/ Llanberis Pass Wild Camping?
If you're discreet Im sure youd be fine in a van. Don't shit in the river, don't rock up at in the afternoon and construct tent city etc.
If you're worried about it there's some camp sites in the pass. The snowdon bunk house is alright and pretty cheap, havent stayed in the nant peris site but presumably it's ok. Dont know if either have camper van facilities but im sure theyd let you park up for the cost of a pitch.
The campsite in Nant Peris is a shocking (sarcasm intended) £5 now, plus a quid for a shower (if you're that way inclined)
Think its generally OK, but at the weekend quite a few were properly taking the piss. 2 massive tents were up all day saturday* by the parking for the Grochan. 4 tents were then pitched about 5pm while the pass was still v.busy.
Generally, I think its OK if you keep a low profile (i.e pitch when its dark and pack away early doors), but I suspect its going to become a big problem if people take the piss and just gonna camp wherever they feel like it and dont keep a low profile.
*for what its worth, these people evidently weren't climbers.
I would only say good if a field with dirty toilets and disgusting showers is the definition of good, but slightly better than the piss smelling boulders. There is no issue with campervans since they are parked on the road.
PS - I have gone soft in my old age! :-)
I have always loved the simplicity of that Nant Peris campsite. Great view too. In the v old days we always used to camp on the strip of grass by the river, just over the wall from the Grochan layby, but that's probably not acceptable nowadays.
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