Our first venture for 2017, a run south into the depths of Mid Wales. It’s been a while since our last blog, (hangs head in shame) the one thing you can say about me… “He’s reliably unreliable.” But hey, who cares, live life to the full and enjoy…..Cue Grandson …
So anyway, back to the business in hand…Mid Wales, and here we are at the Old Station Caravan Park, at New Radnor, Powys, north east of Llandrindod Wells, just off the A44. A fairly easy drive down from north east Wales, taking just over 2 hours with stops. Taking us through Churchstoke, Chirbury, Clun, Knighton, a pleasant meander through towns and villages well off the beaten track.
The site itself is a mixture of a small number of statics, space for a few tourers, plus a holiday cottage. The touring area is quite small, but the site offers full facilities and has some brilliant walks directly from the site (These involve hills!) The site also has its own tearoom, which opens early March. We like this place for an out of season jaunt, only us and another van here….I suspect they don’t have any issues filling the site during the high season, but on a mid Feb day, with drizzly, misty weather, we’re kings of the castle and very happy with our lot.
Yesterday and today we’ve done a couple of walks, today we wandered into the village of New Radnor, passing a prominant memorial topped with a cross to a local bigwig from the 1800’s …Baronet Cornwallis or similar. Sadly the local pub is closed, which is a great shame. The village is lovely, it has a small local shop, but the loss of the pub was probably quite a blow. The village is dominated by New Radnor Forest, with burial sites, an ancient church, castle mounds….on a good day, what’s not to like. The campsite owners have local guide sheets available for visitors.
Actually….just noticed on Rightmove, the campsite is up for sale!!!
The dogs been quite a good lad on this trip, his 5th year of travelling. He’s bigger and stronger, but sticks to us like glue…odd squirrel or rabbit allowing..obvs. He absolutely loves the van, and is quite happy to slip into “Van Routine” at the drop of hat, I’m sure other van owners have similar experiences. He melts our hearts everytime we look at him, except when he’s not so well behaved…(read “Cats Bells, Hells Bells”)
Back to baseloc on thurs, tomorrow a short walk, to have a look at a couple of areas close by to the village, including the local church…Rock n Roll!!
That is all.