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

 

 

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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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.

 

 

 

 

Air BnB – North Wales

So, I used Air BnB for the first time – and stayed in a house near Amlwch, Anglesey.

It costs £60 a night, and was well worth it.

It was perfect for us with a baby –  as we had a meal cooked for us, and stayed and didn’t have to worry about the baby screaming and upsetting people.

If you don’t fancy sharing the actual house, the couple that we stayed with, also have a caravan outside.

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There’s a lovely beach about 10 minutes drive away from the house:

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Pili Palas was really quiet, and definitely worth a visit with the little-one

http://www.pilipalas.co.uk/