Another day another walk! We drove to the nearby village of Llangadog and then onto the common by Felindre where we left the car. This time we remembered to take a map with us as we set off through country lanes in search of the River Towy. As we passed a farm a sweet little terrier dog started to follow us….guess who had to turn round and take him back to the farm after he had followed us for ages!
When we reached the Towy we followed the signposts to a railway bridge.
This railway bridge was the replacement bridge for the one that was swept away in the floods of 1987 :-
In the Glanrhyd Bridge collapse of 19 October 1987, four people died when the 05:27 passenger train from Swansea to Shrewsbury, consisting of a two-car Class 108 DMU fell into the River Towy near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire in Wales. The accident was caused by the Glanrhyd Bridge being washed away by the swollen river. taken from Wikipedia
After crossing the bridge we continued on our walk through another farm and along more lanes with views through the hedgerows of the Carmarthen Fans .
Along the way we passed some very interesting buildings including some lovely barns.
We saw this lovely blue butterfly…think it’s a Common blue…just found out that in most species only the male is blue and the female brown…how drab is that!
Another discovery amongst the grass and ferns…this not too happy cat!
After our country lane met the main A40 road at Manordeilo we walked along the verges keeping well away from lorries, vans and cars that were zooming by and we landed back up in Llangadog.
We passed this old milestone on the side of the road…6 miles to Llandovery and 6 miles to Llandeilo.
After we crossed over the river Sawdde bridge we were back on the common ready to get in the car and drive home….. desperate for a large cup of coffee and a rest!