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  • Last minute New Year weekend away
  • alwillis
    Full Member

    Can the hivemind suggest somewhere I haven’t thought of that might work for Saturday night?

    Looking for a day or 2 of decent interesting walking, within say 3 hours of Swindon. Thinking Brecons, SW coast path (northern part), but we always go to the same places.

    Pubs, B&Bs or self catering all considered.

    What do you recommend?

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Come over to ours. Bring beer.

    bonzodog
    Free Member

    I recommend planning a bit further in advance.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Peak District?

    alwillis
    Full Member

    I recommend planning a bit further in advance.

    Point taken. Just got home after a few days at my parents and the wife suggested it might be nice to get away before we go back to work. Possibly not a goer and we can just do some day trips, but this place often surprises me with suggestions!

    binners
    Full Member

    I recommend planning a bit further in advance.

    Ordinarily, yes. This year, no chance.

    We’ve not bothered booking yet as there are absolutely loads of lovely places still available and the prices keep going lower by the day

    If you booked well in advance, you’ll have paid well over the odds

    We’ll be off up to the lakes somewhere.

    Have a look here

    ferrals
    Free Member

    Vale of Glamorgan? 2hrs to Swindon and good coastal walks on the stretch of coast between ogmore and llantwit. Imagine you might find somewhere nice to stay rurally in that area or in Cowbridge which is the main town (inland, 10 mins drive from sea). Some nice pubs in the area for a drink/meal too

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    We’ll be off up to the lakes somewhere.

    Have a look here

    I doubt you’ll have the luxury of choice, but if you do, please don’t book via Sykes. They’re not s nice company

    binners
    Full Member

    I doubt you’ll have the luxury of choice

    Have a look for yourself. There’s loads of decent places free and they’re all slashing their prices to try and fill empty houses

    but if you do, please don’t book via Sykes. They’re not s nice company

    How come? Booked through them quite a few times, including 3 weeks ago in a gorgeous house in Keswick. What’s the issue with them?

    konagirl
    Free Member

    The area around Lynton/Lynmouth has nicely varied walks. If there is low cloud/fog then you can walk along the East Lyn for miles, if weather ok and not windy there is the coast path in both directions. You need to book dinner though. I would have recommended Old Bank but they’re full.

    Most places I can think of will be horribly muddy after all this rain and the Brecon Beacons might be clouded in. But there are lots of options there, including Llanthony if you haven’t done that area, steep walk up out of the valley sides to huge views, if you get the weather. Llanthony has a rustic hotel with restaurant and a pub. Gower Peninsula is worth looking at, for cliff top walks, beaches, nice village pubs.

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