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    Natural Born Bushcrafter MikeWilkinson's Avatar
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    First time Camping as a family - Shell Island

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    Got out to Shell Island for a week with the family, first time they have all been on a camping trip. Proper Glamping, but the kids enjoyed it and the wife now has the camping bug. Will get the eldest out wild camping with me next.
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    Nice place for the kids to have a bit of freedom. I used to take mine there when they were young and they still remember those happy camping holidays.
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    That looks like a great place
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    I've many happy memories of Shell Island I'll be up there next year with the grand children and portable radio ham rig
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    Yeah, great place, me and my lads really enjoyed it. I will going back for sure.
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    Looks lovely, I will have to give it a try
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    It's a lovely area. I've never camped here (https://www.nantcolwaterfalls.co.uk/walks.php) but it's close by and the walking is superb.
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    Nantcol is a lovely camp site but with a young family Shell Island wins IMHO, big site, sand dunes and Dolphins
    Richard
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    Natural Born Bushcrafter MikeWilkinson's Avatar
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    Definitely Rik. Kids loved the island. Crabbing on the causeway. Rock pooling - we had a nice supper of shrimp one night, bodyboarding on the beach and then exploring the dunes. We never left the island.
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    Next time you go, if you fancy a meal and a pint off site, try http://www.tymawrhotel.com/ I'll admit a friend owns it but its a lovely place.
    Richard
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