Our Wednesday Wanderers Walk led us to Llanwrtyd Wells . It’s getting quite tricky to find suitable walks for us as Jim’s knees can’t stand the walking! So not a good start really. However, I found a great website www.leapingstiles.co.uk with a number of walks which were graded and gave excellent descriptions of the walks.
The walk was as described ‘Easy though can be wet and muddy at times’ .
Walking lets you enjoy the scenery, meet interesting folk to chat to and also one sees the history of the place at close hand.
We reached the Dol-Y-Coed Hotel building which was originally a country house built in 1537. When the spas were discovered it changed into a hotel and was very important in the development of Llanwrtyd as a spa town.
We followed the path at the side of the River meeting flocks of sheep and seeing and hearing many different birds. We reached Llanwrtyd Church, St David’s and admired the beautiful view of the Irfon valley before we went inside
Inside the lovely church there was a wooden statue and a recent wooden carving of St David. William Williams , Pantycelyn the hymn writer was the curate here 1740 to 1742.
This plaque was on the wall with the remarkable inscription.
I think if you click the picture it will make it bigger to read…I hope so!!
We walked back along the other side of the river back into town. We didn’t have a coffee anywhere as it was half day closing! We saw the huge kite statue in the centre of the town before we headed home after a wonderful walk.