Saturday, 22 January 2005

Ceredigion Coast Path , Coastwalk

Aberystwyth → Llanrhystud

[The steep climb from Tanybwlch beach]

Distance: 10.7 miles
Ascent: 652 metres
Duration: 5 hours 7 minutes

« Borth | Aberarth »

South of Aberystwyth, just past Tanybwlch beach, the coastpath heads steeply uphill. Despite living in Aber, Emma hadn't climbed the nameless hill - until today. And from the fact that we didn't see another soul between the foot of the hill and the end of the walk ten miles later I'd say very few Aber residents have looked back on their town from this viewpoint either.

[Looking back from Tynbwlch]

From the summit of that first hill the path rolls around close to the cliff-top through fields and disused farmyards. We saw a nature at its fastest - a hare dashing across ahead of us - and at its slowest - a ram contentedly sleeping off the day.

It's been a bitterly cold day not helped by a relentless drizzle. But doesn't that just make the post-walk cup of tea so much better?

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