Best time to go camping in Wales

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From rugged landscapes to ocean escapes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy whilst camping in North Wales. Whether you’re pitching your tent beneath starlit skies, waking up to the sound of waves or exploring ancient woodlands, each camping experience is unique.

SPRING: Blooming flowers & birdsongs

The start of the year between March – June, is one of the best times to go camping in Wales. Enjoy the mix of mild weather combined with the blooming landscapes and fewer crowds. Spring typically brings milder temperatures, making it more comfortable for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and exploring nature.

Camping on the coast

If you’re looking for a sweet escape, Moelfre View and Tyddyn Goronwy are perfect for laid back Spring breaks, but near enough to still enjoy the action and adventure nearby. Located just outside Barmouth, within easy walking distance of the nearest village Tal-y-Bont, which has a takeaway and riverside pub, plus Tal-y-Bont station a couple of minutes’ walk away, handy for outings to Barmouth beach.

Watch in wonder as the landscape slowly comes back to life after the dormancy of winter. Look around and see wildlife spring back to life, as many species emerge from their winter hibernations. Spot birds which are returning from migration and new-born animals can be spotted in the fields nearby. Find out more here:

SUMMER: Sea air, azure skies & lush landscapes

Spend your summer next to some of Wales’ most beautiful landscapes. July and August have perfect weather for camping, with longer daylight hours which are ideal to soak in the summer atmosphere. This means more time to enjoy hiking trails, BBQs, and time to enjoy the coast. The warmer weather is a perfect time for activities such as swimming, canoeing, biking and exploring water-based activities.

Coastal paradise

If you’re looking to spend time by the sea, St Mary’s Touring and Camping is a great spot to soak up the summer. Enjoy sweeping views over the coastlines of Talacre, Gronant, Barkby and Prestatyn, whilst also enjoy direct access to mountain ranges, woodlands, and an on-park fishing lake.

Countryside serenity

Looking to explore the wonders of snowdonia? Lyons Snowdon View is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful scenery with magnificent views of Mount Snowdon itself. Set in hilly wooded countryside, Snowdon View offers visitors peace and tranquillity in abundance. Pack a picnic and sit in lush greenery, blooming wildflowers and vibrant landscapes.

Camping during summer allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at its peak, whether you’re exploring forests, mountains or coastal areas. During clear summer nights, this is also a great time to stargaze.

AUTUMN: Fiery foliage & cracking campfires

Take in the wonder if the changing seasons when camping in the Autumn. September and October are gorgeous months to spend time in nature, with vibrant foliage, crisp air and quieter campsites.

Shoreline retreats

See leaves change colour at Tyddyn Goronwy, as landscapes are bathed in hues of red and orange. The autumn months bring cooler temperatures compared to summer, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking and long beach walks. Being within easy walking distance of the village, Tyddyn is in close proximity to restaurants, amusements and shops. Plus, again within walking distance is Tal-y-Bont station, handy for outings to Barmouth beach or north to the peaks of Snowdonia.

Countryside charm

Want that countryside feel but also be near the coast? Pendyffryn Hall is the place to be. Absorb panoramic views overlooking the North Wales coastline, reaching as far as the Menai Strait and towards Puffin Island.

With the summer crowds gone, autumn camping offers the opportunity for a more peaceful and immersive outdoor experience, where you can truly connect with nature. Autumn is a fantastic time for wildlife watching. It’s a great time to spot red squirrels, deer and birds of prey.

WINTER: Snow-kissed landscapes, frosty air & starry skies

Fancy waking up to a hot coffee with a view? Winter camping whilst a little colder, offers the chance to take in some spectacular winter scenery. Snowdonia especially offers the opportunity to camp amongst snow-capped mountains, frosted forests and icy streams. Manor House, set amongst the picturesque Lake District, is a place to retreat to in the winter months. Winter is the quietest time of the year to camp, and so with it brings a greater sense of solitude and tranquillity. Evenings can be spent toasting marshmallows around a cracking fire, creating a cosy ambiance with friends and family.

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