Cliff-top Camping on the Llyn Peninsular
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The Llyn Peninsular is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty located in the north west corner of Wales. With its attrractive coastline and a backdrop of the mountains of Snowdonia, the area is a popular and unspoilt destination for summer weekends.
We will be staying at Penrallt Coastal Campsite, located on the cliffs on the northern side of the peninsular. On the Saturday there will be a walk at nearby Yr Eifl (aka 'The Rivals'), a group of three modest mountains comprising:
- Tre'r Ceiri (485 metres (1,591 ft)),
- Garn Ganol (561 metres (1,841 ft)) and
- Garn Fôr (444 metres (1,457 ft)
The aim will also be to incorporate a stop at Nant Gwrtheyrn, the National Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, for refreshments.
Alternatively, you will be welcome to take yourself off to one of the nearby small towns or villages, or take a walk along the coastal path. These are also options for Sunday.
Either way, this is intended to be a small, relxaed camping weekend in one of Wales' most beautiful locations.
(The following is taken from the campsite's own website)
This is a unique and unspoilt location, on the north west coast of the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. Set back from the sea cliffs, with magnificent views over the sea and countryside. Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Heritage Coastal Path crosses the site.
The 4 acres of level grassland are divided into 4 separate fields, providing spacious pitches for 20 caravans, 20 tents, 2 pods and a yurt. Here you can watch the sunset over the sea and listen to the waves gently breaking on the shore whilst lying in your tent.
Recognised by "Cool Camping" and "The Guardian" in the list of "Best Campsites in Britain".
The coastal path will lead you to rock pooling coves in 15 minutes and sandy beaches within 30 minutes walk. The small natural harbour of Porth Ysgaden, is only 5 minutes away by car.
Penrallt has been awarded Green Dragon Accreditation from the Welsh Assembly Government and Gold Standard from Marine Conservation Society for commitment to Environmental Sustainability.
- "Cool Camping" wrote... "quirky and slightly home-made, recycled even,... more than adequate"
- There are 2 sets of facilities either of which can be used where ever you are pitched
- 4 showers, 20p coin operated, & 4 toilets
- Freezer available free of charge for ice packs
- Laundry facilities - £1 coin washing machine and tumble dryer
- Wheelchair accessible, though not classified as disabled
- 3 dishwashing sinks with hot water 20p coin
- 2 outside toilets with hand basins
- Children's play area
- Comprehensive recycling facilities
- Chemical Toilet Disposal point. ORGANIC NON-FORMALDEHYDE ADDITIVES ONLY.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome if they are under control and kept on a lead at all times on site. Owners must clean-up after their dogs on site and on the headland. There is an additional charge of £4 per dog for the two nights, payable upon arrival in cash to the event leader.
Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans: There is an additional charge payable for these, but the OutdoorLads will need to check with the site regarding pitch availability before booking. Please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 420 0001 to enquire.
What to bring
Tent: make sure you know how to pitch it, even in bad weather or in the dark. Check you have all the poles, ropes and pegs. A 3 season tent is the minimum recommended level of protection.
Sleeping bag: one that provides adequate warmth, designed to go below the temperature that you expect
Sleeping mat: will keep you warmer and dryer
Waterproof bags: for spare, dry clothing
Food: search online for camping food that’s easy to cook and filling
Hot drinks: at least in cold weather
Cooking Equipment: check you have fuel and know how yours works
Eating equipment: mug, bowl or plate and cutlery
Washing up equipment: detergent, brush/scourer and tea towel
Wash kit: remember to include a towel, shower gel and shampoo
Torch: or easier still, a head torch
Food & drink
As usual with our camping events, no food or drink is included, so you will need to make your own arrangements and bring approrpaite supplies and cooking facilities.
On the Friday evening we will aim to eat together in the manner of our typical "hostel buffets" - i.e. everyone who wants to take part should bring a contribution for a buffet/picnic which will take pleace in a central location in our camping area.
On Saturday evening you can either cook on-site, or the leader will look into local pub options. More details will follow nearer the time.
Don't forget to bring food for a packed lunch on Saturday,