Camping News

Posted June 19, 2024

Thank you for the many messages of thanks that we have received from organising the Summer Camp at Barmouth 2024 which just happens to be the 50th anniversary of summer camps that our Club has held.

We would like to thank the many unsung heroes who’ve led walks and helped out in many ways to make this camp a success – we can count at least twelve. Providing a week’s walking holiday for over 40 with the variety of walks, accommodation and meals can only be done with teamwork and a willingness to come forward and make a contribution. So pleasing to see so many new faces joining us on the campsite.

The basis of the holiday is what we discovered walking the Welsh Coastline nearly twenty years ago. Rather than follow the road from Barmouth to Llanbedr YHA where we were staying, we decided to follow the various old coach routes that traverse the Rhinogs in a northerly direction, a good fifteen mile route up in the hills which we found demanding, I remember, on the day. Also years before staying at Kings YHA, which nestles just under Cadair Idris.

Our favourite walks, and two we’ve always wished to lead for the Club, are Dyffryn Ardudwy to Barmouth and also the Cregennen Lakes route leading up from the Mawddach Trail passed Kings YHA. From time to time we hear others in the Club have also walked these routes and always remark about these walks favourably. The photo on our web page under the Rights of Way tab with Barmouth Bridge in the distance was taken descending from Cregennen Lakes.

Looking ahead, planning is now advanced for the Summer Camp next year and developing for 2026. The September Camp in 2025 is based at Birchover, Derbyshire.

Over the next few years we have new camps and destinations to look forward to, so thank you again to those who are helping with our efforts.

Camp Organiser.