Flowers in Lletty Cottage
Hard to believe but the rain has stopped and the sun is shining! It’s not your regular sunshine with a warm feel to your back or a tender breeze fuffling your hair but a freezing cold, sharp and bright sunshine perfect for a walk.
Jim’s knee is still a bit delicate so a straightforward , flat walk was called for….leave it up to me! I did try to find a walk with gradual inclines but sadly failed and the knee did suffer a bit!
We left Llandovery Castle car park and walked along the banks of the river until we came to Waterloo Bridge.
Road bridge over river Bran said to be dated 1842 and built by Thomas Thomas of Llandovery according to inscription on now eroded coping stone. Thomas is recorded until c.1856 as a stone mason and beer retailer at the Bridge End Inn. Bridge Street was known as Mill Lane in 1830s.’
We passed many interesting signs and skylines.
Leaving the riverside walk we climbed a slight hill to the old parish church of Llanfair-ar-y Bryn…St Mary’s on the Hill. William Williams of Pantycelyn is buried here, Wales’s greatest hymn writer.
My planned ‘flat’ walk took rather a turn for the worse when we had to descend a little hill and then cross five stiles and a railway line!
The route took us through many more muddy fields with kissing gates and glorious views and we met some very friendly walkers and carefree dogs!
Eventually we completed our circular walk and decided to have a coffee and scone at Llandovery station café which turned out to be an excellent decision.
After collecting the car we drove the 10 minutes home to be rewarded by the stunning view from the front garden of the snow on Llyn Y Fan -Brecon Beacons.
The knee is OK and the walk was wonderful! Hoorah!