Where in Wales?

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  1. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    The wife has asked if we could do a 2 week tour around Wales end of July beginning of August, only stopping for a night or two on sites or wild camping.
    Should we go south to north, north to south or through the middle?
    We tend to enjoy good beach walks, peace and quiet, small towns & stunning scenery. Things we don't need to see are big towns.
    Any help with any of the above will be much appreciated.:thumb:

    :Smile:Rob&Jane:Smile:
     
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    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    Jim's place !!!

    Google Red kite Camping !:thumb:

    And don't forget Dylan's site ! :thumb: Discounts at both !:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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  3. Chris

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    Head as far West as you can go if you want the best beaches and coast line Rob.
     
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    Why not start at the North of God's country and work your way down the coast. Make sure to take in the Pembroke coast. We've got plenty of beaches. Lots of mountains and valleys for you to while away the nights. If you liked the Prisoner you could take in the village at Port Meirion. The list is endless, you wont get back to London for at least two months.:Laughing:
     
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    Hi Rob & Jane, You will love the Gower, try 3 cliffs bay c/site £ 25 a night not cheap but well worth it steep walk down and back to the beach but well worth the struggle. Also Rhossilli well worth a visit.
    Terry:sin:
     
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    Don't forget Anglesey. Unspoilt and quiet beaches :Smile:
     
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    We did a similar holiday last summer. We started at Llanbrynmair CC site (£11 per night inc. EHU) and stayed 2 nights, visiting Aberdovey & Aberystwyth. Then to C&CC site at Cardigan (not exactly Cardigan, more like Newquay where we spent an afternoon dolphin watching) for 3 nights. Then to CC site at Pembrey Country Park. Beautiful site right on edge of park which is great for walking, biking, kiting, kite surfing etc with 8 miles of golden sand for 3 nights. Then onto Aberbran CC site (another £11 per night site) 4 miles from Brecon, lovely small town with lots to see for 2 nights and then to Wenlock Edge CC site (another £11 per night site) for 2 nights, again a lovely little town with lots of history. Hay-on-Wye is a town not to miss en-route. We had to miss out St.Davids as both CC and C&CC sites were full.
     
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    All good suggestions but I am shamelessly biased.

    Try googling Tenby, Saundersfoot, Amroth, Wisemans Bridge, Freshwater East, Freshwater West, Broad Haven (South Pembrokeshire), Barafundel Bay.

    :BigGrin:
     
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    See what I mean Rob? You ain't never ever gonna get home!:Rofl1:

    I really would like to take issue with the biased one above,:Wink: but he does mention some very good (nay brilliant) places to visit.:thumb:
     
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  10. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    Just looked at a few places you all suggested and that is just what we are looking for:thumb: gonna head far west and make our way up the coastline then drop down the middle at a leisurely pace heading for Brecon as i've heard there are some must see waterfalls there:thumb:
    Thank all

    Rob&Jane
     
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    Rob, the Brecon Jazz festival is on at the beginning of August (if you're in to that). You'll have to Google the dates.
     
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    west is best from Gower around to St Davids, to Cardigan up to bartmouth and Aberdovey, portmierion and llyn peninsular
     

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    You can stay overnight for free in Brecon in car park by Theatre In fact you can stay overnight in any Powys Council car park for one night in seven between the hours of 18.00 and 08.00 and even then it's only £2/£2.50 to park in the daytime. The parking attendant told us the council is actively encouraging motorhomers to visit.
     
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    also elan valley, Beddgelert
     
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    now yuu have the opposite problem...too many places to go!!

    my bias is north west coast from aberdovey upto harlech (having been dragged up round them there parts)- and dont miss the Mawddach estuary...stunning in any weather and at any time of the year...
     
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    "The Axe & Compass" at Much Marcle could be a good starting point £7.00/night foods good too.

    local town Rhos on Wye also worth a visit as is Usk.

    Roger & Sheila.:Smile::BigGrin:
     
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    fantastic little site at Cae Du
    http://www.cabbagemedia.com/campsit...sllefain-tywyn-gwynedd-ll36-9nd-01654-711234/

    only minor down side is the railway - but the services are fairly infrequent every hour or two and not too much of a problem noise wise as they do go slow!!

    but on a sunny evening with beer in hand...its stunning view across the bay...not stayed there myself but have been to it a few time to go climbing on the cliffs nearby (in my youth I hasten to add!) and grew up 3 miles up the coast in llwyngwril so can vouch for the scenic view:BigGrin:
     
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    unfortunately its only free in Brecknockshire & Radnorshire( southern end) car parks but there is a £5 charge in Montgomeryshire car parks over 3t for some reason

    http://www.ukmotorhomes.net/uk-motorhome-stopovers.shtml

    just realised it may not apply to Rob & Jane given the size of the Rio:thumb:
     
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    Don't forget all the castles, St Fagans etc

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    We went to Wales a couple of years ago for a fortnight and did see half of what we planned to see and no we weren't touring at night time:Rofl1:.

    We started off at Holywell in the north for a night with some friends, didn't get far next day as we (Lorraine and Sophie) decided to go into Chester and then headed towards Wrexham where we stayed at a lovely wee pub the Griffin for £10 with EHU and lovely food. We then headed over towards Aberystwyth and stayed at a site over looking the town and about 20 mins walk. We thought it was a lovely place visited the camera obscura and did a lovely walk from there to a bay about 1 hour away with a large static site and lovely beech.

    After a couple of days we headed for Brecon to spend a few days with more friends and before we knew it it was home time.

    If you have a look at my photo album you will see some pics from this trip.
     
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