I have just realized that this post from August 2019, last year, was still in Draft status, so I’ve hit the Publish button. A lovely day, a superb walk, part of the Wales Coast Path and it seemed a shame to waste it. Also, given that it’s early March right now, it’s a really rather nice reminder that the summer will eventually return :-).
To enjoy the Panorama Walk using Aberdovey as a starting point, turn into Chapel Square, go straight up Copper Hill Street, take the second turn on the right, which takes you into Mynydd Isaf. At the top of the road turn left and follow the road to a junction, and turn right, following the Wales Coast Path signs. From there follow the single track lane all the way. You can walk or drive. The path is clearly marked. You will cross several cattle grids, and if you are driving you will need to stop to open a gate at one point. If you are driving you will need to keep an eye open for passing places and when you reach the end of the metalled road you can either park and do the walk to Bearded Lake, or turn around and go back. You can also start from a Snowdonia National Park car park in Happy Valley, but it’s a steeper climb. Look out for wild flowers and insects in the hedges and verges.
Video: the solitary harebell at the end is amazing. It is unimaginable how anything so delicate on such a fragile stem can stand up to the wind buffeting it around like that. The camcorder work on the rest of it is a bit wobbly. It was a very breezy day in exposed parts of the walk, and I haven’t got the hang of taking a tripod around with me. Holding the camcorder level in a strong breeze, particularly when panning, is something of a challenge, but the video combines quite a nice contrast to the still shots above.