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Rheba

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Wild Camping in North Wales [Anglesey]
« on: 14:41:13, 14/05/19 »
Hi all my name is Rebecca, hi  :-*


recently 'wild camped' near Llanddonna beach in anglesey. If you didn't know of this location it has free overnight parking, toilets that close at 5pm and a small shop open until 4pm. It's a large beach with grassland and trees nearby for camping. The lady in the shop explained to me she's happy for campers but to leave no mess and keep noise levels down for the overnight fishermen.


This is probably a well known location but thought I'd post a topic about it as I need suggestions of other places to camp in anglesey. I live in north wales but rely on public transport so any suggestions near bus routes would be very ideal as I don't camp for the hikes rather I hike for the camp  ;D [size=78%] [/size]



Also has anyone ever camped near to Llyn Alaw? I'd hate to trek all the way there to find there's nowhere to pitch.




fernman

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Re: Wild Camping in North Wales [Anglesey]
« Reply #1 on: 19:29:29, 19/05/19 »
Hi Rebecca and welcome to the forum.

I have no experience of walking or wild campling on Anglesey but I do have a bit of experience of wild camping in the Snowdonia area, and as I am not getting any younger my walks and wild camps are becoming at low-to-mid levels as opposed to away from it all up in the heights. Consequently I am more often looking for somewhere to pitch in areas with cottages, farmhouses and grazed pastures.

Nevertheless, there are always rough, ungrazed spots where you can hide yourself away without anyone knowing you are there. Behind a wall, or a ruined building, behind a slight rise in the land, that sort of thing, but I don't mean literally behind them, you just need something in the line of vision between you and watchful humans. The other side of trees or bracken would do as well.

What I think you need to avoid most is pitching in any grazed field, which I suspect any farmer would react angrily to. What you need to try and find out about Llyn Alaw is whether there's any dry land around it, as so many Welsh lakes turn out to have boggy surrounds.

I write this having just returned from a trip to north Wales, the most recent of many over the years, where camp #1 was behind a high wall next to a footpath, #2 was in view but on a bit of rough land next to sheep pastures where I am sure no-one would have objected, and #3 was 100m from a track and hidden by trees and shrubs. You might have heard  of the "arrive late and leave early" advice, well that doesn't apply to me, I arrive around 18:30 (it's light till 21:00 in north Wales at the moment) and I don't get up before 07:00 and take hours before I depart. In the event, I saw absolutely no-one at each site.
 

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Re: Wild Camping in North Wales [Anglesey]
« Reply #2 on: 17:37:08, 30/05/19 »
Thank you, fernman.

Aw, that's all right, Rebecca, don't mention it.