CARN INGLI (NEAR NEWPORT PEMBS)

Today’s decision was to walk some coast and hills and the best spot was to park in Newport, walk along the coast and then cut inland to take in Carn Ingli and then return to the car.

The first bit of good news at Newport was that the Pay and Display machine had been covered up, thereby saving £1.00 for all day parking!
The weather was generally dull with only a ten minute necessity of wet weather gear. However the tops of Carn Ingli were clear all day and I think we may have been wearing too much winter kit.
We left the car park and walked down to the estuary where the Afon Nyfer (Nevern) enters the estuary and met the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and headed west.

A coffee break was had at the bay of Cwm Rhigian where a convenient seat was made use of. The coastline has some interesting folds in the rocks.

At the next bay we turned inland towards Fforest passing some stepping stones and  a lovely waterfall and onto the main road A487(T).

Turning left we chanced our arms on this main road for a short while before turning further inland along a bridleway leading to Trewreiddig Fach and Trewreiddig Fawr.

We entered the open access land between Waun Fawr and Carn Clust y Ci and followed various sheep tracks to join the the main path to Carn Ingli which follows the fence line just north of Carn Edward.  We met some ponies who appeared friendly but soon wandered off when they realised there was no food to be had.

An easy scramble/rough path takes you to the top of Carn Ingli and on a windless night a good bivvy site.

Despite the gloom there were good 360 degree views of the area. Preseli Mountains to the south east with Newport Bay and Dinas Island to the north west.

The way down was a careful descent down some steep rocks and towards an obvious incline directly east of the top. Instead of walking to the roads we took the paths leading generally back to Newport.

We came across a fancy stile en route.

Chris directed us back towards Carmarthen on a “short cut”, which led us straight into a huge traffic jam between St Clears and Carmarthen. He then had another idea to avoid this and off we went down some other cross country route to join a queue of like minded impatient people! Still overall another enjoyable day.
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