Please be aware we are closed for an event from the 18th to the 22nd of August
Get To Know Us
Gwern Gof Isaf is a beautifully situated campsite in Snowdonia National Park based at a traditional hill-farm between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen, in full view of one of the most recognisable peaks in all of Britain, Tryfan. Set in the heart of the mountains, it is ideally situated for walking or climbing the surrounding peaks of the Glyders, and the Carneddau. We take bookings for individuals, families, and (with pre-approval) outdoor groups and associations.
As of today, the farm at Gwern Gof Isaf has been proudly family-operated for 8 generations. The campsite has continually thrived since it's inception in 1906 by Hen Nain ('Great Grandmother' in Welsh) Jane Williams. Her hard work, ingenuity, and resourcefulness earned her renown in our community and she's a huge inspiration for all of us here at Gwern Gof Isaf. Over the years many a camper, traveler, and intrepid explorer have visited our beloved site. One famous guest was Brigadier Sir Henry Cecil John Hunt in 1952. He used Gwern Gof Isaf as his base camp whilst training for the successful British Expedition he led to Mount Everest the very next year. Today we are honored to share our vibrant past with each and every visitor, and forge ahead with you into a bright and hopeful future.
Gwern Gof Isaf was the first farm in the area to diversify and welcome holiday makers. Open 365 days a year the campsite has only ever closed fives times during the whole of it's existence. The campsite was forced to close during the First World War due to a lack of visitors and again during the Second World War when the British Army used the site for artillery training. More recently the campsite closed in the years 1999 and again in 2001 when the foot-and-mouth epidemic devastated Britain's agriculture and tourism industries. And finally, we are happily welcoming guests again after the government mandated business closures of 2020 due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Whether you simply crave a rugged weekend spent close to the land or you are dreaming of a well earned week-long reprieve in a cozy, mountain refuge...between 5 camping fields, 2 bunkhouses, 2 holiday cottages, and our charming Shepherd's Hut...we have the perfect accommodation for you.