Camping around Cadair Idris, Snowdonia National Park

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Getting away from the hustle and bustle, taking time to appreciate the natural world and sleeping under the stars is a cherished activity for many of us.

Cadair Idris Wales Camping - Credit @jimmillsphotos

Credit @jimmillsphotos

Where better to wake up than within view of magnificent Cadair Idris in the tranquillity of the glorious Snowdonia National Park? The sound of the breeze in the trees, waterfalls gushing, birds singing and sheep bleating are the noisiest things you’re likely to hear. It’s the perfect place to unwind and embrace the natural treasures of this lovely area.

There are plenty of camping sites to chose from ideally located for exploring, walking, cycling or just relaxing. They have varying facilities, from those with electric hook up, hard standing and security gates, to simple fields on farms with basic toilets and showers.

What they lack in amenities, they more than make up for it in natural beauty and stunning scenery.

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Almost no light pollution makes these camp sites a wonderful place for star gazing, and some allow open fires to make your stay cosy at night. Some, like Cwmrhwyddfor Farm, situated right at the foot of Cadair Idris and just a short walk from the Minfordd path up the mountain, even provide the camp-fire wood for free.

The mountain is only a few miles from the coast, so camping by the sea is a chance to spend time on beautiful Welsh beaches – from expansive stretches of sand to tiny, secluded coves, and wake up to the soothing sound of the waves and still in sight of magnificent Cadair Idris.

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Whatever your choice, if camping in view of a mountain is on your bucket list, why not tick it off this year in magical Snowdonia?

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