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THE FIVE ITEM WOMBLE BEACH CHALLENGE

ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR BEACHES?

We all play a part in keeping our beaches beautiful and litter free

So why not set yourself the 5 item Womble beach challenge?....this is how it works


Every time you visit the beach challenge yourself to pick up at least 5 items of plastic or litter that has been washed up with the tide, or discarded by litter-bugs. Just like the Wombles! the popular children's television characters.

I am luck to go to the beach 3 or more times a week to walk my dog, and am dismayed of the increasing amount of litter that is lying around. 
Everyone is responsible for our environment,  because there are thoughtless individuals who have not a care in the world for where their burger box lands. What is even more dismaying is watching people walk by or even step over it. 

So every time i go to the beach i pick up as many items of discarded plastic, fishing nets and fast food containers as i can hold, then pop them in the bins provided. My young dog has also picked up my habits and is also rounding up plastic wrappers and packing straps. Believe me, once you start doing it, it becomes strangely addictive, and it is satisfying to see the beach a little cleaner, and to feel i have done my bit to keep our stunning beaches just the way they should be.


So get your friends and family involved, if we all picked up just 5 items, even if they are as small as bottle tops, the beach will remain a beautiful, picturesque and litter free haven

 BE A WOMBLE...

Author: Sharon & Archie the dog. Garreg Goch Caravan Park. Porthmadog, North Wales





 

THE ANNUAL PRISONER CONVENTION

PortmeiriCon 2020

April 24th - 26th 2020

This year Portmeirion host another popular convention to pay homage to the cult TV programme 'The Prisoner'
For anyone who grew up in the late 60's and 70's this was a cult series featuring Patrick McGoohan, or 'No6' as he was known.
Even to this day is has a large and loyal following.


This will be another fun filled 2 day event, including the Election Parade, Tally-Ho Theatre and human chess, a special performance by David Rhodes and live music .


This event is open to the public and is a colourful, interesting and interesting event, set in the beautiful backdrop of the historic Portmeirion village.

Located 2 miles from the busy little town of Porthmadog, Portmeirion was built between 1925-1975 by the famous architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who took his unique style from Italian architecture. 


The breathtaking views and the beautiful gardens and woodland walks are something to behold. Browse the shops and treat yourself to some Portmeirion pottery. Have coffee and cake at one of the quaint tea rooms. Or take a leisurely ride around the site on the land train. Its definitely well worth a visit. Don't forget to bring your camera! 
And if your looking for the perfect base to start your adventures Garreg Goch Caravan Park is just a short distance from Portmeirion and Porthmadog. Touring pitches and Hire Fleet Caravans are available.
 
Visit www.garreggochpark.co.uk or call the team on 017660512210

12 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT NORTH WALES...


...THEREFORE 12 REASONS WHY YOU MUST COME VISIT US THIS YEAR

1. Llandudno has the world's longest running Punch & Judy show. 
It has been amusing children and adults alike for 150 years. 
What's your favourite character? #punchandjudy 


2. The 'Yew Tree' at St Dygain's Church, Conwy is the second oldest living organism in the world. The tree is an amazing 4000 years old. (A lot of candles on that birthday cake!)

3. If you visit Beddgelert take a walk to Gelert's grave, the faithful hound of Prince Llewelyn the Great, the legend and story of faithfulness and honour is passed down through the generations. #beddgelert #beddgelertsgrave

4. North Wales is home to 'Velocity' @ Zip World, the world's fastest zip wire. Visitors travel at speeds in excess of 100mph.
#zipworld #zipwire

5. Built in 1805 by Thomas Telford. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the  tallest boat crossing in the world.

6. The longest place name can be found in North Wales, try pronouncing...
'LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYILGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH'
(the winning word in Scrabble!)

7. Rhos-on-Sea is home to the smallest Chapel,  measuring a 
megure 11ft x 8ft. Within the chapel there is space for only 6 people to sit. (smallest wedding ever!)

8. Lawrence of Arabia was born in Tremadog in 1888
#lawrenceofarabia

9. The Snowdon Mountain Railway, when built, was a revolution of engineering. It is now over 100 years old, and still transporting walkers and visitors to the peak of Snowdon #snowdon

10. Caernarfon Castle is an UNESCO world heritage site, awarded for special cultural significance. Wales had approx 600 castles of which over 100 are still standing #visitcaernarfon


11. The Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog railway based in Porthmadog, is the UK's only mixed gauge flat rail crossing, and runs on a 1ft 11" narrow gauge.
The railway opened in 1836 to transport slate from Blaenau to the Harbour. Now it is a popular tourist attraction, offering scenic steam train trips from Blaenau all the way to Caernarfon #Ffestiniogandwelshhighlandrailway  #porthmadog

12. The picturesque village of Portmeirion was the backdrop for the cult TV series 'The Prisoner'.
Created by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and heavily influenced by Italian Architecture, it attracts lots of visitors, hosts weddings and events, and is set in subtropical gardens and woodland




For more information about sales or holidays please call us on 01766 512210 or visit our website www.garreggochpark.co.uk.






GOLFING HOLIDAYS AND MINI BREAKS



From complete beginners, to professional golfers Porthmadog Golf Club is definitely a course you will want to visit. Situated in Morfa Bychan, only 5 miles from the vibrant town of Porthmadog, it is an ideal location for a golfing mini break or combined with a longer relaxing holiday. 


Porthmadog Golf Club is surrounded by stunning coastal views of Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia mountain range and with its 100 years of golfing excellence, 2 practice grounds, practice nets and putting greens there is something to suit all levels of golfing ability. 







There is even an option at the end of your game to relax at the clubhouse, with its fine range of local beers, wines and spirits, good food, pool table and satellite TV.




Here at Garreg Goch Caravan Park, located only a short 3 minute drive from the golf course, we offer premier caravans for hire for short mini breaks to longer stays so you can use it as a base to improve your game and to explore the area. We also cater for group bookings in our hire fleet as well as on our touring pitches. We also have caravans and lodges for sale if you are looking for a holiday home that is ideally located near a stunning golf course.  


For an annual fee of only £30 you can get a house membership meaning you can get a 10% discount on meals and drinks in the Clubhouse, where they prepare an excellent carvery and Sunday lunch.
For more information about tee fees and membership visit http://www.porthmadog-golf-club.co.uk/

If you are looking to purchase a holiday home or book your next golfing break then please visit our website www.garregcochpark.co.uk
Or call and speak to one of the team on 01766 512210







Regal Hartland Lodge

Elegant, luxurious, spacious and everything you have been looking for.


The Regal Hartland Lodge has been expertly designed and crafted to give you a sense of awe as soon as you step through the door. With its county home feel and a clever use of space the Hartland can't help but impress. The elegant design throughout has been boosted by the addition of all the modern appliances you would want from your second home. High ceilings throughout give the sense space that you have been looking for in a holiday home.







The light and airy lounge gives off a sense of comfort and relaxation with a comfy freestanding sofa, two armchairs, a matching foot stall, feature fire place with electric flame effect fire and large front opening doors which allow you to bring the outside in. In the lounge there are a few modern touches including Bluetooth ceiling speakers and USB plugs. It truly is the perfect space to put your feet up and relax. 




Leading on from the Lounge is the super stylish but elegant open plan kitchen diner. I believe that the kitchen is the heart of a home and Regal have made no exceptions when designing the Hartland's fully fitted kitchen. The well constructed kitchen has all the space you would expect with the added addition of a large larder cupboard to store away all those kitchen essentials. The main feature is the five ring range cooker meaning cooking your favourite meals or entertaining your family and friends is done with ease and sophistication. 




The kitchen diner also has an integrated fridge freezer, washing machine and slimline dishwasher so there is no need to go without those home comforts. The soft close cupboard doors have been designed to carry on the theme throughout the lodge as well as add that little something extra. The dining table is situated in the middle of it all making it the heart of the kitchen and the perfect place gather.











The luxury continues through into the master bedroom where you will find a sumptuous king size bed with an integrated electric rising TV mount. The neutral colour tones and addition of a window seat in the master bedroom really gives a sense of calm and relaxation, imagine yourself curled up reading a book, daydreaming and just enjoying your surroundings. Sounds like bliss. The sense of space and a clever use of storage is also found in the master bedroom with two generous wardrobes, a dressing table and a en-suite shower room. The Hartland also has a spacious twin room and another shower room meaning there is space for all the family or for friends to visit.




The Regal Hartland is at the forefront of luxurious, well designed holiday homes with Regal taking the time to construct a Lodge that hits all the right notes and to give you what you are looking for.

All this can be yours plus the addition of a large wrap around decking and hot tub for £119,995. 

For more information contact one our friendly team at Garreg Goch Caravan Park on 01766 512210 or email us at info@garreggochcaravanpark.co.uk. 

The Hartland is also available at our other parks Atlantic Coast Holiday Park, Cornwall and Whitby Holiday Park, North Yorkshire.


You can also visit our website for full details

2020: The Year to Buy Your Holiday Home

NEW YEAR. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.



Have you been thinking about buying a holiday home in the area that you love? Have you been putting it off and saying that you will do it "next year"? Well with the new decade upon us make 2020 the year you purchase your holiday home!


Owning your own holiday home on Garreg Goch Caravan Park will open so many new opportunities to you and your family. It will give you the chance to spend quality time together without having to rush about thinking about check in and check out times. It will mean you no longer have to pack the car full of stuff that you are not even sure you are going to use on your 7 night break. It will give you time to relax without having that nagging feeling in your mind that the "holiday is nearly over" as you will be able to come and go as you please throughout the season, arrive as early as you like and leave whenever you want. You won't even need to worry about packing the car as everything you need will already be here. 



You will be able to explore parts of the area you always thought you didn't have time for. Discover hidden gems that are off the beaten track. Take time to savour local craft beers and your enjoy your Cadwaladers ice cream.  


Fun beach days await during the endless summer days with the sprawling beach of Black Rock Sands just a few minutes away and if you fancy doing something more adventurous then Snowdonia National Park is 20 minutes away where you will find zip lines, caves, hikes and mountain biking. All this can be on your doorstep at your home away from home! 



If you are new to buying a caravan the helpful team at Coastdale Parks will be here to guide you through what to do, answering your questions and giving you advice. We want to make purchasing your dream holiday home as smooth as possible with little hassle and no surprises. If you know what you want then get in touch so we can get your ideal holiday home sited on park so you can start enjoying it straight away. 

Here are some things to consider when buying a holiday home:

  • What is my budget?
  • How many bedrooms do I need?
  • What features am I looking for? 
  • What size do I want?
  • Have I seen one I like?


So with Site Fees starting from £2775.52 why not take that first step and give us a call today to find out more about purchasing a holiday.

We have three other parks situated in Cornwall, North Yorkshire and Suffolk.
          
     EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!      
 
      oooOOOO Please tell us
   
SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK VOTED MOST BEAUTIFUL IN EUROPE.

And this comes as no surprise as its spectacular views, abundant wildlife and picturesque surrounding areas provide a vast array of activities for all age groups. So grab your hat and scarf and come and join us in this winter wonderland.

And here is just a handful of temping reasons to come and stay with us at Garreg Goch Caravan Park, an excellent base for your adventures.
                                                                                     http://www.garreggochpark.co.uk

The Welsh name for Snowdonia is Eryri, which is a reference to the population of Eagles that once lived in the highlands and hills.

 
Within Snowdonia, you will find 15 mountains that reach over 3000ft (914.4m), including the highest peak in England and Wales, Snowdon at 3559 ft (1085m). They are also close enough to each other, that it is possible to reach all 15 within 24 hours, a challenge known as the Welsh 3000s. #mountains #railways
                            A Huge National Park
Snowdonia National Park is a huge draw for many who visit North Wales, with its breath-taking views, mountain hikes, clear blue lakes and fascinating history
Conservation
The National Park’s 23 miles of coastline is a Special Area of Conservation, containing dune systems, and large areas of the park are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest, nature reserves and Special Protection Areas. In Northern Snowdonia, you will find the Snowdon lily and Snowdon beetle, the only place to find the species in Britain.
                                      Railways
            Snowdonia has a surprising amount of rail lines running through it, including a track that takes you to the top of Snowdon. The ‘Great Little Trains’ of Wales are a great way of seeing Snowdonia’s scenery from the comfort of a train! You can take the Snowdon 
                          Numerous Attractions
Snowdonia National Park has become a centre of adventure in Wales, and there are several attractions in its borders that cater to visitors after an adrenaline thrill; Zip World, Go Below, The National White Water Centre. Other attractions include Bodnant Gardens, Beddgelert, Porthmadog and Portmeirion, Betws-y-Coed and Swallow Falls. #north wales #blackrocksands
 BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE


Here at Garreg Goch you are guaranteed a warm welcome and a toasty warm platinum or dog friendly caravan. We even have luxurious premier lodges, where luxury is standard. And best of all a hot tub   


 We are open right up until the end of January. So call 01766 512210 to speak to one of our advisors, or visit our website www.garreggochcaravanpark.co.uk 

OR VISIT THE LINK TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/GarregGochCaravanPark/?ref=bookmarks

 

See ewe soon......