July 2nd, 3rd, 4th 2021
James and Kay 01570 743/041
Friday July 2nd
Cemmaes Road to Llanbrynmair: A seven mile section over Pont Dôl-Dwymyn. Some steep ups and downs along the way ascending to Commins Gwalia before descending to Afon Rhiwsaeson and Llanbrynmair. Mainly through fields and pastures with some rough common land and one short section through forestry.
Of all the people in Llanbrynmair in the last fifty years, there are more now living in America than Llanbrynmair.’ Samuel Roberts 1857.
Leave Lampeter by 08:00 to meet at the carpark at Llanbrynmair, situated in the centre of the village opposite the Wynnstay Arms Hotel (SY19 7AA free parking). We will catch the 10.40 service bus to Cemmaes Road. Toilets and café shop at Llanbrynmair.
At end of walk, we head for Llangadfan over the scenic mountain route (it’s fine, we tested it!) and to our individual accommodation. We have booked at the Cann Office Hotel 01938 820202 and are happy to book a table for an evening meal together for those who wish to after a good day’s walking!
There are a number of local guesthouses and B&B’s in the Llangadfan area to choose from. Our standard double B&B is £95 per night. For camping, try the village Riverbend Caravan Park.
Saturday July 3rd
Llanbrynmair to Llangadfan: A good day’s hike of 10 miles climbing to a crest, Cerrig y Tân, high above Llanbrynmair to a forested area, Panylau Gwynion. An easy lane walk through Nant yr Eira and over Pen Coed to Llangadfan. A mixed section of pastures, forest, open moorland and stream valleys. Some boggy wet areas to negotiate!
Meet at 9 a.m. meeting at the Cann Office Hotel to travel by a hired mini-bus to Llanbrynmair. Aiming to finish by 4 p.m. allowing for some difficult terrain along the way and refreshment breaks.
Sunday July 4th
Llangadfan to Pont Llogel: The easier 10 mile section starts northward ascending to Pren Croes and Llyn Coethlyn (SSSI) and through the Dyfnant Forest. Crosses the Afon Cownwy to Llanddwyn and Llyn Efyrnwy to join the Cross Britain Way and Pererindod Melangell Walk. On to Pont Llogell and meet the Ann Griffiths Walk.
Meet 9 a.m. Cann Office Hotel Car Park aiming to finish walk by about 3 to 3.30 pm. Should be home by 6 p.m.
Pererindod Melangell Walk: A challenging 16 mile trail from Pont Llogel to Llangynog tracing a route between the Vyrnwy and Tanat Velleys.
Ann Griffiths Walk: The path runs for about 7 miles from Pont Llogel, Llwydiarth to Pontrobert with scenery including river valley and gorge, meadow, woodland and forest. We will include this route into our final Glyndŵr Way weekend in September.
Macmillan Cross Britain Way: 279 miles Coast to Coast from Boston, Lincolnshire to Barmouth.
James and Kay