Solva (3), Pembrokeshire, Wales
The geology along the coast is very interesting but don't worry if geology doesn't interest you as there are plenty of other things to see. The rocks are generally Cambrian, which is pretty old, and you can see some folded strata here.
The strata start off nearly horizontal on the bottom left then suddenly bend sharply into the vertical.
A small bay near Solva. It may be possible to scramble down, with care, to the shore here but we didn't try simply because we would have had to scramble up again and we were hot enough as it was.
Occasionally one has to cross an inlet which usually means going inland a little, climbing down to nearly sea level and then climbing back up again.
When we reached an inlet at Nine Wells (Porth Rhaw) we had to do just that. This is nearly at the lowest point with other walkers coming down the other side. The small purple patches on the hillside are Bell Heather.
Having finally climbed back up to the cliff top at Nine Wells (Porth Rhaw) we look back across the inlet the way we came. The sea can just be seen at the inner end of the inlet, bottom right, and the walkers we saw in the previous picture are making their way back over our route in the opposite direction and what a lovely view that is.
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