Another mostly sunshiny day, definitely chillier but still great, especially for walking. We drove the couple of miles down to Benllech and took advantage of the free car park just off the main road and walked the few hundred yards down to the beach. As the tide was in we didn’t linger, taking the coastal path to the left or northwards if you prefer, which scrambled up and down close to the edge, though irritatingly (I wouldn’t have said this had it been raining!) this stretch was mostly canopied by hedgerow on either side, with just the odd glimpse of the sea. Also a fair chunk was closed due to landslide with the path detouring through a couple of holiday parks. After a couple of miles we caught our first glimpse of Bychan Beaches (at low tide they are joined by a strip of sand). The first beach, which was mostly stony, with low tide sand gradually being exposed was empty and ideal for Poppydog to enjoy a run about.
Then it was a short up (steps) across a couple of fields and down (steps) to the second beach, which was sandier but busier (car park). The beach had a dingy park along the back, so probably very busy on a nice breezy day.
We decided to walk on a little further and were rewarded with lovely uninterrupted views out to sea, in the distance I could see a wind farm somewhere off the north coast of Wales. Poppydog, uninterested in the view just enjoyed playing in the grass with a ball – heathen!
We returned via the roadway (footpath all the way) and then popped back down to have a look at Benllech Sands and wow what a beauty – we shall enjoy walking along this to Red Wharf Bay some other time.
Two thoughts of the day:
No sign of my welcoming little red squirrel!
I wonder how many static caravans there are in the U.K.?