You may remember from my first Wainwright walk post, Cold Pike and Pike o’Blisco, we used to get around the Lakes in Old Peg, our brilliant old campervan. We’ve missed having a van so last year, after much scrolling through eBay, we bought Tormund the Transit. And our first trip (after the back garden) – the Lake District. Travelling up on Friday night, we stayed at Sykeside Camping Park and after tea in the pub and a wander down the lane at the back of the site, we settled in for the night.
Hiya, and welcome back to #AdventureCalling. What is everyone up to this wet and windy half term? The boy was off last week, and for something a bit different, we spent a few days in London, exploring the museums, the Tower of London and seeing the sights. I even coped with the London Underground – this is what I was most nervous about. We had a fantastic time!
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I love castles. Whenever I picture a castle in my head, invariably it will be something akin to what I would have drawn as a child – imposing stone walls standing proud on a hill, turrets and battlements, arrow slits and a huge portcullis. So when we decided to visit Harlech Castle in North Wales, I was very excited.
We’re back with #AdventureCalling. What has everyone been up to for the last two weeks? Father Christmas did indeed manage to find some microspikes in tiny feet size, and I was very excited but unfortunately, a pretty painful back scuppered any plans for big walks. Things a looking better now, and we have a winter tree walk – learning about tree identification – to look forward to.
It’s #AdventureCalling time again already. The last two weeks have flown by. In amongst the Christmas shopping, parties and the big baby toy clear out, we’re still missing get out as much as we’d like to. But it’s the last day of work for a few days and I have plans to get us outside somewhere. Rumour has it that Father Christmas may have been able to source some microspikes for tiny adult feet too, so fingers crossed.
Well, we’re definitely at the time of year where you need your big coat. During the last two weeks either been at kids birthday parties or battling a multitude of germs but now we’re all starting to feel better, we’re looking forward to getting out in some crisp winter weather. Hope you’ve all managed to get out for some adventures, large or small.
The bustling village of Betws y Coed is surrounded by forests, so during a visit to North Wales, we decided we would explore them with the aim of reaching Llyn y Parc in the Gwydir Forest. We left the car at the Pont-y-Pair car park (LL26 0LS) and after the usual faffing around, turned right out of the car park. A quick stroll led us to a road on the right, at the bottom of which, the forest awaited. As we made our way into the trees, we found ourselves on a wide track bounded by pines.