Quite an easy day with only a short 60 mile drive to Machynlleth where I parked in the rail station car park. It was still dark when I caught the 06:47 train to Borth. I knew today I would have a fair bit of tarmac to walk over, but with the weather being still and dry I did not mind. I arrived in Borth and made my way down to the sea wall. Although It was just getting light I wore my flashing strobe head torch.
The official Wales Coast Pat cuts inland almost straight from the rail station, but I had decided to walk along the sea wall then along the beach to round Ynyslas, which is where the official Ceredigion Path starts/finishes. The tip of Ynyslas is actually only 800m from away from Aberdyfi, with the Afon Dyfi providing the barrier that has necessitated the inland diversion.
After passing a boat building yard I was back on the B4353 which I stayed on until I reached the A487 and the village of Tre’Ddol. The next 5 miles was through fields and upland tracks which gave a elevated view of the Dyfi valley and views back towards Aberdyfi.
When I reached the Llyfnant Valley I opted to turn left and head for a country lane down towards the main road at Derwenlas, which had a good footpath all the way to Machynlleth. I arrived back at the car some 5.25 hours after starting out from Borth.
Distance today = 15 miles
Total distance = 1258 miles