Llanrhysted to Aberystwyth: 10.4 miles (16.8km) +582m -593m (14 May 2016)
Today’s walk was going to be quite strenuous and at 10.4 miles, long. It’s one of those walks that I would like to have made shorter but as there are no easy cut-off points, it has to be done in one go. The good news was that we didn’t need our cars today because the mini bus picked us up from the hotel and deposited us at Llanrhysted.
We walked to the caravan park and then had a steady climb to the cliff top.
The path continued following the gorse that was in full bloom…
and the bluebells that were just about coming to the end of their flowering but were still a beautiful sight.
We came to a deserted farm, Ffos-las, which the footpath skirted round by going up then down a hill for no apparent reason. We decided to walk through the farm and I was told that this was the set for “Hinterland” a Welsh/Scandi who -done-it. All bleak and miserable. Nothing like the real world.
After a lot of ups and downs we finally saw Aberystwyth in the distance but we still had a to negotiate a steep climb down to sea level.
We then still had over a mile to go around the marina and the castle before we could have a well deserved ice cream on the promenade.