I went camping at the end of July with my friends – yes I know there has been a large gap in blog frequency, no idea why – and it was great. As the booked camping date approached, weather went from dismal and extremely wet to scorching sunshine on the day we got there. Luck, I guess.
We were based in Llangrannog, 9 miles south of New Quay. I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Wales now has a footpath all the way around it, most of it along the coast. (The bit where is borders England, mostly following Offa’s Dyke is obviously not on the coast either. That would be silly)
From the coast at Llangrannog, you can turn either left or right along the coastal path. I’d investigated using google/bing maps, and it looked really interesting. The maps didn’t really give an accurate idea of just how hilly the walk was, for every mile you probably walk up or down about half a mile. It’s all good exercise. That’s what the photo above is, Llangrannog from about a mile and half north (you can’t see Llangrannog, it’s in a valley about halfway up the photo).
You can (just about) see the path in the photo above, following the edges of the cliffs. The previous photo was taken at the distant point at the top left of this shot.
I have this crazy idea to try to walk the whole coast of Wales sometime soon if it is all this good.