Day 068 : Menai Bridge – Penmaenmawr

I walk under two bridges that join Anglesea to the mainland which is about as close as I get to Anglesea. I am not including walking round islands during this challenge, but I will be back one day.

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The first bridge is the Britannia which was rebuilt in 1970 to carry both rail and road traffic. The original bridge was built by Robert Stephenson which burnt down after a cinder from a train passing through set it alight . He also built many of the lighthouses in Wales. The original support towers have been used in the new bridge.

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Day 067 : Pen-y-groesion – Menai Bridge

By pure coincidence I meet up with an old friend, as I walk down a narrow road towards Dinlle Dinas. Dennis and Rose had been camping there and had packed up and were making there way home. It was a pleasant surprise meeting them we stood by the side of the road chatting for about half an hour.

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Dinlle Dinas is a popular seaside area especially with campers and caravanners. There are good views of Anglesea and back along the coast to the Llyn peninsula.

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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 061 : Harlech – Penrhyndeudraeth

Today is a different type of walk. I take a trip inland up above the River Dwyryd estuary and walk through forests, lakes and valleys and even see a small gauge steam railway.

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I start by leaving Harlech village and walk down to the main road below. From here you have a good view of the castle. The castle was built by Edward I in the thirteenth century when he rampaged through Wales. The castle has World Heritage site status.

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Day 060 : Barmouth – Harlech

Today I am greeted with rain and wind. So my first action is to retreat to a café coffee and breakfast for sustenance before setting out.

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Barmouth seems a beautiful place to visit with the sea and golden sands, the River Mawdach estuary with its boats and wildlife, The Snowdonia mountain range and Cadair Idris as a backdrop.

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Day 059 : Tywyn – Barmouth

Tywyn is another welsh seaside town with a fine beach. It’s claim to fame is the cadfan stone which lies in the local church. It is believed to have the earliest inscription of the welsh language

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I head northwards out of town along the side of the railway line. This is built over reclaimed salt marshes which also a lagoon called Broad Water which is now a nature reserve.

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