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Llyn Cowlyd

Llyn Cowlyd

At 70m deep, Llyn Cowlyd is the deepest lake in Snowdonia and North Wales and is around 3km long. However that is around 14m deeper than it would have been naturally, as the water’s surface has been artificially raised. Llyn Cowlyd nestles in the eastern Carneddau between Creigiau Gleision and Pen Llithrig y Wrach between …

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Harry Potter Waterfalls - An Steall Ban Waterfalls

An Steall Bàn – Steall Falls

The spectacular waterfall  of An Steall Bàn can be found high up Glen Nevis, nestled between the Mamores and the bulk of Ben Nevis. At 120m in height, it is the second highest single drop waterfall in Scotland and the United Kingdom (the highest waterfall in Scotland at 201m being Eas a’ Chual Aluinn. It …

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Place Fell Wild Camp

Place Fell, Due to the undulating land there are quite a few sheltered hollows to get out of the wind. Excellent view Eastwards for sunrise and the Westwards one is not too bad either!

Cadair Idris Fox’s Path Walking Route

Llyn y Gadair Wild Camp

Nestling far beneath the summit of Cader Idris (Penygadair) makes this one of the more scenic wild camps in Snowdonia.  

Cambrian Way Stage 14 – Barmouth to Maentwrog – The Rhinogydd

Llyn Hywel Wild Camp

Nestling in the middle of the Rhinogydd, this is the prime half way spot on a traverse of the Rhinogydd hills.

Llyn Morwynion Wild Camp

Llyn Morwynion is a picturesque wild camp in the middle of the rugged Rhinogydd. It’s a bit of a clamber to get to from what is known as a ‘path’ in this area, but well worth it. Plenty of camping spots, water and a view!  

Llyn Twr Glas Wild Camp

This lake nestles in the Rhinogydd Badlands, and has a small flat area towards the nothernmost point. The selling point for camping here is the feeling of remoteness, even though you’ll still hear motorbikes on the A470 as it’s barely 5km away.

Llyn Du (Craig Drwg) Wild Camp

A tiny lake just south of Moel Ysgyfarnogod that makes for a secluded wild camp. You’ll need to scout about to find a decent flat area though.

Llyn yr Adar Wild Camp

Llyn yr Adar in the Moelwyion is one of the spots I’ve camped in the most often, but it’s unfortunately quite popular as the image above shows. Being located just off Cnicht, it’s a prime spot with plenty of room and a good water supply.

Allt Maenderyn Wild Camp

Excellent little spot on Snowdon South Ridge with views, water and a decent flat pitch. We’ve posted an in-depth article on how we got along on this wild camp – Anatomy of a Summer Wild Camp.

Sandy Ford, West Okement Valley.

Flat grassy area on the East side of the West Okement River near Sandy Ford ( out of). Nestled in the valley with the steep climb up to Kitty Tor to the West, Dinger to to the East and Lints Tor to the South. Good views of the valley looking toward Black-a-Tor Copse.

Steeperton wildcamp

Flat and dry grassy area below Steeperton Tor with views of Taw Marsh. Sheltered from wind and close proximity to fresh water ( River Taw).

Wild Camping in Snowdonia - Carneddau

Cwm yr Afon Goch Carneddau

Another easy to get to wild camp in the Carneddau with the route up via Aber Falls making it all the more special. Ideal spot to start off a weekend exploring the Carneddau.

Afon Rhaeadr Fach

A quiet spot in the North Carneddau that’s ideal for a late start on a Friday night. Great views and a water source nearby makes this a good compromise. Excellent spot for exploring the Carneddau on the following morning.

Llynnoedd Cerrig y Myllt

This is a classic wild camping location nestled between two small upland lakes. The spot itself is flat, but popular.

Yealm Steps Waterfall

Above the waterfall on the East side of the river high on a flat grassy area. The old Blowing House (Rems of) are across the river in a NW direction.

River Erme

Confluence of Hook Lake and the River erme

Dartmoor

On top of the Hill next to the outcrop. Within the Okehampton range danger areas so check firing times beforehand. Alternative spots to pitch in the vicinity of the Tor or drop down the north side to a flat area closer to the water sources or flat spot close to Sandy Ford (West Okement River).

Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Dartmoor

High on the Tor tucked into the rocks. Within the ranges so check the firing times beforehand.

Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Dartmoor

Remote spot on a great Tor, just remember to stock up on water before ascending the hill. Always check the Dartmoor Firing times beforehand.

Cader Idris Minffordd Path

Glyder Fach

This was my first visit to The Glyders & wasn’t really expecting much in terms of dark skies but boy was i wrong!

Bera Mawr Wild Camp

A flat fairly rocky area just below the summit of Bera Mawr. Views out to sea to the north and over to the grander Carneddau in the south.