Past Walks

Llandeilo Hill Circular - 22 May 2021

Walkers circumnavigating around Henllyn Mawr poolWe had a very good turnout for this 8 mile walk from Erwood Craft Centre. Our leader, Chris Playford, had devised an excellent route starting by the River Wye.  We then climbed up to eventually reach Twm Tobacco's grave, then onto Henllyn Pool and Llandeilo Graban church.  We were treated to some great views to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, and whilst there were some very black clouds in the distance, we enjoyed chilly sunshine.  It was good to see friends from East Radnor Ramblers and some new faces as well.  

Llyn Heilyn 12th Sept & Circular from Llandegley 19th Sept 2020

It has been pleasing to see good numbers out on our recent walks.  Thanks to the contribution of members of the East Radnor Ramblers we have been able to put together a short programme of weekly Saturday walks. These have been very good to date.

Climbing up beside the Edw ValleyOur walk from Llyn Heilyn took us to the Four Stones, and past Black Yatt before dropping down and over the A44 for our return to our cars.  We were treated to tales of Silver John found in Llyn Heilyn lake, and the story behind the demise of Black Yatt (blown up evidently in the making of a film in the 1960s).  Good weather and visbility ensured an enjoyable walk for all.

 

 

Our circular from Llandegley village took us to Ffron-Las Dingle, and around Cowlod. Climbing up to Cross Dykes we walked along the by-way with good if hazy distant views.  Our return took us down Llan-Evan Dingle, across the A44, and back through fields to Llandegley.  Lovely sunny weather with a cool breeze made it a perfect day for walking.  We had two visitors on this walk which is always good, and we hope they enjoyed their day with us.

 

 

An Extended Circumnavigation of Penygarreg Reservoir - 22nd Aug 2020

Looking towards Craig Goch ReservoirThis was our second group walk since lock-down.  In some ways our small numbers of particiipating Ramblers is a blessing at present.  Social distancing does not present a problem!

Five of us enjoyed an excellent 9.5 mile walk in sunshine and showers in the beautiful Elan Valley. Both the Craig Goch and Penygarreg Dams were overflowing making them even more impressive.  

Craig Goch dam in full flow

Our leader, Graham Taylor, had devised a great route, taking us from Penbont car park to Tynllidiart along the side of Garreg Ddu reservoir.  We then climbed up and over Gwaelod-y-Rhos, down to Nant Brithgwm, then up and over Esgair Brithgwm and down to Craig Goch reservoir. We had brilliant views of the reservoir and its dam.  A comfort break was taken at the PCs by the dam before we headed uphill again.  The route took us over Esgair Perfedd to the Mountain road, after which we headed back via Crugyn Ci and down to Penygarreg dam and the cars.  


From Llangynidr to Tor y Foel and back - 7th Mar 2020

Walkers by a bridge over the Brecon & Monmouth CanalJust 6 intrepid walkers turned up for this 8 mile walk from the pretty village of Llangynidr. Our leader Diane took us across the fields to the Brecon & Monmouth Canal where we enjoyed a walk along the tow path. We passed moored canal boats and several locks before starting to climb towards Tor-y-Foel.  The weather was quite pleasant with little wind and fairly warm for the time of year.  However, as we started the ascent of Tor y Foel proper, the wind speed increased and by the time we had negotiated the four false summits to reach the top, there was a howling gale in force.  It was quite difficult to keep upright such was the strength of the wind.  As the views were limited due to low cloud, we beat a hasty retreat down the hill and found some shelter behind a wall for lunch.  Our return route was a pleasant if muddy track down to meet our outward path.  Once off the hill the weather was again pleasant with some sunshine breaking through. Quite a bit of our walk today was on the Beacons Way.