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Places available on the Llanwrtyd Wells trip, Spring bank holiday weekend, 3nights (28th to 31st May)

Due to a couple of late cancellations, a couple of places have become available on this trip.

Total cost for accommodation, breakfasts and packed lunches (3 nights): £42 plus you would need to join CLOG: £15 (annual fee) if you are not already a member.  If you join CLOG you can also book on future trips - we have around 20 weekend and longer trips away each year   - and come on unlimited numbers of our day walks and cycle rides.  For more information about CLOG see our website.

If you are interested in a place on this trip, email me and I will let you know where or not these places are still available and if they are how to book.  

Llanwrtyd Wells - Mid Wales Spring Bank Holiday weekend 
 CLOG's Spring weekend away will be over the first May Bank Holiday weekend.
We're staying at Stonecroft Lodge in Llanwrtyd Wells, mid Wales.

Arriving Friday 28th April and departing Monday 1st May, we have 3 nights' sole use of the  hostel.
We'll be self-catering breakfasts and packed lunches as usual, and eating out at local pubs in the evenings.We are next door to the Stonecroft Inn, and this "smallest town in Britain" has a selection of pubs and shops including the Neuadd Arms Hotel with its own Heart of Wales Brewery.
There are  25 places on the trip. 

What does this area of mid Wales have to offer ?
Well you could try an eight-mile run, two lengths of a60-yard peat bog trench and a 12-mile mountain bike ride. Yes, this is the home of the World Bog Snorkelling Championships, red kites and prolific breweries, surrounded by landscapes made for walking and cycling.
Llanwrtyd Wells straddles the River Irfon, an upper tributary of the River Wye, and lies at the heart of one of the largest remaining great wilderness areas in Great Britain, gateway to the Cambrian Region and positioned slap in the centre of Wales, making it the perfect base for our weekend.

A landscape of forests, mountains and  hidden valleys with circular walks from the hostel, using the Heart of Wales line to nearby stops or cars. 
Bike hire is available locally - it's on a sustrans route and there's a wealth of mountain bike trails in the area. Also you can explore the area on horseback with short or day long treks available. If you book on the trip, let me know if you're interested in either of these options.

LLanwrtyd Wells station is just 7 mins walk from the hostel.There are two possible routes if coming by train, though there don't seem to be a great number of trains available on each route.
1) Trains from Paddington to Swansea, then changing onto the Heart of Wales Line, which runs between Swansea and Shrewsbury.
2)Trains from Euston to Crewe, then changing onto the Heart of Wales Line,  down to LLanwrtyd Wells.
Advance fares have jcome available though don't seem to be any cheaper than the current super off peak returns at £82.
There will be the usual car sharing options though lifts can't be guaranteed as it'll be dependent on any drivers who book on the trip. Once drivers have booked on the trip it’s helpful if they can then let the group know if they can offer lifts and when they might be leaving London.

The cost will be £42.00 which covers 3 nights' accommodation, bedding (but bring your own towel), self-catered breakfasts and packed lunches plus CLOG membership fee £15 if you are not already a member.

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