The tour is being held from 23rd to 26th August 2019. T-Type ‘tourists’ arrive on the afternoon of Friday 23rd and depart on the morning of Monday 26th. Exceptionally, for this tour which is being held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, there is an optional stay for the night of Monday 26th departing on Tuesday 27th.
The entry fee is £45 for a car with two occupants, reduced to £35 if you don’t have a passenger. Entry forms can be obtained from John James at jj(at)ttypes.org [please substitute @ for (at)]. (Telephone 0117 986 4224).
The venue is The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. The booking reference is ‘Octagon Car Club’ and a £20 non-refundable deposit per person is payable on booking (Telephone number 01597 823700). The rate for guests staying for 3 nights is £80 per person per night with a 50% reduction for those staying the extra night. There is no single room supplement – up to a minimum of 6 available.
With the grateful help of our sponsors we try to stretch the entry fee as far as possible and we do our best to cover tea/coffee stops, some entry fees, with wine being provided for at least one of the dinners.
A detailed roadbook and rally plates are provided.
The Saturday and Sunday touring routes are likely to be as follows:
The Saturday run of approximately 75 miles will be based around the beautiful Elan Valley (see picture below). We will visit the Elan Valley Visitor Centre just outside of Rhayader, before going over the mountains, past the reservoir to a coffee stop at Devils Bridge. From there we will have a choice of various optional tours, such as a walking tour of Devils Bridge, a trip on the Vale of Rheidol railway to Aberystwyth and back, maybe a visit to the Red Kite Centre at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest or a trip into Aberystwyth for a stroll along the promenade, taking in the sea air! We will return to the Metropole via a visit to the old drover’s town of Tregaron and an excursion over the Abergwesyn Mountain road via the Devils Staircase. This will set you up nicely for the Saturday evening celebration dinner.
The Sunday route will be a bit longer at around 80 miles, along some lovely lanes past Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall and on to Bwlch-y-sarnau, then via Red Lion Hill to Newtown. We then head north past Dolforwyn Castle and on to Berriew to the gorgeous Powis Castle and gardens. This lovely National Trust location has featured quite a few times recently on the BBC antiques programme Flog it and looks absolutely fabulous. We will return to the Metropole via Montgomery, skirting around Clun Forest to Felindre and back to Llandrindod Wells.
It should be a fabulous weekend of T-Type motoring in Mid-Wales.
Note: T-Types preferred, but any MG is welcome.