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#702284 - 17th Jun 2012 1:24pm Camping
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Hey guys, I'm hoping to go camping with a group of friends in the next month or so and was wondering where you might recommend? We aren't going to be loud but we'd preferably be somewhere that we don't need to worry about a family sleeping right next to us. Also the cheaper the better!

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#702286 - 17th Jun 2012 1:32pm Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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If you want to travel a bit try shell island barmouth in wales there are different parts to camp but it is really good

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#702305 - 17th Jun 2012 3:09pm Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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I was also going to say shell island. brilliant for groups. we used to go and we had 2 gazebos in the middle of our tents. word of advice though pick your spot wisely. choose somewhere with a bit of shelter as it can get quite windy sometimes

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#702307 - 17th Jun 2012 3:13pm Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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Glan llyn is a good site. it's in bala N.Wales, right on the shore of bala lake. It has clean showers/ toilets, you can have raised campfires & music till late- if any of your friends like canoeing/kyacking then the lake is free to use when staying there. i've also heard plassey near wrexham is ok, but never visited. I sometimes use ukcampsite.co.uk to find other sites. Go onto their maps & click "show all sites".

Happy camping.

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#702337 - 17th Jun 2012 4:40pm Re: Camping [Re: gingevans]
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I think we're actually looking at going to Shell Island. The only thing that worries me is that there's a group of us and we'll all be arriving on different days. Like I said we won't be causing any trouble but we'll make sure we're far enough away from anyone else that we don't disturb them. However Shell Island seems to be a little strict when it comes to allowing groups. Do you think this will be a problem?

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#702384 - 17th Jun 2012 6:35pm Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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wern isaf farm Llangollen .. its a working farm ,quiet and cheap great for the kids .

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#702393 - 17th Jun 2012 7:24pm Re: Camping [Re: shar215]
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http://www.fronalchen.co.uk again its another working farm its in Dolgellau, west wales, 16 miles other side of Bala
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#702599 - 18th Jun 2012 12:02am Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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You will be fine on Shell as it is so vast..A group of us are going at the end of the month (No kids..for a change) But as Jen said,look for somewhere sheltered as the wind can pick up!! Wherever you opt for..enjoy :))

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#702701 - 18th Jun 2012 11:33am Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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We never had a problem with groups. There was 12 of us used to go but there were also bigger groups than us around

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#702702 - 18th Jun 2012 11:35am Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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Also if you're arriving at different times they won't notice the group so much

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#702748 - 18th Jun 2012 1:53pm Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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We used to go to shell island but you need to choose a good spot. I had a rock digging in me one year and the next year woke up at the bottom of a hill, lol. It gets busy as well so sometimes you're stuck with whatever areas are left.

We found this site:-

http://www.dyffryn-seaside-estate.co.uk/

It's only 5 minutes from shell island and in my opinion is a better site to stay anyway. Prices may have changed since the last time I went but they charge by the tent. Shell island charge per person so if there's a group of you going it normally works out a lot cheaper staying at dyffryn. The facilities are better, the grass is like a crown green lawn and it's still virtually on the beach apart from the sand dunes. You can camp next to the dunes as well if you want to be away from the crowds and then the dunes act as a bit more cover from the wind. If you want you could go to both but I'll virtually guarantee that you won't go back to shell island after going to dyffryn.
Also you can actually knock the tent pegs into the ground wherever you want to hammer


As previously mentioned, Glan llyn is another good site!


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#702764 - 18th Jun 2012 2:45pm Re: Camping [Re: ynwa96]
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Shell Island or Hewitts at Benlech in Anglesey, if you use the top field they dont mind about noise, two mins to the beach and two mins to Benlech town centre (pubs and chippys)

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#702770 - 18th Jun 2012 3:06pm Re: Camping [Re: Duxdeluxe]
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Looks like it'll probably be Shell Island.
It say's in their rules that you can only have a max of 3 couples per group.
Not sure about us but I know there's a little more than 6 of us and we're not evenly mixed genders.

But somebody told me they have those strict rules to deter teenagers and they're not too bothered about adults.

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#702775 - 18th Jun 2012 3:40pm Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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They are fairly relaxed about the rules as long as you dont make tits of yourselves but in the summer months it does get very very busy

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#702831 - 18th Jun 2012 8:04pm Re: Camping [Re: PunchIt]
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Shell are more relaxed about groups these days BUT - they are wary of groups of "younger sets"

- - - And PLEASE knock off the radio/ CD players etc at 11pm. Chattering etc will go on to the early hours of course but they can be strict about music playing

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