Camping in Wales 2022

Chris and Liz 20th - 26th April.

A visit to brother Graham and his daughter Claire

M4, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Slimbridge; Forest of Dean, Monmouth, Abergavenny, South of Brecon, A470 towards Cardiff, Blaenglynn Farm in Brecon Beacons; Brecon A40 past Haverfordwest, North towards Fishguard, Mathry, Treseisyllt farm (near St. Nicolas); A487 past Fishguard to Bryncws farm near St. Dogmaels to visit Claire; A487, B4329 to Spittal to visit Graham and Lindsay; A40 to Carmarthen, M4 to Tredegar House campsite near Newport; M4, A34, Home. Total distance 626 miles.

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  Our simple campsite in the Brecon Beacons

  Tudor Carvan Park, Slimbridge. A large well-organised site 5 minutes walk from the Slimbridge Wetlands Centre. Adjacent to the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and to the Tudor Arms pub. Excellent food. Good walks along the canal towpath. For more pictures of this site and many of the Slimbridge wildlife Centre go to previous year trip to the Welsh Marches
  View of our van in the campsite Canal boats and rookery
  A rook posing by the canal One of many local rookeries along the canal
  Sailing boat on the canal with rookeries Mute swan
  Blaenglynn Farm in the Brecon Beacons. A CMC hideaway site. National Trust. Many hill walks. By river Taffel. Heard Cuckoo, Chiff Chaff, Garden Warbler. Very friendly welcome from Heather and her son Owen. Very cold and our gas heater was not working.
  Our field Up the road to the farm
TOP The National Trust farm Springtime in Wales. The Cheviots (on right) arrived from winter holiday at same time as us
  Treseisylly Farm. Near St. Nicolas and Fishguard. A CCC site. Run by Teresa. She let us camp near a farm buildng so that we could have an electric cable from her supply.
  Our camping corner, sheltering from stron NE wind Our swallows
  My morning jackdaw facing into the NE blast. Large numbers nest in the barns A short walk to the 'beach' (slow uphill back)
  Walks to the beach
  Made it
  Chiff Chaff Speckled Wood Butterfly
  The large black horse is Teresa's. The Shetland ponies are accidental invaders They had broken into adjacent fields and were desparate to be re-united
  Liz helping Teresa to round up the black Shetland Heading for the gate. Success.
  Bryncws Farm, St. Dogmaels. A CCC site. On Susanna's farm. Nice walks overlooking the estuary of the River Teifi, and the town of Cardigan 
  So peaceful View of Cardigan from the adjacent field
  View of St. Dogmaels from the top of Claire's garden The boys' treehouse
  Liz with her niece Claire with Owen guarding his house Great Nephews (in every sense): Owen, Ebon and Sam
  Tredegar Country Park. A CMC site. Near motorway, convenient last stop before motorway drive home. Site is on the edge of the park near Tredegar hHouse - all owned by the National Trust.
  Ours site, serenaded by Garden Warblers The lake
  Tredegar House
  A felled giant redwood Tufted duck
TOP Coot Irresistible dandelion