Camping in the Snowdonia National Park
If you’re planning a family camping trip this summer, you’d be hard pushed to find an area of the UK with more outstanding natural beauty than the Welsh Snowdonia National Park. With over 800 square miles of beautiful scenery and wonderful trails to explore, this is the perfect spot for families in search of a good old fashioned camping holiday.
Walking opportunities are plentiful in the National Park, with something to suit walkers of all capabilities and experience. The area is a haven for walkers, ramblers and hikers, attracted by the variety of trails on offer and the opportunity to climb Mount Snowdon, Wales’s biggest peak and the second highest mountain in the UK.
Don’t assume that this unique opportunity is only available to experienced hikers and mountaineering professionals; Mount Snowdon may be over 3500 feet high, but it’s also a massive attraction for families wanting to explore the gorgeous scenery and marvel at the summit’s wonderful views.
If your little ones don’t have legs quite long enough to carry them to the top, the Snowdon Railway runs regular train services from Llanberis, at the base of the mountain, during the summer, so that the littlest of walking enthusiasts will be able to reach the visit the summit of Wales’s highest peak – even if they’re not that enthusiastic! If you’re planning on taking the train to the top, it’s a good idea to book your tickets in plenty of advance, which you can do here, as services fill up quickly during the summer months.
It’s important to bear in mind that even during the summer months, temperatures at the summit of the mountain can be significantly lower than they are at sea level. That’s why it’s important to invest in appropriate clothing that’s going regulate your body temperature. If you’re planning on travelling to Snowdon this summer, check out the range of outdoor clothing, including fleeces and waterproofs suitable for summer walking camping, at e-outdoor.
With camping so popular in the region, there’s a huge choice of places to pitch your tent. The Snowdon Base Camp, located in the picturesque village of Rhyd Ddu, occupies a beautiful lakeside spot at the base of Mount Snowdon and is a great choice for families planning on travelling to the summit of the mountain. This is also an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding countryside, numerous sandy beaches and fascinating sites of North Wales. The site also places a heavy emphasis on traditional, family camping and even provides camp fires for campers – so don’t forget the marshmallows!
A particular highlight of the local area includes the spectacular Caernarfon Castle in the nearby town of Gwynedd. This stunning example of medieval architecture has been declared a World Heritage Site and is the perfect activity for keeping eager little historians busy with a day of exploring!
With so much to see and do, the Snowdonia National Park is the ideal location for a family camping trip. So when you come to plan your next camping holiday, choose this unique and wonderful part of Wales for an experience that’ll leave you craving more!