SPOOKY WALK AT TALACRE LIGHTHOUSE

20140908-223023-81023778.jpgTalacre lighthouse is on Talacre Beach, on the North coast of Wales.

Its a great spot for a walk with the kids with miles of beautiful sands surrounding it, at low tide you are able to walk up close and personal to the lighthouse.
The dunes that lie along the shoreline of Talacre beach attract scientific interest with their unique collection of natterjack toads and wintering birds. You can even spot skylarks, meadowpipits, or warblers & the dunes are also ideal for a spot of sand sledging 🙂

Talacre Lighthouse is famous for its ghostly sightings, including a figure wearing old-fashioned lighthouse keeper clothes. The lighthouse was abandoned in 1883, but still stands to this day, we used this story as a chance for a spooky adventure as the sun went down and ended our walk in the darkness with tales of spooks as we left the beach. We even claimed to the kids we’d seen a ghostly figure following us… It was all great fun.

We parked in the carpark adjacent to the beach in Talacre at the end of Station road, Holywell, North Wales CH8 9RD

Here’s how our walk looked…

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20140908-223200-81120548.jpgwe watched the sun slowly descend…

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20140908-223359-81239374.jpguntil in disappeared behind a bank of low cloud…

20140908-223443-81283512.jpgwe walked up and around the tower and explored..

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Our walk was very atmospheric and really enjoyable, it was a great place to install a little spooky tale into the kids…

SKIRRID FAWR MOUNTAIN SUNSET WALK.

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Skirrid Fawr is a beautiful mountain based in Abergavenny, Mid Wales, it has with stunning 360 views, it’s a real treat for little effort and manageable for the smallest of legs. It’s an ideal walk to watch he sun rise or descend. The woodlands surrounding it are carpeted with flowers.
From the car park we followed the gravel track that took a sharp right bend, we continued along this path and entered the woodland by the stile at the top of track. Follow the obvious path uphill until you reach a wooden gate at the top of the woodland, here you’ll find a bench beneath a huge oak tree, we followed the path to the right and climbed the path, sometimes quite steep, through the woods and all the way to the top.
There are a few different approaches on the way up, we took the most direct and marked route. Can get very muddy in poor weather and a little windy and cold on the top especially as the sun goes down.
Walking boots should ideally be worn as the walk can be a little rocky underfoot but we were fine in wellingtons. Always wear clothing that reflects the weather and even if the sun is shine remember to take some warm clothing in your rucksack as the weather can quickly change on the top. Be sensible, simple common sense is an ideal thing to take with you when walking. Always let someone know where you are going even if it’s through a simple Facebook post. Love the outdoors and always take your litter home.
The route was approx 4 miles from start to finish.
By car: A465 Hereford road bypassing Abergavenny Lef turn onto the B4521 old Monmouth road, car park is 1.5 miles (2.4km) on left (looks like a layby) grid ref: SO328164

We headed up to watch the sun set with cake in tow….

Here’s how we got on.

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SUNSET FUN

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We headed to the beach to watch the Autumn sun set & not wanting the day to end we decided to reach for the sun… We took some pictures to keep the sunset forever…

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We spent the afternoon collecting pebbles & playing in our pop up tent…

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And as the sun descended we played with making silhouettes

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And finally the sun was low enough for us to reach …..

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