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19/7/2012 at 8:13pm
 Location: norfolk
 Outfit: Honda valkyrie.Skandika Milano 6
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Me and the wife have just had 5 days at Nantcol Waterfalls.As the wife has been poorly for the last 3 weeks we left the bike at home and went in the car.

We arrived on Saturday afternoon to find a lovely site.There were a few tents but definatley not packed.The weather was good and it didn't take long to set up.We had a quick stroll round,had a look at the falls,before going back to the tent to heat up the stew and dumplings I made the previous day.

Both me and the wife always have a poor nights sleep the first night in the tent,can't figure that one out.

Sunday we took a drive around the coast and came across an old mining village which had an open day.The place was called Nant Gwrtheyrn.

This is the road leading to the village

At the bottom

The cafe

Got back to the camp and built my camp fire, I had occasional flames but alot of smoke.Sunday night the wind and heavy rain came, it was constant.It was still raining when we went out late Monday morning.

These pics were taken Monday evening

The water was actually flowing across the grass

The bridge leading to the childrens trail

The falls

Tuesday we headed off to Betwys-y-Coed and Swallow Falls, what a smashing place to be.

Swallow Falls,

Got back to the site and it was raining still, coupled with fog.

The Skandika stood up well to the winds and rain although it did leak a bit where the sig is sewn on.I've just ordered some seam sealer.

We liked the area so much that we might go back in August,,on the bike



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19/7/2012 at 8:20pm
 Location: East Ull
 Outfit: Kampa Kielder Air 5
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Great photos, thanks for sharing


19/7/2012 at 8:24pm
 Location: Scotland
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Looks like my kindof place.

Ps - I love the name Nantcol, always makes me think of something you'd take to get a good sleep lol


19/7/2012 at 8:24pm
 Location: Edinburgh
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Wow - what a lovely place, lets hope it dries out soon so others can enjoy :) 


19/7/2012 at 8:38pm
 Location: Ripley Derbyshire
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Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing


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19/7/2012 at 8:46pm
 Location: Bristol
 Outfit: Vango Samara 600 & Gelert Ottawa 4
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Fab photos, thanks for sharing


19/7/2012 at 10:22pm
 Location: Hampshire
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I used to go to Nant Gwrtheyrn back in the very late 80's It was, and I think still is, the National Welsh Language learning centre.

From your picture it's changed a lot since I was last there :)



19/7/2012 at 10:27pm
 Location: Corinium in the Cotswolds
 Outfit: Calais - Eldorado - Alaska - Romahome
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Quote: Originally posted by lewislaw on 19/7/2012
I used to go to Nant Gwrtheyrn back in the very late 80's It was, and I think still is, the National Welsh Language learning centre.

From your picture it's changed a lot since I was last there :)



In the sixties it was an abandoned village, with a small cafe at the top.

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19/7/2012 at 10:43pm
 Location: NE Wales
 Outfit: Cleveland 5
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Quote: Originally posted by lewislaw on 19/7/2012
I used to go to Nant Gwrtheyrn back in the very late 80's It was, and I think still is, the National Welsh Language learning centre.

From your picture it's changed a lot since I was last there :)




The village is still there, now 4* accommodation. The large building you see in the photo is the dining hall (to the left) and the connected bistro (right side of the building). You can also see the newly refurbished church with its glass roofed conservatory. 5m has been invested into the Nant in the past few years. Including a much needed revamp of the access road, although its still pretty steep and daunting when you meet a coach (there's only one passing point). Love it there, we considered getting married there, but decided a destination wedding suited us better.

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19/7/2012 at 11:38pm
 Location: North Wiltshire
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Great photo's reminds you (as if needed) just how wet it has been. Glad you still had fun and some good weather too


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20/7/2012 at 7:05am
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Thanks for posting those amazing photos. I was actually thinking of booking this site for next summer as Wales is a place I have never been to. You have just made up my mind..... See you there folks!!

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20/7/2012 at 7:58am
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Once again...through the piccies its nice to see others enjoying their trips away...Thanks for posting...

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20/7/2012 at 9:38am
 Location: Mid Wales
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Thanks for the lovely pics. I have just booked up for 20th August! Not long now, can't wait!!!!

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20/7/2012 at 9:47am
 Location: Lancaster
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Oh I love Wales, even in the rain, there's nowhere quite like it!  Love your pics, thanks for sharing


20/7/2012 at 9:57am
 Location: Surrey but from Dumfries Originally
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What an amazing place, looks perfect.  Glad you had a great time and thanks for taking the time to share the picces

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20/7/2012 at 12:27pm
 Location: Essex
 Outfit: Croyde 6 Bude 4 Vango Zeal Klondike
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Oh lovely pics! Betws is a great place - we have been to Wales the last 3 years but not in our tent as it always seems to be raining. Although the way this summer has gone maybe we should just go for it next year! Seen some lovely looking sites round Snowdonia.

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