Criccieth and Llanystumdwy Wales Coastal Path Circular Walk  5/5 (2)

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7.24 km 88 m

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Criccieth and Llanystumdwy Wales Coastal Path Circular Walk Details

A nice little 7k walk which takes you from the castle village of Cricieth, on the Welsh Coastal Path alongside Ceredigion Bay, towards the river Dwyfor and then up through Llanystumdwy, the historically significant home, and final resting place of The Right Honourable David Lloyd George.

The starting point is at the end of the coastline road in the small but popular village of Cricieth. A small free car park beside the seafront green can be found, and at the corner of this green is the beginning of the Wales Coastal Path.

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While walking along this well signposted path you’ll be able to get a very close look at Cefn Castell, a recently renovated modern dwelling, which was featured on the popular Channel 4 show, Grand Designs.

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Continue your walk along the coast passing the National Trust Ynysgain and you’ll witness the coastal erosion that might well jeopardise the future of the recently renovated Cefn Castell. Further along you’ll come to the mouth of the river Dwyfor, the path here has had recent renovation in the form of boardwalks, but as we found the recent high tides have made the path a little more difficult to navigate, and possibly in the near future a more comprehensive board walk might need to be considered.

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After navigating through open fields and over the national rail line you’ll find yourself in the small village of Llanystumdwy. Walking pass the stone bridge at the centre of the village you’ll come to the final resting place of the village’s most famous son, The Right Honourable David Lloyd George.

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From here take the quiet back county road which will lead you back to your original starting point, Cricieth. Where you’ll find plenty of nice little cafes to treat yourself with, or possibly a well know local favourite Cadwaleders Ice Cream!

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