Thursday, 19 November 2015

Great Weekend of Adventure

Visit Wales are organising a Great Weekend of Adventure on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2016 as part of their "Year of Adventure" activities. As part of this they are encouraging Welsh tourism businesses to offer special activities and offers on those dates.

We at Edge of Wales Walk have decided to run an Introduction to Geocaching here in Aberdaron. For those uninitiated into geocaching or "muggles" as they are otherwise known, Geocaching is a terrifically fun way to motivate kids to get out into the countryside by encouraging them to find hidden "treasure" using GPS technology. In reality the treasure chest is usually a Tupperware box containing little trinkets like key-rings and toys left by other players, but that certainly doesn't diminish the challenge and excitement of hunting for them. Traditionally on finding a cache you take something you like, but leave a new object behind of equal value for the next person, so there is a strong community and sharing aspect to the game.

To whet people's appetite for the game, we plan to create some new caches around the end of the peninsula and along the newly opened stretch of the Coast Path south of Rhiw, and invite people to be earn the prestigious title of "First to Find". We will also place some goodies of various sorts in the caches which early visitors will get to keep.

On the weekend itself we will be leading an introduction to geocaching event and will lend some of our GPS units to participants so they can try out hunting for the caches for themselves.

If you would like to participate then please get in touch with us by email at

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Aberdaron's Wild Weather makes the news again

Storm Barney has blasted its way across Britain, hot on the heels of Storm Abigail, and once again Aberdaron has made the evening news as one of the windiest places in Britain. Gusts of up to 85 miles per hour were recorded on Tuesday night. The wind is still strong, with choppy seas at the moment.

Fortunately we don't seem to have had any disruption to power supplies here, but sadly my tv aerial is currently dangling on its wire.

Aberdaron does seem to regularly make it into the list of windiest locations in these kind of storms, due no doubt to our exposed position at the end of a peninsula. But a bit of wind is a small price to pay for living in such a stunning area.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Christmas is coming!

2015 has been a vintage year in Manaros with practically 100 per cent occupancy Easter through to Bonfire night. Twixmas and New year have also been sold. But mid November through to the day after Boxing Day is all vacant. This means that you could still come for a low cost break this Autumn or bring the whole family for Christmas. The house can be fully decorated, the local celebrations and religious activities are a joy to attend and both the Ty Newydd and the Ship Hotels will be offering fantastic meals. And we have all the kit for a great Christmas feast at Manaros. See for a 360 degree tour of the property and our availability page.

Our Autumn rates are £352 for a 3 night break, £416 for a 4 night break and £595 for a 7 night break. Our Christmas period begins on Saturday the 19th of December, and our rates are £589 for 3 nights, £732 for 4 nights and £1155 for 7 nights. If you would like to book please phone Peter or Simon on 01758 760 652.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Calling all sea lovers- or lovers of the sea!

Here is a chance for you to shape policy. Everyone likes walking by the sea. But, do we want to be looking out at wind farms, fish farms, waste dumps, oil rigs, gas pipelines and sewage farms? Well, now's the time to have your say. The Welsh Government is developing a Welsh National Marine Plan to ensure that any development on the Welsh coast or out to see happens in a sustainable way. To that end they are holding a number of drop in sessions around the country to invite Welsh citizens to share their views and concerns. These sessions are being held at the following locations and dates:

Flintshire - Friday 6th November, 3-7pm. Flint Library, Flint, CH6 5AP

Pembrokeshire - Monday 9th November, 3-7pm. Fishguard Bay Hotel, Goodwick, SA64 0BT

Swansea - Thursday 12th November, 3-7pm. Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Ceredigion - Monday 16th November, 3-7pm. Bellevue Royal Hotel, Aberystwyth, SY23 2BA

Gwynedd - Thursday 19th November, 3-7pm. Penrhyn Meeting Room, Reichel Building, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2TR

From the Welsh Government Press Release -

"If you have an interest in the Marine area, onshore or offshore, whether it's watersports, fishing, conservation, renewable energy or any other concern and want to have a say in how the Marine Plan is shaped, why not come along to one of the drop-in sessions being hosted around the country?"

If you would like more information then you can also follow this link to the Welsh Government website.