Machroes to Llanbedrog – Wales Coast Path

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A straight forward route. We elected to stay on the beach until Abersoch, then to the road via a car park, passing through the village to the junction by the garage and Londis stores. Passing the harbour with its colourful boats and buoys. We head up the hill on the Pwllheli road, before taking one of the paths back down to the beach.

We are blessed with golden December sunshine, turning to amber in the late afternoon.

We walk along the beach passing The Warren, probably one of the most expensive and exclusive chalet parks in Wales. One chalet is known to have been bought for half a million pounds sterling!

We were grateful for the easy stroll across the sand, before turning off up a sandy path and following the signs up the forbidding Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd. Our reward are the great views back across the bay after a steep climb.

On the whole, the rocky headland is a comfortable walk, considering the time of year. The bare rocks are a help not a hindrance.

Around the headland before the steep steps down, is the outlook down to the beach at Llanbedrog and across to Pwllheli. It is now dusk and the sky turns pink and the moon appears.

Lucy draws my attention to the Tin Man, a replacement for the original wooden man – a ship’s figurehead.

Then came the steep descent down the steps to Plas Glyn y Weddw we are just in time to pop in and see the latest art exhibition and browse in the gallery and shop.

Heading back into Abersoch, we are joined by our guest weekend walker Louise Tambini.

One of the nicest thing about our walking exploits is joining in with whatever is happening in the area. We were lucky enough to join in with the Abersoch Christmas festivities.

Watching Father Xmas arrive by fire engine, excited kids and parents. The shops were open late offering bubbly and chocolate. An enjoyable evening at the end of a glorious day’s walking.

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