We stayed at Cae Adda for 9 days in Aug/Sep 2013. The campsite sits on the western shore of Lake Trawsfynydd and comprises two or three meadows around a toilet/kitchen block.
The location of the site is perfect to explore the ranges of Snowdonia; Porthmadog is the closest large town about 10 miles distant. Access to the campsite is from the main road to the east of the lake; it is approached via a single-lane road. The setting is very tranquil and peaceful.
There are great views of the Milky Way on a clear night.
You can pitch anywhere and the meadow we were in, to the right of the facilities, had some good level pitches; during our stay there was ample room between the few tents that came and went. You cannot drive your car onto the grass, but there is ample parking near the kitchen block or at the north end of the site, so we didn’t have to carry our stuff more than 50 yards to where we pitched. There are picnic tables that can be moved around, which are always useful. The facilities themselves are perfectly good: there is an enclosed kitchen with sink, fridge, freezer, microwave, additional power points, drying racks; there are two shower rooms both with WC and sink; there is a separate stand-alone WC. We were there at the same time as reviewer Martincf - it is true that the showers had an issue on a couple of occasions, but the owner fixed the problem quickly a refunded double the money, which was a generous touch.
Around the back of the kitchen, there is an open shed with ample chopped firewood. The owner operates an “honesty” system where money is posted via envelopes, which are provided, into a slot in the kitchen wall – this is for the rent and the firewood. I like that; he assumes that most people are honest and not out to fleece him, which is true in my experience. He lives off site, but visits a few times a day to clean the showers and loo and replenish the consumables. He is friendly man, happy to stand and have a chat.
We were so very happy to stay at Cae Adda and would do so again if camping in the area.
- Also Known As:
- Cae Adda Trawsfynydd, Wales, United Kingdom