84. Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth

 

As I wanted a quite simple and short days walking, I opted for the 10 miles section from Llanrhystud . I drove to Aberystwyth  and parked in the long stay car park for the princely sum of £1.40 all day. The plan was to catch the  07:40 bus #701 to Llanrhystud.

I rejoined the coastal path which emerges briefly on the main road and continued  to walk down a lane that led to a deserted holiday home park. The path then took to fields which where fortunately not that soaked.

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The route ahead from Llanrhystud

The going was quite easy, and the only real climb of the day was gentle. Although there were a few up and downs, the walk was predominantly on the level.

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Approaching Aberystwyth

Views were very hazy although I could still see my ultimate destination of Aberystwyth from about 7 miles away. A very stiff breeze blowing from the south-west did not hinder my progress. By the time I reached Aberystwyth the sun was out although it was still quite chilly and windy.  I crossed the Afon Ystwyth and Rheidol rivers to finish my walk in just 3 hrs.

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The steep descent from Allt Wen

Distance today = 10 miles
Total distance =   1268 miles

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