Saga Run to Sychpant and Beyond

Before summer fades . . .it’s time for a longer day trip. Back to Sychpant in the Gwaun Valley and up the steep hill to Penlan and the hills of the Preseli ridge. Has to be a longer trip as we’re booked in at the Golden Lion in Newport for 6 pm.

Helpful map – we’re going straight up and off the map at the top right.
It’s steep but a very peaceful walk
And, Toby comes too! Very keen at this stage but in 3 hours time??
It really is a beautiful spot – no traffic, no people either.
Out of the standard path and through Penlan – marked on the old OS map as woods but they cleared all the non-native trees and put back the trad gorse and heather.
No map for this bit but not easy to get lost . . .?
It’s a warm day – we have sandwiches and drink – onwards and upwards
Lunch stop – even Toby got a few bits plus a rest.
Made it to the Bronze age standing stone at Bedd Morris – not much more “up” to do now.
Highest spot and grand views down to Dinas Head & Newport Sands
View down to Newport – Toby beginning to flag a bit – us too. Still it’s all downhill now.
Final pic – it’s just gone 1700, pub’s open and we can have our table early. They are very friendly and very efficient. Bluestone beer is on and the menu is brilliant! Nice end to the day – 15,000 steps!