Sunday, 31 August 2014

A five and a quarter mile walk from Rhiw To Porth Ysgo and return via Mynydd Penarfynydd & Graig.

Walk 10 from 'Walks on the Llyn Peninsula' by Carl Rogers.
We set off just before one and finished at four o clock, it was a very up and down walk. a walk not for the faint hearted but we saw some stunning views and had one of the best lunch stops that you could ever hope for. We went down Nant y Godwen to Porth Ysgo and watched the swimmers from the top, I could not be persuaded to walk down to sea level just to walk back up again. We saw the workings of the old Potassium Mines and some of the caves left. Then we retraced our steps to Penarfynydd and then walked to the tip of the Llyn or Mynydd Penarfynydd as it is named where we took in the views and also had lunch, we spoke to another couple who had also been enjoying the views. After lunch we then walked back up the other side taking in the views of Porth Niegwl or Hell's Mouth as it is called. We passed by the Trig Point at 580ft and then followed the rather hazy path up to Mynydd Graig stopping to talk to a German couple who were also struggling to find the path down. From the top we got some good views and then retraced our steps for a short while to find the stile and path back to the village. An hour's drive and we were back at the van for a brew.

Looking at Bardsey Island

Looking down Nant y Godwen

Porth Ysgo below, can't be tempted

Standing on Mynydd Penarfynydd

Sue posing on Mynydd Penarfynydd

By the Trigpoint between the two peaks

On Mynydd Graig

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