24th March 2018
Day 2 of our weekend and the hilliest day with 620 metres of height ahead of us. But first our journey to get there. Today we drove to Machynlleth and got a train from there to Aberdyfi. But not before Sharon discovered the cleanest railway toilets in the country.
Once in Aberdyfi (which is our first walk in the Meirionnydd section of the coastal path) we headed along the coast on the flat and found a nice little cafe for breakfast. Fully recharged we headed off on our walk through the town, but soon we were directed up to the left up a steep slope.
The path started up steps and soon opened up to fields and woodlands, with a stream running through the path….
And a field which included one where the sign had been knocked down, so Sharon was able to make her own directions.
Already the views were magnificent, but today was going to be about estuary views rather than beach.
At this point we caught up some fellow walkers who we had seen setting off while we had breakfast, they were also on day 2 of the weekend and heading the same way as us but at a slower pace.
At times we couldn’t see the estuary but instead could see inland towards Snowdonia National Park and the Happy Valley.
We climbed higher to Tyddynbriddell hill where a slate marks the spot where King Arthur’s horse Llamrai’s hoof scarred the rock according to legend.