83. Borth to Machynlleth

Quite an easy day with only a short 60 mile drive to Machynlleth where I parked in the rail station car park. It was still dark when I caught the 06:47 train to Borth. I knew today I would have a fair bit of tarmac to walk over, but with the weather being still and dry I did not mind. I arrived in Borth and made my way down to the sea wall. Although It was just getting light I wore my flashing strobe head torch.


Looking across to Aberdyfi

The official Wales Coast Pat cuts inland almost straight from the rail station, but I had decided to walk along the sea wall then along the beach to round Ynyslas, which is where the official Ceredigion Path starts/finishes. The tip of Ynyslas is actually only 800m from away from Aberdyfi, with the Afon Dyfi providing the barrier that has necessitated the inland diversion.

The remote Dovey Junction station

After passing a boat building yard I was back on the B4353 which I stayed on until I reached the A487 and the village of Tre’Ddol. The next 5 miles was through fields and upland tracks which gave a elevated view of the Dyfi valley and views back towards Aberdyfi.


The clock in Machynlleth

When I reached the Llyfnant Valley I opted to turn left and head for a country lane down towards the main road at Derwenlas, which had a good footpath all the way to Machynlleth. I arrived back at the car some 5.25 hours after starting out from Borth.

Distance today = 15 miles
Total distance =   1258 miles



3 thoughts on “83. Borth to Machynlleth”

    1. Hi Ruth, sounds like you got back from “off the piste” in one piece! Just back from Swansea, and a 20 miler from Oystermouth to Margam – So I’ll try and write that up tonight!
      I’m still learning the ropes in regards to WordPress, but i’ll start to add a few more features soon. I have ear-marked a couple of “Coasters” already which I refer to. But I’ll set up a links section soon. BTW do you have this one on your list (i can’t remember if i got it off your list) . this guy Dave Higgins did the walk anticlockwise in 2013 – 14


      1. I’d seen his site but hadn’t linked it, for some reason. Done that now, thank you. And added yours as well 😄
        I’m back in Wales for a few days, making the most of the fine weather.


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