This year my timetable from school has changed to allow me a Monday off so this weekend we decided to make the most of it and have a mini adventure. Crickhowell is a small village in the Brecon Beacons. Table mountain was quite close along with a few other walks, which made it an ideal place to stay.
The camp site we chose was Riverside Camp site, it was situated in the village but surrounded so the village was hidden from view. On arrival Alex, the owner welcomed us and told us information about the site, village and local walks. One of which was Table Mountain and the other a canal walk. Showing us to our spot he patiently waited while we decide where that might be. Once the decision was made he chatted for a while and then left us to settle in.
The site has a very unusual, concealed entrance, we missed it the first time we passed and had to double back. It was on the main road heading towards the village, with houses both sides and it isn’t where you would expect it to be.
Driving down the drive we were greeted to an abundance of curious garden ornaments and wall plaques. They belong to the owner of the garage that is on the drive to the camp site! Curiouser and curiouser!
The site has a small field and a large field both within easy access to the toilet block. There was also a hard standing area but it was an area of tarmac by the main entrance. Not ideal for a long stay and the awning would be impossible to to put up.
We tucked ourselves snuggly up the hedge in the smaller one.
After we were set up and suitably refreshed we went on our super sleuth investigation around the site. There were a number of static vans and the remaining spots were left for tourers. He accepts all vehicles but no under 18’s, something to do with the insurance. The toilet block was very clean and even had 3 wet rooms.
We tried one of these out later in the weekend and I found it handy having the toilet in there and plenty of room to spread myself around. A little too much I think as I was chilly at times.
Over all I was very pleased with the site and all the facilities and would recommend it for a peaceful stay. Somewhere you can park up and be able to go into town for a drink or a meal and go on plenty of walks.
Waking up to rain splattering on top of Mable on Saturday was expected so we had a slightly soggy walk into town.
Our beautiful sunny view when we arrived. 😄
Our somewhat eerie view Saturday morning. 😳
Literally 2minutes and we were in the hustle and bustle of the shops which included some very unique ones!! My favourite was Natural Weigh, everything was in containers to weigh out. Liquids to pasta, chocolate to spices. It was very surreal and I felt like I had entered some type of alchemist shop.
Moving on, we ventured to the very well stocked Travel and Tourism shop. I often get lost mooching around these places and emerge laden down with leaflets that get stored in Mable’s cupboard BUT I found some great leaflets about our next trip to Tenby and the Gower Coastal paths. How exciting!!😴ok I will move on.
There were numerous pubs and cafes in town but due to me being on my calorie controlled diet and alcohol free 2 weeks we ventured into a cafe….. it was gin time as well… that’s a first!!
The cafe we chose was on the back of a book stall called Cafe at the Book ish.
It was like a small never ending laberinth. Starting with a book shop and through corridors which split to a child’s sitting and reading area, very cosy, or onto the cafe with a stairs to a room with a glass viewing area in the corner.
Coffee was ordered and aforementioned leaflets were perused with pleasure.
A few more shots around the village.
Just before going back to the site we came across a butchers and once more our minds turned to our bellies so 2 fresh succulent lamb chops were bought for our tea. 😋 yum. Xx🐧xx