Welcome to Llwyn Celyn Bach

A Mountain Farm Campsite in Snowdonia

The campsite is part of Hafod Lydan, a Traditional Hill Farm in Snowdonia.

Pitches are on a 'find your own' style basis. 

The camp fields form part of our winter grazing so have no formal pitches, enabling you to choose your own little part of Snowdonia for your stay.

This is the ideal base camp for Snowdon, an easy 20 minute walk from camp will find you quarter of the way up Snowdon, on the Llanberis path.

Close to all village amenities, being only a half mile walk away, yet ideally placed for miles of walking in open countryside.

Both the Llanberis route, which is the main route up Snowdon, and the Snowdon Ranger path can be accessed straight from the farm. 

The campsite boasts an amazing view of the North west face of Snowdon and many of the surrounding mountains.

We are generally suitable for any respectful outdoor type, don't expect 5 star facilities or a clubhouse, we just provide decent basic campsite facilities, all the help and advice we can manage,  and easy access to Snowdon with a panoramic view!

We don't want rowdy groups or large noisy party's, only genuine hill walkers and people wanting to enjoy Snowdonia. 

We welcome D of E groups, scout/guide groups, and don't mind you hugging the radiator in the drying room when your wet and cold, or putting your wet boots on it. Our OS number is SH573595. 

This is a popular finishing place for 3 peaks, even if you only want a day time nap, or to use our shower facilities.

 

During the main season reception will be open from 8am onwards, usually until about 10pm. 

As we are a working farm, and our animals' welfare comes first, reception may sometimes be closed during the day. You are welcome to just find a pitch and call back at the reception during the afternoon or evening to pay and collect a ticket. We will always be available for advice on 07877376423 or 07775812054 or in an emergency call at the cottage on the corner by the Youth Hostel.

 

All the facilities are easy to find. Toilets and showers are in the yard by the reception. Drinking water is available on both the house wall and on the new shower block. 

 

 


 

Background Info

 

Set 600 feet above sea level the site has panoramic views of Snowdon, surrounding mountains and Llyn Padarn. You can see the train ascend to the top from the site, weather permitting, of course!

 

The campsite has been improved in the early 2000's, from what used to be just a toilet and a cold tap, into a more camper friendly site. We have added  toilets and showers, hot and cold wash facilities, a drying room, and a small kitchen area with microwave, fridge and freezer. There are also electric points for phone charging, hairdrying, blowing up air beds etc.

 

Llwyn Celyn Bach is just on the border of the Snowdonia National Park,  it is at the foot of Snowdon, making it an ideal base camp for walking Snowdon and the surrounding mountains. Once here you will not need to drive to access 2 of the Snowdon walking routes, they will be right on your doorstep. As well as quieter mountain and moorland walks, avoiding the crowds on Snowdon.

 

The campsite is accessed via Llanberis village centre itself. Llanberis is the most facilitated village at the base Snowdon giving freedom and choice of pubs and places to eat. Being only half a mile down the road, it's just a  5 minute walk away from the main village centre,  ideally sited for exploring this ever popular town. Small word of warning though, it is quite a steep hill back up!

 

We are situated in one of the more rugged, yet beautiful areas of Wales. With miles of freedom at our doorstep, or rather gateway, you can choose to explore the mountains and moors or go for the plentiful tourist attractions, which are numerous and varied in theme throughout the area. More on these on the  ''The Area'' page.

 

It is part of a traditional mountain farm, Hafod Lydan, which is in the Snowdonia National Park,  mainly farming Welsh Mountain sheep, a few rare breed sheep  and mixed breed beef cattle. We also have free range hens ducks geese and turkeys. Free range pigs, and sometimes piglets to see. The sheep graze on Moel Eilio, which can be walked straight from camp,  the pigs are kept outdoors but not near the campfield. If you would like to see them just ask. If you do feed or touch the animals that are in the garden area make sure you wash your hands with soap and water afterwards. Thankyou. 

 

You are welcome to explore all around the upper farmland, including the lake, and the surrounding area. More on the walks page.

 


 

Wild camping pitches can also be arranged for regular customers wanting a more back to nature experience, weather conditions will be taken into consideration.

 

 


 

 

Further Info

When visiting the village we recommend that you walk down, especially if you are going to be down there for a while. We are just as close to the village centre as the village car parks, and at busy times of the year you cannot guarantee getting street parking. Make sure on your way up or down from/to the village you are respectful to the neighbouring houses/people, other road users and other campers, any persons found to be creating a nuisance on site or locally will be asked to leave the campsite. You must also be back on site for before 10pm if walking up from the pub. We will ask you to leave if we have any complaints about noise or rowdy behaviour.

 

We do ask that you please do not feed the farm dogs. It does encourage them to beg and make a nuisance of themselves. Whilst we do our utmost to keep them under control or contained they can sometimes wander away from their work at the sheep pens. The dogs that are in the kennels or occasionally in the back of the landrover, are working collies, well fed and watered, well loved and respected. We couldn't do our work without them. They are kennelled for their own good, either resting, to prevent fighting, biting strangers, or puppy making, which we dont want. Some are in training and if left to roam could kill sheep or chickens. 

If you want to see any of the animals, or ask any questions, don't be shy. You are welcome to see and help feed the dogs, pigs, goats, chickens and pet lambs, which are near to the house, or we can let you know where to find our Highland cattle, which are usually quite close, and very photogenic.

The main sheep flock are grazed up on the mountain in the summer months.

It may sound a bit obvious but......Remember to bring a torch with you for walking around at night, the yard is well lit, but there is no light pollution on the fields! Remind anyone coming with you to bring one too. Wellies and waterproofs are also a good idea!

Good waterproofs are a must incase you experience the lovely wet weather!

Hand Towels too as we no longer provide paper towels in the toilets. Too much paper waste and loo blocking.

Any problems you encounter please do let us know, and we will try our best to sort them out for you.

We try to keep the facilities as clean as we can, any problems, let us know.

If you would like to email  any feedback please do, we will be adding page soon.

 

 


 

Health and Safety

Please do wear shoes when walking around the campsite.  No one is to walk around bare foot unless in the shower. 

 

We accept no liability for anyone getting hurt or injured on the property. We accept no liability/resposibility for loss of personal property, damage to vehicles, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

 

Being a farm enviroment there is always the risk of animals wandering into fields through gates which have been left open, we do not accept any responsibility for damage to vehicles or tents, accident or illness to customers in respect of these events.

 

Also being on open land there is always a risk of rabbits/foxes and badgers carrying e.coli and other diseases onto grassland.

 

Make sure you never put food or utensils onto the grass. Never leave food around outside your tent and if possible keep all your food  secure or in the fridges provided to discourage the feral cats, and squirrels from stealing. 

 

 


 

Car Parking

We do not accept responsibility for damage to vehicles whilst on site. It is entirely at your own risk that they are driven onto the fields.

 

Lost/left property

Will be kept on the premises for one month. Unless claimed, and reunited in this time, it will be donated to a charity shop.

 

If you think you may have left something here email us, we will check for you, and then we can arrange its return.

 

 



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