Tuesday, 17 January 2006


Harlech → Barmouth

[Harlech across the dunes]

Distance: 14.8 miles
Ascent: 272 metres
Duration: 4 hours 43 minutes

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Once again I'm plugging the holes in my knowledge of North Wales geography. I don't remember a time I didn't know that Harlech has a cliff-top castle. The surprise on visiting the town is that the cliff is a good half mile from the sea, separated by expansive dunes.

South of Harlech the tiny church at Llandanwg looked fascinating but was unfortunately locked. Its notice-board revealed that the chapel was founded in 435AD and that those going along to a service should remember to take a torch. I hope I'll be back some time.

[On Morfa Dyffryn beach]

Further on I made up for yesterday's road walking. After slogging my way across the towering dunes at Morfa Dyffryn the walk finished with a stunning eight-mile trek along a deserted sandy beach.

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