Walk from Ynys to Llanbedr, Gwynedd, N. Wales

Yesterday my wife, Jude, had a crochet lesson from 1:30 to 4pm at the Village Hall in Llanbedr. So I worked out a route which would take me there, via a ‘scenic route’, from our home in Ynys. As you will see from the pics below, the day started brightly but the clouds eventually won over.

Once inland, I had a few options for getting to my destination and I thought I was doing the right thing by taking the ‘direct’ route via Ffridd Farm, along part of the Ardudwy Way… Wrong!! The map had the path heading directly south through 2 of the farm buildings… (see pic 22). All went well there and I found a gate on the other side but then I was stopped in my tracks as I peered over a sheer drop of about 30 feet! (See pic 23). I looked to the right then left and there was no obvious path, so I took the lesser of the two ‘drops’ on the right hand side.

After climbing and then scrambling down, I was faced with a maze of waist high bracken with only the odd signpost to guide me through the damp and squishy valley floor. My GPS and OS map had me several yards off the official route, but eventually I found a stile to take me onto a more obvious path.

I do wonder sometimes who makes up these official paths or “Ways” and it made me realise why I’m not so keen to go out walking in North Wales. Oh, what I’d give to be back on those delightful paths of Switzerland!!

12 thoughts on “Walk from Ynys to Llanbedr, Gwynedd, N. Wales

  1. What a great idea to walk to jude πŸ™‚ The landscapes are beautiful but I can image that the paths are not so wel kept there than those in the Alps. But it makes a hike more adventurous πŸ™‚ if it stays safe too…. Thanks for sharing this hike Mike.

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    • You’re welcome Rudi. I think one of the issues we have in the UK, or at least in England and Wales, is that there are so many paths or rights of way that they are not walked as often as the relative few in Switzerland, (perhaps even the rest of Europe?), so many of them can get overgrown. Add to that it has been raining recently and the underfoot conditions can get a little soggy! Thankfully I had my boots on and not my studded trainers, so all was well. 😊

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  2. What an adventure! I can understand you may long to return to the more organized trails of Switzerland. 😁 It’s always just as exciting to “come along” on your excursions. You still show many beautiful pictures.

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