Saturday, 23 April 2005

Ceredigion Coast Path , Coastwalk

Llanrhystud → Aberarth

[Cliff path above Graig Ddu]

Distance: 5.68 miles
Ascent: 166 metres
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes

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I left East Anglia yesterday in glorious sunshine but as soon as I crossed the Cambrian Mountains the rain started, washing away the prospect of the first summery walk of the year. So we set out in a light drizzle to plug the gap in my walking of the Ceredigion coastline.

According to the map there's no right of way along much of this route, but on the ground freshly planted stakes show a new Ceredigion Coast Path is on the rise. From Llanrhystud the path follows the beach a short distance before gaining the top of a low cliff. It passes disused lime kilns then heads across cattle fields and along a green lane to the slate-lined church at Llansantffraed.

South of here the coastline is much more dramatic. The road between Llansantffraed and Aberarth climbs high above while the footpath clings to the steep land a short distance above the cliffs.

Emma tried to teach me the names of the various plants we passed en route, but my mind wasn't geared up for learning. This then, is a "white flower". Nice, isn't it?

I'm going to have to get better than that if we're to walk more together.

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