Day 066 : Nefyn – Pen-y-groesion

In the old days Nefyn used to be a seafaring port with fishing particularly for herring. This is where I start todays walk with a mountain to conquer in Yr Eifi.

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After passing through Pistyll, I pass through some old quarry workings at Penrhyn Glas, this is the first of two quarries I pass through. Up ahead I see a far bigger quarry of Porth-y-Nant.

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Day 065 : Aberdaron – Nefyn

Today I walk the north coast of the Llyn peninsula from the sands that whistle to a golf course on the edge of the world.

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I leave Aberdaron and make my way up the road to Anelog where I join the coast again. As I walk along the grassy cliff tops I soon come to a wide sandy beach with an interesting name of whistling sands.

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Day 064 : Llangian – Aberdaron

I have been staying at a bunkhouse at Tanrallt Farm in Llangian, just outside Abersoch for the last few days. It has been a fabulous retreat for me with all the basic facilities I needed after a long day walking. It is a working farm run by Phil and Menir who were great and very friendly and helpful.

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I notice that there is a strong sense of identity with the welsh people in this area. You find the Welsh language being spoken in nearly every shop, café and restaurant you go into.

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Day 063 : Pwllheli – Llangian

Over the next few days I seem to see quite a lot of Pwllheli, as it becomes a hub for me as I travel between places. It is the major town on the Llyn peninsular.

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It has a big harbour which used to be a big fishing port and ship building centre. There is also a marina with plenty of boats for the sailing fraternity. It is also the end on the main railway line from Machynlleth and the Midlands.

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Day 062 : Penrhyndeudraeth – Pwllheli

Today I am back on the coast and I put in quite a long walk. I start at Penrhyndeudraeth which means the peninsula with two beaches and finish at Pwllheli, the main town on the Llyn peninsular.

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I walk out of town and the first place I come to is Minffordd. It has two railway stations next to each other. One for the main line train services and one for Ffestiniog Railway. Just as I cross the road, a steam train crosses the bridge totally enveloped in steam. As far as I could see there were plenty of people on the train, so it must be quite popular.

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