CP6 - The Church of Broken Souls
This is called The Church of Broken Souls, 1. Because the check point is situated at the Holy Trinity Church in Aberystwyth and 2. Because this it is *only* the halfway point. It is also the finish for the Slice.
SPECIFIC SECTION NOTES - CP5 - CP6:
Another good section. Be aware at Woodlands Holiday Park. As you will be able to see I used the path that leads through Llan-non. When at Neol-Y-Mor road junction with the coastal path it was dark and I was unable to find the route. YOu will see my tracks leading to a certain point. At this point there was a fence with barb wire across both side. It was longer to go round but I couldn't see the tide conditions so went with the safe option. To get into the CP at Aberystwyth isn't to difficult, I believe the plan will be to add a route guide from entering the town with easily identifiable features and road names.
Ranges from gravel, tracks, tarmac, mud some ankle deep, slippery and jagged rock. Hopefully the track would have dried out by May (but this is Brutal Events, so will most probably be hurricanes and tornados).
Fairly straight forward, coastal path is well signed. Pembrokeshire is the Acorn and Welsh Coastal Route signs. This changes at the RNLI station at Poppit Sands. It is then a Celtic symbol with the Welsh Coastal Path sign. This carries on through St Dogmaels, (be aware in St Dogmaels some signs are missing, but the bracket is still there and you can work out the route to take.) Once you go over the stone arch bridge close to CP3, this then changes to the Ceredigion sign and Welsh coastal path sign. Pay attention when entering built up areas, as the signs can be hard to see.
Never follow the signs with a lone figure as this is just a general walking route. The only time you should follow it is when it is with a coastal path sign.
If using the GPX file, it is fairly accurate. A few times it will say you are off route. But if you’re on a well defined track, then you’re right and it will bring you back on course. For the recce, I used the coastal signs and only used the Garmin to check the route.
If you’re using crew, there are numerous places along the route that they can get to you for aid between the main CPs. Be aware some of the roads are narrow and single lane traffic.
Toilets are sparse, so use them when you see them!