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Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

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· Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales
2 acres hosted by Eleanor M.
1 glamping pitch · 50 motorhome/tent pitches · 6 motorhome pitches
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Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best all-round: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Best campervan spots: 3rd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Best in North Wales: 3rd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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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112 Ratings · 97 reviews
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Oni B.recommends
July 4, 2024
Electric Grass Pitch
Great facilities! Very clean, and pretty location’
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Gemma P.recommends
June 23, 2024
Electric Optional Grass Pitch
Excellent Campsite
Campsite was wonderful. Extremely clean and tidy, excellent facilities and beautiful views. We went at a time when there were no school holidays so it was quiet and peaceful. The site really did think about the campers needs, free WiFi, large fridge and freezers and a microwave! All free. I would highly recommend and will look to return sometime in the future
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Graham A.recommends
June 21, 2024
Electric Grass Pitch
Great site and good location. Clean and tidy facilities . Lovely walks close by. Perhaps could do with more toilets. Might get busy in high season.
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Jane D.recommends
June 12, 2024
Electric Optional Grass Pitch
Lovely location. Good showers and nice and calm in the evenings
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Dirk D.recommends
April 26, 2024
Electric Optional Grass Pitch
Dirk
Great place and location - and nice warm & powerful shower to wake up in the mornings!
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Andy W.
April 7, 2024
Electric Grass Pitch
Felt wild
Great price and location. Facilities were nice. The pitch wasn’t flat but can’t complain.
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Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Eleanor M.

Joined in May 2015
From the host
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 woodland, farmland and has views towards the mountains, 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. We have super fast Wifi all over our site which is free to use and 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 fire starting kit from staff to spark up. Bring your own firepit or hire one from reception. We require £20 deposit to hire to be paid by CASH only.
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Torrent Walk Campsite is nestled between hills and mountains in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

Conveniently located just off the A470, with great access to local attractions such as Coed Y Brenin bike centre, Dyfi Bike Park, watersports at Bala or Barmouth, Zip World and the mighty Cadair Idris mountain. "Cader" is Snowdonia's second highest summit, within view from the campsite and only a 10 minute drive to the start of the hike.Situated just over a mile from old market town, Dolgellau, there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby.

And of course we have the torrent walk itself, just on our doorstep, which is a must when you come to visit.

Food and 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).

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