01 June, 2009

Perfect campsite in Ceredigion: Outer Bounds Camping

We really fell on our feet this weekend. A reasonably last minute decision to head west based on the weather forecasts, and some careful surfing (on the web - don't do water very well...) found me the most wonderful campsite.

So now I'm telling you all about it which is clearly foolhardy as there are only six plots for tents (no caravans as no access, camper vans a possibility I think), but the site is so great that the owner (Peter, laidback, conscientious, unassuming) deserves to be busy. It's called Outer Bounds Camping and it's just near Llanrhystud, up the Cardigan Bay from Aberaeron (or south from Aberystwyth if you prefer). Down very quiet lanes you finally end up at this rural idyll. There are lovely touches everywhere - the communal eating area (long wooden table and benches under a tarpaulin), a home-made (but really well as Peter was a mechanic and is clearly very handy) children's play area, sites for fires, garden furniture to borrow, barbecue equipment, and a really well organised recycling area including compost heap.

There are hedges made of currant bushes, raspberries and blackberries everywhere, hawthorns, bamboos and so on. There were loads of butterflies and both days we saw red kites flying overhead. The kids loved exploring the small paths that led to other plots or to the stone circle with glimpses of Cardigan Bay in the distance. It's all done with real love and care and attention.

We're going back. Definitely.

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