To get to the waterfall, you have to go up the bit of a hill from the car park, dodge the scousers and then go onto the road (be careful) then look for the sign and gate for Plas power woods, the first waterfall is about a 15 minute walk away
Nice day by the river
Went for a nice walk, lovely and quiet even on Good Friday
there is parking by the war memorial in Bwlch gwyn. It is on the corner, about 250m from the pub that you pass on the left coming from Wrexham
nant y ffrith waterfall
if you look on Google maps, you can navigate to the waterfall and caves.
I don’t personally recommend it, you have to go over a fence or past a no entry sign. Dodgy with kids or on your own
Wild camp,before the lockdown
it pissed down all night 🌙
Pictures courtesy of https://instagram.com/gaz_white123?igshid=1fndv0t8ffe69
Apparently its a great place for a wild swim
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.
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:
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.
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
A few pics – we stayed in a caravan at Rhos Farm Park
The park was a big hit
We visited the beautiful Plas Newydd House
and Pili Palas
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.
Some pics from our camp on Friday.
It was minus 5 degrees C
will update more pics when I can work out how to embed the Instagram images!
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
Lovely place for some camping at the weekend.
We ended up attending the Conscious Camp, which turned out to be great family fun. Sorry for the cliche, but it was!
We even got involved in a bit of river swimming