pitching a tent at 4am... hmm...
I went to Betws-y-Coed with some friends in June 2004. On Thursday night we decided we wanted to climb Snowdon and on Friday night we left Nottingham for Betws-y-Coed... this wasn't the best of ideas as it meant we arrived in Snowdonia at about 3am and then had to go about pitching our tent... in the dark... making as little noise as possible... not easy!
The campsite we stayed in was just at the side of the road, it was just a field with one toilet/shower block but was perfectly adequate and in a great location.
Climbing Snowdon was hard work but worth it in the end!