Tag: North Wales Coast Path

Wales Coast Path, day 90: Conwy to Llandudno

May 7, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 90: Conwy to Llandudno

We’re quite a crowd, today, six of us.  Enough to cause anxiety, with our clompy boots and bulky rucksacks, to anyone encountering us on the Coast Path.  As well as M we have two other guestwalkers, Ca, and M-A, who’s waiting for us at Conwy station.  A misunderstanding in the café nearby gives us one […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 89: Llanfairfechan to Conwy

May 6, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 89: Llanfairfechan to Conwy

Guestwalker M joins the three of us today. Together we walk down to the railway station at Pensarn and wait for the train.  It’s a cool, dark day, with a threat of rain.  A few yellow-jacketed workers make sporadic attempts to relieve the glumness and dereliction of the place.  We catch the train, change at Llandudno […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 95: Flint to Chester

May 5, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 95: Flint to Chester

In sunny Flint C and I make for a recommended café in Church Street, Yr Hen Lys.  It deserves the praise.  The coffee is good and the bara brith even better.  Back over the railway line, we make for the castle, only glimpsed the day before.  A silhouette sculpture – Flintshire has dozens of them, […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 94: Talacre to Flint

May 3, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 94: Talacre to Flint

Today is industry day.  We’re back in Talacre, after a pair of slow bus rides, and plan to reach Flint.  It’s even colder this morning – it sleets for a time later – and we’re dressed as if for the Norwegian Arctic.  This time we do call in at Lola and Suggs for a coffee.  […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 93: Rhyl from Talacre

May 3, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 93: Rhyl from Talacre

Rhyl in the rain is no fun.  We’ve arrived from Abergele on the no.12 bus to find the connecting service has just pulled out of the bus station, five minutes before it should have.  We take to the depressed streets in the hope of finding refreshement, and just as hope fades and we’re beginning to […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 91: Llandudno to Pensarn

May 2, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 91: Llandudno to Pensarn

I’ve always had a soft spot for Llandudno, despite its pretensions and its appeal to royalty, domestic and foreign.  It has many attractions: the languid curve of its bay bookended by the two Ormes, its numerous coffee shops, its graceful shopping arcades, its pride in whitewashed tidiness, the splendour of the Mostyn Art Gallery, the […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 92: Pensarn to Rhyl

May 1, 2017 0 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 92: Pensarn to Rhyl

Caravans and coasts go together like Morecambe and Wise.  It’s seldom that we walk a day on the Wales Coast Path without seeing at least a few caravans.  But the coastal strip between Pensarn and Rhyl, our gentle afternoon introduction to the north Wales coast, is so caravan-saturated that, on the top of a double-decker […]

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