Day 204 An Easy Walk to Bangor

Monday 26 October 2015

Llanfairfechan to Bangor

10 miles

Esta and Alan’s house, nr Chester

Leaving Y Gelli guest house I made my way back to the coast just past Llanfairfechan. Sandwiched between the sea and the main road and rail line is a fantastic nature reserve: Traeth Lafan. It is a stretch of intertidal mud and sand with hides around it and this morning, in the beautiful Autumn sunshine, there were lots of birds. I saw plenty of oystercatchers, egrets and curlews amongst other things.  

Looking along the Menai Straits towards Bangor
  
Traeth Lafan Nature Reserve in the sunshine
 It was a lovely walk alongside Lavan Sands at high tide, although at one point I did have to clamber over rocks because the tide was so high.  

high tide (Great Orme visible in the background)
 Penrhyn Castle loomed ever closer and I was forced inland to get around its huge estate.  

Penrhyn Castle
 I walked past Tal-y-bont and then hit the dismantled railway line that tracks alongside the River Cegin to Porth Penrhyn.  

A fish out of water by the River Cegin
  
Porth Penrhyn
 I was now at Bangor and from here I had a pretty good view of some of Snowdonia’s mountains not that far away.  

The mountains behind Bangor
 I walked past the pier and arranged to meet up with my ex-work colleague, who happened to be shopping in Bangor, for a coffee. Elise picked me up and we drove across to Menai Bridge. It was nice to catch up and I arranged to stay with her when I reach Rhosneigr.  

Bangor Pier
  Elise dropped me back at Bangor train station and I caught a train to Llandudno Junction, where I had arranged to meet Esta and Alan. They had very kindly agreed to put me up (again) and take delivery of my old rucksack so I could repack and carry on. 

2 thoughts on “Day 204 An Easy Walk to Bangor

  1. Chris Frazer November 3, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Beautiful weather and beautiful scenery………on on before it all goes back to normal. Black and white, cold and wet………good luck Juice.

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  2. jomunday99 November 3, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Some of your best photos yet Lucy, stunning!

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