Travelled: 84 kilometres from Conwy to Amlwch on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales
Visited: Great Orme, Llandudno, parking £3 per 2 hours after 10am, then Plas Newydd at Llanfairpwll, National Trust £11pp
Stayed: A small carpark on Upper Quay Street, Amlwch above the marina, free. (Windcamping) N53.41597, W04.32891
We wake to seagulls squarking at something or other about 6am. There’s a hell of a racket, they must be fighting over a chip. The tide was running to it’s ebb last night and it’s running again now. We have had a very quiet night didn’t hear a train or much else till the seagulls.
The morning is still very grey and chilly. Makes you wonder about Wales in summer. Yesterday we had planned a walk up the Great Orme, but a combination of drizzle and lack of parking made it impracticable. We have coffee and fruit before we drive back over to Llandudno to give it another go. Luckily enough we find a single spot for the Hymer and I reverse park into a premo spot. Better still pay parking doesn’t start until 10am so we have 2 hours to do the Great Orme.
Back in the Hymer with 10 minutes to spare we make our way to the A55 and head west for Anglesey. We are reminded of home as we pass Bangor before crossing the Menia Straights. Its only a half hour journey and we turn for Plas Newydd. The hereditary home of the Marquess of Anglesey. Given to the National Trust in 1976 its in the style of a classic 18th manor house although the original building is much older.
After our visit to Plas Newydd we drive north-west and follow the coast. Lots of old looking campsites and farms scattered about. It’s an easy drive with plenty of sweeping views across the Irish Sea. By the time we approach Amlwch we think we should find a spot for the evening. The Wildcamping data-base has a carpark here so we turn off the A5025.