22. Day Four in Llwyngwril: Wales Coastal Path, Standing Stones, and a Sunset
This was a walk I did in 2018, and I repeated it for three big reasons: the views are beautiful, it starts right outside my door, and standing stones. For a few reasons, the walk four years ago turned out to be really long, like 11 miles. I decided to take it a little easier this time, and make a detour that would take me to a second set of standing stones I hadn’t seen last time.
This walk is part of the Welsh Coastal Path, which is 870 miles long. I did about 1/100th of it, woot!
Llwyngwril was reputedly named after the lowland giant Gwril. According to legend, he had a cousin named Idris who was the upland giant who lived on a nearby mountain called Cadair Idris (Idris’ Chair) The legend tells how these two giants threw stones at each other as they did not get on. This accounts for the standing stones which are visible over the mountain.
Fabulous day full of views and ancient mysteries, capped off by a gorgeous sunset, homemade dinner and a cider. This vacation within a vacation is all I could have hoped it to be.
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