Dinas Dinlle to Caernarfon – Wales Coast Path

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We left our lovely apartment in Abersoch to stay in Caernarfon. The weather forecast is mixed, so we are going to complete the next two walks within easy reach of our temporary home base.

This walk is at low levels, no major inclines to target. I am not a fan of walking on roads, but much of this stretch is along tarmac,but comfortable, easy walking after a few more challenging walks.

Leaving Dinas Dinlle follow the paved path along the shore line and eventually turn right passing the Caernarfon Airworld Aviation Museum. As you approach the caravan park don’t follow the road but carry straight on into a grassy lane, then left to take you all the way around to a footbridge over Afon Carrog, eventually heading by road inland to Saron. We had a water stop on the bridge over Afon Gwyrfai.

Our favourite part of this walk was alongside Foryd bay, a great spot for bird watchers. Today was not a day for spotting the difference between a widgeon or a wild fowl. A brisk wind is blowing, rain is in the air, but stopping for a chat with a local farmer he told me we would make it to Caernarfon before the rain.

Nothing can prepare you for the sight of Caernarfon’s walls and Edward 1 castle. Caernarfon was the scene of Prince Charles’s investiture as the Prince of Wales.

We didn’t head for the mighty castle, but the Bar Bach, the smallest bar in Wales for a shot of Penderyn Whiskey to warm us up.

Sure enough, snug in the bar the winds roared and the sky opened. Nothing for it but to have dinner at the Black Boy.


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