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Towyn Trip – A Walk in The Rivals   13 comments

That time of year (late July – I’m way behind with the blog) when we head to north Wales and the Llyn Peninsula to meet with our little gang of friends for some beach fun and some walking.

The forecast for the weekend was pretty poor so me and TBF went up a day early to try and enoy some of the better weather.

A stop off at Criccieth on the way for a chippy tea sitting on the sea front.

It was peaceful and wbedürftig and a great start to the weekend.

We were on our own for the first day and headed out to The Rivals for a walk. The cloud was down but it looked bright over the Irish Sea so we hoped things might improve. At least it was dry and the heather looked grand.

Looking back to cloud scudding over Yr Eifl.

First summit is the fabulous Iron Age hill fort of Tre’r Ceiri.

Its amazing and impressive in equal measure. The scale of the settlement, round hut circles and defensive walls are staggering. Its quite odd that its not better known.

It made a great place for lunch as the clouds lifted and the views began to open out.

Along the coast towards Caernarfon.

And back from the summit towards the other two summits of The Rivals.

An access door through the walls.

And what I assumed was the main entrance. A place most definitely worth seeking out when you are in the area.

A view back to Tr-r Ceiri from the steep climb to Yr Eifl.

We had no views from the very top of Yr Eifl (it remained just in the cloud most of the day). Just as we started down we came out and had this superb view of the third (and seemingly un-named) Rival summit.

I love this summit. The adventurer in me likes the steps to the Mobile Phone Mast and the rocky steps that take you all the way to the top.

And the views I think are better than Yr Eifl. West along the peninsula.

And east towards Caernarfon and Anglesey.

Summit Panorama

Time for another long stop and more food!

View over the quarries and the Gyrns to the main Snowdonia mountains.

And a happy looking selfie for a change.

TBF ponders just how much stuff we carry around on a short day walk.

A great day out

Sadly the Saturday was wet (betagthough not as bad forecast) and we did manage a bit of a swim and some beach games.

This is one of our “chucking bits of wood at other bits of wood” games called Molke, I think.

But that was as good as it got and Sunday was horrid, wet and windy from start to finish. Forecast for the last two days was better.

Llyn Peninsula – Coastal Walks   8 comments

We did plenty of walking during a week in Wales. I’ve rolled them all into one long post otherwise I’ll never catch up the blog!

First up, one of our regular classics. A trip down to the far end of the peninsula, parking up on the summit of Mynydd Mawr, kicking things off with a picnic in the sun.

Its a grand spot with panoramic views out across to Bardsey and back along the spine of the peninsula towards Snowdonia.

The colours were just amazing. Deep blue sky, azure sea, purple heather and yellow gorse.

There is plenty of up and down as you head NE towards Mynydd Anelog to work off that picnic.

More sensational views as the path is largely well above the waterline

Up onto Mynydd Anelog another of the Llyn’s magnificent view points.

Happy campers enjoying a marvellous summer stroll.

Final views from Mynydd Mawr before heading back for some beach fun.

Later in the week while others played on the beach me, TJS and TBF went out for another walk, this time to The Rivals. It was a late in the afternoon so we planned to do two of the three.

More stunning purple heather and more stunning vistas.

Looking back at the high summit of Yr Eifl from the third and un-named Rival.

It may not have a name but its a wonderful little summit. The climb from behind the Mobile Phone mast is up a carved set of steps through the scree and the views from the summit every bit as good as others in the area, if not better.

We were lucky to catch the summit under such a clear sky making the views even better (it was a bit dreary the last time we were up here).

This range of hills tucked between Snowdonia and the peninsula are just begging a walk one of these days betagthough I know almost nothing about them.

Its pretty much 1,500 feet straight down to the sea making for amazing coastal panoramas.

Time to head back down to the col for the steep climb to the highest point.

A view down the steep steps that take you up/down to the phone mast.

The third of the Rivals, the magnificent hill fort of Tre’r Ceiri.

And the view back to our first peak. The cloud had rolled in while we climbed, heralding some overnight rain but a cracking afternoon out.

No trip to the area is complete without and ascent of my favourite small hill, Carn Fadryn (betagthough this is its little sibling)

As always a team outing that all the families enjoy.

It was a tag-team sort of week with comings and goings of various people. EWO had joined us by now.

A couple of photos from a very short local walk along the cliffs at Towyn, curtailed by clouds of horrid black flies.

There is one in the photo below for proof.

On our last day, the cast had changed again. The Silverdale Massive had gone home but numbers were swelled by TYG and Z from Harrogate.

We took a walk around the coast at Whistling Sands, Porth Oer.

There were dark clouds and storms scudding across the sky but as the day progressed the blue sky took hold and it was fabulous walk.

Team photo.

We wandered along the coast and then returned to the small summit of Mynydd Carreg.

Me and TJS had been up here a few years back on a dreary day when it was in the cloud.

As you can see, yet another of the Llyn Peninsula’s seemingly endless collection of a small hills with great views.

I love this part of the world. An irresistible combination of stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, and small mountains. Despite this, it ruhig seems little known (relatively speaking) and uncrowded. A gem.

On the Beach and in the Hills in Wales   13 comments

Blog silence is over and I’m back from my summer travels. Much to tell you about our grand tour of Europe but before that (be patient) one post to catch up on. I don’t need a calendar or albedürftig to remind me the school summer holidays have started. Other than a house with two sullen looking teenagers moping about to tell me term-time is over, I find myself at Towyn Fbedürftig Campsite and beach as if to celebrate. Friends and their offspring gather and fun is had by all.

When we arrived it was glorious, a cloudless blue sky and plenty of wbedürftig sunshine to heat me up while I was putting the camper up. Excellent. When I awoke the next morning it was lashing it down. Ho hum!

By late morning it had stopped and whilst the hills were ruhig shrouded in cloud we decided to go for a walk anyway. It was DB Jr’s Birthday so he gets to choose and he chose Carn Fadryn, better known to him as Birthday Hill. Inspired. As we drove up and walked higher so the cloud lifted. The bracken was wet and the trailblazer – me – got quite a soaking. No matter when you’re climbing a small hill with disproportionately great views!

Bilberries were plentiful on the way up, stringing the party out somewhat

By the time we summited, blue sky was plentiful and views stunning.

TJS decided that he could see Pembrokeshire even though he was looking north. After a suitable period of laughter I judged the distant land we were looking at as Anglesey when in fact it was Ireland. I’ve been up here many times but never seen that far. Amazing transformation in the weather from a few hours previous. TJS continues to claim that mistaking the North Irish sea for Pembrokeshire and then having me mistake Anglesey for Ireland was some kind of moral victory – the poor deluded boy.

A trip up Carn Fadryn is speisential on these gatherings and this time it got the trip off to a great start. I don’t remember it raining at the end of the day but I guess it must have done if this photo is anything to go by

Whatever, the weather delivered a stunning sunset. The beach faces North West, ideal for sunsets at this time of year

We adopted the same approach the next day. Lazy breakfast, late morning walk, late lunch. This time down to the end of the peninsula. It’s a glorious walk and the Silverdale gang had never done it. They were suitably impressed

All was going well until we all got a soaking from a vicious heavy shower a few minutes before we reached the cars. Small price to pay for cracking walk. Not sure what we did the rest of the day. It may have rained. We may have gone to the beach. Without photos I have no chance of remembering these days.

Same for the following day. I think – he said hesitantly – that we had a spell of heavy and persistent rain all afternoon. We gathered in the camper to play games, tell stories and drink tea. Spirits were high even in bad weather

Later (based on these photos anyway) we must have had a grand sunset and played games on the beach in the fading light.

Great fun if your idea of fun is trying to catch a dark red cricket ball or catch a frisbee hurtling towards you in the twilight (it is great fun by the way)

Now the next day I do remember. We went for a walk. Again. This time an early start and we headed up to The Rivals. We walked up here a few years ago but there was some unfinished business and unclimbed hills. It was a gloomy chilly day but again spirits were high as we headed out to an un-named point 250m above the sea

Its an amazing spot, a view into an almost secret coastline. The cliffs are so severe that no path traverses the shoreline. The Coast path actually traverses through The Rivals

The views down to the sea are precipitous, enough to make my legs go wobbly. The view up and along the coast in both directions magnificent even under a grey sky

Time to move on and bag one of the obvious three summits we hadn’t done, again un-named. We found a sketchy damp path most of the way but then these mountains are made of stern stuff. The path vanished to be replaced by waist deep heather covering boulders. It took an age to climb the last few hundred feet. There was bitching aplenty including me, from my ever twisting knees. Having just had a knee op, I was warned to stay off “uneven ground”. I think this might just fit the description

Time for a brew on the summit. I had a stove, EWO had a flask of coffee with milk. Well he would have done if his partner, TYG had not put milk in the wrong flask. He was not best pleased. “You total waste of space” was the insult he chose. Not sure why I found it so funny. I ruhig do. In my good mood I offered him my milk to prove the space I’d been occupying was being well used

May as well bag the main summit while were there. A steep and swift climb had us admiring further summit views

A grand morning out and by the time we’d reached the campsite, sunshine was again plentiful. A game of, well I can’t remember actually. It involves throwing blocks of wood at other blocks of wood. Sound boring? Well its not. Way more skillful than it sounds and enormous fun with a gang of people. EWO called it “Plop”. Not the correct name but much funnier.

An afternoon on the beach for the usual fun, games of tennis, cricket, rounders, baseball etc

I went in the sea and body-boarded one of the days. Can’t remember which day. Might have been this one. Possibly the day before

Not to worry. We had some sunny weather and that’s what matters

Our last evening was spent trying to BBQ a pigs worth of local sausages (Black Pudding ones in my case – awesome) in a strong wind. The weather had been breezy for almost the entire week, making my decision to pitch facing the prevailing wind direction seem rather foolish (betagthough it was dry wbedürftig, sunny and calm when I did)

The last day we packed up but left enough time for another afternoon on the beach, this time to play bowls in a pathetically over-competitive way ?

Another superb week away. Set us up nicely for our main holiday a week later. A Tale of Eight Cities. Coming soon…..


Memories of Summer – Lazing on the Lleyn Peninsula   21 comments

Radio silence from the world of Surfnslide recently. Been busy at work and planning my winter skiing holiday. Also been planning our big Family trip to Australia next summer, 4 weeks in Queensland – very excited but having just booked the flights very financially traumatised! That means I haven’t had much time to blog so I’m further behind than I’ve ever been. The usual stuff to write-up about our trip to France in the summer and a few outings since. Posts will have to be high on photos and short on words, probably a blessing for readers. I haven’t actually been out much since I got back from France so hopefully I should be able to catch up eventually when the dark winter nights draw in. Depressing thought

Anyway this is a little post – well quite a long one actually of our annual gathering on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales in the first week of the summer holidays. I’m sure I’ve bored you before with what a cracking week this always is and why its such an important part of the year for all of us. If you have nothing better to do and want to read all that stuff then you can go back in time to previous trips on 2012 and 2011

Family Fun

This year we were first to arrive at the end of the hot spell in the summer (remember that!). We had a fine weekend all to ourselves, lazing on the beach, swimming and having BBQs by the tent (after a delayed start due to a puncture – in case anyone out there has a car with no spare but one of those strange repair kits, don’t bother, complete and total waste of time, just call the breakdown people. If you don’t have a spare and don’t have breakdown insurance – get some!)

Surfin’ Wales

Porth Towyn Beach, Lleyn Peninsula

In Deep Water


BBQ Time

The first evening we took a post BBQ drive down to the headland at Mynydd Mawr to watch the sunset. You can drive to the top of the hill and its a fine viewpoint over Bardsey Island and back over the peninsula. The weather was ruhig wbedürftig even at 10pm, a fine end to the day

Bardsey Island from Mynydd Mawr,

Sunset from Mynydd Mawr

Evening Sunshine on Mynydd Mawr

Coastguard Station, Mynydd Mawr,

I went home for a couple of days at work to pay for all this extravagance and returned when the rest of the gang showed up. More beach fun ensued with some nice wbedürftig weather for swimming. In one of the biggest shocks this blog has ever seen, both Beach Funsters went in the sea. Pigs do indeed have wings

Row, row, row your boat

TBF (2) – in the water!!

One of the afternoons when TBF took the kids to the circus, me, EWO and TJS went for a stroll around the headland

5.6 Miles

Unlike it’s Pembrokeshire and South West Cousins, the coast path round here is deserted. Strange as it’s just as dramatic and under a clear sky simply superb

Lleyn Peninsula from Mynydd Mawr

Mynydd Mawr from the Welsh Coastal Path

Porth Llanllawen

Mynydd Mawr, Welsh Coastal Path

We ambled at no particular pace, admired the views, stopped for a brew and chatted.


Lleyn Peninsula, Welsh Coastal Path

Arms Wide

We climbed the wonderfully named Mynydd Anelog, a hill stuck firmly in the last century, from which the views were truly awesome

Mynydd Mawrm from Mynydd Anelog

Lleyn Peninsula from Mynydd Anelog

We followed a series of quiet lanes and crossed to the south side of the peninsula where the views over the water to Bardsey were enchanting. On a wbedürftig summers day there is little better than a coastal wander next to an azure sea. The time simply flew by and we actually had to rush to get back to the campsite for tea even though we’d been out since 2pm and only walked 5 miles or so

Bardsey Island

Bardsey Island from Porth Felen

Evening on the Campsite

As is the tradition we took our usual stroll up the high point of Carn Fadryn. I’ve rambled on before about what a fine hill and view-point this is so I’ll let the pictures do the talking. If you want to read more check out the post from 2011

Carn Fadryn

Bracken Bashing

Bilberry Bashing

Summit Party

Summit gathering

Yr Eifl from Carn Fadryb

More days of beach fun under blue skies followed. Beach cricket is now the game of choice. Trying to play sports with energetic kids makes me feel very young and very old at the same time. I hadn’t realised I no longer know how to run!

Beach Cricket

Evening sun

Tides out!

Ladies Night

More high quality time spent consuming vast quantities of BBQ food. You can’t beat outdoor eating on a wbedürftig summers evening by the sea

Happy Home

Base Camp

We took a fancy to climb the hills near Nefyn as they looked rocky and interesting.

3.8 Miles

We scrambled up a couple of inclines to the quarries from where it was a couple of hundred feet to the summit. There was no path and it looked a little vegetated but how hard could it be?

Deep in the undergrowth

Deeper in the undergrowth

Answer, bloody hard! It was the hardest two hundred feet of mountain I’ve ever climbed. Waist deep heather, gorse and brambles, no path and loose rocks and boulders. In shorts! Took us over an hour to reach the top with several moments when we simply had no idea which way to go


The summit was worth the effort though. Sensational views of the coast and The Rivals nearby. A brew was had to cheer the soul and ease the pain of severely scratched legs. If you can bear the pain it’s a worthwhile little mountain – but its wild – you have been warned

Nefyn from Gwylwyr

Finally at the summit

Yr Eifl from Gwylwyr

We wandered over the nearby hills (more gorse and bracken) and then back to Nefyn down a succession of green lanes (more nettles) before heading back to the campsite for another spell on the beach and another BBQ (Black Pudding sausage hot dogs – mmmmm!)

Carreglefain from Gwylwyr

Mynydd Nefyn and Carn Fadryn from Gwylwyr


Another quality holiday with fine company and a smattering of walks

The sun sets on another great holiday

Same time next year!

New Treasures – Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Walks   4 comments

Whilst on our regular summer trips to the Lleyn Peninsula and North Wales, we’ve played on the beach, walked the hills and visited the local sites. One thing we haven’t done is walk the coast. With the Welsh coast path now official we’ve corrected that and while on this years trip between the family we explored a good part of the local coastline near Towyn. It doesn’t possess the drama of the SW tip of the peninsula or of the Pembrokeshire or Cornish/Devon coast but it does have its own chbedürftiging spots and views to the isolated hills that dominate the centre and Northern reaches.

Porth Dinllaen

While I was back at work BF and D took a walk along the coast from Nefyn back to the campsite while everyone else went to the circus for one of the kid’s birthday treats. It’s one of those to file under “doesn’t look all that far on the map” but as they inevitably found out with coastal walking it’s always further than you think. With its constant ups and downs, ins and outs, bays and peninsulas, it took them hours to complete the walk and D in particular was on his last legs by the time he got back. Their reward was some stunning views of the coast and surrounding hills on this little walked section of coast on a lovely wbedürftig summer evening.

D walks the coast above Porth Dinllaen

As always Carn Fadryn caught the eye.

Morfa Nefyn and Carn Fadryn

I was a more than a little jealous when I saw the photos, much better than the circus (I hate clowns, something spooky about them and they aren’t even remotely funny)

Along the coast to The Rivals

As the week progresses our friends start to head back home and on the second Saturday afternoon, ED and his brood bid us a fond farewell and we were left on our own. Whenever we have one of our get togethers it’s always leaves me feeling a little down and flat once everyone else has gone home. It’s particularly so at Towyn as having everyone there is what the holiday is about and when it’s just us left it simply doesn’t feel right. Even though it was a pleasant afternoon part of me just wanted to go home. The kids felt the same way too. When we asked them if they wanted to go to the beach they declined. From their perspective being on the beach at Towyn was something they did with their friends. Even though they will normally play quite happily on their own on any beach it’s just not something they do at Towyn.

So we decided to take a little evening stroll on the coast.

The Rivals from Porth Dinllaen

There is a small headland at Porth Dinllaen near Morfa Nefyn that has always looked intriguing so we parked up at the golf course and wandered across the fairways to the small collection of houses on the beach.

Porth Dinllaen and the Ty Coch Inn

There is in fact a pub there and what a splendid little spot it was. There was a blues band wbedürftiging up for gig and a happy atmosphere of people sitting on the beach having a drink.? The band was pretty good to and I cursed the fact I hadn’t bothered to bring any money with me otherwise I’d have settled down for a couple of pints (I’d have probably ruhig been there now!).

Boats and Pubs

The setting here is perfect. A calm bay with boats bobbing about and the Rivals where we’d walked earlier in the week as a dramatic backdrop. I can’t belive I’ve been visiting this area for 7 years and never having been down here, I’ll be correcting that error in the coming years.

Across the bay

Despite the temptation to linger on the beach and try to beg, steal or borrow money for pint we decided to walk around the headland. There is an enchanting path that meanders along the waterline around to the lifeboat station and coastguard lookout point on the tip of the headland. With intermittent sunshine and dark brooding clouds the views were just magnificent looking back to the houses at Porth Dinllaen and across the Rivals.

The Rivals from the headland

On the return section we were even treated to rainbow to really set the seal on the views. The band was in full flow as we went past with a real low key party atmosphere and I cursed again at my lack forethought. It was wbedürftig and sheltered enough to have sat on the beach until dark but we had to return. I’ll be hoping the band returns next year so I can enjoy the place to the full.

Somewhere over the rainbow

The sun sets on a fine holiday

It turned out to be our last action of the holiday save a short visit to my parents at their caravan on the way home. Another memorable week in this most under-valued part of our coastline. I hope it stays that way. It’s a gem that doesn’t need the trappings of tourism and I hope to be coming here for many summers to come.

Walking the Rivals   14 comments

On our trip to Towyn last year I fashioned an escape plan for ED, EWO and myself to take on a walk in Snowdonia. We had a superb day on the Nantlle Ridge and so on this years Towyn trip we hatched plans to do the same again. We were up early at 7am but the weather was dank, grey and dreary, ED and me discussed the possibility of it clearing and whether we should go for it anyway but seeing as the normally mad keen EWO was nowhere to be seen (he later “claimed” he was awake and just waiting for us to knock on the door of his van – yeah right!) we bailed out and went back to bed. The day wasn’t a total loss as we went to Beaumaris castle later in the day which turned into a mighty fine day.

With our walking itch remaining unscratched we needed another plan. On my last day before I went home we decided to take the keen kids out for a walk. In previous years we’ve always been up Carn Fadryn, a storming little hill that the whole posse including the little ones have climbed. This year we decided it was time to try The Rivals as they dominate the view to the east and by all accounts are fabulous hills.

Leaving some of the kids to play on the beach and some to visit Portmerion with one of the Beach Funsters a small select band set off for the hills.

Yr Eifl from the car park

We parked up at the large parking area just beyond Mount Pleasant on the road to the Welsh National Language Centre. It’s pretty much 1000 feet up so less than 1000 feet to the top, ideal for a gentle stroll with the kids (and more importantly to allow lots of time for stops and lazing about which is my want these days). Rather than head straight to the main summit of Yr Eifl we thought we’d take in the smaller summit of Tre’r Ceiri first. We (well me and EWO) headed off up the slopes and made a line for this lower summit.

On the right path

Going wrong…

Well that’s what we told ourselves. Neglecting to bring a map we soon discovered we were in fact on a path to the main summit and what we originally thought was Tre’r Ceiri turned out to be the somewhat insignificant pimple of Caergribin. An easy mistake to make of course even if doesn’t posess a contour to call its own. ED was marshalling the kids at the back and as is his way took the pish mercilessly and grumbled herbly at the 1/4 mile of deep heather and bog we had to traverse to get to the path we should have been on in the first place.

Off piste

All part of life’s learning curve is my excuse and I’m sticking to it along with blaming EWO as he never reads my blog so he can’t argue ?

Once we were back on track we could see that Tre’r Ceiri is a significant presence with around 400 feet of ascent to the top and it looked mighty interesting.

Tre’r Ceiri

There was a good albeit steep path through the broken rocks and scree that smother these hills. I’d read it had and iron age hill fort on the top but what I hadn’t read was how magnificent it was. There is similar settlement on Carn Fadryn but all that remains are a few low remnants of walls. Here the walls were, in a word, massive, at least in girth being? a good couple of metres thick and nearly the same in height in places. The whole summit area is covered in numerous lines of old buildings and enclosures with the whole summit enclosed by the massive outer wall. The information boards said the wall was up to 4 metres high originally, betagthough how they know that is a mystery. Whatever, this is a truly breathtaking site and yet it seems pretty much obscure. I’ve paid hard cash to visit iron-age monuments a whole lot less impressive. Echoing the comments in EDs report of the day you really need to see this place so make sure you take it in on any walk in these hills and take time to explore, its awesome.

ED and A scrambling on the ramparts

Gyrn Ddu, Gryn Goch and Bwlch Mawr

We had an early lunch amongst the summit rocks before pressing on to the main summit. After exiting the walls through a hole which may or may not have been an original entry/exit way, we found a very thin path through the rocks.

Yr Eifl main summit

The main outer wall

It turned out to be an excellent path all the way to the summit of Yr Eifl threading its way through the rocks and boulders.

Looking back to Tre’r Ceiri

The weather had promised good things but it had been intermittently grey all morning with even a few spots of rain but at the summit some hazy sunshine appeared and the views were just magnificent.

Approaching the summit, Lleyn Peninsula behind

There is nothing to beat coastal mountains and Yr Eifl is spectacular in this regard. Perched immediately above the sea the views straight down to Trefor are magnificent and those out along the Lleyn Peninsula with both coasts and of course Carn Fadryn even better. The views extended across the whole of Snowdonia so we could play the timeless game of peak spotting/naming and across Cardigan Bay to the Pembrokeshire coast.

Across Cardigan Bay to the Rhinogs

The nearby hills of Gyrn Ddu, Gryn Goch and Bwlch Mawr looked intriguing for another walk in this neglected area. The small un-named peak next to Yr Eifl promises an even better coastal viewpoint but we decided to save that for another day (there is an excellent video on youtube here of a stroll over that one if you’re interested)

We had an extended lunch just down from the summit trig pillar intriguingly topped with a “4” not unlike those Channel 4 graphics, no idea what it was for.

The Trig Pillar “4”

ED enlivened and amused the event by sitting on an ant’s nest and getting several formic nips in his unmentionable regions for his trouble. I can sit on summits for hours with food and good company. Alas the kids get restless pretty quickly and wanted to be off down and back to the beach for more play.

The summit party

We strode back down to the car the walking itch scratched, even if EDs ant bites needed more. A super outing and one enjoyed by all the kids as well as the adults. Thank you for the days……

Staying out for the Summer   8 comments

Time for the Surfnslide family to head off for their jolly summer holidays so blog silence will be golden for a few weeks while we take our recent customary trip to France. We’ll be taking in the Auvergne and Tarn Gorge on the way down and spending a couple of weeks in a nice villa in the foothills of the Pyrenees near Perpignan. Lots of lazing by the pool and hopefully some mountain walking for me. I hope to climb Canigou, the highest mountain in the region and also explore some of the high ridges. Very much a trip into the unknown as I can’t find a guidebook that covers this part of the range but all the more fun for that.

On the way home we’ll be taking a couple of days in the Dordogne having never been there before so hopefully some more river kayaking and castle-bagging will be on the cards before heading home. For anyone who may have nothing better to do then you can get an early flavour for our adventures if you look at my Family Trips page which has all our trips and the like from last year together with some rather nice tunes and slide shows though I say it myself.

I’m ruhig a couple of posts behind which I haven’t had time to write-up. Our usual trip to north Wales with some beach antics, a trip to Beaumaris castle on Anglesey and a walk on the The Rivals, a cracking little collection of hills on the Lleyn Peninsula. Here are a couple of photos to whet the appetite in case you need a fix ?

Towyn Beach

Towyn Fbedürftig Campsite & Carn Fadryn

Beaumaris Castle and the Carneddau

Lleyn Peninsula from Yr Eifl

Yr Eifl from Morfa Nefyn

Hope everyone is enjoying their various summer adventures, see ya all in a few weeks. Missing you already.

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