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Urdd Centre, Llangrannog, Ceredigion
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Walking the Ceredigion Coastal path, West Wales. : Cwmtydu to Llangrannog, 4 miles one way
On Thursday 7th November 2013 we tackled the 4 mile section from Cwmtydu to Llangrannog. In this direction we avoided a steep uphill section and had wonderful views of Ynys Lochtyn to walk towards. Today we had Sally our youngest daughter home on holiday with us as well as our 2 dogs.
We took 2 cars as this walk is not far from Stallion Valley holiday cottages and rain was forecast later for the return 4 miles! We parked one car near The Urdd Centre in Llangrannog and the other in the parking bays near Cwmtydu beach where we started our walk. We set off inland back towards the village and the larger car park and took to the footpath to the left of the public toilets.
The path rose gently at first heading back towards to sea, with views back to Cwmtydu. As we entered the wooded area we let the dogs off their leads for a run. Soon our uphill walk levelled off and from the cliff top we were able to look down on Cwmtydu beach and to see the coastal path heading north towards New Quay.
We followed to path turning south and views opened up of Ynys Lochtyn, a rocky peninsular owned and managed by The National Trust. In the fields to our left were some ponies having fun galloping in the sunshine.
With the sun in our faces we continued along the path high above the sea with Ynys Lochtyn growing before us. We heard and saw Choughs, black crow like birds, distinguished by their red beaks & legs and their "chough chough” calls. These birds flourish along Ceredigion’s cliffs but are uncommon in much of Britain.
Soon we came to a high waterfall one of the highest along The Ceredigion Coastal footpath.
The path turned inland at this point and took us to the back door of The Urdd Centre for Welsh Language activities, where earlier we had parked our second car. We turned off the coastal path here and followed the footpath signs past the ski slope and go cart track through the Centre and back to our car.
We drove down to Llangrannog for tea and cakes in The Beach hut café before heading home just as the first of the forecast rain showers arrived.
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