Porth Dafarch to South Stack Guided Walk August 2012

Thanks to this Australian lady for a wonderful walk from Porth Dafarch to South Stack. We were so lucky with the weather, and the forecast was spot on making it worth us changing our plans to do the longer walk this day.

We set off from Porth Dafarch, the beach was busy with coasteerers, so it was good to escape onto the peaceful coastal path. The heather was still a very beautiful combination of mauves, pinks, purples and yellows. My Australian customer was very interested to see a lot of medicinal herbs grown in Australian gardens, growing wild here in the UK – wild thyme, yarrow and woodsage.

We had a coffee break on the headland of the range, where the tide-race was swirling. We didn’t see seals today but did have some views of chough. We continued along the coast to South Stack, admiring the dramatic geology and traditional clawdd walls along the way.

As it was bank holiday, we avoided the crowds and explored the hut circles before heading along the coastal edge to Ellins Tower. Then we climbed Holyhead mountain and enjoyed very clear views from the top and even had hazy views of the Wicklow mountains of Ireland and the distant Isle of Man to the north.

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