Three months to fill with trips

14 Jun

lake vyrnwy
In between bookings ranging from East Sussex and Scotland we have the luxury of almost 3 months to fill with travel. So, being  creatures of habit, we are again looking at Lake Vyrnwy in central Wales. This vast reservoir nestles in forested valleys and hillsides between the wild moorlands above Bala at one end and the Shropshire farmlands around Oswestry at the other. It has it’s own microclimate from our experience. The air is fresh and the atmosphere quiet and restful. We love it to cycle around it’s 11 miles or so of perimeter road. At the dam end , there are cafes and a pub with shops to keep your energy levels up after that respectable bike ride or forest walk.
lake vyrnwy sculptr
The small village of Llanwddyn can get quite busy with coach trippers, bikers of all types and frequent classic car appearances. Throw in the odd fighter jet on exercise, not to mention the abundant wildlife and you have a stimulating place to visit.
WHERE TO STAY?
There is a Caravan Club Certified Location as part of Fronheulog Touring Park and also Brook Mead Touring Park, both just a short hop to Llanwddyn.
Although we have camped out at Lake Vyrnwy in the past with our Talbot Excalibur and Trigano Tribute we have more recently visited as a day trip, but it’s a three and a half hour round trip and with a dozen cycling miles, it can become a bit of an ordeal. So, next time it’s either a solo trip with just the Kampa or commit to a couple of nights longer and hitch on the Elddy too. Now, we really must think of somewhere new to explore, to add to our desirable wish list of places to experience.

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