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Wild campsite owner speechless after unhappy camper complains about sheep

A wild campsite owner has been left speechless after a camper complained about being kept awake by sheep.

They were staying at Mynydd Derwydd wild camping in Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, near Corwen in Denbighshire when they contacted owner Llŷr Jones to say they were “surprised” to see sheep around their tent.

The complaint came despite the campsite advertising on its website that there are 1,200 sheep and 100 cattle grazing the mountains around the farm.

In a text message, the campers said they were kept awake until 1am and woken up at 7.30am by “bleating sheep”.

They asked Llŷr if the sheep could be moved to a different field, to ensure they could have “a night of uninterrupted sleep”.

The campsite owner turned to Twitter for advice on how to respond.

One person suggested that “wild camping may not be for them” and another to “count them tonight to fall asleep”.

A third said: “If I set up a tent in their back garden, would they like it if I complained at them about the noise they make?”

Llŷr opted to let the visitors know that “scientific studies have proven that sheep are actually of huge benefit to people suffering from sleep deprivation and at Derwydd Wild Camping we like to place huge emphasis on people’s wellbeing”.

He added: “Should this issue arise again tonight I suggest you open the tent and walk into the field and begin counting them.”

He did then offer an alternative solution, saying: “Joking aside I’m afraid we can’t move the sheep from their field.

“But happy to relocate you to a field with no sheep.”

Llŷr said the tourists left shortly after, adding that “they didn’t have a sense of humour”.

He said: “I’ve been doing it for a few years and we have had hundreds of people staying here.

“She’s the first to complain about the sheep so I’m not really bothered what she thinks.”

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1 comment

katey jane andrews August 26, 2023 at 10:52 pm

haha, maybe stay at home and watch soaps, not cut out for the countryside lol.

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