Camping in North Wales

North Wales can lay claim to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the British Isles. From the National Park around Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to pristine sandy beaches and excellent sailing and surfing, North Wales has an embarrassment of riches to offer campers.

The Snowdonia National Park, one of Wales' prime tourist locations, encompasses a diversity of ecologies to explore. In addition to Snowdon and its group of mountains there are three groups including the Rhinogydd and Moel Siabod mountains. Most are fairly easy to climb on foot, and are situated close to campsites that nestle in the valleys between mountains. One of the more notable is the Torrent Walk Campsite near Cader Idris and Coed y Brenin which offers all the amenities you would expect and is especially popular with mountain bikers.

Further North on the coast lie the towns of Rhyl and Prestatyn, elegant resort towns that show their Victorian origins in the architecture. Rhyl in particular has recently benefited from a major restoration and redevelopment of its beach front. The area has numerous campsites for tents and caravans, as well as chalets, and even some with swimming pools.

Beyond the main coast, over the Menai Straight is the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn in Welsh). Sailors, anglers, wind surfers and jet skiers will find a lot to do here. Anglesey has some of the finest sandy beaches in the United Kingdom, with a coastline well worth exploring. Newlyweds may like to take a trip to Ynys Llanddwyn, a tidal island off the coast of Anglesey, which is particularly associated with Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, and has over ten miles of footpaths and a pair of Victorian lighthouses. The Melin Rhos campsite near Moelfre on Anglesey is sheltered and peaceful and within a 15 minute walk of the unspoilt beach of Lligwy.

Campers who choose to travel through the mystical mountains and forests of this beautiful part of our country will be well rewarded for their journey and find as much peace, or excitement, as they could hope for.