Dog Friendly Camping in Gwynedd with Hugo the Labrador.

Dog Friendly Camping in Gwynedd with Hugo the Labrador.

By @hugo_labrador

This week’s guest blog comes from one of our Explorers, the gorgeous Hugo_Labrador. Hugo has been busy exploring the lovely Bala in Gwynedd, finding lots of new Dog Furiendly finds to add to the website. Last weekend he did a spot of dog friendly camping. Read about his adventures below.


Hiya, I’m Hugo! @hugo_labrador I’m still only little but I just love exploring with my hoomans. There’s lots of hidden gems across Wales just waiting to be found, and I’m the pup to find them. I eat, sleep and play like a boss. I’ll be sharing my Dog Furiendly adventures regularly, so keep your eyes peeled for our next!

Tyn Cornel Riverside campsite

Last weekend I visited the Tyn Cornel Riverside campsite. Situated in the Snowdonia National Park and just 4 miles away from the beautiful Bala lake and Bala town. Yes, it’s super Dog Furiendly!

Set in fields bordered by woodland and the River Tryweryn, it’s the pawfect place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle. You will have plenty of places to explore and a beautiful location to unwind in.

The owners of the campsite are lovely and provide a warm welcome and lots of advice if needed on the local area. Dogs are welcome and there is a large field for pooches to play off the lead.


Onsite there is a shop selling all the camping essentials. It even comes with free and excellent quality WiFi, perfect for finding our next adventure on the Dog Furiendly website.

There is a field for camping without electric where you can reserve a fire pit and logs to burn. Another field is reserved for those who require electric hook up for their tourers or tents. There are also glamping tents and riverside pods for those who want a little more luxury.

There’s plenty of covered picnic benches spread around the site. The site is kept in excellent condition and shower block facilities are immaculate. Laundry facilities are provided along with a covered washing up and food preparation area. A fridge and freezers with ice blocks help you cool off on a hot day.

The pawfect place to explore

The scenic walks available from every angle are stunning, I didn’t know where to feast my nose.

For those who are after something a little more adventurous, there’s white-water rafting, mountain biking, the word famous zip lines nearby. Or if you and your hooman are up for it, a walk-up Mt Snowdon.

We look a short walk up the river to the National White-water Rafting Centre where we found a delicious Dog Furiendly café. They served tasty food all day and with picnic benches next to the river, we sat and watched the rafts and kayaks come past.

A ten-minute car trip away is Bala lake where us doggos can splash and swim in the water! There are so many Dog Furiendly pubs and places to eat nearby too.

So if you want to explore this wonderful part of the Wales then this campsite is certainly worth staying at.

  • TomHarperPhotography



    This is a lovely write up Hugo! You’ve made me want to take a trip back to North Wales (It’s been too long since I flapped my arms and flew down the side of a mountain on that zip wire!) I’ll ask my Poppy if she wants to come camping with me this summer 🙂

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