Hi all, I have a dilema and would appreciate a little help if possible...
My wife and I would like to celebrate our wedding anniversay by wild camping somewhere relatively high in the Lakes/Peaks/Snowdonia. I've done similar in the past albeit a few years ago however my wife has mobility issues (bad back & hips) so a trek into the wilds wouldn't really be a good idea!
What we'd like is a spot relatively remote to get the wild camp-feeling but within a couple of km of the road so she doesn't have to push too hard.
Just to nip things in the bud; yes, we have assessed her actual abilities, strengths and possible complications/problems and decided on looking for a happy medium (hence the request for advice).
I have been told about Seathwaite having some good spots but I don't know that area at all and am not too sure.
Anyway, any help/advice would be appreciated.
This thread might be of interest (Llyn Arenig Fach):
If you drive up to the Gospel Pass that gives you easy access to the hilltops. If you pitch late and strike early you could camp more or less anywhere on top. The summit of Twmba is a nice spot to watch the sunset on a fine day.
BTW, have you disabled PMs?
In the Lakes, you could drive up Longsleddale, park at Sadgill, and set off up the lane towards Gatesgarth Pass. After about 3km and 250m ascent you reach Brownhowe Bottom where there are pitching opportunities either right next to the path or in the old quarry levels just up to the left.
Or from the lower Duddon valley, parking south of Ulpha, there are some great spots by little tarns in the Dunnerdale Fells, not very high but knobbly, interesting terrain.
For Snowdonia, I'd look at the Anafon valley. Fantastic scenery, but particularly for the unfit/injured/kids etc a wide range of places you can stop and camp at when you feel tired/sore without being tied to a specific destination.
Park above Aber just off the A55 on the North Wales coast (follow the road past the falls up to the small car park at it's termination SH676717) and follow the obvious easy track or the riverside path up towards the lake.
There are potential flat and sheltered campsites (right next to the river and surrounded by steep valley sides and mountains) all the way up the valley, starting from within a mile or so of the carpark (SH682713) or depending how the back's holding up right up at the lake (SH699697).
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