CP11 - Number 6
This is called No.6 because Portmeirion Village provided the backdrop for the 1960's cult classic series, The Prisoner. Number 6 is the central character in the 1960s television series The Prisoner, played by Patrick McGoohan.
SPECIFIC SECTION NOTES - CP10 - CP11:
Very runnable section. When crossing the railway after mile 6 turn immediately left and follow the hill round, you’ll pass a house and come to the road then turn left. After mile 9 you’ll be close to Portmeirion you’ll head up a path and at a T junction to the left will be Portmeirion entrance, the right will take you to Minffordd. You need to head straight over onto the bridleway and follow that. The next major point is after mile 13 you will be making your way into the beach sections. At this point you will be on some sandy section with wooden boards. Keep an eye out on the right hand side there will be a sign post you need to ensure you follow it. Stay on the path for a while and you will then be onto the beach section. The remaining route was easy to follow.
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!