stage 7 — Llyn Peninsula

2–7 June 2013

The most remote corner of Wales, ramparts rising like the gates of Mordor, a pilgrim route and Hell’s Mouth


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  1. day 46 – Caernarfon to Nefyn

    miles walked: 26   completed: 469.3   to go: 591

    starting the Lleyn Peninsular, race for life, a wrong turn on the dyke, the road goes ever on, I need a knife and glimpse a half-understood fragment of local life

  2. day 47 – Nefyn to Tudweilog

    miles walked: 9   completed: 478.3   to go: 582

    a leisurely day, bread pudding and marine biology, seaplanes and wild boar pate

  3. day 48 – Tudweiliog to Aberdaron

    miles walked: 17   completed: 495.3   to go: 565

    round the end of Lleyn: fishing, orchids, ham and eggs and a pilgrimage

  4. day 49 – Aberdaron to Abersoch

    miles walked: 21   completed: 516.3   to go: 544

    a goat, a bull and a dead calf, a subterranean landscape populated by the Cornish, brought to tears twice, and lost four times, and end in the land of private

  5. day 50 – Abersoch to Criccieth

    miles walked: 20   completed: 536.3   to go: 524

    shifting sands and an iron man, coin studded trunks, bright painted huts, and I get to half way,

  6. day 51 – Criccieth to Porthmadog

    miles walked: 11   completed: 547.3   to go: 513

    a short day to start the second half, an ice cream parlour and quay-side bistro, a steam railway and a surreal village