Tag: Gwynedd Coast Path

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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Wales Coast Path, day 69: Nefyn to Trefor

July 13, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 69: Nefyn to Trefor

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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Wales Coast Path, day 68: Tudweiliog to Nefyn

July 12, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 68: Tudweiliog to Nefyn

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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Wales Coast Path, day 67: Porthor to Tudweiliog

July 11, 2017 4 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 67: Porthor to Tudweiliog

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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Wales Coast Path, day 66: Aberdaron to Porthor

July 10, 2017 1 Comment
Wales Coast Path, day 66: Aberdaron to Porthor

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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Wales Coast Path, day 65: Llanengan to Aberdaron

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 65: Llanengan to Aberdaron

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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Wales Coast Path, day 64: Abersoch from Llanengan

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 64: Abersoch from Llanengan

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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Wales Coast Path, day 63: Pwllheli from Abersoch

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 63: Pwllheli from Abersoch

The heavy rain is back.  By the time C and I have walked to Cricieth 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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Wales Coast Path, day 62: Cricieth from Pwllheli

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 62: Cricieth from Pwllheli

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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