I spent a weekend glamping in a bell tent at Cae Lal camping & glamping site in Bangor, North Wales. The site has strong eco credentials and has a beautifully laid back vibe. Here I share my stay with you…

Where did we go?

Cae Lal Camping & Glamping
Brithdir Mawr, Lon Wern, Bangor LL57 4BY

What we thought

Just a few minutes off the North Wales Expressway, I turn onto a tiny lane and immediately feel my blood pressure drop. SatNav dutifully leads me down winding lanes before a right turn where I see a sign announcing I’ve arrived at Cae Lal.

Parked up, rain lashing down, I’m hurriedly battling a waterproof over my head when I’m greeted by owner Bethan who explains the site to me and gives me a quick tour.

A row of cheery bright pink wheelbarrows are available for guests to transport camping gear from their car to their accommodation or chosen pitch, which can be accessed via a raised wooden boardwalk.

Cae Lal

Despite staying in a fully furnished bell tent and traveling on my own, I trundle up and down the boardwalk a full 3 times before my car is empty and I’m ready to release myself from my soggy jacket.

I reflect that long flared denim jeans probably weren’t the smartest choice for wet weather. What do I know though, it’s not like I do this for a living.


published 2022-07-07 23:44:30