Our Tour of Wales – Part 5: Penrherber to Highbridge, Somerset

Leaving Terfyn Mawr, we said our goodbyes to Gerald and Hazel and following their directions took the road down to St. David’s via Fishguard and Haverfordwest, returning along the coast through Newgale and Solva. St David’s Lleithyr Meadow Caravan and Motorhome Club (CMC) site, is a short walk from Whitesands Beach, and although no dogs are allowed in high season, the coast path is still a joy to walk with the dog. https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-sites/wales/pembrokeshire/st-davids-lleithyr-meadow-club-campsite/ We were here, in the heatwave, and although the temperatures weren’t as high as some places, it was pretty warm! Dog walks were early or late for a couple of days, thankfully the weather cooled, before we left and we were able to wander along the Coast Path and admire the views. We had some lovely sunset views looking to Carn Llidi, from our pitch.

Continuing our tour, we left St David’s and headed to Pembroke and Tenby and on to our next stop at Pembrey Country Park CMC. https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-sites/wales/carmarthenshire/pembrey-country-park-club-campsite/We made a detour through Pendine and Laugharne. Pendine Sands is a seven mile stretch of beach, which was used for car and motorcycle racing in the 1900s. It was very busy when we passed through, so on our list to return to, out of season. Travelling back up to the A477, through the village of Laugharne, this was a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, as it’s where the BBC series Keeping Faith was filmed – Ric has no idea, what I was talkin about, but it got me through lockdown! Arriving at Pembrey CMC site, we were a little disappointed! Having spent a lot of time of Certified Locations (CLs) and at St David’s, the pitches seemed very close together and it was very busy! Our last time here we were just out of lockdown 1, and it was a little later in the season, so probably our bad planning rather than a site issue! A walk into the town, revealed a church, and a couple of pubs but not a lot else, although we did find a random Post Box, which we can confirm still works (our parcel arrived)!

We only spent a night at Pembrey (planned), before we headed off to a CL at Pencoed, Bridgend – our last stop in Wales (on this trip). We headed along the south coast, east, around Swansea and Port Talbot into Bridgend and on to Pencoed and Dryslwyn CL https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/certificated-locations/wales/bridgend/bridgend/dryslwyn/ The site also has two log cabins, handy for friends and family who don’t share the motorhome / caravan experience, and a toilet! The lanes are very quiet and suitable to walk with the dog and although it was fairly wet when we were there (so a lot of cloud) the views were great.

We left Pencoed and travelled through the minor roads to Caerphilly, and Newport, before picking up the M4 and crossing the second Severn Crossing – the Prince of Wales Bridge (Britain’s second longest bridge), back into England. Our Tour of Wales has officially ended, but in Tour de France style, we’re keeping the title of our trip for this week! Our next stop was a lovely CL in Bason Bridge, Highbridge, Somerset – Malthouse Farm https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/certificated-locations/england/somerset/highbridge/Malthouse-Farm/ Located on the edge of Bason Bridge, with a pub of the same name and a Garage, there were lots of footpaths and various places to walk. The site is ideal for the M5, but there was no road noise – we will be back….

As always, thank you for reading, we’ll be back with more of our tour of???? soon, hopefully there’ll be more stunning views and sunsets (and fingers crossed good weather). We hope you and your families are safe and well, too.

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