Walks And Walking: Criccieth Castle Walking Route
If you are looking for a good area for walking routes then walking in Wales is great for all types of walks. In the Spring of 2010 I walked around the Criccieth Castle walking route which included Cardigan Bay, Afon Dwyfor and Llanystumdwy.
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Starting off my walk at the Criccieth Castle car park I headed straight down to the sea which is now on my left hand side. Walking for a short while the road turns inwards and around Cefn Castell in the middle of Cardigan Bay where I then turned left to rejoin the path by the sea.
The path then descended to the beach at Ynysgain, an area of the National Trust, where I then turned inland by Afon Dwyfor and maintained my route through a gate and stile to another gate and then I turned right at the gate and stile walking up to reach the railway line passing through several gates and stiles to Aberkin with Afon Dwfor on my left as I reached the village of Lllanystumdwy.
At the church on the bend of the river I continued straight on passed the Lloyd George Museum on my right to a long farm lane with plenty of sheep to keep me company. Halfway along the lane was a wonderful viewpoint where I took a photo of the castle and at the end of the lane I turned right to head downwards along the road back to the sea front.
I then turned left back to the castle car park after a lovely spring stroll covering about 5 miles and taking just over 2 hours.