The most spectacular coastline in West Wales
AvictorianFORMIDABLE POST UPON the lofty headland was how antiquary J Fenton described the hill fort of Pendinaslochdyn, crowning the flat-topped cone of Pen y Badell. This dominates the coast and is well worth the climb to the summit, where, standing some 550ft above sea level, one takes in the spectacular views south to Cardigan Island and northwards to the Lleyn Peninsula and Bardsey Island, some 42 miles distant. Small wonder the MOD have a missile tracking station here, the summit fortunately large enough to ensure it remains invisible until you complete your climb. Then, and maybe still breathless, the hoped-for delights of looking down on a family of Ravens, or in late summer, a noisy gathering of Choughs, a soaring Buzzard, a passing Peregrine or a passage of Swallows. Few will disagree that the coastline north from Llangrannog village is the most spectacular part of the Ceredigion coastline. Right beside the beach a prominent rock, legends tell of this being a tooth of the giant Bica who created the islet of Ynys Lochtyn a little to the north and accessible for the more adventurous at low tide. The headland beyond the islet is a fine spot for seawatching.