Weeknotes – series 06 episode 05

Close up of a brown chicken, walking towards the camera, on bright green grass.

Camping at Alton Towers

On Monday we got up early to drive to Alton Towers – a 4 hour drive from Swansea. We stayed at a campsite called Common End Farm. It was a really nice site, with chickens wandering around and cows in the field next door. The only draw back was a busy road nearby which was loud in the night. We might try Rue Hill Campsite next time.

A black and white cow looks at the camera, it's standing in a big green field, brown and white cows are in the distance.

We had a good day at Alton Towers, but even though some of the rides are great, I thought it was looking run down. They have a wasp problem too (seem to remember it being the same when I visited it as a teenager?). Overall, I thought Legoland was much better when we went there last year.

On the way back we drove through the nearby village of Stanton to get a photo by the sign.

A black and white road sign says: STANTON Please drive carefully. It’s beside a narrow road with trees either side.

Packing for Llangennith

Today we're packing for the second half of the holiday, we're staying in a static caravan site in Broughton, which is near Llangenith village in Gower. The weather looks hot, so I'm looking forward to lots of beach days. We're packing bikes, surf boards and a stand-up paddle board that I've borrowed.

Beaches in Swansea and Gower

I found out recently that Swansea has about 30 beaches. I've been to lots of these, but equally I haven't heard of some of them. I'd love to visit every single one. This week we'll be very close to the last 6 or 7 on the list, hopefully we'll tick a few off.

  • Swansea Bay
  • Knab Rock
  • Bracelet Bay
  • Limeslade Bay
  • Rotherslade Bay
  • Langland Bay
  • Caswell Bay
  • Brandy Cove
  • Pwll Du Bay
  • Three Cliffs Bay
  • Nicholaston Burrows
  • Oxwich Bay
  • Pennard Burrows
  • Pobbles Bay
  • Port Eynon Bay
  • The Sands - Slade
  • The cove - Horton
  • Salt House Mere
  • Tor Bay
  • Overton Mere
  • Mewslade Bay
  • Butterslade
  • Fall Bay
  • Ramsgrove
  • Rhossili Bay
  • Llangenith
  • Burry Holms
  • Blue Pool Bay
  • Broughton Bay
  • Whiteford Sands
  • Llanrhidian Sands

I used this Gower Holidays website to populate the list.