Continuing on from the Goodwick to Strumble Head walk, we stock up with enough food and drink for the day, as this stretch is quite remote, it takes you over several rocky outcrops, with an uphill climb to Pwll Deri and the YHA.
The joy of these North Pembrokeshire walks is that you have great scenery inland as well as the coast.
We come out onto the roadway and walk past the memorial stone to Dewi Emrys, a Welsh poet whose most famous poem was entitled Pwll Deri, written in North Pembrokeshire dialect.
At Pwllcrochan, we ran into a jolly group of walkers, led by a Mr Peter Broomfield, who hailed from Scotland. In talking about the drawbacks of winter walking as opposed to spring, Mr B. Suggested that Welsh sheep poo was much smellier than Scottish sheep sh*t. His argument was that as there are more sheep in Wales on lusher pastures than in Scotland then the poo was therefore smellier – I am not going to be following up on the suggestion…. his friends told us to be sure to mention him by name in our blog. Lovely group of people.
We head towards the twin beaches of Aberbach and Abermawr, both beaches are backed by pebbles. The first thing you notice as you descend onto Aberbach is the vivid green marsh leading onto the pebbles.
Between here and Pwllstrodur the sea is strewn with little rocky inlets.
An easy walk alongside the man made stone wall, nicknamed “the Great Wall of China”, we eventually reach the Abercastell.
A small working fishing village, with a small jetty and limited parking. No shops or cafe but as we had parked our car here, we adjourned to nearby Melin Tregwynt for some food and drink, a bit of shopping. It is worth noting that the local Strumble shuttle bus stops in Abercastle and Melin Tregwynt.