JUL 2022 – DAY 3 – THE BLUE LAGOON (ABEREIDDY, WALES)

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Last day in Wales today, heading back home to Manchester πŸ˜₯


Total Distance: 3 Miles
Steps: 5,000
Highest Point: 175 Feet
Total Realistic Time: ~0.5 Hours

On the way back home we tried to visit Stack Rocks by the Pembrokeshire coast, however  today the army closed the area due to firing practice.  So that plan was scuppered.  

Check this link for more information if you want to visit Stack Rocks https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/things-to-do/access-for-all/walks-for-all/stack-rocks-to-st-govans/

The next place we wanted to visit was The Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy.

The Blue Lagoon (Abereiddy) are the ruins of the ‘Blue Lagoon’, a small slate quarry, now flooded by the sea having broken in.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abereiddy#The_Blue_Lagoon

The cove area was full of activity, paddle boarders, swimmers, walkers.  There is someone there to collect payment for parking, Β£2 for all day parking at the time. Toilets are available here too.

Route to Blue Lagoon car park

A little walk around the lagoon to finish the trip.  Lovely view of the water, we took the steps up to the top and then took the path down to the left round to the Blue Lagoon.  

Lovely view of the scenery at the top before descending down to the Blue Lagoon

The lagoon is a little hidden from the view at the top.   The path leads you to the top of the lagoon and there are steps down to the beautiful area.

The lagoon is very blue and many people were enjoying the water.  There were many swimmers doing the challenge of jumping from different heights, I would be petrified, however good to watch.

Crazy jumpers

After that we headed back home, it is a long drive back. 

I would like to thank my family for organising this amazing trip for me, it has been well worth the wait.  I am very grateful and it will be hard to forget we did 70,000 steps in 2.5 days.  Loved every bit of it.  Thank you.  πŸ₯°


GENERAL EQUIPMENT

  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro (for taking photos/videos and mapping using OS Maps)
  • Comfy walking shoes (most important)
  • Flask with Hot/Cold drink (a good cuppa is always welcome)
  • ibuprofen (helping hand if you have any aches and pains)
  • Food and snacks (fuel to keep you going)

 

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