1 Gospel Pass 549 m
2 Bwlch-y-Groes 545 m
1 Start of the Devil’s Staircase
2 Bwlch-y-Groes near the top, next to the safety barriers
3 Climb out of the Tywi valley, a couple of miles beyond the Devil’s Staircase
Gospel Pass, towards Hay. Silky – smooth surface, wonderful views. Doing it in company with another cyclist made it special.
Nant Gwynant. Not too steep, steady gradient, wonderful scenery
Great Oak Wholefood Cafe, Llanidloes.
Friendly service, great meal, free Wifi and battery charging -excellent value.
Tie between Riverside Camping at Caernarfon and Blackthorn Farm near Holyhead. Both were very friendly and welcoming and had excellent facilities, including an on site cafe at Riverside and a B&B at Blackthorn, both of which serve breakfast. Beautiful riverside location (providing it’s not in flood) or coastal views (providing it’s not blowing a gale) respectively. Riverside sneaks it with free Wifi.