Liverpool to Gloucester - Day 2 - Flint to Conwy
- Distance 70km
- Max Elevation 260m
Liverpool to Gloucester - Flint to Conwy Ride Profile
We slept very well in a very comfortable bed. It was difficult to get up, but the full English was a real incentive. We loaded up the bikes and set off on our Liverpool to Gloucester ride. Yes, it was up a hill again.
The first ten km was up and down, with good views across the estuary to the Wirral where we had been the day before.
Eventually the Liverpool to Gloucester route dropped down the hill to Prestatyn with its huge, ugly static caravan park.
We crossed the road and cycled along the C5 cycle way through the golf course and sand dunes. Lovely easy riding in warm sunshine.
The Liverpool to Gloucester cycle route followed the shore line all the way from Ryhl to Colwyn Bay. It was just lovely cycling so close to the sea, except for the patches of fine, deep sand on the path which made the riding "interesting" in places.
As we arrived in Colwyn Bay, a gentleman of elder years caught up with us on his bike and started up a conversation, asking us which way we would be going. After some discussion and pouring over maps he advised us that our planned Liverpool to Gloucester route was not the best one. Instead of using the route along the A55 towards Bangor as it was very busy and dangerous he suggested taking the B5106 towards Betws-y-Coed
We decided to take his advice and continued on to Penrhyn Bay where our Liverpool to Gloucester route cuts inland across the peninsular to Tywin, just across the estuary from Conwy.
We cycled over the bridge and into Conwy to look for a grocer's shop and a garage to get fuel for the stove.
Some random guy at a bus stop told us the garage was about 1 mile out of town towards Bangor. 2 miles later we stopped and another gent told us the garage had closed a while back and that the only petrol was at Tesco, which meant riding back to Conwy, and back over the bridge. On the way we bought provisions for dinner in Conwy and eventually, fueled up, we rode back into Conway and then , saying goodbye to the C5, we took the B road out of Conway heading towards Betws-y-Coed.
At about 5-00pm we decided to stop for the night at the Conwy Touring Park, which was a little on the pricey side and very busy, but it was quite and well away from the road with plenty of trees and screening. The only problem being the steep hill off the road to access the site.
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