By: Blonde One

A very enjoyable Welsh walk that we would like to recommend to you is the Llanfihangel y Pennant walk at Abergynolwyn. We walked part of this route on our summer visit to Wales and it was fantastic. There were views aplenty, wildlife in abundance and scenery that almost took our breaths away. This route, in its entirely, eventually ends up at the summit of Cadair Idris but that was not our plan for this walk. The walk began at the memorial and ruins of the house of Mary Jones. It slowly meanders its way up some shaded valleys to eventually emerge onto open countryside. The track was easy to follow and mostly well waymarked (just one small fallen sign caused us a few extra steps!). None of the paths were particularly steep or tough underfoot so this made for a very pleasant day out. We were entertained by cows and sheepdogs, stiles that required super long legs, jokes on Penguin wrappers, and walls that seemed to run into the heavens. We walked for about 3 hours each way on what felt like one of the hottest days of the summer (although the weatherman disagreed) and although we were tired at the end, it was a shame that the day had ended. Days like these are special and we definitely appreciated that fact.


We stayed at the Cedris Farm campsite for our brief stay in Wales, and can recommend that too.