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Fav walking places

Postby Macavity » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:49 pm

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mwnt

Most visitors to Mwnt tend to see the price of the NT car pack and drive away or just sneak a quick visit to the beach. This means the cliff walk, turn to the one going south, is not cluttered with other walkers. I have seen dolphins just off the headland.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/strumb ... cular-walk

This one has the bonus of being a circular walk.

http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/activ ... mble-head/

This is a must do walk if visiting this part of the world. Start at Strumble Head and follow the coast path to Fishguard. In September I saw a number of seals and pups.
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Re: Fav walking places

Postby David » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:46 pm

I have never "walked" (in that sense) in Wales at all, Mac. Having just completed - in a strangely illogical order - the English Coast To Coast walk, now would be a good time to start thinking about putting that right.

Any good long distance paths? (Offa's Dyke has already been broached. I'm tempted.)

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Re: Fav walking places

Postby Macavity » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 pm

hi David

I can't say I do the secular pilgrimage walking :) 2-3 hours cliff walking, a quiet cove to watch waves and sip tea, and some wildlife spotting is my usual jaunt. Not keen on inland walks unless there are water features...

http://naturalhighs.net/waterfalls/fall ... fellte.htm

Plenty of Welsh coast line to wander. I'd particularly recommend St.David's to Fishguard in North Pembrokeshire

http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explo ... oast-path/

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Re: Fav walking places

Postby David » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Noting wrong with a secular pilgrimage, Mac. No self-flagellation required.

Thanks for those tips. One day ...

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Re: Fav walking places

Postby Macavity » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:06 am

David wrote:Noting wrong with a secular pilgrimage, Mac. No self-flagellation required.

Thanks for those tips. One day ...

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I suspect those spiritual pilgrimages were enjoyed as much as for the secular pleasures :)
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Re: Fav walking places

Postby JJWilliamson » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:56 pm

Here's one of my favourites and a number of other walks that rank highly on the JJ scale of suitably scalable fells.

Long or short it doesn't matter, "It's all delectable country", A. W. Wainwright

https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_241.html

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Re: Fav walking places

Postby Macavity » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:05 pm

Definitely a walk with stunning views JJ!
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Re: Fav walking places

Postby David » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:11 pm

Oh yes. We've done Catbells, JJ - Mrs Tiggywinkle's backyard, isn't it? - and, separately, some of the Newlands valley.

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Re: Fav walking places

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:24 pm

David wrote:Oh yes. We've done Catbells, JJ - Mrs Tiggywinkle's backyard, isn't it? - and, separately, some of the Newlands valley.

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Macavity wrote:Definitely a walk with stunning views JJ!


Ah yes, the great thing about Catbells is its accessibility and relatively easy, but still quite demanding, climb. Steady away gets you there.
The views over Derwent Water on a warm clear day are simply stunning. I once sat with a group of 18 year old students at the top,
or just east (left if approaching from the north) of the summit, and was amazed at how quiet they all were. A pasty, a drink and the time to look
at the surrounding beauty was enough to silence even the most giddy. Nice to see.

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