Friday, 5 February 2016

Down in the Valley

In our last blog post we reported on how much the Wales Coast Path to the east of Aberdaron has been improved by moving it closer to the coast. While we were out we also checked out the section that connects Aberdaron to the start of the new route at Morfa Mawr. This path follows the river Daron at the bottom of its valley, and enables walkers to almost entirely avoid walking on tarmac roads. We walked it in an east to west direction back to Aberdaron. It's a very pleasant little valley, but the route can be muddy at this time of year. Walkers should take care as livestock can be found on some parts of the route.
After coming up from the coast we crossed the road at Morfa Mawr and followed the signposted route at the edge of the field to the kissing gate in the bottom left corner. We then continued downhill on the (at the moment muddy and slippery) slope to the bridge over the river itself.
This is the well-built wooden bridge that crosses the river Daron.

The river makes a few twists and turns as it lazily winds its way along the valley floor.

This was a particularly muddy section, but which should be dry in the summer.

As you can see it's quite a peaceful, pretty little valley.

This is where the route terminates back in the village. The path actually runs along the edge of the old, and now dry, mill-pond for the ruined water mill opposite the bakery.

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