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Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth [9.8 miles]

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The Route

The Walk
Day 4 and what a contrast to yesterday - starting out dull and overcast we left Llanrhystud and headed through the Pencarreg Caravan Park and made our way upwards.

This stretch of the coast path is quite a challenge and the ups always seem to be much longer than the downs. Fortunately a cold wind from the north kept us cool as we went along. This is one of the least walked sections of the Ceredigion Coast Path and despite being challenging this section of coast is dramatic, lonely and extremely worthwhile.
Looking back towards the caravan site at Llanrhystud
Beryl & Geri climbing out of Llanrhystud
Still climbing - we did a lot of that
This part of the coast path is quite remote and is dotted with abandoned farm buildings and other dwellings some of which appeared to be in the process of being brought back to life.
One of the brand new kissing gates along this stretch
The top of another hill with great views
A natural arch formed by windswept trees near to Ffos-las
By-passing the derelict and ramshackle remnants of the farm at Ffos-las we carry on eventually coming to the final peak overlooking Aberystyth. We made the final steep descent and walked along the beach into the largest town in Ceredigion.

Panorama of Aberystyth
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Dropping down into Aberystwyth
The harbour at Aberystwyth
We passed through the harbour area to a town centre car park where we called it a day having completed 9.8 miles.