Despite all my encouragement one of the little blighters won't camp out. They're keen to go to the moot and learn a thing or too, but the eldest (13yrs) is not ready yet for an overnight and I can't take one without the other as I only have them every other weekend.
Bloody irritating! Especially as they both were interested just before Christmas, and I ended up buying their own clippers, headtorches, bottles, Swedish Trangia and a few more bits an pieces.
I think they take after their mother, a townie at heart!
its a sort of half way house site, open fires in provided fire pits, on the banks of a river, trout fishing allowed (I'm told) and a ten minute walk down the river bank to Brecon town and shops and a nice pub you can buy them lunch. This way they can camp in a tent and if its not going that well you can whisk them off for a meal. I'm meeting a mate down there on the 8th/9th/10th just to chill out (he sits his final degree exam on the morning of the 8th) and he's bringing his seven year old along plus wife, I'll have my son with me and my daughter and 14 month old grandson are coming on the Saturday.
I think you went wrong buying them Swedish Army alcohol sets, if thats all I thought I had to cook on I would never go camping either
Not much wrong with the trangia! (apart for the weight that is) They had a lot of fun warming up some grub in the living room on Christmas Day
Thanks for the link. Only a few miles up the road (OK, 40) and looks good. I've made plans for this weekend so won't be out and about. A grain of truth came out last night. The eldest doesn't fancy going if she doesn't know anyone there. She keeps on asking to go to the factory farm campsite where my sis has a caravan. So the plan is to get her to the Moot (whenever that'll be!) and build up her confidence a bit.
In the meantime I'll have to work on a couple of friends of mine for a visit to GYM.
Blaen Nedd Isaf
Go up the Neath Vally beyond GYM
Turn off the main road at Pontneddfechan and head North to waterfall country.
Turn left up a dead end road just before Ystradfellte.
If you search old South Wales meets on the site there is a map and map ref
Cracking weekend was had by all, many thanks fellas. Nigel, just tell your kids that Jed was ther (3 yrs old) Josh (7 years old) Liam (7 soon) and Lewis (11 years old). amongst other things, they made boomerangs and practiced throwing them and a little bit of archery as well as a rope swing over the (small) river and loads of exploring and tree climbing. The adults had fun too!