17-18 May 2014: Parrog to Cardigan
This was our final weekend to complete the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. As previously we stayed at the Fishguard Bay Hotel in Goodwick and had a bus to take us to and from the walks.
Parrog to Ceibwr Bay: 8.5 miles (13.7km) +556m -545m (17 May 2014)
On a beautiful May Saturday we set off for Ceibwr Bay. Once we got to the top of the cliff the walk was relatively easy. It was made better by the bluebells and coastal views.
When we got to Ceibwr Bay we had a long walk up to Moylgrove where the bus was waiting to take us back to the hotel.
Ceibwr Bay to Cardigan: 8.9 miles (14.4km) +560m -569m (18 May 2014)
This was our final day on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
After the bus had dropped us off at Moylgrove we had the same long walk as the previous day back to the coast. It was easier today because it was downhill.
Once again it was a hot day as we walked in a northerly direction to Cameas Head.
We then turned a headed towards Cardigan. There are three ends to this walk. The first was at Poppit Sands where there is a stone commemorating the path opening in 1970 by Wynford Vaughn Thomas.
The second end, and this time is the official end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, is a few miles down the road at St Dogmaels.
But Cardigan was still 2 miles away and at this point the Wales Coast path took over and I led everyone not down the Teifi estuary but inland through a number of fields finally over the bridge to the start of the Cerdigion Coast Path.
As we crossed the river, we threw the stones we had collected 3 years earlier into the water.
Over the 19 days we had walked from Amroth to Cardigan we had, by my calculations, walked 177.9 miles. In reality we had walked much further if you include to and from buses and cars, and on the odd occasion when we had got lost.
It had been a great experience and thanks to Terry and Stevie for organising it. We now had the bit between our teeth and really wanted to walk round Wales but first we had to join up the paths between Newport and Amroth which would take another 2 years.
Total for the Weekend: 17.4 miles
Total around Wales: 344.6 miles
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