Links to find out
more about Llyn Gwynant Campsite
Nantgwynant, North Wales
These links will help you find out more about Snowdonia, history, walking,
climbing and more.
Bus from Bangor to Llanberis:
Here is link to the bus time table for the 85/86 bus from Bangor to Llanberis. A Sherpa buscomes to the campsite from there.
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.
Walking up Snowdon
For information on the various routes up Snowdon:
Ropes and Ladders
A memorable adventure at the foot of Snowdon. Leap, balance, climb and swing on the high activities. Low level course for younger children. Individuals, families and groups welcome.
Snowdonia Outdoor provide climbing and walking activities for groups, families and individuals. Experience the highs of Snowdonia with fully qualified instructors. Half, full and multi-day programmes available.
There is a network of bus routes known as the Snowdon Sherpa around
the Snowdon group of peaks. This 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 (thus saving the parking
fee at Pen-y-Pass) or to pick you up at the end of a walk from Nantgwynant
up Snowdon and down to Llanberis or Rhyd Ddu.You can find the routes
and timetables for the local buses (Snowdon Sherpa) at
Welsh 3000 challenge
In order 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
Good food and information for climbers:
Pete's Eats Cafe Llanberis
Eric Jone's Cafe Tremadog
A comprehensive guide to Snowdonia, includes sections on the
mountains, lakes, towns and villages, visitor attractions, historic
buildings and much more.
Walking with history
All about Roman and ancient roads through Nantgwynant
Website for the local village, showing what it has to offer:
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis' estate in neighbouring Lanfrothen - the pioneering
architect and conservationist who built Portmeirion and also gave the
land above the campsite to the National Trust.
Old Images of Snowdonia
From the book 'Wales Illustrated' a collection of Steel Engravings
of both North and South Wales from drawings by Henry Gastineau. These
are organised into the 13 counties as they were in 1830. See http://www.oldphotos.org.uk/caernarvon.html
for images of Snowdonia and http://www.oldphotos.org.uk/wales/wales074.jpg
for a lovely engraving of the Nantgwynant valley and Llyn Gwynant, or
for a colour version.
This site has information about the locations used in North
Wales for filming the latest Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie. Includes
a nice shot of Llyn Gwynant before and after CGI has been applied. www.freewebs.com/tombraideronlocation/index.htm
A relatively new site, the E Camping Directory offers easy access, further information and
contact details for Campsites and Caravan Parks throughout the UK and futher afield. It has useful reviews of
A useful site for those looking for camp or
caravan sites in the UK. Includes reviews of sites and lots of other
Mundax Homestay Retreat
This is one of our personal favourite places on the planet. A homestay in the hills of Kerala, south western India.
Highly recommended if you are looking for something different after your stay at Llyn Gwynant!