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Visitor Reviews - Beddgelert Camping In The Forest Site

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Beddgelert Camping In The Forest Site
Heart Of Snowdonia
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL55 4UU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 024 7642 3008  or  01766 890288

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Pitches: 240
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 182 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Auraura 4 reviews from this member

This is a very pleasant site set in the Snowdon area, if you take the walk up into the adjoining hills over the steam railway line you have grand views of the mountain. The site facilities are good, plenty of showers and toilets to go round and a nice on site shop. Within easy walking distance of nearby village.

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Pjkxpjkx 2 reviews from this member

Great place to visit if you like any of cycling, forests, pubs, steam railways, walking, and Snowdonia. Fortunately we like all of these.

The site is a little tired but everything is clean and works.

Most of the potholes have been filled in and the new wardens are working on it.

You can still order bread and cakes and borrow DVDs every day but pizzas are off at the moment.

Doggie pubs are the Prince Llewelyn Hotel which does pub food and the Saracens Head Hotel which is finer. The Tanronnen Inn does not allow dogs so not visited.

The Welsh Highland Railway is an outstanding achievement which you must have a go on despite the eye watering fare price. If you don't want to go far, we suggest that you go to Rhyd-Ddu, visit the Cwellyn Arms for lunch and then you can always work it off by going up the path towards Snowdon.

Pete & Pat

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Freecamper 6 reviews from this member

Dirty site it needs a good tidy up roads full of potholes that could damage your car or outfit. Grass pitches with no grass on them very muddy hardstanding covered in leaves and moss on them I wouldn't mine but the leaves fell off months ago. Overhanging trees on the roads that need cutting back it needs a revamp and took up to date rubbish skips full no plugs in the washing up sinks water running from toilet block gutting blocked by leaves. Toilets not cleaned for 4 days no bread in the shop and they bake on site this was at Easter no lights work on the site at night so pitch black. I did not see the wardens do a thing in 5 days. For the price of this site and part of the caravan & camping club I would expect a better standard also no tv or phone but apart from that the site is in a very nice place and some very nice walks and the west highland train comes in to the site

Date of Visit: December 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Campalots 16 reviews from this member

Great site with friendly wardens, there if you need them but not intrusive. Not a lot going on as it was New Year but lovely walks into the village. Pitches well drained even with the rain we had. Facilities are good, closed for cleaning throughout the day and keycode to get in. This is our second visit to the site and we cant wait to return in Spring.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Judorob2802 4 reviews from this member

We have had our Van on this site since April (season pitch)

We chose a Select pitch with a Picnic Bench

Site itself is amazing - clean tidy spacious - the railway and river are nice - the birds and animals make it tranquil

We stayed in the farthest spot which this weekend was Very quiet

We had no tv reception but who cares? dvds to borrow in the shop

The trees mean the site isn't windy and is nicely sheltered

The walk behind the site leads into Beddgelert which you can cycle or walk and at night is beautiful with clear views of Snowdon and the moon and stars!

The showers are tired but tbh this is a minor thing on the whole

The shop is adequate for the site

Pizzas etc available

Staff wonderful! very relaxed

We will miss it! Can wait for April next year!

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ewen c 5 reviews from this member

A lovely and deceptively large site set amidst woodland teeming with rabbits and squirrels. We went for a select pitch opting to use the hard standing for the car and pitching the tent on the grass. They also have premium pitches and 2 lovely tent fields but without EHU.

The site was easy to find. On arrival, reception was closed but the managers turned up just as we had taken a map to find a pitch. They were very helpful cheerful people and made us feel at home. It took some time to find a pitch we liked but we soon had the tent up. The rock pegs were needed and being October, in a forest the pitch was a bit spongy but nothing we hadn't encountered before and what we expected anyway.

The facilities were spotless. A keycode gets you in to the toilets/shower and I found the gents showers were warm and had good pressure. My wife said that there were a few in the ladies that were not so good but she was very impressed with the cleanliness. Pot washing was next door in the same block along with a laundry. The washing up water was very hot and though we didn't use the laundry, I was impressed by the heated lockers. Invaluable for drying gear after a day on the hill.

Bread and croissants can be ordered at reception and there is also a sitting room with reading material and tv. The biggest attraction was the steam train station which we took advantage of on our only full day there. That afternoon we had an easy 2. 5km walk into Beddgelert along a forestry road and new path behind the campsite. We did take headtorches in case night fell on the way back.

This isn't an immaculately pruned site. It is in a forest. The roads are a bit potholed in places but that was all part of the charm. Highly impressed.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Arnoldbongo 4 reviews from this member

Well what can I say. This is my favourite campsite ever. Set in a forest with lovely breathtaking walks accessed from site. Squirrels, rabbits and a beautiful stream. And a steam train that goes along side and has a station on the campsite. There is also a bakery on site. Lovely pretty, clean campsite. Will definitely be returning soon. We (including our two doggies) loved it. Child facilities look nice too although we don't have any, I'm tempted to take my nephew and nieces

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dave 418 24 reviews from this member

A great site for visiting this part of North Wales. I forgot about the timings for booking in, but just made it before they closed. The warden made us very welcome and explained were everything was and left us to decide were we would like to pitch.

We found a spot at the back near the station, backing onto the railway. We always need wedges with our van but the pitch seemed flat. Due to the area being in a forest and having very heavy rain one night we had to remember to take our footwear off before getting in the van.

The facilities were clean and tidy, free showers. The drive over service point was a bonus and big enough for us to fill up whilst another van was using the drain point.

There is a small shop that doubles as reception offering fresh bread to order every morning.

The walk through the forest to Bedgelert was well signed and easy. The village is a bit tourist orientated, lots of tea rooms and one small shop/post office.

We didn't use the train this time but it would be a good day out without using the van the site having its own station.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Heath63 11 reviews from this member

I spent 4 nights here, for an over due revisit. I do love this site. The office was closed on arrival. I pitched up, settled in and went back to the reception, which was open by this time.

Staff were chatty, friendly and helpful per usual. I paid for 3 nights, they said if I decided to stay another night, just let them know.

The reception is the shop as well. From last time I was here, they have rearranged it, now it has a couple of tables, which you could drink coffee, have your breakfast, bread croissants can be ordered the day before. It sells the basics, in case anything has been forgotten or needed.

Books, DVDs can be borrowed.

There is an area where you can sit indoors, if the weather is bad, new from last time, it has comfortable leather settee and chairs, tourist information, leaflets about local attractions, things to do and see, there is loads to do, the site is in a fab location and easy to get around, a Sherpa bus and the bus stop, which is right outside the site.

The toilet and shower facilities are looking a bit tired. They are cleaned for a couple hours a day. The facilities could be kept cleaner longer, if people cleaned up after themselves. Camping etiquette seems to have been eroded.

Such a shame, leaving the showers dirty, by not cleaning the shower tray after use because people are wearing flip flops to walk from their units, leaving mud, leaves, so on for others to clean and not binning dirty knickers.

This is not the staffs fault, but campers themselves.

There seems a few more additions such as drying lockers 2 to use for outdoor gear, located in the laundry room.

Picnic tables have been placed undercover outside the facilities. These were well used by those in smaller tents to cook meals.

The pitches are unregimented, which I love. I pitched in the River field in a fab spot next to the river, bliss. Great to put your bottles of drinks and milk, to help keep cool.

The site being unregimented consideration and careful pitching is needed from fellow campers. The site being in a forest, the area is mountainous, there is going to be loads of water courses and damp at times. Wales wouldn't be Wales without the rain. Rock pegs are needed, because of the terrain. Walks are fab, straight from the site, especially for the four legged type. With the relocation of the bike hire into the village, a new path has be laid, which is a beautiful walk. The village has a dog friendly pub, they don't mind mucky boots either.

For those steam train enthusiasts, there is a station at the site, which will take you to Canaervon or portMadoc.

Why o why did I leave it for a couple of years, before camping there again, after going for years 2 or 3 times a year, as my son loved this site as he was growing up, he used the play area many a time.

Hopefully I won't be waiting so long before returning.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hlw7226 2 reviews from this member

This was our first camping experience in quite a few years and what a great start! This camp site is just beautiful. On arrival we were welcomed and given a map of where we could pitch. We decided to pitch in the wrong place (our own inexperience) but still really enjoyed the experience.

The toilets were very clean and closed for an hour and 30 mins a day to clean them (this was a bit inconvenient as my young son had to hold on!) But we appreciated the clean toilets and showers afterwards.

It was so peaceful and relaxing with the rivers and streams right by us - our only issue was the rain but it is snowdonia national park so it is expected. The playground was a little disappointing as the swings had been removed so it was just the frame and a slide but there was more than enough to keep our 2 year old entertained.

We didn't have any issue with people pitching too close - probably as they realised we pitched in the wrong place!

Looking forward to going back and go cycling around this Truely stunning location! Definitely we will go back!

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