A pretty little harbour village called Solva….

Cloudy start to the day, but the afternoon cleared up nicely and it was warm with a light breeze so perfect walking weather. We parked up in a lay-by (I dislike paying to park the car) at the top of Solva, which is a pretty little village of freshly painted cottages, running along either side of the main coast road (A487) down a narrow and steep valley. I am so pleased that I read the Caravan Club directions which suggest avoiding this road when towing!

The little harbour runs quite a way inland and as we were planning to walk up the coastal path on the opposite side of the valley, Poppydog had a quick swim and play in the river before we set off.

And then it was a steep hike up the path, rewarded by a pretty view back down on the main part of the village and up the inlet, which is well used by smaller craft.

We followed the ridge along to the neck of the harbour and then the steep path lead down to the sheltered little cove of Gwadn.

From here it was another steep climb (note to NT – footbridge would be much appreciated!) up the other side, before the path sort of levelled out as we meandered along the cliff edge with grazing land to our left and fab sea views to our right.

We reached our destination as the sun was winning the battle only to realise that the two bays of Porth Gwyn and Aber-West are only accessible by sea or a serious bit of abseiling!

Never mind, we found a rock to sit on and enjoyed the view from above!

A nice circular route back was via open farmland and shrubby valley footpaths.

Then back down to the river for a dip and play for Poppydog and a drink for me.

Walking back up to the car, via the footpath gave splendid views up and down the inlet with all its flotilla.

And this very pretty, freshly painted cottage sitting at the top of the footpath!

Two thoughts of the day:

I don’t need the TV on to know the current score!

OK so I’ve given in – now watching extra time! Come on England – make us proud!

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