Week 43 – Leasowe to Fleetwood

Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th July 2019

Leasowe to New Brighton 4.51 miles
Liverpool to Formby 13.77 miles
Formby to Southport 7.88 miles
Lytham St Anne’s to Bispham nr Blackpool  13.13 miles
Bispham nr Blackpool to Fleetwood  8.37 miles

Total miles this week 47.66

Total miles to date 1910.8

 

Leasowe to New Brighton

 

New Brighton

 

New Brighton

 

Morse Code art, Liverpool

 

Liverpool

 

Liverpool

 

Crosby

 

Anthony Gormleys “Another Place” on Crosby beach

 

Formby to Southport

 

Trans Pennine Way, Southport

 

Southport

 

Southport

 

Southport

 

Lytham

 

Lytham

 

Blackpool

 

Blackpool

 

Mirror ball, Blackpool

 

Blackpool

 

Tribute to members of the the emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coast Guard) who “gave all or part of their lives”. Blackpool.

 

Welcome to Cleveleys

 

Celebrating the Sea Swallow book. Cleveleys to Fleetwood.

 

Detail from the “shipwrecks on the Fylde coast 1643-1873” memorial, Cleveleys.

 

Fleetwood pavement detail

Week 42 – Llanfairfechan to Leasowe

Wednesday 17th to Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno 14.91 miles
Llandudno to Abergele 11.89 miles
Abergele to Point of Ayr 13.3 miles
Point of Ayr to Flint  13.05 miles
Flint to Neston  12.64 miles
Neston to Leasowe  12.01 miles

Total miles this week 77.8

Total miles to date 1863.14

 

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Approaching Conwy Castle, Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Conwy Castle, Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

“Llandudno was the holiday destination resort of the real Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll and for whom he based his worldwide famous story on, Alice in Wonderland”

 

Llandudno

 

Llandudno to Abergele

 

Colwyn Bay, Llandudno to Abergele

 

Colwyn Bay, Llandudno to Abergele

 

Colwyn Bay, Llandudno to Abergele

 

Llandudno to Abergele

 

Rhyl. Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Rhyl. Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Rhyl. Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Lighthouse at Point of Ayr

 

Point of Ayr to Flint

 

The TSS Duke of Lancaster, “a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks”. Point of Ayr to Flint.

 

Point of Ayr to Flint

 

Flint RNLI

 

Flint to Neston

 

Flint to Neston

 

The Wirral Way, Neston to Leasowe

 

Neston to Leasowe

 

Hoylake RNLI, Neston to Leasowe

 

Neston to Leasowe

Week 41 – Cemaes to Llanfairfechan

Wednesday 10th to Tuesday 16th July 2019

Cemaes to Llaneilian 11.9 miles
Llaneilian to Meolfre 10.2 miles
Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon  11.72 miles
Glan-yr-afon to Bangor 12.82 miles
Bangor to Llanfairfechan  13.09 miles

Total miles this week 59.73

Total miles to date 1785.34

Cemaes

 

Cemaes to Llaneilian

 

Cemaes to Llaneilian

 

Amlwch Port

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon

 

Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon

 

Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon

 

Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Penmon Priory and dovecote, Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Beaumaris. Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Menai suspension bridge, Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Slate fencing, Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

 

 

 

Week 40 – Bangor to Cemaes

Monday 1st to Tuesday 9th July 2019 Anglesey

Bangor to Dwyran 11.66 miles
Dwyran to Aberffraw 12.60 miles
Aberffraw to Anglesey Airport 9.91 miles
Anglesey Airport to Trearddur 11.21 miles
Trearddur to Porth-y-Felin  9.91 miles
Porth-y-Felin to Llanfwrog  9.96 miles
Llanfwrog to Cemaes  12 miles

Total miles this week 77.25

Total miles to date 1725.61

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

Nelson’s Statue looking out onto the Menai Strait, Bangor to Dwyran

 

Menai Strait, Bangor to Dwyran

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

This sculpture by Ann Caitlin Evans depicts the “gafrod” of marram grass, harvested and drying in the sun. Newborough residents used to harvest the grass every two years and weave it by hand to make mats for their homes. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

Newborough Forest. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

These sculptures were designed by pupils from Newborough school 2013. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

Sculpture in Newborough Forest. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

Newborough Forest

 

The wall of a private estate, Dwyran to Aberffraw

 

Aberffraw

 

Aberffraw to Anglesey airport

 

Aberffraw to Anglesey airport

 

Anglesey Airport to Trearddur

 

Anglesey Airport to Trearddur

 

Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Old brickworks gallery, Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Soldiers Point, Holyhead

 

Holyhead

 

Holyhead

 

Detail of the pedestrian bridge, Holyhead

 

Holyhead to Llanfwrog

 

Holyhead to Llanfwrog

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

 

Week 38 and 39 – R&R near Brecon, Wales

Wednesday 19th June to Sunday 30th June 2019

I spend this week having some R&R near Brecon, so although well away from the coast I wanted to share the beauty of the area. A different sort of walk to my norm; inland at Llangynidr, a 3 mile stroll along the Usk Valley Way following the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Then an evening walk along the edge of Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in South Wales. Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a haven for wildlife. Later during my break we had a short walk up to the top of Allt yr Esgair. Great views of Llangors Lake and the winding river Usk.

Total miles to date 1648.36

 

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

 

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

 

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

 

Llangorse Lake area

 

Llangorse Lake

 

Llangasty church

 

Views of Llangors Lake

 

The bridlepath to Allt yr Esgair

 

The bridlepath to Allt yr Esgair

Week 37 – Penychain to Bangor

Wednesday 12th to Tuesday 18th June 2019

Penychain to Llanbedrog  11.32 miles
Morfa Nefyn to Llithfaen  7.09 miles
Clynnog Fawr to Caernarfon  10.85 miles
Caernarfon to Bangor  9.87 miles

Total miles this week 39.13

Total miles to date 1648.36

 

Pwllheli

 

Pwllheli

 

Pwllheli

 

Morfa Nefyn to Llithfaen

 

Clynnog Fawr to Caernarfon

 

One of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways’ beautiful old engines, which carry passengers through the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Fawr to Caernarfon.

 

One of Welsh Highland Railways’ benches, Caernarfon station.

 

Grab dredge, Caernarfon

 

Pavement mosaic, Caernarfon

 

Mausoleum in Vaynol Wood near Bangor

 

A glimpse of the Menai Strait from Vaynol Wood near Bangor

 

 

Week 36 roundup – Aberystwyth to Penychain

Wednesday 5th to Tuesday 11th June 2019

Aberystwyth to Borth 6.8 miles
Tywyn to Fairbourne  11.00 miles
Fairbourne to Llanenddwyn 7.74 miles
Llanenddwyn to Porthmadog  14.23 miles
Porthmadog to Penychain  12.88 miles

Total miles this week 52.65

Total miles to date 1609.23

Aberystwyth cliff railway

 

Sculpture made from beach litter. Borth.

 

Artwork at Borth railway station

 

Artwork at Borth railway station

 

One track, choose your direction. Nice and easy. Borth railway station.

 

Tywyn to Fairbourne

 

Tywyn to Fairbourne

 

Tywyn to Fairbourne

 

Yarn bombing at Llwyngwil. Tywyn to Fairbourne.

 

The sea front of Fairbourne, which has one of the longest Second World War coastal defences in the UK. Built in 1940, the defences run for 1.5 miles. There were once five Type 24 bulletproof pillboxes; over 650 concrete tank obstacles or “Dragon’s Teeth”; and barbed wire supported on wooden posts set into the beach. The defences were manned by the Merionethshire Home Guard.

 

The railway and toll footbridge, looking towards Barmouth.

 

Barmouth sea front

 

Fairbourne to Llanenddwyn

 

Tremadoc Bay, Llandanwg to Porthmadog

 

Llandanwg to Porthmadog

 

Llandanwg to Porthmadog

 

Penychain to Porthmadog

 

Penychain to Porthmadog

 

Criccieth, Penychain to Porthmadog

 

Criccieth castle and town in the distance. Penychain to Porthmadog

 

Penychain to Porthmadog

 

Penychain to Porthmadog

Week 35 roundup – Moylgrove to Llanon

Wednesday 28th May to Tuesday 4th June 2019

Moylgrove to Cardigan 11.25 miles
Cardigan to Aberporth 9.2 miles
Aberporth to New Quay 12.42 miles
New Quay to Llanon  10.59 miles

Total miles this week 43:46

Total miles to date 1556.58

Moylgrove to Cardigan

 

Moylgrove to Cardigan

 

Mermaid sculpture at St Dogmaels

 

“Leaping Dolphin”, designed and carved by Paul Clarke. Funded by the Prince’s Trust Cymru. Summer 2001. Aberporth.

 

Aberporth to New Quay

 

Saint Carannog (480-540 A.D.), founder of Llangrannog. Sculpture by Sebastien Boyesen 2011. Aberporth to New Quay.

 

Aberporth to New Quay

 

Aberporth to New Quay

 

Aberporth to New Quay

 

New Quay to Llanon

 

Aberaeron

 

New Quay to Llanon

 

Llanon

 

 

Week 34 roundup – Newgale to Moylgrove

Wednesday 22nd to Tuesday 28th May 2019

Newgale to St Davids  9.94 miles
St David’s peninsula  12.13 miles
St David’s to Abercastle  11.74
Abercastle to Fishguard  11.04 miles
Fishguard to Dinas Island  6.81 miles
Dinas Island to Moylgrove  10.96 miles

Total miles this week 62.62

Total miles to date 1513.12

Solva Harbour and Gwadn

 

The water was so clear! Newgale to St David’s

 

Newgale to St David’s

 

Around St David’s peninsula

 

So many wild flowers like these on the coast path

 

Around St David’s peninsula

 

Coetan Arthur (Arthur’s Quoit) burial chamber, St David’s Head

 

St David’s

 

Plants growing in walls are a common sight along the coast

 

The Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi. Formed when the channel connecting the quarry to the sea was blasted, flooding it.

 

St David’s to Abercastle

 

Porthgain. St David’s to Abercastle.

 

The ruins of Aberfelin Corn Mill, Trefin, overlooking the bay at Aber Draw. St David’s to Abercastle.

 

Aber Mawr. Abercastle to Fishguard.

 

Mosaic commemorating “The Battle of Fishguard”, a military invasion by Revolutionary France, 1797, AKA the “last invasion of mainland Britain”

 

The quay, Lower Town, Fishguard

 

The quay, Lower Town, Fishguard

 

“Fishguard herrings”, a sculpture reflecting the historic herring industry of Lower Town.

 

Newport Sands

 

Newport Sands

 

Newport Sands

Week 33 roundup – Angle to Newgale

Wednesday 15th to Tuesday 21st May 2019

Martin’s Haven to Little Haven 11.01 miles
Marloes to Dale  8.75 miles
Angle to Pembroke 12.06 miles
Milford Haven to Dale Fort  7.47 miles
Little Haven to Newgale 7.64

Total miles this week 46.93

Total miles to date 1450.5

 

Old mechanism at Martins Haven

 

St Brides Haven

 

Marloes to Dale

 

Angle to Pembroke

 

Angle to Pembroke

 

Around the edge of the oil refinery. Angle to Pembroke

 

Quoit’s Mill, Monkton. Angle to Pembroke

 

The “Giant’s Water Tap”, Quoit’s Mill, Monkton. Angle to Pembroke

 

Lime kiln, Sandy Haven

 

The Foxgloves are out! Milford Haven to Dale Fort

 

Milford Haven to Dale Fort

 

Little Haven to Newgale

 

Little Haven to Newgale