The North Wales Circuit 

With lakes, beach and mountains all in one go this is an easy and memorable trip that will see you fall in love with the magic of North Wales. 
 
You can access the North Wales Circuit Route and all it's features here: 
 
 
 
 

1st Stop - Edens Nook 

This is a lovely, easy drive to the gorgeous Edens Nook lying on the edge of the Shropshire/Welsh Border and Snowdonia National Park. This park alone has the most joyous views of the Berwyn mountain range. Teaming with wildlife and some of the most beautiful walks right on the doorstep. 
 
It is definitely worth a trip to Bala lake not to mention Alice (who is she again?) the beautiful miniature steam train that runs the length of the lake 

Recommended camp site 

Site name and details 
Edens Nook 
Forest View 
Llangadfan 
Powys 
SY21 0QG 
info@edensnook.co.uk 
07948 243116 or 07576 310624 
Description 
As it's name suggests this is a blissfully tranquil site, not for a rowdy crowd but a lovely escape with plenty to do. 
 
Nestled right next to the Dyfnant Forest you'll be able to wander to your hearts content through the forest and dogs are welcome on the site so they too can explore the forest with you. 
 
For history lovers both Powys Castle and the Llanfyllin Workhouse offering an insight into times gone by. The Workhouse is now a community and arts centre and offers some beautiful displays, worth popping into if you trying to escape the Welsh rain! 
Amenities 
12 seater BBQ hit, fire pits and BBQs provided 
Toilet block 
Shower Block (and it's free!) 
Shop - No, but a few local shops. Better to go prepared for and stop at shops around Oswestry. 

Things to do nearby 

Let's start with cycling because this one has us really puzzled. When you cycle round Lake Vyrnwy, there is some kind of eye trickery going on that makes you think you are going downhill the whole way round the lake……it doesn’t feel like it on the legs, you definitely can’t stop pedalling. We’ve not figured out yet if you go the other way round whether it feels like you are going uphill the whole way…..that just doesn’t sound as much fun. If you head to the lake then pop in for a drink at The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa – the view from the outdoor balcony is spectacular! 
Revolution Bike Park 
For those of you who like a bit more adrenaline in their cycling you’ll find the world renowned Revolution Bike Park in Llangynog village. They host annual competitions which are worth a watch whether you’re a fan or not! Either way we can fit the bike rack for you so that you can carry 3 adult bikes or 2 adult and 2 children’s bikes for your Campervan adventure. 
River Tanat 
Fishing is a plenty in this part of the world, for the more serious fisher then you’ll find some tips on types of fish and good spots here. You can also fish on stocked pools with these guys 
Walking or Hiking 
If walking or hiking is more your venture then you really do have an unlimited choice. Here are just some of the routes that we would recommend: 
 
 
 
 
Water sports are also an option on both Bala and Vyrnwy with kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and white water rafting all available from both lakes. 
 

2nd Stop - Llyn Peninsula 

Moving on, if you can pry yourself away from Edens Nook on your Campervan adventure and through the most incredible Snowdonia National Park you will reach the famous beaches of the Llyn Peninsula. A massive stretch of beautiful coastline and sandy beaches and there is not just sand…there’s the Black Rock Llamas
 
It’s also a chance to make your trip feel a little more continental with a visit to the Italian-esque village of Portmeirion which somehow always catches the sun! 

Recommended camp site 

Site name and details 
TREHELI FARM 
Rhiw 
Gwynedd 
LL53 8AA 
mark@trehelicampsite.com 
07805 594337 
Description 
This is our pick of the small, quaint and privately run campsites around the Llyn peninsula, making a difference with their eco toilets. 
 
No matter where you stay around here there is good food and good company to be found without going far. There are farm shops and local butchers who can serve you expertly in getting you BBQ ready too! 
 
There's very little light pollution around here so star filled nights are easily had too. 
Amenities 
Beach access 
Eco toilet block 
Shower Block  
Beach access 

Things to do nearby 

Blackrock Sands 
If you fancy a change from the beach that you can access from the campsite, Blackrock Sands is an ideal kitesurfing location. You can organise lessons (including surprise birthday lessons!) with North Wales Kitesurfing.  
Beach 
But without question Blackrock Beach is a haven for children and adults alike with a couple of caves to explore and hours to enjoy building sandcastles. 
 
Adventure Activities 
If you are more of a land lover there’s quad biking, and for the more intrepid explorer, Snowdownia Adventure Activities offer everything from kayaking to abseiling to SUPing (stand up paddleboarding!). 
 
Museum's 
For a tamer experience, or just an indoor one if the weather has turned Welsh on you, the Lloyd George Museum and the Porthmadog Maritime Museum are both close by and worth a visit. 
Cycling, Walking or Running 
And for those of you who like a bit of gentle adventure there are some wonderful routes for cycling, walking (or running if you prefer)  
 

3rd Stop - Ceiriog Valley Park 

No trip to North Wales is complete without a stop in Betws-y-Coed and an obligatory photo at Swallow Falls. Nestled in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-coed has something to please all ages from tearooms to beer, hiking to shopping, river paddling to white water rafting. Then on to the peace of Ceiriog Valley Park for the night 

Recommended camp site 

Site name and details 
Ceiriog Valley Park 
Glyn Ceiriog ,llangollen 
LL20 7NP 
United Kingdom 
 
01691 718681 
Description 
 
 
Ceiriog Valley Caravan Park is a hidden gem of a site with helpful owners and only the gentle noise of the river passing by and the wind in the trees in the picturesque valley of Glyn Ceiriog , Llangollen. 
Amenities 
Electric hook up available 
Dog friendly 
Shower & toilet Block  
Shops, pubs and restaurants all close to hand. 

Things to do nearby 

Swallow Falls 
From Easter onwards Swallow Falls can get pretty busy and there’s a common (first world) perception that you’ve got to drive there and fight for a parking space on the roadside. There is in fact a beautiful, all ability woodland path that leads from the village to the Falls that makes for a much less stressful and much more environmentally friendly solution. Last time we checked, if you approach from this side, you don’t have to pay to see the Falls either…..winner, winner, chicken dinner! Enjoy and post us a photo in the Camper Holiday Facebook page! 
Childhood memories 
Childhood memories are made of paddling and the river is the perfect place to roll up trousers and let the kids paddle. Once they need warming up then make your way into the shopping areas and choose from lots of lunch options and picnic on the grass while feet and clothes dry off. Always worth a little wander is the Railway Museum and some photo opportunites on the miniature steam railway. 
Zip World 
Just outside the village you’ll find Zip World which offers all kinds of high wire and almost roller coaster type adventures amongst the trees. 
Walking or Hiking 
You’ll not run or walk short of hiking routes around Betws-y-Coed and we particular love the circular routes that you’ll find here. They start in the village so you’ve no need to move the Campervan if it’s busy and they range from easy and short to whole day affairs. 
Betws-y-Coed 
And, of course, Snowdon is spitting distance from Betws-y-Coed if you want to tackle Wales' biggest mountain…..she is a mountain mind. Please don’t be fooled by the fact that she has a railway into thinking she’s an easy climb. It might be warm and sunny down below but it can be freezing and bleak at the top with poor visibility – please don’t become another statistic for Snowdon Mountain Rescue…. use their website to select a route that is suitable for your ability and safely plan both your ascent and descent. 
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