Parc y Borth, Borth y Gest, Wales

Posted By on September 24, 2019

Parc y Borth, Borth y Gest, Wales

1.3 miles; Parc y Borth, Borth y Gest, Wales, UK

Again, we couldn’t seem to locate a place to do a section of the Coast Path today, but we did ask around and found out about a lovely little municipal property with an old barn foundation and a tree dedicated to Her Majesty. And some stunning views!


That farthest hill in the view is Moel y Gest. It’s a nearly 1,000-foot “hill” that qualifies as a “Marilyn.” Yes, that Marilyn, as in Munroe, because (gotta love the British) the Scottish classify any mountain above 3,000 feat as a Munro. The term was coined by Alan Dawson in his 1992 book The Relative Hills of Britain. I know.

Old Barn Foundation

This was a lovely, moody walk with a glowering gray sky that brought out the richness of the greenery. There was a bit of climbing but it was not too strenuous.

Jubilee Oak

In case you can’t read that little plaque, it says

“This oak tree is from a royal estate, planted by the Friends of Borth-y-Gest to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee of 2012.”

Nice amount of growth for 7 years.

The Village Below

Here we’re overlooking the village of Borth-y-Gest, originally a shipbuilding town that still retains its historic charm. We had tea in a tiny little teashop that looked out over the beach.

Not too much to be found online about this little park. Guess you’ll just have to go visit it yourself. There is a delightful little YouTube video of a tour of the town and the park, here—

As always, click the map image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.


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