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Llandeilo & surrounding area walk led by Chris Wellings

On a misty October 20th morning, 14 of us met at the train station car park to start the 9.5 mile ramble. We walked down to the river Towy, crossed the swing bridge and followed the river before crossing the Bethlehem road and entering Coed Tregyb, a Woodland Trust reserve. We walked through the mature woodland before heading back to the younger trees and back to the road again. From here we walked along the road and through Fairfach village over Towy bridge and entered Castle woods nature reserve. We stopped at Llandyfeisant church for some refreshment before continuing our journey through the woods to Dynefwr castle where we spent some time exploring the ancient ruins. Nearby was a small picnic area which came in handy for lunch.

By now the mist had gone and the sun was shining  as we continued into the deer park through ancient oak woodland surrounded by the beautiful, scenic landscape designed by Capability Brown. Eventually we walked past Dynevor Home Farm and crossed the by pass and walked towards Penybanc through fields before turning to our right and followed the path alongside a stream which led to Gurry Bank. We continued through some fields and eventually arrived at Cae William and followed the road back into Llandeilo and walked through the town before picking up the footpath at the end of Abbey Terrace which led us back to our cars.

We all enjoyed the days walk and were blessed with the fine weather, and it was rounded off by some of with a visit to a local Inn.

Text and a picture by Chris Wellings. Other images by Zoe Lauder.

The Rosebush Circular Walk with Gillian Phillips

On Sunday 4th November 2018, a total of 14 Ramblers set off from Rosebush village following the forest tracks up through Pantmaenog, along the ridge up onto the Preseli's, and to the highest point in Pembrokeshire, Foel Cwm Cerwyn. Unfortunately the fabulous views that can be appreciated on a clear day were very limited due to low cloud and drizzle.

We had the shortest lunch break ever as the weather was not good, and descended back into Pantmaenog, passing the old Rosebush quarry and the lake on the way back. The lake is a hidden gem that most of the group had not seen before. The walk was 8.75 miles, and was rewarded with refreshments in Tafarn Sinc, a well known local pub that is now run by the local community.

Text and images by Gillian Phillips