Cwmtydu and the Wales Coast Path
Twenty minutes downhill and I was at the small National Trust cove of Cwmtydu, and soon heading south on the Wales Coast Path. The latest OS Landranger I have (remember, that was back in 2007) didn’t show this new section of the Path – though that will no doubt be rectified in future editions – but it’s well signed and navigation couldn’t be easier. Once on top the views back over Cwmtydu and to the cliffs beyond are splendid, but even more impressive very shortly are the views ahead.
Cut into the formidably steep cliff-side is the new stretch of path, which looks as if it might be slightly unnerving for some but is, in fact, broad enough to stride out along without unease. In the distance is the Lochtyn headland and the small tidal island of Ynys Lochtyn – the distinctive outline used as the logo for the Ceredigion Coast Path signs.
Looking down onto Llangrannog beach on the Ceredigion coast
Further on along the Wales Coast Path the somewhat incongruous dry ski slope over to the left belongs to the Urdd centre, which provides activities for youngsters.
Down in picturesque Llangrannog, the tide well out exposing the fine beach, I paused briefly for refreshment before heading on south-west, enjoying another new (since my last visit) section of Coast Path between Penbryn and Tresaith. The bus duly caught, I walked the final few miles from New Quay to Cwmtydu in the last of the light, well satisfied by an excellent, highly scenic day.