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4 - 6 October 2024

R29 Weekend of the Year in Wales

Dear R29 Members

WOTY Wales is here! We have a fabulous tour lined up for you on the weekend of Friday 4 Oct to Sunday 6 Oct 2024. We will be staying at
The Lake Country House Hotel and Spa in the middle of Wales.

Prices will be £250/night for a double occupancy room, and £60/night for half board. Check out the itinerary below, but note that this may be adjusted depending on weather, road conditions and logistics nearer to the time.

Day 1 - Friday 4 Oct

12pm: Arrive hotel, check in and folk can have a light lunch at their cost

2pm: (Optional) West Coast Coffee drive out to Abergavenny along scenic Elan Valley, taking in Devil's Bridge Falls on the way. Or... If you have already had a long drive getting here, you can instead enjoy the spa facilities of the hotel and relax!

4pm: Return to Hotel by 6pm for dinner, taking an alternative way back through 

Day 2 - Sat 5 Oct

9am: Head out early after breakfast and head to Portmeirion arriving in time for lunch, a bit of a hidden gem with its faux Italian fantasy architecture!

We will be driving amazing roads on the way passing through the heart of Snowdonia, stopping for views and breaks every 1.5 hrs or so. If time permits, we can take a detour via the famous Evo Triangle en route.

2pm: After wandering around Portmeirion, perhaps a gelato in hand, we will head toward Castell Harlech, a Unesco World Heritage site.

3pm: Head back to the hotel in time for dinner at around 6pm taking on more spectacular roads through the Lyn Clywedog Mountains.


Day 3 - Sun 6 Oct

10am: A more leisurely start this morning, as we have a long way back to Surrey! This morning's drive takes us zig-zagging across the heart of the Brecon Beacons to discover the hidden Penderyn Distillery. Our route includes the famous Black Mountain pass as driven by Clarkson in his Black Series Mercedes CLK, and numerous car reviewers since.

1pm: Arrive Penderyn for a Distillery tour and traditional Welsh Sunday Roast pub lunch to reflect on the last couple of days of touring.

4pm: A quick hop on to the M4 sending us back east over the Severn Bridge and a cruise back to Surrey to conclude a fabulous Welsh Woty!


Note that spaces are limited and require a non-refundable £100 to secure on a first come first serve basis. Please fill in the form with your room requirements. Food, fuel and entry into the sites including Portmeirion (£20pp), Castell Harlech (£10pp) and Penderyn Distillery Tour (£13.50pp) are extra for your account.



Thanks and hope to have you join us on WOTY Wales!

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