When we refer to glamping, we’re usually talking about quirky, luxurious, alternative, sustainable breaks in the UK. But we know that glamping, in essence, doesn’t always have to tick these boxes, it can come in many forms. And a group of friends who embarked on an adventure across Wales, managed to capture footage of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery when their version of a glamping in Wales went from strength to strength.
Alex Davies, Frazer Meek, Oliver Reynolds, and Richard Baker’s first plan was to head off and climb Cader Idris in Gwynedd, but due to the weather not being so great they scrapped their plans.
As a rather cool alternative the four Newtown boys opted to travel through some of the most scenic locations Wales has to offer, and they created an amazing short film about it.
When speaking to Wales Online, Alex said: “The weather was so bad that we decided to drive around the desolate grounds, and capture some moody shots.
“We had heard about a place called Swallow Falls, in Conwy, so we headed there without any expectations.
“It was absolutely breathtaking, as you can see in the first part of the video where we show the waterfall.”
The following stage of their adventure took them to the end of the peninsula until they found a remote camp site and paid £5 for a fire bucket, wood and somewhere to pitch their tent, taking things back to their natural, unspoilt form, allowing them to be with nature.
Alex said: “It was a five second walk to the beautiful coast, where we watched the sun set and saw some cute seals poking their heads out of the sea.
“You wouldn’t have thought we were in Wales with some of the stuff we managed to film.”
They spent their evening relaxing and chilling out around a small fire on the beach, playing guitar. The next day came and they decided to make their way to Abersoch, North Wales which made for the ideal time to stop and do some flips in the sand (as good a place as any, right?).
The coastline took them to Machynlleth, which worked out to be the location of some light painting photo opportunities with their cameras.
Alex said: “We’ve always been interested in making videos and it was such a fun four days because we captured so many beautiful places that we would never have seen had we stuck to our original plan of climbing Cader Idris.”
The concluding stop was St Davids, a location close to the hearts of all at Quality Unearthed, and the four happy glampers filmed their voyage all the way down the coast coming to a halt in New Quay, Cardigan Bay, en route where they had the opportunity to capture a series of photos of dolphins.
Alex said: “Seeing the dolphins was fantastic but then we saw something out of a movie scene: a horse galloping through the sea, which was just amazing.”
He added: “Four days of fun cost us £40 each so I don’t really know why people bother with inclusive holidays abroad.
“Wales is beautiful enough that you needn’t bother going anywhere else.”
Now that’s a glamping trip we like to read about, and if you want to see, with your own eyes, just how magical their trip was, you can watch it here: