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Six new sites in Vale of Glamorgan

Five landowners in the Vale of Glamorgan expect to welcome more than 4,000 campers to their new trial campsites this summer.

It's hoped the new sites will help meet the increased demand for camping in the area.

The six new sites, collectively known as the Perfect Pitch: Coastal Camping, are part of a trial to help local landowners to diversify their business.

Each has their own unique selling point which include pick your own picnic spots, close proximity to the new Wales Coast Path and open spaces for family fun and games.

Glyn George is co-owner of the Heritage Coast Campsite with his wife Philippa. He said: “In these difficult economic times The Perfect Pitch is going to have a positive impact on struggling rural communities, creating employment opportunities and attracting visitor spend in the area.

“With the staycation set to be even bigger this year, we’re hoping to welcome families and couples to escape to Monknash for a few days on the coast. We can’t wait to welcome our first campers this summer!”

Creative Rural Communities, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s rural regeneration initiative, launched its Coastal Camping pilot scheme as part of the Pride in the Vale project at the end of 2011, offering landowners assistance with planning, funding, licensing and practical requirements needed to set up trial campsites.

As a result, six suitable locations were identified to develop temporary campsites which have the long term possibility of acquiring full planning permission should the trial be a success.

Here are the six new sites:

The Heritage Coast Campsite - For a little bit of luxury and homemade Welsh breakfast baps made to order.
Lougher Moor Campsite - Prepare to picnic.
The Three Golden Cups Campsite - A stone’s throw from the pub... and two from the beach
Pool Farm Campsite - A  slice of farmyard life.
Ogmore-By-Sea Campsite - For family fun and games.
Farmers’ Field Campsite - A real ramblers retreat near the Wales Coast Path.

For more information visit www.perfectpitchcamping.co.uk


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