Green light for adventure glamping lodges

The Slate Caverns at Llechwedd, Snowdonia, is set to launch a unique, luxury adventure glamping site featuring six safari-style glamping lodges.

Planning permission has been granted by Gwynedd Council and construction of all six glamping tents is well underway, with the first these expected to be completed in a matter of weeks.  The glamping lodges will welcome their first guests from June 2018.

The five-star accommodation will be located on a hillside above The Slate Caverns adventure hub. Guests will enjoy panoramic views across the Vale of Ffestiniog and Snowdonia mountains by day, with some of the best star gazing in the world by night. The glamping site sits on the edge of the Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve in North Wales.


The accommodation is being designed and built by UK specialists Boldscan, who have been working with The Slate Caverns team to create unique luxury interiors. Each high-specification safari-style lodge will feature a king-size double bed and bunks, a comfortable indoor seating area and a wood burning stove with generous log supply. High quality bed linen will also be supplied.

There will be four x 5-person lodges and two x 4-person lodges. They will each have en-suite bathrooms as well plenty of space, furnished outdoor veranda and communal barbecue area. They will be mains electricity connected and supplied with hot water.  Two of the lodges will be dog-friendly.

Michael Bewick, managing director of The Slate Caverns, said:

“Adventure glamping at The Slate Caverns is going to be an amazing experience. Our lodges will be on the mountainside, so you will get to experience camping in some of our 2000 acres of rugged Snowdonia landscape but with the luxury you would never think possible from a tent. The best in creature comforts but still under canvas! North Wales is already the adventure capital of the UK – and we’re now making the adventure a luxury one too.”

The Slate Caverns heritage and adventure hub has become one of the UK’s most popular visitor destinations, with a Deep Mine Tour, off-road Quarry Explorer, zip lines above and below ground, world-class mountain biking and a unique underground trampoline complex. More than 200,000 visitors check into the site every year.

Bookings for The Slate Caverns Glamping Village can be made at

Prices start at £405 per lodge for a three-night stay. The lodges can be booked for three or four nights.

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