Stumble Head to Goodwick – Wales Coast Path

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We split this walk into two parts – Strumble Head to Goodwick then Strumble Head to Abercastle. If you start in Goodwick there is a heck of a steep walk near Fishguard Bay Hotel upwards. After a lengthy walk the previous day we switched our plan to start slowly at Strumble.

On the Pencoed Peninsula – Strumble head in spring is divine. Loads of birdlife – I don’t know my goose from my gander but even I can appreciate the variety. Spring flowers are nature’s multi coloured carpet.

At Porthsychan, Lucy thinks she has spotted a seal, but I mockingly say it is a buoy, but a few minutes later we hear a plaintive call and way below us we got a clear sighting.

We also spotted several jelly fish, looking like an alien species in the clear blue waters

A little cottage appears on the headland at Penrhyn. While a memorial stone commemorating the last invasion of Britain is seen near Carregwastad. 1200 Frenchmen led by an elderly American – Colonel Tate landed in 1797.

The Last Invasion Tapestry can be seen in Fishguard recounting the story – locally we see Jemima Nicholas as the heroine of the invasion – rounding up twelve soldiers single handedly and locking them up in the church. The Royal Oak pub on the roundabout in Fishguard is where the peace treaty was thrashed out.

We walked through Harbour Village, I stopped to talk to an elderly gentleman surrounded by wee dogs, he offered a drink, but we moved onto the final descent into Goodwick, treating ourselves to a nice Sunday Lunch at the Rose and Crown


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