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Nant Gwrtheyrn

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Distance
3.63 mi
Elevation gain
1,004 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
883 ft
Max elevation
1,089 ft
TrailRank 
32
Min elevation
203 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
2 hours 45 minutes
Coordinates
541
Uploaded
May 12, 2016
Recorded
May 2016
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near Llithfaen, Wales (United Kingdom)

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Itinerary description

This really is a spectacular coastal walk starting from the hidden valley of Nant Gwrtheyrn. There is a car park at the head of the valley, but we descended the steep road to the settlement, where there is a heritage centre explaining the history of farming and quarrying, a miner's cottage, and great visitor cafe and shop. The car park is at N 52.9756 : W 4.4582.
We obtained a walk guide from the visitor centre and set off down a path towards the beach and an old quarry. The path turns left along the coast and gradually climbs back to the top of the hill over the course of about a mile, so not too difficult.
The path took us to a farm called Ciliau Isaf from where we followed the farm track to the main road. Just before the road we turned left on a bridle path called the Pilgrim's Way, though the signage is very poor.
We made our way back to the car park at the top of the steep incline down to Nant Gwrtheyrn, though not necessarily the correct way, due to lack of signage.
It was then a walk down the steep access road to the start and a well earned stop at the cafe.
In summary, a great walk, with wonderful views.

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