One of our favourite walks by the sea near our home is the Ceredigion Coastal Path from Penbryn to Llangrannog. It’s only two (quite hilly) miles each way but with the lure of the delights of the Patio Café at Llangrannog we do it as often as we can. Today, Sunday 30 January, was glorious, sunny and cold after a hard overnight frost, just the day for this walk.
We parked the car in the National Trust car park just above Penbryn beach and walked up the track and over the headland with stunning views south towards the beaches at Tresaith and Aberporth. The distinctive hill at Mwnt and even Cardigan Island were visible in the distance. Words can’t do justice to the scenery along this stretch of coast. To the north was the ‘secret beach’ and then Llangrannog with the rocky headland of Ynys Lochtyn beyond.
By the time we got to Llangrannog I think I deserved my lunch, cawl (pronounced like the English ‘cowl’), the traditional Welsh soup with lamb, leeks and root vegetables served with Welsh cheese and thick chunks of buttered bread. Of course this was just the meal for my New Year diet and it didn’t make me any lighter on my feet on the way back! A wonderful day: glorious views, the peace and solitude of the largely deserted coastal path, a good lunch and although we didn’t see any dolphins today, a pair of red kites glided above the cliffs. Maybe we’ll see dolphins next time. It won’t be long before we do this walk again.
What’s your favourite Sunday stroll in Wales? Let us know in the comments.