CP10 - The Haunting
This is called The Haunting because Harlech is basically haunted. From a phantom dog, a nursemaid dressed in mob cap and gown, a group of Roman soldiers and a mysterious blue flame, which set fire to several haystacks, two barns and poisoned dozens of farm animals.
SPECIFIC SECTION NOTES - CP9 - CP10:
Final one nothing major about this reasonably flat. Just be aware of the signs when going through the caravan sites. At one point you will come to a dairy farm turn right towards Talybont and the bridge over the river. Once over its back through the caravan park and under the railway bridge and you will pick the markers back up. at the end of the section turn right at the big pole on the beach with the 999 direction arrow.
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!