Another Friday, another walk with Walking Well….another adventure!
An unexpected return to Cwmdu, just a week later after the Bike Show, for the start of our walk was a very pleasant surprise. We set off at a brisk pace through the village and took one of the tracks to head uphill passing a delightful old garage…just another subject …maybe…for a painting!!
Just then the heavens opened and we all ran for shelter under a large tree, next to a pretty stream and an even prettier cottage. It always amazes me how many surprises one can have on a walk in Wales!
The hedgerows were glistening with the rain and covered in every kind of lichen, liverwort and moss- heaven knows how many creepy crawlies too- but they stayed covered away from the rain.
We crossed a rather modern bridge over a tumbling stream which had recently replaced a characterful one.
Another bull! A fiercely, handsome chappy with magnificent horns. Thankfully, we didn’t have to cross his field and we continued up the track.
More picturesque, derelict properties to the left and right. Such a shame to think of happier days in the farmhouse and mill when they would have been buzzing with life and activity- now all was quiet except for the robin singing in the trees.
The track led us further up the hill passed other lovely buildings and homes.
Crossing a field with two horses grazing quietly in a corner seemed to pose no problems at all until half the group reached the exit gate and the other half… my half… were still some way from escaping the field. The horses decided to have a game of tag and a frolicking match with a bit of high jinks thrown in!!!
All’s well that ends well and soon we were all one group again and patting the horses on their noses with the gate in between us!
Soon we had returned to a track and continued back into Cwmdu, just in time to catch the post, and where we enjoyed a coffee in the pub and put the world to rights with a bit of chat!