1st trip to Wales

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  1. jdk62

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    We have never taken Buster to Wales and are planning a long weekend in October - can anybody recommend some good sites?
     
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    Wales is quite big.

    What sort of area were you thinking?
     
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    We live near Oxford, but apart from the far north of Wales pretty open minded.
     
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    Gower peninsula is lovely:)
     
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    Ok what does buster like doing? :p
     
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    Elan valley. Go up to the dams and wild camp. Mid wakes. Then head to devils bridge. Same again.. Then aberyswith and wild camp behind railway station opposite police station opposite
     
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    Pembrokshire follow the coast from Aberystwyth to Aberaeron then on st davids to tenby
     
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    wales is a big country, if you want mountains head to snowdonia, sites in beddgelert, if you want long sandy beaches head to pembrey, then st davids. then head north. it all depends on your timescale. what we like you might not etc.
     
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    Great suggestion - fabulous area.
     
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    We used to go to this lovely site http://www.dolbryn.co.uk. It is close to some lovely Market towns and coast. The site is lovely and they have a little bar and real fire in the eve just for the campers.
     
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    No one going to give red kite camping a mention(y)
     
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    Looks good...but love the typo on the bank holiday offer at the bottom
    Paul
     
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    I can't see a typo but i don't notice things :) i think they were referring to last May BH and have not removed it :)

    We had a great time at this site, very child/pet friendly.
     
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    If you are in the area around Brecon Beacons/Merthyr I can recommend a visit to Pwll Mawr, the Big Pit. It is an excellent day out and FREE!

    http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/bigpit/

    Wyn
     
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    Great suggestions so far.
    A little tour - do the big pit great day out drive via Brecon and onto the dolaucothi gold mines visit red kite camping then if time permitting coast around New quay . Back by the eLAN valley and rhayader.
    Could do it in a few days or take a fortnight over it.
    Take u‘r rain gear in Oct.
     
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    The far north is nice too. Honest;)
     
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    Beat the Bank holiday blues and book one of our large coming pods from 24th to 26th May for just £82.50.
     
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    Nowt wrong with Rhyl and Prestatyn, nearest sea to us been going all my life, started off on steam trains through roughing it in old vans , renting statics, owning statics:( (that was a bad idea) , visiting in motorhome, the lot(y):)
     
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    Pembrokeshire is our favourite and good if you'd like to walk the coastal path. If you just want basic and on grass then there is a campsite right on the path at Broadhaven Beach near Bosherston (no EHU) and one also on the path at West Hook farm Marloes (good for crossing to Skomer Island) also no EHU or there is the CC site at Freshwater on the coast path. To be honest there are loads of campsites in the area or Farm sites with hard standings.
    St David's as others mention is a nice little town (city actually) with cathedral & campsite walking distance at Caerfi Bay also a couple at white sands Bay.

    The Ceredigion coast is lovely too with cliff top coastal walks as is Carmarthenshire and the Gower when you could also visit Swansea. If you want mountains and small towns then either the Brecon Beacons or Black Mountain are nice. We like Crickhowell, interesting little town with pubs, cafes shops etc there's a little site by the river. Talybont on Usk is a village with a farm site with some EHU but most pitches are grass. It's close to the canal so u can cycle to Brecon or to Crickhowell. There's Cardiff City campsite if you want to be in centre of Cardiff. We go and stay for a weekend even though we only live 25 miles away. It's a fantastic city with loads to do and there is also Cardif Bay for bars, cafes theatre & walk across the barrage.

    I could go on all day but need a clue for what you like and what you are looking for. If you want all singing and dancing sites then I don't know much about those though. :)
     
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    Thanks everybody, some great suggestions.

    Looks like we need 3-4 weeks rather than a long weekend...:)
     
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