Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Saturday 17 September 2022

Saturday 17 September 2022 - A Walk Around Harlech

This was a lovely walk in bright sunshine; walk number 5 in Alex Kendall's 'Snowdonia South' Cicerone guide. 

The route is described by Alex in fine detail, and concentration was needed to stay 'on course'. It was a similar route to one with which we are familiar, plus a very enjoyable woodland start on good paths that had recently been trimmed, and an ascent through fields and over stone stiles that seemed to be little used. Sue is pictured above on this ascent.

Blackberries are still filling the hedgerows here, and there are lots of sloes to be harvested. A few field mushrooms were collected to enhance our supper, and I pocketed a few shells for Isabella as we strolled for over 2km along the beach from Llanfair to Harlech, and the end of a very pleasant afternoon in brilliant weather with fine views to both the Rhinogs and the high summits in the Snowdon massif.

We had enjoyed a flask of tea out of the wind at the highest point of the walk, before Sue poured some of her share over her arm, then we descendents slowly to the beach.

Harlech Castle loomed large ahead of us after we left the beach and walked past the golf course. 

Here's our 10km route, with 350 metres ascent, taking 3 hours. Our track is dark blue (can you spot where the software crashed?) and Alex's .gpx file is in light blue. It's worth downloading that in order to check you're in the right place. Our diversion to the left of the Resr was intentional, though we didn't quite go where we intended.

That's it for now. More pictures will follow next week, but with no Wi-Fi here, loading images etc is a tediously slow occupation. 

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1 comment:

Sir Hugh said...

A snippet from my walk round the Welsh boundary -28th April 2011:

In Harlech I visited Cemlyn
Tea Shop (Jan and Geoff
Cole), an upmarket
establishment which even
had a a guy acting as “front
of house”, and when I
asked him about the
existence of my targeted
campsite north of Harlech,
he obligingly went off and telephoned them and confirmed that I would be ok staying there.