Fishguard Loop to Via Porthgain Abercastle and Castlemorris

Fishguard to Porthgain Loop via Abercastle and Castlemorris

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A 27 mile ‘cycle route’ which takes you from Fishguard along some scenic Welsh country lanes out to the coastal village of Porthgain and return on a looped circuit via Cast Morris and back to Fishguard. The route is mainly along country lanes and ‘B’ roads with a few short sections of the cycle ride along ‘A’ roads. There are some hills along the route. Refreshments are available along the route at St Nicholas, Porthgain, Croes-Coch, Castlemorris and Fishguard.

Starting from High Street in the centre of Fishguard cycle along High Street A40 in the direction that takes you out of town away from the sea and continue until you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout TAKE THE FIRST EXIT keeping to the A40 then after 100 Yards TURN RIGHT down the road which takes you past Tregroes Touring Park. Cycle about 600 yards where you come to a junction with the A4129. At the Junction TURN RIGHT along the A4219 and cycle 200 yards to the end of the road. At the end of the road TURN LEFT on to the A487 and then after 400 yards TURN RIGHT.

Continue along the road past The Art Gallery and up the hill and after about three quarters of a mile you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT at the junction in the direction of ST. Nicholas village. Continue to cycle along the road passing the turn offs for St. Nicholas and Granston. After cycling along the road for just under 2 miles the road bends to the left and you pass through a small wooded area. As you leave the wooded area TURN RIGHT and along a lane and follow the road as it bend sharply to the left. Continue along the road for another half a mile then TURN RIGHT towards Abercastle.

Cycle along the lane for about three quarters of a mile and then you come to Abercastle. The harbour at Abercastle was the landing site of the first single handed Atlantic sailing west to east in 1876 starting from Gloucester, Massachusetts by the Danish born fisherman, Alfred “Centennial” Johnson.

At Abercastle follow the lane round to the left and up the steep hill as you cycle towards Trefin. After about a mile as you approach Trefin the road is called Ffordd Abercastle. At the centre of the village Ffordd Abercastle comes to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT THEN IMMEDIAT RIGHT along Ffordd-y-Felin heading towards Llanrhian.

Cycle along the road for 1 mile until you reach the village of llanrhian and at the centre of the village you come to a cross roads. At the junction TURN RIGHT along Llanrhian Road and cycle for about half a mile to the village of Porthgain. The village of Porthgain enjoys a wealth of historical relics from its time as a prosperous industrial harbour in the early 1900s. Large brick hoppers dominate the harbour. These hoppers were used to store crushed granite before shipment and are now classed as an Ancient Monument. In 1987 Porthgain was designated as a conservation area. The harbour is still home to local fishermen, can get very busy in the summer with recreational boaters.

Continue your cycle ride cycling back along Llanrhian Road into Porthgain and continue straight through the village of Llanrhian and after about half a mile you reach the village of Croes-Goch.

At the centre of the village you come to a ‘T’ junction with tehA487. TURN LEFT at the junction and then IMMEDIAT RIGHT on to the B4330. Cycle along the B4330 for approximately 2 miles. At this point the B4330 bends 90 degrees to the right (note:- this is the second place at which the B4330 bends 90 degrees to the right). Instead of following the B4330 to the right GO STRAIGHT ON along the lane towards the small village of Llangloffan.

After about 600 yards along the lane keep to the right and continue along the lane and after about three quarters of a mile you come to a small cross roads. At the junction TURN LEFT along the lane towards Castle Morris. After about you reach the village of Castlemorris. Continue straight through the village cycle up the hill for a quarter of a mile where you come to Llangloffan.

At the small village of Llangloffan TURN RIGHT along the lane (this lane takes you in the direction of St. Nicholas. About 500 yards after Llangloffan TURN RIGHT along the lane and cycle along this lane for approximately 2 miles and up the hill to the village of Scleddau. As you near the village follow the road round to the right which takes you to a cross roads in the centre of the village with The A40. GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION and cycle up the hill along the lane and after about 1 mile you arrive back in Fishguard. As you approach Fishguard the road is called Pen Wallis and then Wallis Street. At the end of the road in the centre of Fishguard TURN LEFT and after a few yards you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT AHEAD and you arrive back on High Street. The start/finish of your cycle ride.

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