Local food and transport
Caffi Gwynant Cafe: This is our local cafe and is a 30 minute scenic walk from the campsite. The cafe offers home made food and fairtrade coffee – we thoroughly recommend it! Hours depend on the season – check out their website, which also includes a menu.
Bus from Bangor to Llanberis: Here is link to the bus time table for the 85/86 bus from Bangor to Llanberis. A Sherpa bus comes to the campsite from there.
Sherpa buses: A network of bus routes around the Snowdon group of peaks which includes a route from Caernarfon through Beddgelert and up the Nantgwynant valley past the campsite to Pen-y-Pass. The buses will stop and pickup from the main A498 road near the campsite entrance on request. You can use the bus to get up the hill to Pen-y-Pass for a walk up Snowdon via the PYG or Miners track it can pick you up at the end of a walk from Nantgwynant up Snowdon and down to Llanberis or Rhyd Ddu.
Food and information for climbers: Pete’s Eats Cafe Llanberis
Eric Jone’s Cafe Tremadog
UK Campsite: A useful site for those looking for camp or caravan sites in the UK. Includes reviews of sites and lots of other useful information.
Activities and Things to do
Walking up Snowdon: For information on the various routes up Snowdon:
Zip World Velocity at Bethesda includes a pair of zip lines a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying. Zip World Titan opened in June 2014 at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. This is the first 4 person zip line in Europe and the combination of Velocity and Titan makes North Wales the zip line capital of the world. Bounce Below, Junior Bounce and Zip World Caverns, three incredible underground adventures, are also located at Llechwedd Slate Caverns.2016 brings an additional Zip World location to the map with the acquisition of Tree Top Adventure, now to be known as Zip World Fforest. With more adventures in the pipeline, Zip World is most definitely the ultimate destination for the Year of Adventure.
Welsh 3000 challenge
To complete the Welsh 3000s Challenge you are required to have been at the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3000 ft in Wales within the space of 24 hours, without using any form of transport. Check our the Welsh 3000s Challenge website
Snowdonia Guide A comprehensive guide to Snowdonia, includes sections on the mountains, lakes, towns and villages, visitor attractions, historic buildings and much more.
Beddgelert: Website for the local village, showing what it has to offer:
Brondanw estate: You can visit the gardens of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’ in neighbouring Llanfrothen – he is the pioneering architect and conservationist who built Portmeirion and also gave the land above the campsite to the National Trust.