This Easter I cycle-camped from Fishguard to Canterbury as part of my training for my Three Corners (Dover, Land's End & John O'Groats) loop that I'll be doing for charity this summer. Of course I wanted OSM to benefit from this training trip, so my original plans were to cycle the whole of NCR4, to fill in the missing gaps we had....and then Richard Fairhurst announced that he'd completed NCR4. So, I decided to tackle NCR47 instead. Thanks for the recommendation Richard. The scenery in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is every bit as amazing as you said it is.
I've finally finished entering my NCR47 data now. Most of it into made last week's cycle map rendering and it's great to see. Unfortunately there were two short sections that I was unable to cycle (one due to a landslide and the other due to a building site), but everything else is now mapped. Almost all of the route was well signed, the main exceptions being in and near Carmarthen and within Newport. I was particularly impressed with the diversion signing to avoid the landslide.
There is one part of the whole route that I found particularly difficult though. Most of the high-level tracks were fine. I wasn't expecting a perfect surface in the hills. But one section (the location for this posting), perhaps a mile long and uphill, did rather exhaust me:
I ended up pushing my bike loaded with four panniers, a tent, sleeping bag, etc. up that bit. It was worth it for the views though. And the mapping of course...