Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Cornwall, Wales, Yorkshire, Suffolk - Some of the best surfing

Some of the best surfing in the world...

In just half a century, the British surf scene has evolved from a tiny cult to a thriving industry that boasts world-class waves, champion surfers and a 300,000 strong surfing community.
Ford S-MAX has teamed up with two of Britain’s top pro-surfers to discover how, against a backdrop of vibrant youth culture, civil unrest and unprecedented social change, this iconic surf scene was born.
Travelling in the versatile Ford S-MAX, Mark ‘Egor’ Harris and Mitch Corbett, traverse the length of the country stopping and surfing at significant breaks along the way. On their journey they meet key characters from the history of British surfing, as well as current crews that epitomise each region’s unique surfing culture.


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Move To Pakefield Caravan Park

Move To Our Park! 

This deal does not include the 2013 Site Fee, which is due from 1st January.

Coming On Fee and Criteria for 2013

MovetousThe Caravan must be under 10 years old. Verandas are not transferrable and our deal will include wooden steps with handrail (but not necessarily new ones). It must be on an existing Caravan/Holiday Park and the customer will need to pay any disconnection fee to that Park operator. We must have proof of residence in the E.U. as the Caravan cannot be used as a permanent residence. The fee will be dependant on the size of Caravan and the distance the existing Park is from us. The fee will include siting the Caravan, steps, gas and electric test, free sat dish and box and 2 gas bottles but transport will be extra.

Caravans under 30 x 10 – the fee will be £1000 plus transport.
Caravans under 35 x 10 – the fee will be £1200 plus transport.
Caravans under 35 x 12 – the fee will be £1500 plus transport.

Any other size Caravan will attract a coming on fee of £2000 subject to pitch availability.
Book a viewing with our sales staff

The decision to purchase a static caravan can be a big 'lifestyle' investment for any family and shouldn't be taken without guidance and advice. The park prides itself on the friendly, non pressurised way it helps new owners find the caravan of their dreams, with great time and effort taken to ensuring that their holiday needs are met. Because Pakefield Caravan Park sells static caravans and operates the park on which those caravans are situated, we have on-going relationships with all our owners, many of whom we see on a regular basis throughout the season. So, when buying your caravan holiday home from us please be assured that your continuing satisfaction in your holiday home is paramount to us. With excellent and long standing relationships with all caravan manufacturers, the park is able to offer a premium service to customers based on a:
  • wide range of Static Caravans available for Sale at competitive prices
  • Subject to availability
  • price inclusive of transport, siting, connections, steps,
    Free Sat TV aerial, Free WiFi
  • 9 month holiday season and;
  • An experienced Sales Team who offer a personal,
    friendly service including after sales support
+ Caravans cannot be used for residential purposes on the park.
Surprisingly affordable, luxurious and contemporary, brand new and nearly new holiday homes are available for immediate purchase. Owning a holiday home provides the freedom and flexibility to enjoy leisure time to the full. We have an excellent working relationship with all the major manufacturers, which enables us to find the perfect new holiday home to meet your personal needs. We can also provide you with an up to date list of all the new and used holiday homes available on the park for immediate ownership.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Autumn on foot: A digital postcard from Cornwall

With one of the most scenic, and longest (over 300 miles) stretches of the South West Coast Path, and an inland path network of over 2,400 miles no walker could ever get bored in Cornwall. In this film Martin Hunt, a dedicated walker and keen general naturalist who runs guided walking holidays in Cornwall, shows why Cornwall is such a great place for walking.

Warm up for Winter Special 

Autumn is prime time for hitting the waves in Cornwall since relatively mild air and water temperatures combine with regular swells and less crowded beaches to give the some of best conditions of the year. Whatever your ability and level of skill (and there's no better place to learn how to surf) autumn is a great time to get to Cornwall for some surf action.

Offer now available from 29th September 2012 until 22nd December 2012 (hire fleet only)
£199 Deal
Valid in all units £199 for 7 night stay including October half term.

Atlantic Coast Holiday Park is a quiet and friendly 4 star holiday park, lying close to the sand dunes of the glorious St. Ives Bay, near Hayle in Cornwall.

Suitable for families and couples, this small David Bellamy Gold Award park is close to the sandy beach at Gwithian Towans and is within easy driving distance of St. Ives, Land's End and the Lizard.

The park offers a wide range of holiday accommodation including static caravans for sale, luxury holidaycaravans for hire with double glazing and central heating. We also offer fully serviced grass touring pitches for motorhomes, tents and touring caravans with 16 amp hook ups and water. shop-ad

Park facilities now include a fully stocked Shop serving freshly baked bread, papers, daily essentials, a refurbished toilet and shower block, a refurbished Launderette, free Wi-Fi, a Recycling Point, and a Nature Information Point.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Love Wales - Events & Dates

Inigo Jones Slate works 

Daily Self guided tours from 9am to 4pm daily including weekends. Opportunity to have a go at calligraphy and engraving on a piece of 500 million year old welsh slate that you get to keep as a permanent souvenir of your visit. 

Free parking.
Cafe on site 
£5.00 Adults £4.50 Concessions and Children 

Tudor Slate Works Y Groeslon Caernarfon Gwynedd 

Saturday 25 Aug 2012 to Wednesday 24 Oct 2012 

Quarry Power

This September, the Welsh Highland Railway's popular SuperPower weekend will become QuarryPower and restored Penrhyn Scrap line locos will be in action over the 40 miles of the F&WHR. There will also be the added attraction of the chance to see the locos in a convoy from Caernarfon to Porthmadog and onto the FR over the course of the weekend. The sight of a dozen locos crossing Britannia Bridge at sunset should be one to savour, as will. It's also hoped that the locos will also pay a visit to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. Plans are still being drawn up and more locos are likely to be added to the list of visitors over the coming weeks. 

Please see website for admission details. 01766 516000 

The Welsh Highland Railway St Helen’s Road, CAERNARFON, Gwynedd Gwynedd LL55 2YD 

Friday 14 Sep 2012 to Sunday 16 Sep 2012 

An Evening of Clairvoyance 

Join Mystic Worlds at the Oakeley Arms Hotel on Friday 14th September 2012 as Medium Phil Griggs makes a return visit to pass messages from loved ones in the Spirit World to the audience. Tickets are £8 and can be purchased on the door, or in advance in person from the venue or online at Mystic-Worlds web site or you can email mail@mystic-worlds.co.uk for more information. Please note over 16s only at this event which is classed as "for entertainment purposes only" under current legislation. 

7.30pm - 10pm, Tickets £8 over 16s only please. Call 07758 485217 for more information. 

The Oakeley Arms Hotel, Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Gwynedd LL41 3YU 

Friday 14 Sep 2012 

Barmouth Festival of Walking 

Barmouth is the perfect location for the festival, as the less well-trodden mountains of southern Snowdonia offer a true wild wilderness, which is so rare in the UK these days. Walking off the beaten track is made much easier by the company of a guide with knowledge of the route, wildlife and landscape. If nothing else it takes the stress out of map reading. The grades are: A HARD - a walk that will have a number of areas that can place a demand on the physical and mental capability of the walker. There are a number of ascents/descents during the walk, the route at times will require careful navigation and foot placement. Steep ascents and declines, wet ground and distance contribute to the designation A. A new designation of "A+" has been used for even more challenging walks. 

01341 242 646 

Barmouth / Abermaw Gwynedd Gwynedd 

Saturday 15 Sep 2012 to Monday 24 Sep 2012 

Glyndwr Day

Come and meet the Knights of Ardudwy as they explore the history of Owain Glyndwr's possession of Harlech Castle and his legacy to Wales. A day long programme of activities for children. 

11:00 to 16:00 Normal Admission 01766 780552 

Harlech Castle - Cadw Castle Square, Harlech, Gwynedd Gwynedd LL46 2YH

Sunday 16 Sep 2012

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Concert 

Acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute Darkside make their fourth appearance at Theatr Harlech to include the whole of the Dark Side of The Moon album which went on to be Floyd’s first number one hit in the USA charts and remained in the UK top forty chart for 560 weeks. Having established a loyal following in the region Darkside will also perform some regular classics interspersed with some perhaps less heard musical milestones from classic Floyd albums. 

Start Time: 19:30 
Tickets - 
Adults: £12.00 
Child: £6.00 
Concessions: £10.00 

01766 780667 

Theatr Harlech St David’s Hill, Harlech, Gwynedd Gwynedd LL46 2PU 

Saturday 22 Sep 2012

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

St Ives September Festival

What’s it all about?
Started in 1978, the festival lasts for fifteen days offering a wide range of music, arts and literature events in locations throughout St Ives, attracting visitors from far and wide.
What happens?
With a full programme of exhibitions, concerts, poetry, walks, talks, workshops, comedy, theatre, plays, stories and film, you can expect a varied mix of performers and artists on the guest list which in the past have included Barbara Dickson, Seth Lakeman, George Melly and Elkie Brooks. There are lots of free entry art exhibitions along with dancers, musicians, shanty crews and performers who entertain in the town’s streets and pubs. Locally themed plays and musical shows are put on in the local theatre, walking tours taking in the area’s history take place throughout the festival and there are drop in art classes led by professional artists in mediums such as textiles and life drawing.
How can you take part?
St Ives provides the perfect backdrop to this well established festival that has simply dozens of events for visitors to enjoy. The numerous art classes are a great way to learn something new from some of the country’s leading artists, an eclectic mix of live music from some of the UK’s top singers and bands along with upcoming comedians will keep you entertained, the art talks at the Leach Pottery and Hepworth Gardens give a real insight to St Ives as one of the world’s leading centres for art and the guided walking tours reveal the areas’ social history with a few local ghosts thrown in for good measure.
Did you know?
There are only four Tate Gallery’s in the world and one of them is right here in St Ives. Opened in 1993 in recognition of the international importance of art in Cornwall and St. Ives in particular, the impressive gallery holds hundreds of works produced by the St. Ives School from the late 1800's through to the 21st century.
2012 Highlights:
This years' line up includes Billy Bragg, Cara Dillon, Kate Rusby, The Beat, The Blockheads, Fisherman's Friends and lots more.

Book Now at atlanticcoastpark.co.uk