Our final day found us back at the car park at Aberystwyth. This is a section of two distinct halves with Aberystwyth to Borth being a challenging yet popular section while the section between Borth and Ynys-las is completely flat.
The path here leaves the bridge in the town centre, through the yard of a pub and back to complete the circumnavigation of the harbour before emerging onto the promenade the railings and shelters of which were in the process of being painted. In spite of a gloomy forecast, the sun was shining although visibility was rather poor
We reached the base of the cliff and started the first climb of the day on this final section (rated as HARD by the guide books). Our path took us up alongside the cliff railway which we passed over twice.
The coast path at Borth strangely dives inland and runs parallel with the road about half a mile or so away from the sea. Being brave soldiers, and as the tide couldn't have been more out if it tried, we walked the 3 miles along the sands and at the appropriate (thank you Garmin) we crossed through the dunes and found Mike's car.