2. Newport to Goodwick

I must admit that because of the paucity of notes and photos taken at the time of this walk my  memories are a little sketchy and sparse.

I certainly remember driving in a single day down to Newport and catching the coastline bus west to Goodwick, which is just located the other side of the town of Fishguard. I set off on the pavement alongside the A40 road which ran into Fishguard. Fishguard is quite a charming small town , with its multi-coloured town cottages and narrow streets. The path followed the cliff line and avoided the town, eventually emerging above a small bay linking to Lower Town (Cwm). Here I rejoined the main road and walked around the small bay and out towards the Castle Point and the ruined fort. The fort was built in 1781 to guard against privateers and has an impressive array of cannons.

I continued eastwards following the steep cliffline, passing through a caravan park and then onto the beach at Hescwm. For some reason, which I cannot remember  I did not walk out to and around Dinas Head, but followed the path directly to Cwm-y-Eglwys. A few miles later I arrived back at Parrog Sands. With the tide now out I was able to cut across the beach and head to the car park at Newport.

Looking down to Lower Town (CWM)
Looking across to Cwm
Lower Town (Cwm)
Cannons at Castle point fort
Looking across to Goodwick Ferry Terminal
Looking east towards the beach at Hescwm

Distance today = 13 miles
Total distance =   31 miles

 

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