Harlech Beach stretches for miles along the Gwynedd coast

Catching the train from Harlech and Barmouth, Vivienne Crow walks 60 miles along the Snowdonia and Gwynedd coast    

WHEN I WAS IN MY EARLY TWENTIES, I thought nothing of carrying a huge rucksack complete with camping gear on long-distance walking trips.
By the time I reached my 30s, I’d ditched the camping gear and had opted for the relative luxury of hostels and B&Bs. Come the big 4-0 and I was no longer willing to carry all my own gear on long trails: I discovered the joy of ‘packhorse’ luggage-carrying services. Now, I find it easier to take my home with me – well, my motor-home at least – park it up on campsites and then use public transport…