Monday, 2 May 2011

Coastwalk , Llŷn Coastal Path

Abersoch → Pwllheli

em-warren.png Distance: 8.43 miles
Ascent: 479 metres
Duration: 3 hours 27 minutes

The end of the bay
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About three weeks ago — when we'd decided to come back to Wales — I'd sent Em an email pointing out that if we walked every day we'd be able to make it all the way from Holyhead to Pwllheli. It was a passing idea at the time, but Emma took it seriously. So today before driving back home we finished this grand walk of one hundred and fifty miles and I found myself standing once again at Pwllheli station having connected two great sections of the coastwalk.

It was a short walk today on beaches interrupted by two headlands. The first headland, Mynydd Tir-y-cwmwd, had to be climbed by steep paths to the north and south. We scrambled round the rocks where the second, Carreg y Defaid, met the sea.

Then finally at Pwllheli we reached the railway but not before first picking up the largest ice-cream of the week from a classical bucket-and-spade shop on the seafront.

I've now walked the whole vast sweep of Cardigan Bay, from the saintly island of Bardsey to the great cathedral city of St David's. It's been a great week to finish the bay.

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