Are there midges in Wales?

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  • Are there midges in Wales?
  • Premier Icon mtbfix
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    Midges. If the day has a 'y' in it then they'll be there.

    glenp
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    No. And it never rains.

    Davros23
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    Horrible little feckers. And I always get more bites than everyone else put together… 🙁

    Take mtbfix with you, I have never been bitten by a midge if he is around

    piemann
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    Going to Wales this weekend to do the Marin and Penmachno trails. How bad will the midges (or equivalent biting insects) be at this time of year? I
    get royally feasted upon pretty much everywhere I go, so I was just wondering what insects will have the pleasure of my blood in Wales…..

    There never used to be biting midges in Wales but know whilst not as bad as Scotland the little biting custards are just waiting for some nice soft English flesh to gorge on. Usually me I am still scratching from the weekend.

    Potter
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    went to afan for a week last year and got absolutely ravaged by them, just take some spray you`ll be sweet penmachno is amazing,hopefully going myself sunday

    alexxx
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    Try living with lake district midges all your life, oh dear ive got a flat tyre oh no ive had my face eaten by midges.. scotland and wales midges together dont even match them

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    try avon skin so soft. that will keep the litte feckers off!

    And yes, there are midges etc. in wales and in does rain contrary to popular internet wisdom!

    The taffy midges got me in Betwsy the other week. Not as bad as the f*ckers in NZ though….

    pitcherpro
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    The little buggers tend to like my arms and legs !! got nibbled loads at the marin last month and at brenin on sat …….enjoy the riding 😉

    No just short shifty looking men with sallow features, usually accomapanied by a fat missus and several sprogs.

    AndyP
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    no midges, no rain, no inbreeding.
    oh, hang on. I got that all wrong..

    Yes and they bite, but 2-3 orders of magnitude fewer than in the Highlands.

    BlingBling
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    They're Welsh midges FFS so as long as you haven't had any alcohol for the past few days they wont even look at you 😉

    hughjengin
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    Yes there is! I line in North Wales and ride both the Marin and the Penmachno very regularly. Those two places are horrendous for bidges a the moment, They literally chase you into your car at Penmachno carpark. I flatted on the dragons back at the marin the other work, and was stationary for a good 10 mins whilst I reapired it, I do not exagerate when I say I must have been bitten 30 or 40 times. SO take some bug spray

    druidh
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    buzz-lightyear – Member

    Yes and they bite, but 2-3 orders of magnitude fewer than in the Highlands.

    I concur

    devs
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    None today on either trail.

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