We went to stay at the Cwellyn Arms Campsite for 2 nights from the 19th and 20th July. First arrival was at 10am, perfect for us, as we were staying for 2 nights it meant we really got the full weekend. You have to check in through the pub about 5 minutes in the car passed the campsite, we didn't go any further than the bar area, but it seemed like a nice little pub and a friendly waitress offered our puppy a bowl of water which I really liked. It seemed fairly busy, but we were dealt with quickly after filling in a form and paying for the stay hey provided us with a receipt in a small plastic wallet to hook onto the tent as proof of payment- great idea!
The campsite is really something else. The pictures you take really don't do this place justice, it is just stunning. Panoramic views of just pure natural beauty. There is no set pitches which we really like and it meant we got the best pitch right in front of the lake.There is something for everyone-providing you are happy to make your own fun! We went because my partner was climbing Snowdon for charity, the location of this place is great for the Rangers Path. The campsite has some strict policies, first being no music. Not a problem for us, they allow guitars for round the campfire. Speaking of fires, your not allowed to build them. They do allow fires in there fire pits conveniently placed on sledges to enable you to move them round, they are free to use providing you buy there wood at £4.50 for a large bag and kindling (lasted us the night) or £10.00 is you take your own wood.
As well as the fire pits they have really made the effort to ensure every aspect has been covered. Really well made sturdy picnic benches have wheels on them which enables you to move them from pitch to pitch, there really is an abundance of these so don't worry on a busy weekend you will still get one!
Parking is not allowed on site, I can totally see why, as the grounds are lovely, and the owner has provided some brilliant trolleys to help you take your camping gear to your chosen pitch. Only downside to this, we had a blow up bed which needed a pump used from the cigarette lighter in my car, so we had to blow up the bed then compromise walking across a large field with a double air bed- I'm only 5ft, this wasn't easy!!
Fantastic facilities the ladies were lovely but my partner did say that the mens weren't fantastically clean. The washing up facilities are great, everything has been really well made, I loved the outside sinks for your washing up! One thing I would say, theres just 1 toilet block in the further field, a walk to the toilet can take about 10 minutes, understandably this would cost more money, but another toilet block in the second field would be fantastic.
I would throughly recommend this campsite to EVERYONE and we are already planning our next trip! One last thing, theres no phone reception- again fine for us, but don't be planning any business phone calls whilst away!!!
- Also Known As:
- Cwellyn Arms Snowdonia National Park/Rhydd Ddu