Tag: Gwynedd Coast Path

Gwynedd Coast Path, day 17

July 15, 2017 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 17

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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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 16

July 14, 2017 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 16

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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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 15

July 13, 2017 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 15

Now we are two, C and me, for the toughest challenge of the week, a mountain trek from Nefyn to Trefor across Yr Eifl.  And here’s our favourite driver for the Bysus Nefyn trip, talking non-stop with the same workmate.  It’s a quick journey: there are no deviations and, like all Llŷn buses, this one […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 14

July 12, 2017 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 14

Bus journeys to the start of walks are always welcome.  Today we’re off, the five of us, to Tudweiliog with Bysus Nefyn.  Strangely, the bus visits Nefyn, our final destination, before rattling along to Tudweiliog, but otherwise doesn’t deviate from the road to reach remote villages on either side (there aren’t many of them), so […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 13

July 11, 2017 4 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 13

Finding the way to Tywyn in our two cars isn’t easy.  Turning off the road to Tudweiliog we miss a minor road to the right.  We realise the mistake and trying to correct it, but go wrong again and end up on a narrow farm track behind an alarmed family of ducks.  Retracing our steps, […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 12

July 10, 2017 1 Comment
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 12

We’ve stayed in cottages, houses and old chapels in previous walking weeks, but never in a penthouse.  But here we are, in The Penthouse, in a building that’s part of the sea front at Pwllheli.  It’s a replacement for the old West End Hotel, built by Solomon Andrews, the original developer of the grand seafront […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 11

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 11

Same journey, same start point, but we’re now down to three, C, H and me, for our last day in southern Llŷn.  Llanengan seems a bit busier than yesterday, though it’s a quieter place than it was when lead was mined here (a chimney still stands above the village).  We walk down to Porth Neigwl, […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 10

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 10

M has arrived from Yorkshire to join the three of us for today’s almost-circular clifftop walk.  We start with the same introduction as yesterday, train to Pwllheli (same affable guard), and the Berwyn bus towards Abersoch (same wild career along single track roads).  But this time we get off early, in the small village of […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 9

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 9

The heavy rain is back.  By the time C and I have walked to Criccieth station we’re already drenched.  No one else’s waiting for the train to Pwllheli.  Birmingham International, the destination in the other direction, seems a more sensible choice today.  The boarded-up station building carries murals of children on the beach, butterflies and […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 8

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 8

Heavy rain’s expected.  But it hasn’t arrived yet, and C and I set out on the bus to Pwllheli.  This is the end of the (railway) line, and the town has an old-fashioned look, with cafés, working chapels, bookshops and a big traditional ironmongers.  The path takes us round the old harbour.  It’s now empty, […]

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