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Message posted by Tigermouse on 14/7/2014 at 9:14am
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Quote: Originally posted by the black fox on 14/7/2014
unfortunately the abergele area beaches are mainly stony



The beach at Pensarn - nearest to Abergele itself and close to the station - is very stony but when the tide's out there's lots of sand and a few shallow pools to paddle in. Three car parks there, all free, and a couple of nice little cafes.



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Message posted by kevin-t on 14/7/2014 at 9:41am
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 Back to the route,

 I myself live north sheffield, and go over to chester with big twin wheeler regular.

 Always use the woodhead, not very many holdups till u get to mottram. Thats the route i would take every time. That cat and and fiddle road seems to be all motor bike racers!!

 

Just my two penneth.

 

Enjoy


Message posted by Davep on 14/7/2014 at 10:49am
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Quote: Originally posted by brianconwy on 14/7/2014
In Abeergele itself next to Manor farm caravan park is this place which has opened last month for the first time in thirty years.

Gyrych Castle



The archaeological survey, is part of the Planning Consent conditions, given to the Owners of the Estate Castle Developments, who are moving ahead with a multi million pound development of the Castle and Grounds.

They are tightly controlling access to the site, on H&S Grounds.

I'm been connected with 2 different Hobbies, negotiating access to the Estate Grounds, but not getting very far with the owners. Despite one project having a large PLI protection in place.

I consider myself lucky, in that I saw the castle and interior, before it became unsafe to enter, and was vandalised beyond belief, and again sadly around 7 years ago, when the extent of the damage was horrifying. What was in decline on my first visit, but could have been restored. is now a shell, with some of the major walls brought down. Some of which was done by the current owners, in a major stabilisation project, to stop the whole structure collapsing.

The plan is for North Wales, first 5* Hotel and Conference Centre

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Message posted by Jax365 on 14/7/2014 at 11:00am
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If you have a dog, make sure that you look for the signs to say where dogs are allowed on the beach. Sometimes its only to one side or another, on some beaches, dogs aren't allowed at all. So make sure you know, because you can be slapped with a heavy fine if you don't know.

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Message posted by the black fox on 14/7/2014 at 11:23am
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And don't get confused there's hundreds of places called traeth LOL

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I live between you and Wales. DON'T go near Buxton. Take the Woodhead pass down to Mottram, take the Stockport and M60 signs to Bredbury. Onto the M60 then the M56 passing Manchester Airport. Stay on to the end of the Motorway and follow the signs to North Wales. Your worst bit is the Woodhead pass from Sheffield but its by far the easiest route with a caravan.


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Message posted by Monks on 14/7/2014 at 5:17pm
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Thank you for your suggestions everyone, after chatting about it with my hubby we have decided to go via the Wood Head Pass. Thanks for suggesting the places to visit, I'll look at all those.

Message posted by paul.foers on 18/7/2014 at 1:58pm
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Drove from Rotherham to Conwy (nr Llandudno) for the last 2 years. First time I went M1 north, M62 and then the M55. Second time I went across the woodhead

Was nerviosu with the woodhead but no need to be, although my preference is still the motorway due to ease and it also seemed easier on the fuel consumption through lack of accelerating and braking evey 2 minutes


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Which road is the woodhead? I was thinking of cutting across to Horncastle because of the lower milage but if you think I would use less fuel on the longer motorway journey then I might go that way. I am in no rush.

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Woodhead is the A628

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Message posted by Monks on 18/7/2014 at 10:40pm
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We have now decided to go via the M1 M62, we think we will feel under less pressure from other vehicles.

Message posted by realbusdriver on 19/7/2014 at 9:44am
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Hi from another steel city tin tenter,
we had a trip to north wales last year (Barmouth) route I opted for was M67 / A438, app' 152 miles, only about half were m/way mile's though, nice steady plod ,about 3 hours drive if I remember rightly

your trip should be a bit shorter though monks ,by about 50 miles I think

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Quote: Originally posted by Monks on 18/7/2014
We have now decided to go via the M1 M62, we think we will feel under less pressure from other vehicles.



thats sensible ,my earlier choice was based on your experience to

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