubbish facilities,bike wash and storage available, basically you couldn’t want for more in a wonderful location.

Quite a nice site, but not the quietest/calmest

Good facilities, helpful staff and great location for exploring Snowdonia, the coast and the hills of mid-Wales. To us it felt a little bit cramped and as we were there at a busy time there was a lot of coming and going. Our pitch was near the main entrance where 3 tracks lead to different parts of the site so it was inevitably less quiet than some of the more tucked-away pitches. The site appears to be very popular with families with children of all ages, so inevitably the children are running around, riding their bikes, playing football etc. It was great to see them all having fun and freedom in a safe place but some people would find it a bit much. If we were to stay at this site again we would want a quieter pitch.

Brilliant time

Really enjoyed our stay at torrent walk .we was pitch on the levels on pitch 34 .it was a brilliant view and looked over the site . The only thing it was a way to the toilets down a hill. Ideal site to visit places .

Awesome site

Arrived in the middle of a heat wave so weather on our side . Did the mawdash trail which is truly awe inspiring and can fully Reccmende. Torrent walk campsite is an awesome place to chill out for a few days quiet and in a stunning location cant recommend it highly enough We will be back!
Jul 22, 2021 by Mark Richard Verified Review

A good experience

We enjoyed our stay at the Torrent Walk Campsite. It was quiet, peaceful, had good facilities like good toilets, hot showers, places to wash dishes, fridges, kettles. We really enjoyed the location as well and found some great adventures nearby, like going up to the coast, and swimming in various lakes nearby.
Jul 16, 2021 by Mary Smith Verified Review

Good for some but really depends what you're after

This site is good for groups who want to mountain bike /walk and are happy to drive each day to get to where you want as there are not many walking routes out. There is a nice walk if you go down the lane to torrent walk and from there can walk to Dolgellau, but it will take you an hour, maybe more. You can then walk back along the lane the other side of the main road along the tree line, again that route is an hour+. From Dolgellau I believe you can walk to cadair idris but it is not really the best option if you're looking for a day out walking. Really you need to drive off site to get anywhere, which for us wasn't ideal. There is a Starbucks and petrol station nearby but other than that there is nothing until you get to Dolgellau. So not ideal if you just fancy going to pub in the evening. The site itself is quite nice but the pitches are quite small and close together. The site staff are very friendly and helpful. They have bike cleaning and bike storage so would be great for mountain bikers. You can have fires which is nice as long as you buy wood from the site. Despite the website saying the site wasn't suitable for groups, there were a lot of big noisy groups here, often playing music late into the night. I think the warden stopped the music at 11 but the groups were still quite noisy well into the night, not helped by the close proximity of pitches to each other. The toilets were clean, however could have benefited from a mop in the showers. There were also not really enough facilities for the number of people on the site. Often queues for the men's toilets at the weekend. Overall this site was not for us as we didn't want to drive out all the time, that was really our own fault. There were quite a few things that could've used improvement, but for groups wanting to go out mountain biking this would be a perfect site.

Lovely site. Excellent VFM

From my first contact to leaving the site, through the booking experience and arriving on site I have nothing but praise. I asked for a pitch that would allow me to experiment with setting up my car as a projected conversion. The pitch was flat and large, ideal for my needs and credit to the staff at Torrent Walks for understanding my request. Booking in and setting up were easy and there was easy access to drinking water, showers, toilets etc. I did have to ask for advice once during my stay and the person who I asked was friendly and able to explain what it was I needed with a smile. A great site with great staff and wow for the location as well. I will be coming back if I can manage to book a pitch. 👍👍👍👍👍
Jul 10, 2021 by Jeff James Verified Review

Lovely location

Really lovely location with great views. Spacious pitches. Showers were hot and everything is lovely and clean. One of the best sites I've been to. Will definitely stay again. Dog friendly. You can get fire wood etc from reception if you fancy a fire or BBQ. The only criticism is that there's not a lot of monitoring the site so despite all the notices, people were watching noisy sitcoms late into the night and a couple of fellow campers sat and ran their deisel engine for an hour each morning before they left. That aside we will definitely be returning


My partner, me and my puppy stayed here for a couple of nights, so beautiful! The views of cadair idris and stunning and the campsite itself it’s so well kept! The toilets were VERY clean and you can even do your clothes washing there! Highly recommend this lovely place!

A fab weekend!

We had a fab weekend at the Torrent Walk Campsite. The staff were incredibly helpful and worked hard to keep the site clean and safe particularly the security guard and also the chap who was constantly keeping everywhere clean. Thank you! We enjoyed fab walks from the site, especially (unsurprisingly) the Torrent Walk which was stunning and led us to the Cross Foxes for lunch! We will definitely visit again.

Duane & cleaner

Well what a amazing trip with friends Duane the security guard is second to none made the place feel very safe fantastic hard working guy also the cleaner didn't catch is name but again great guy Will be returning even just to pay Duane and the cleaner guy a visit
Jun 27, 2021 by Hayley

Amazing weekend break

The campsite was so much better than I thought it was going to be, the facilities were really clean and the staff were really helpful and polite!
Jun 21, 2021 by Grace Li Verified Review

A great vibe, clean and hassle-free

Lovely site, which I would describe as being on the slightly more rustic side of centre, which is a great thing. Improvements I would suggest are for tarmacing (or similar) the road through the site as currently every vehicle leaves a large plume of dust in its wake during dry periods. Unfortunately the primary walk to Dolgellau is on a thin grass verge at the side of a busy A Road. Outside of the control of the campsite, I appreciate, but worth a mention with respect to location. Lovely stay and a great base for adventuring. Would stay again
Jun 19, 2021 by Mark Davin Verified Review

Very nice place

Very nice place quite easy to find very good customer service very clean

Fantastic site

Lovely quiet campsite, clean facilities and fantastic helpful staff - we had problems with our tent and the staff came straight over to help. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning.

Amazing camp site!

Amazing location and views at this camp site. Facilities were very clean and staff were friendly and helpful! Highly recommend this site :)

Great location and good facilities

The location of this site is beautiful. We stayed on a ledge pitch, with water tap just a few metres from our tent. The site was busy due to it being a bank holiday, but we felt far back enough that we were away from the noise and party atmosphere from larger groups that were camping together. On the whole people were respectful and kept noise to a minimum between 11pm and 8am, as requested by the site owners. We rented a fire basket which was not expensive and had lovely warming campfires both nights. We don’t use electric hook up but there were freezers for re-freezing ice packs and fridges for helping to keep the essentials cool, when it got a little warm in our cool box. The toilet and showering facilities were attended to and cleaned very frequently. Seperate cubicles around the sink areas in the bathrooms was a nice touch and made it feel safer/more covid secure. Most guests were respectful, only a few playing loud music that kind of spoils the experience for others, but it wasn’t persistent. Possibly not enough toilets for the numbers on site so a couple more loos would help -but it was ok. Friendly helpful staff -available all day. We would return to this site again.

Fantastic setting

We really enjoyed our stay at torrent walk, we were up on the ledge, which I definately recommend the views are fab, the staff were lovely and very helpful, all amenities were always clean, and it’s a great base for lovely walks and only a 20 min drive to Barmouth beach which is lovely, the horses and ducks are lovely, and any noise always stopped by 11 it was a really relaxing site, I will be recommending this site and will be defo going back myself again xx

Wonderful stay

We had an absolute stay we had in torrent camp site! Weather was an absolute delight. The facilties are great, maintained perfectly well. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

Lovely weekend

Great camp site with good facilities, was overall a lovely weekend
May 30, 2021 by Callum Ellis Verified Review

peaceful, beautiful location, everything we needed

We had a lovely three-night stay at Torrent Walk with our dog. It was a very peaceful and beautiful location with great views of Cader Idris and the hills surrounding it. Torrent Walk, the campsite's namesake really is a lovely walk amongst the woods and carpet of wild garlic which we did pick some of and it was delicious (tonnes of it about if you're here in April/May time). The site had great facilities - decent showers with no timer on them, great washing facilities, reliable WiFi, very friendly and helpful hosts - everything you could need really. We highly recommend it.

Great Location

Obviously only just open again after lockdown but facilities spotlessly clean. Firepits available to hire also. We came for the Mach Loop and although weather let us down, we still had military aircraft fly directly over the campsite. Town is close by for pubs, restaurants and takeaway if needed, also Starbucks around half a mile away. No light pollution, so many stars to see at night, had a nice flight with the drone also nearby.
May 20, 2021 by Steven Halewood

Lush living

Campsite settled nicely in nature, quiet with facilities. Short walk to torrent walk which winds along a beautiful creek gully. Wild swimming a must! Walkable distance to Dolgellau, which in itself is most charming.


It was our first camping ever and we were a bit stressed but completely unnecessary. It is absolutely stunning and charming place. The camping area very spacious and clean and wonderful landscape around . I am not British but I absolutely love UK ..for me is the one of the most beautiful counties in the world. And if you are there you can visit so many beautiful places. We had also bikes so it was great idea . Especially that there is a n amazing cycle route Madwach trial to Barmouth. What can I say I am in love and I will be coming back regularly ♥

Good Campsite-Recommended

Very nice campsite, petrol station just behind the corner, good location with access to many lakes and mountains. Thank you.

Lovely peaceful camp

Very nice campsite , good facilities, good staff in a beautiful area
Sep 28, 2020 by John

Amazing location and wonderful staff

I spent three nights here with my partner and we had a great time, the campsite was very peaceful and was in a great location, and the staff were wonderful, highly recommend!
Sep 23, 2020 by Ellie Punter Verified Review

Fantastic stay :)

Had a great couple of nights at this campsite - really great atmosphere around the place, very relaxed. Facilities were ideal and being able to have campfires was just wonderful! Great base for anyone exploring snowdonia - some beautiful walks nearby (Precipice walk was so nice) and also getting to the South side of Snowdon is 45 mins in a car. Would highly recommend for everyone!

Decent facilities, far too noisy

This is not the type of campsite we would usually choose, as we prefer the more "wild" type, so we weren't expecting an amazing camping experience, just wanted somewhere to watch the stars and get a decent night's sleep. The facilities were clean and well-kept on arrival, but no taps in the fields, we had to collect drinking water from the washing up area, where all of the taps seemed to produce hot water for some reason 🤷‍♂️ we were assured that all water was mains, but ended up buying bottled anyway, as who wants to drink warm water! We were stuck up at the back of the site, presumably because we have kids. The road noise was horrific- I used to live on a busy road in Greater Manchester- for some reason this was worse! They quote 10m between pitches as a covid19 measure, however, this would only work if they are using every other pitch. On our second night a young couple from the North West of England turned up, pitched their tent a couple of metres from ours, hung up a crap-ton of fairy lights, then chatted about how wonderful it was to escape lockdown. If we hadn't been leaving early the next morning we would have packed up and gone home at that point. The second night was awful. The site filled up and was incredibly noisy- there was music til gone midnight, along with people getting hammered, throwing up and shagging loudly. The men's toilets were wrecked the next morning, although the women's weren't too bad. We chose to use the service station down the road to get washed and clean our teeth, as it felt safer. The kids enjoyed the ducks, and waving to the ponies, but neither of those are hard to come by or worth risking Covid19 for. We'll return to the area (we live in Pembrokeshire, so it's a bit far for a day trip) but definitely would not return to this site.
Sep 20, 2020 by Gemma Edmed Verified Review

Great campsite!

We had a lovely experience at Torrent Walk, having stayed for 4 nights. The facilities were good and kept very clean at all times. There were lovely views and the site was not too busy or crowded. The only thing that let it down, and my reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is that on the Saturday night a van pulled onto the site and blasted drum and bass very loudly (the floor actually vibrated). Clearly not the owners fault but we had a very early start on the Sunday so it was a bit of a shame. Other than that though we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again!
Sep 2, 2020 by Vicki Grimshaw

Poor management and customer experience

I wouldn't normally comment on reviews negatively, but sadly our experience at Torrent Walk wasn't a good one. In part it was not the owners fault, and yet the management team overseeing the sight effectively caused a large recurring argument between our party and another camping pitch. At our arrival, we had paid for an electrical pitch which was being used by the neighbours. When we prompted the management staff, they advised to remove their plug in favour of our own. This caused upset to the neighbours which began a larger argument in which the campsite were not at fault. They we're aware of the situation as multiple shouting matches over noise stemmed from this initial dispute, and when we asked for guidance from the management staff as to how it could be resolved, their approach was a shrugging of shoulders. I understand their position of not taking sides, but when we made them aware we were not comfortable to stay our entire trip, they were not empathetic and only supplied a 6 month return for one night stay in the future. A bad experience at the camp site, although not all their fault.

beautiful clean campsite

The campsite was beautiful, we had a 'ledge pitch' with a great view. It was clean and quiet and staff were very helpful. Would definitely stay again!
Aug 19, 2020 by Emily Hack Verified Review

Nice little site - It was quiet when I was there (for the most part)

Just got back from a 2 night stay at Torrent Walk. It's a nice little site - well off the beaten track and quiet (apart from the road noise which was not as bad as I thought) The lady who checked me in was kind enough to let me stay on a hard standing. In fact I was the second person to arrive that day - by the end of the night there were 5 of us which made it snug. The mobile signal is rubbish for EE/Three but I also had a Vodafone sim and that worked really well so it seems O2/Voda are the networks to have. I didn't go into the town because I had all I needed. The hookups are 10A so max you can pull is 2300W or 2.3KW - I managed to use my 1300W oven and my 800W kettle without an issue - Also a 1.5Kw oil rad which ran all night without a problem. The wash room is decent with 2 large fridge freezers, and a wash costing £3.30 and a tumble costing £2.20 which is reasonable. The toilets are nice and warm - In the mens it's 2 toilets and 2 showers - with about 3 basic cubicles and 2 urinals - There is also a fast non contact Tornado hand dryer ( think Dyson air blade and you got the idea) - Nice touch and the shower was lovely and loooooong which makes a change from other sites. Only thing that woke me in the morning were the birds :) Wifi works by the Amenities block as stated - basic but free so can't complain The bad bits? Well for me being constantly disturbed by a loud 4x4 vehicle speeding past didn't help. And it was fairly constant at one point. Also there needs to be some lights along that part of the site - Pitch black after 5PM and so getting to the toilet was fun even with a torch. And with the pot holes potentially dangerous too. Upgrading to a RV soon and so will I be back? Definitely! (but not in Summer, I couldn't handle it being mega busy) Apparently despite using 1818 of 2000 words - my review was too long so I had to cut it down - weird website!

fantastic place!

Wow! love this place. Our friends had arranged this trip and there were 6 of us in total. Lovely well drained pitches and the views were perfect.The showers were really powerful and hot, lovely after a days walking up Snowdon! We had use of fridges to keep our wine cool! and a drying room for our soggy boots! We could even have a campfire which is not allowed in many places.Staff were very friendly and helpful if we needed anything. Overall a fabulous stay and would highly recommend it.We have already booked again for next year.
Nov 4, 2019 by juboo

Nice site let down by OBNOXIOUS staff

I booked two nights in early October with two friends to visit the nearby Mach Loop. The woman who booked us in was friendly enough but the visit was let down by the actions of one very rude female member of staff. We were staying in small hiking tents and the weather was pretty awful. In order to cook in the dry we sat under a roofed seating area near the bunkhouses. There were absolutely no signs to state these were for bunkhouse residents only, of which there were none. Whilst there the first night staff members came and went from the site caravan and nothing was said by them about us sitting there cooking our food. On the second day we returned after a wet day in the hills and keen for some hot food. We again sat under the covered seating area whilst we cooked and we'd lit a fire in the fire pit to warm up. Just as we served our food which was nice and hot a woman came by and asked if we were staying in the bunkhouse. We stated that we weren't and she abruptly stated that we had twenty minutes to move or we'd be charged. We then had to pack our cooking equipment away, and quickly eat our food. This woman appears to be devoid of any interpersonal skills, kindness or humour. As a direct result of her actions we'd not return to this site when we return to the Mach Loop. She appears to be a common theme in site reviews. In addition the toilet and shower facilities, although sufficient for an off peak visit would not cope with a busy summertime stay. We found a laundry room but the website states there's a drying room, we were unable to find this. None of us would stay again.
Oct 3, 2019 by Andrew Coombes

Lovely site, picturesque setting

We stayed over the Bank Holiday weekend, so was quite busy, bit of noise but that was to be expected & certainly didn't spoil the stay! On arrival the lady was really helpful, showed us to our pitch & gave us our bag of logs & kindling, which was a great touch! Love a site that allows a small camp fire, really makes the evenings for me!! We walked to Barmouth one day along the Mawdlach (sp) trail - an old disused railway line - 11.3m miles from the site, and got the bus (free!) back, great day & a lovely scenic walk (Nice and flat too!!) In hindsight might have been easier on a bike!! Will be back one day as this was a lovely site, with great facilities in a great location. Thanks

Nice campsite but noisy.

Staff were friendly and the site is well situated. Even though the site was not busy it was noisy at night and early in the morning, dogs barking and people in big groups being very loud till 2 in the morning even though it says quiet after 11pm. Don’t think fires should be allowed. Can’t think of another campsite that allows this, dangerous in my opinion. Showers and toilets were very clean but only 2 showers and 2 toilets in the gents for the whole site. I would stay there again but out of school holidays. It was very reasonably priced.
Aug 26, 2019 by Ian Doran Verified Review

Great place to stay if you're planning on walking up Snowdon

I arrived at Torrent Walk Campsite and the staff were very friendly. I opted for an electric pitch but when I got there decided I wanted a pitch at the back of the campsite over looking the hills. This wan't a problem! I was walking up Snowdon so wanted a place that was quiet, with great facilities and relaxing. I found all this at Torrent Walk. The facilities are great! I've paid much more to stay in places with lesser facilities but these were awesome: clean; great showers; nothing was broken and good quality. I will definitely stay here again for my next Snowdon adventure! For the price this campsite is fantastic.
Aug 15, 2019 by Lance Bolton Verified Review

So relaxing with great views!

I opted for an electric pitch but when I got there realise I didn't need one so asked if I could pitch my tent at the top of the hill so I could get the stunning views Torrent Walk Campsite has to offer! This wasn't a problem! Torrent Walk Campsite was the best place to be after a trek up Snowdon. The campsite was friendly, relaxing, clean, great views, quiet, loads of room and all round amazing!
Aug 11, 2019 by Lance Bolton Verified Review

Nice site but overcrowded

Stayed at the end of July as a party with 2 pitches. Managed to get pitches together but can not pre book so we were lucky. Felt crammed in and maybe the owners should consider reducing numbers to make it feel less busy - possibly being a bit too greedy as the site was packed. Cars driving round the site too quickly with so many children about. On the plus side, the showers and toilets were clean and the overall site was well kept. I'd possibly avoid during weekends in the school hols as I imagine it could be idilic when quieter and rightly earn it's place as a cool camping campsite
Aug 1, 2019 by Vieve

Overall great site! Recommended

My fiancee' and I recently came to the campsite for a couple of days and really enjoyed it. It comes with fast WIFI, washing machines and tumble dryers, and freezer fridge... everything we needed. Plus, the staff were really friendly, and we were able to buy a £5 bonfire set of wood each night which was really nice. There's a really nice forest walk very close by and as you are walking around the site, you'll most likely pass local lambs and ducks. Apart from a little bird which stole our sausage roll. we had a great time and are planning to come again in the summer :)
Jun 3, 2019 by Nathan Verified Review

Great campsite, lovely place to stay

We stayed over the bank holiday weekend so as usual weather not too good. Campsite was very full but not too noisy. Fantastic location with amazing views. Love the fact that you can have campfires. Very friendly staff and the bonus was a security guard. Lovely clean showers and toilet block. The campsite even had a couple of token lambs which the children loved. The only fault if any was there were only 3 showers and toilets and with three girls in the family it was a little slow in the morning. Great place to stay would definitely go again.
May 30, 2019 by Sarah Verified Review

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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