Wales Coastal Path

Wales Coast Path, day 84: Aberffraw from Malltraeth

May 28, 2018 2 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 84: Aberffraw from Malltraeth

There’s a royal wedding on, but we’re somewhere else entirely.  Ca and I point the car towards the far north, through Talley, Temple Bar and Llanrhystud in the bright May sunshine.  Coffee in Pysgoty in republican Aberystwyth, where protests quickly forced Oxfam to remove pictures of Harry and Meghan from their bookshop window, and a […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 76: Moelfre to Porth Amlwch

September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 76: Moelfre to Porth Amlwch

It’s rained all night, at times heavily.  Over breakfast we ask each other whether water will mean trouble for us again during today’s walk, from Moelfre to Amlwch Port.  We stare at the map.  We consult tide tables.  We scrutinise Mr Rogers.  We think we’ll be safe.  As it turns out, we’re wrong. The weather […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 87: Brynsiencyn to Menai Bridge

September 14, 2017 2 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 87: Brynsiencyn to Menai Bridge

Rain threatens this afternoon, so C and I start out on our own from Brynsiencyn at 8:30.  It’s a dark morning, and thick layers of cloud cover the mountains across the Strait.  The village looks comprehensively closed.  The pub’s abandoned and the public toilets are locked.  But we do spot that rarity in Anglesey, a […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 75: Llanddona to Moelfre

September 12, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 75: Llanddona to Moelfre

A day without rain, the Met Office predicts.  There’s rejoicing in Beaumaris.  All our guests are gone this morning, and C, H and I wait again outside the Spar for the 9:05 bus to Llanddona.  This time the driver’s too polite to express incredulity that we want to go there.  From the pub in Llanddona […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 88: Bangor to Llanfairfechan

September 12, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 88: Bangor to Llanfairfechan

Heavy rain is forecast until the afternoon.  We put off making a start to Bangor as late as we can, but set off from the city centre along Ffordd Ddeiniol towards the Pier around 11:30.  The rain’s falling steadily, and only our faces are visible.  The long Garth pier, built in 1896 by Lord Penrhyn […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 74: Beaumaris from Llanddona

September 11, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 74: Beaumaris from Llanddona

The rain has stopped, and none is forecast for the rest of the day, as six of us wait in Beaumaris for the bus to Llanddona.  The driver looks dubious.  ‘Llanddona?  Are you sure?  There’s nothing there’.  But we are sure and he lets us on.  We get out by the pub and the public […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 72: Caernarfon to Bangor

September 11, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 72: Caernarfon to Bangor

Caernarfon to Bangor isn’t one of the Wales Coast Path’s happier stretches.  On a day of near continuous rain it really can’t be recommended.  And if, on top of that, you get lost not once but three times, it can turn into a bit of a torment. Normally a bus journey is a fine start […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 73: Menai Bridge to Beaumaris

September 10, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 73: Menai Bridge to Beaumaris

Anglesey has more than enough cars – far more than enough.  This struck me the last time I was here a few weeks ago, when it took an hour and a half to go a few miles, and it’s even more obvious today.  A crawling queue to cross the Britannia Bridge, then a slow snake […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 71: Dinas Dinlle to Caernarfon

July 15, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 71: Dinas Dinlle to Caernarfon

Ca has joined us from Swansea.  Yesterday it took her almost ten hours to make the journey of 150 miles by train (Swansea to Carmarthen), bus (Carmarthen to Aberystwyth) and train (Aberystwyth to Pwllheli), including two connection stops of an hour each in Aberystwyth and Machynlleth, and a serious train breakdown in Machynlleth.  To put it […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 70: Trefor to Dinas Dinlle

July 14, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 70: Trefor to Dinas Dinlle

We knew today’s trip wouldn’t be a popular choice – it’s just the two of us again.  The stretch from Trefor to Dinas Dinlle mainly follows the course of the busy A499 and must count as one of the Wales Coast Path planners’ biggest failures.  Presumably they were unable to engineer or negotiate either a […]

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