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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce on 25/8/2014 at 8:42am
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Thinking of staying at a CL at one of these places for Christmas/New Year. Which is the best place to stay and any particular site recommendations? Would like to be no more than 3 miles away from whichever town; do they both have supermarkets? and which is the better place for walking?

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I would say Ruthin.

I'm not sure about campsites, they both have decent supermarkets, however the walking along the Clwydian Range is much more accessible from Ruthin.

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My choice would be Mold, although as I live so near I have not tried the campsites. Walking is excellent around Mold. Moel Famau (well known local hill), Moel Arthur and Loggerheads Country Park, very near to Mold

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I'd say Ruthin pronounced Rithin
Good tesco and quite a busy little town haven't tried any campsites but used to spend a lot of time in llanarmon yn lal which is about 5 miles outside of Ruthin back towards mold
Some great walks over the clywidian range and a short drive to llandegla Forrest which also has great walks and has recognised mountain bike trails
Loggerheads country park is also a short drive and mold market on a Saturday morning is good for an our or two if you do visit mold market look for a coffee shop called brew best coffee and cake in north Wales IMHO
Any more questions and I'd gladly answer them if I can
I love the area your going too and if my numbers come that's where we'd live

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I would say Ruthin too. My sister lives just outside it. It is a lovely little town with lots of history, though Denbigh is also lovely and steeped with history. As well as a market in Mold on Saturdays it is also held on Wednesdays too.

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Thanks, I know Mold, went to college in Wrexham, went to Mold a couple of times and more recently from Chester.

Sounds like Ruthin it is then. Any site recommendations? just need ehu, good access and a Sky tv signal!

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There is a CL nearby to Ruthin... http://www.bathafarnhall.co.uk/

I would also vote for Ruthin, but then I'm biased as I live there!

Plenty of Walks nearby. Offa's Dyke path is literally 1/2 mile from this CL, but up a steep hill though. Also, the Clwydian Way is along the valley floor, if Offa's Dyke proves too hilly/wintry


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Thanks Huw, do you know what the access to Bathafarn Hall is like? It says "swing out" and we have a big twin axle, will it be ok?

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You should be OK, a bit tight but do-able. see google maps below. the gates to Bathafarn Hall are off a single track road, but it is opposite a T-junction which gives you room to swing out.


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More worrying is the directions that Google Maps suggests from Luton! If you're coming up from the Telford and Shrewsbury direction of the A5, don't go through Llangollen and the Horeshoe Pass! Stay on the A483 onto the Wrexham bypass, turn off at Wrexham and follow the A525 to Ruthin. It's much wider and not as steep.

Also, don't be tempted to follow sat nav and go cross country before Ruthin. You need to go through Ruthin and exit on the A494 Mold Road, and then first right onto the B5429, that way you only do about 400 yds of single track road.

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Thanks Huw, yes, I have checked the directions.

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Quote: Originally posted by paul+kate s-o-t on 25/8/2014
I'd say Ruthin pronounced Rithin
Good tesco and quite a busy little town haven't tried any campsites but used to spend a lot of time in llanarmon yn lal which is about 5 miles outside of Ruthin back towards mold
Some great walks over the clywidian range and a short drive to llandegla Forrest which also has great walks and has recognised mountain bike trails
Loggerheads country park is also a short drive and mold market on a Saturday morning is good for an our or two if you do visit mold market look for a coffee shop called brew best coffee and cake in north Wales IMHO
Any more questions and I'd gladly answer them if I can
I love the area your going too and if my numbers come that's where we'd live

Georget64
We used to go the Chinese in Buckley just across the road from the white lion
Kung po chicken was awesome


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That's ok, we don't drink coffee or eat cake!

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