Log No 200. Sun 8th Dec 2013 - Bangor to Caernarfon, 12 miles (3086 miles walked)
Sunday has usually been a day off but with public transport available I made the most of it and had a short day.
The Menai Bridge
I had a bit of a lie-in before driving to Bangor and it was 09.15 when I started walking with the weather similar to yesterday.
Once I got to the Menai Bridge I saw a sign for the Coastal Path, it offered me a choice of going round Anglesey or continuing along the same side of the Menai Strait, I gave Anglesey a miss.
The Britannia Bridge
The path went through a botanical woodland and under the Britannia Bridge then continued through more woodland.
It was a reasonable path to follow until it went through a big wrought iron gate set in a high wall.
The sign in this woodland said National Trust and the path became indistinct, it didn't help with all the dead leaves carpeting the ground.
There were no Coastal Path signs that I could see but it appeared to go alongside the high wall on the bank of the shore.
I followed it as best I could but it got too narrow and overgrown, when I got to the fence at the edge of the wood there was no stile to be seen, definitely not the path.
It probably wasn't far away because there was a shelter, constructed entirely of wood - no nails, built in the field next to the wall and a path continued in the wood on the other side.
This was a good path with more natural made benches but still no Coast Path signs.
The path led on to a track and eventually back onto a road, this can't have been the official route otherwise there would have been a sign at the road.
Anyway it was easy going now as I picked up the cycleway into Felinheli, where I saw a Coastal Path sign, and on to Caernarfon.
The inner town
It was only 13.00 so I spent a while wandering round the outside of the castle and the streets before getting the bus back to Bangor.
12 easy miles but it is going to get a lot more complicated now, as far as public transport is concerned, as I start to walk round the Lleyn Peninsula.