Jack_Walkaholic Continues walking along the Wales Coast Path

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Aberavon to Bynea on the Wales Coast Path by Jack_Walkaholic.

Previously on the Wales Coast Path, I walked from Chepstow to Aberavon, and if you missed it, check out my previous episodes on Resolven District News! But now, we’re ready for a new adventure starting at Aberavon.


Early morning in Aberavon is a magical experience. The sun slowly rises and the mist adds an ethereal touch to the surroundings. Growing up, Aberavon was a dirty beach, but not anymore!

It has recently been awarded a blue flag clean water award. Walking up the beach towards the Neath estuary, I suddenly encounter the power plant – a stark contrast to the clean, wholesome environment. But I continue on, crossing the Old Briton Ferry Bridge, and making my way towards Swansea through Jersey Marine.


From Swansea, it’s a quick jaunt to Mumbles, and from there, I follow the path around the cliffs to Langland and eventually reach Caswell where I stop for the day.


Early morning with a beautiful sunrise and high tide in Caswell is an unforgettable experience.

The only sounds are the waves crashing against the rocks, and there’s no one else around to disturb the peacefulness of nature.

Three Cliffs

The Wales coast path then takes me around the coast, meandering around Brandy Cove, Pennard, Southgate, and eventually Three Cliffs. At Three Cliffs, I encounter Pennard Castle with its amazing view of the bay. I cross the stepping stones and hike over a sand dune and cliff to reach Oxwich – a beautiful beach, but unfortunately, the rain starts and obscures the other end of the beach.

Oxwich Bay

Despite the rain, I continue on, walking through the nature reserve, passing Oxwich Bay Hotel and St Illtyd’s Church and around the headland. Next up is Port Eynon Bay where I finish my day, but the weather takes a turn for the worse. Climbing to Port Eynon point and walking to Culver hole is challenging due to the fog, and the rugged coast makes it difficult to see far. I pass by Mewslade Bay and finally reach Worms Head, but unfortunately, the fog is too dense to see the old Coastguard station at the bottom of the cliff.

Worms Head

As I continue onward to Llangennith, I begin heading east for the first time, walking to Llanmadoc and Whitford Point, (also known as Whiteford Point). When I finally reach Whitford Point, I’m standing on a spit of shells, mesmerised) by the waves coming from both directions. It’s hard to leave, but it’s getting late, and I must continue on.

Whitford Point Lighthouse (Also known as Whiteford Point)

Another day of rain take me through Cheriton, Llandimore, and Weobley Castle! As I wander through these quaint places, I can’t help but feel like I’m stepping back in time. Weobley Castle is so close, yet mostly, hidden from view, it’s almost like a secret waiting to be discovered. Just past the castle lies the Marsh Road, a beautiful stretch of land that can get flooded during high tide. But don’t worry, I’m up for a challenge!

Weobley Castle

As I continue my journey, I reach Crofty and take a moment to look back at how far I’ve come.

I can see the path winding ahead of me, and I can’t wait to see where it will take me next. The next few miles are on the road, and I’m following in the footsteps of those who once transported cockles from Penclawdd to the rest of the world. The scenery is breathtaking, and I can’t help but stop and admire the view from the mountain behind the ‘Rake and Riddle’.


But wait, the adventure isn’t over yet! The path takes me up a hill, where I can take in stunning views of the estuary. Then, back down to sea level, the path seems to have a mind of its own. I find myself on a road, then through a campsite, across a railway and a bridge, and suddenly, I’m in a park! But I’m not lost, I just follow the signs and trust that the path will lead me to my next destination.


Finally, I cross the Loughor Bridge into Carmarthenshire. Since starting this journey on New Year’s Day, I’ve walked over 150 miles through 7 counties, with 720 miles left to go. I’m hoping to finish by the end of the year, so stay tuned for next month’s Resolven District News to find out how I fare!

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