Llandegla Fishery Campsite, Llandegla, North Wales
Our final destination was a beaut! We were booked to stay at Llandegla campsite http://www.llandeglafishery.com/ they have a choice of accommodation such as camping with 6 electric hook-up points, a couple of teepee tents, Bed & breakfast for up to 8 or 2 bed self catering cottage. Also on site is a quaint (but busy) cafe.
As the name suggests there were several ponds/lakes with lots of people fishing. It was very picturesque.
Things to do
Our main purpose for being in the area was to enjoy the trail centre based across the road in Llandegla forest. Things didn’t quite get off to a good start as our initial climb resulted in Jasper walking as it was too steep. It didn’t bode well!
It was clear the climb was going to be a challenge for tired legs. Keith wasn’t in a sympathetic mood and reminded me of one of those Thai tour guides who also told you that everything was just round the corner or 20 minutes away when the complaints started on the uphill section. And just as things were going so well… the heavens decided to open!! Needless to say Jasper ended up sobbing when we reached the top! bless him. Some mummy hugs and a little chocolate managed to coax him along!
We made our way down the blue route which was quite easy to read and had a few little berms and a couple of pumps. Ethan was out front with his daddy loving it; Jasper… not so much! But we did get a few little smiles eventually. On an ordinary day he’d have managed it with no issues, but not today. The route ended up taking around 1 1/2 hours and when we finally reached the cafe (full of lots of fabulous food!) we all enjoyed a well deserved treat! The centre was good but small compared to others I’ve been to. There was a variety of challenges and was certainly a popular venue. There were a few other red and black runs as well as some skills areas that you could try out. The location was so lovely and peaceful though and we will definitely return again.
As well as cycle centre there are a few other activities to do in the area, such as:
Visiting one of the many aqueducts around the Llangollen area and is quite a sight to see. The most popular is Pontcysyllte Aqueduct based near Wrexham. A fantastic piece of engineering to ensure the canal continues it journey.
There’s some white water rafting tours in Llangollen region as well as the Steam Railway.
Note: there was no signal in this area (you are in the ‘valley’) and so the only Wi-Fi reception we got was next to the cafe.