Corsa Campervan Adventures – Hope Mountain

Thought I would trial the ‘campervan’ somewhere close, so Saturday night I slept on Hope Mountain, which is on the border of Wrexham & Flintshire in North Wales.

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The campervan is basically at the prototype-stage…several black-out-blinds cut out to the shape of the back windows, and ducktaped on, a USB charger for the cigarette-lighter and an army-issue sleeping bag.

I tried my folding Judo-mat as a sleeping platform, but it was too hard and too high, so I’ve replaced this with a shed-load of thick-blankets (thanks Aunty Vicky). I’ve order some velcro-stickers to add to the car interior and the black out blinds and a unisex urinal. I might take the passenger- front seat-out, as it was a right pain getting in and out.

I want to build (or buy) a hollow sleeping platform with pull out bits for cooking utensils etc There’s a few ideas here.

Anyway, here’s Hope Mountain Sunrise:

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Hope Mountain

I didn’t get bummed (chance would be a fine thing) or woken up by Police or wild animals (as predicted by friends), but I was a bit tired.

That sunrise was one of the best things I’ve ever seen, better than the one I saw in Death Valley or the rip-off skywalk thing in the Grand Canyon.  Amazingly peaceful too. So definitely worth losing some sleep over.

 

Halkyn Mountain

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2 nights later I slept on Halkyn Mountain, it was shit. I think it’s all about the sunrises really, so it’s definitely worth checking the weather forecast. Also I probably chose a bit of a crap spot

 

 

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Our Weekend in Anglesey

A few pics – we stayed in a caravan at Rhos Farm Park

The park was a big hit

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We visited the beautiful Plas Newydd House

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Anglesey

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and Pili Palas

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Pili Palas is a little cheap n cheerful, but provides a nice day out to enjoy with the family. The staff are nice and so are most of the people who visit. Plus Nora really enjoyed it so can’t complain – it’s worth the money.

Moel Famau, Mold, North Wales

Some pics from our camp on Friday.

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It was minus 5 degrees C

Moel Famau

will update more pics when I can work out how to embed the Instagram images!

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Moel Famau Post Code

– This is a bit of a mystery, even on Google maps there isn’t one shown, hopefully a SatNav will list it as a local attraction/landmark though. The postcode – CH7 5SG should bring you by Loggerheads, turn right after that down  Bwlch Pen barras road

Horse Shoe Falls – North Wales

Took a half day on Friday, and drove down to the waterfall by the Horse Shoe Pass (which is kind-of by Llangollen).

Great idea if you live within a few hours driving distance, hardly anyone there on a Friday afternoon.

 

 

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_Falls_(Wales)

 

 

 

 

The waterfall itself, isn’t really a waterfall (see pic above).

However, it is still really beautiful, especially the view from the hill above the lake/waterfall.

Lots of ‘layers’ of trees, hills, etc.