I work in Aberystwyth and the numbe rof times visitors to my place of work have had to get the bus from Shrewesbury because the train is cancelled for no apparent reason are to many to count. On the other hand when it all goes well it is nice to use PT, but it is a case of once(or even 5 or 6)bitten twice shy
I would like to use public tranport more but living in a village wich has 3 busses a week, which is a marked improvemnet on the 1 we used to have, and my spare time a premium it is difficult to do. However there are compremises to be made for instance in Pembrokeshire using the shuttle busses that run the length of the coast path. This enables linear walks which others point out means good use of the day. There are also such busses running around Snowdonia. But I do drive to the start point. My big problem with PT is reliability. On 3 trips from 4 to Colchester I had major delays that caused problems as I had very limited time available. Depresingly there have been recent cut backs to local bus services during the summer which is when we get most visitors to the area (West Wales.
Hello all It has been many months since I posted here. I have stayed at the campsite mentioned which also has a small bunkhouse. That trip I walked from the Cross Foxes end of the range and then off Cadair down a path that drops virtually into the camp site. It is a very gradual ascent and makes the walk easy going. The hotel mentioned is good but it is a small bar. The lake is interesting as every so many years (I think 7) an algal bloom occurs which I think is caused by some subterranean activity. I forget the full details but they will tell you in the hotel if it is of interest