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)
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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Rated ★★★★★ over 40 reviews
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!
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.
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. 👍👍👍👍👍
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
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!
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
Very nice place
Very nice place quite easy to find very good customer service very clean
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.
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
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.
Great camp site with good facilities, was overall a lovely weekend
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.
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.
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 ♥
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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 :)
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.
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.