Elliot Cooper | Adventure / Travel Photographer


Elliot Cooper — Wales based adventure, travel & lifestyle photographer.

Snowdownia & Back


Hey guys! If you're reading this then firstly thank you for checking out my new website. I thought it'd be sweet to give you an insight into my road trip to Snowdonia National Park! 

On August 24th I jumped in the car bursting with camping gear and snacks, and headed towards Snowdonia which is roughly a 4 hour drive. the 4 hours appeared to fly by and the first stop was none other than Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall which is the highest in Wales! It truly is a breathtaking sight and was incredibly quiet regarding tourist's. A lovely quaint tea room lies at the bottom and there's a path all the way to the top (sadly I didn't have time to hike up there!). It's easily the best waterfall I've encountered so far on my travels, I'd highly recommend anyone to visit.

Next up was the drive to Snowdonia, which took around an hour. I didn't have a plan in hand but just hoped to find a decent campsite by sundown. I decided to head to one of the busiest parts of the National Park Betws-Y-Coed, a stunning village in the heart of Snowdonia known as the 'Gateway'. After finding 2 full campsites I'd luckily drove past a field full of tents and pitched up there, just at the foot of the Moel Siabod mountain. I stayed here for 2 nights and explored as much of Snowdonia as possible, starting with the Llanberis Pass which is a jaw dropping drive through the centre of the mountain range.

Snowdonia truly is a mystical place and it's hard to believe it's right on the doorstep in Wales! No wonder it made it into 2017's must travel to list.

Thank you for reading.


Elliot Cooper