Category Archives: coastal walks

Coastal Path: a short walk at Laugharne

We walked a short bit of the Wales Coast Path to the west of Laugharne (Dylan Thomas country) recently, helping us to reflect on a sad visit to west Wales. We set off from the castle along the coast, following … Continue reading

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Wales Coastal Path: Ogmore to Porthcawl

This was more of a beach walk than Wales Coastal Path: the challenge was to cross the estuary of the River Ogmore at low tide.  A while ago, we crossed the stepping stones, upriver by Ogmore Castle, from the Merthyr … Continue reading

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Seaside trip to Barry Island

A perfect day: sunshine, trains running smoothly, sea, sand, fish ‘n’ chips and a fair. The three of us, from Swindon, Bath and Pontypridd enjoyed Barry Island.  Our train unloaded lots of daytrippers at the station and we trooped off … Continue reading

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Wales Coast Path: Aberavon beach to east Swansea

Last week, we had a varied walk on the Coastal Path: along Aberavon beach, up to the old Briton Ferry bridge to cross the Neath river, along the Tennant Canal to the Hookers Dyers pub on Fabian Way. Aberavon is … Continue reading

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Flat Holm island for a day

Ynys Echni or Flat Holm island is an interesting daytrip from Cardiff.  We went on the former car ferry, Westward Ho.  The exit from Cardiff Bay through the barrage is dramatic. You can see the island from the top of … Continue reading

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Coastal Path: Monknash to Dunraven

We had been saving a few miles of the Wales Coastal Path for the right weather and company, roughly between Monknash and Dunraven.  Our friends Heather and Wal joined us and the sun shone at the end of March. Once … Continue reading

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Wales Coastal Path: a city stretch round Newport

We completed a short stretch of the Coastal Path near Newport at the end of March.  The beginning was trafficky although the handsome bridge and River Ebbw view better matched the sunny walk. In order to get onto the Coastal … Continue reading

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