Saundersfoot / Tenby: Day 5…

Wow – Tenby’s Castle beach at low tide! Awesome sight.

Miles of clean yellow sand against a rocky and urban backdrop. Caves, forts, caste remains, sand dunes and shallow waters.

We descended the steep steps set into the cliff and walked around to Castle Beach from the end of South Beach. Not many people out but the sun was : )

The new Tenby lifeboat station was great to see as was the Grand Designs previous lifeboat station which has been converted into a house, complete with private mooring. I can completely see why the owner decided to do this.

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Batsford Arboretum…

On Sunday, we took a trip  to deepest darkest Cotswolds, to the Batsford Arboretum. Really cold day but very bright and seems to be a really cool place. We got to it via Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow on the Wold.

We had lunch at the cafe and sat on the south facing deck. Nearly didn’t get that far though, after reading the ‘no credit cards’ sign outside! Luckily we scrounged together enough!

There was an amazing waterfall which went over a small cave, which was really sheltered from the sun. There were lots of icicles and frozen plants and to get over the stream, you had to run across a soaking bridge! I ran over carrying Jamie then Claire ran across pushing Jac.

After a bit of a detour up the wrong path (I must look into those map reading lessons!) we decided to go home, as Jamie was a bit cold and we were all still a bit worn down. We did get the Season family ticket though for £50, which included the cost of that day’s entry, so really it was £37.

This may seem a lot but it means Claire and I + two kids get in free and also get into Westonbirt Arboretum for free. We just have to go twice to Westonbirt and once to Bartsford to cover the cost. Not a problem, given summer is coming!

Westonbirt Arboretum also has a cool playground and is more to get in than Batsford. Both are about a 45 min drive but they’re the sort of places you can go in the morning then have lunch and do some more things in the afternoon.

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