Although the daffs were bright and perky today the beautiful sunshine from yesterday was long gone. A misty, murky morning was the scene for our walk through Llandeilo , up to Dinefwr Castle and back to The Works for our refreshments. It’s a good idea to have an end planned when the weather is not too bright!
We followed the footpath by the swing bridge and headed up towards the main road passing very pretty clusters of cottages and the wonderful fruit and veg shop Gerwyns!
Shrubs and flowers were well into bloom in the lovely private gardens that run alongside the bridge over the Towy.
We met a few other walkers, some alone and some accompanied with their 4 legged friends…I didn’t quite see eye to eye with this one!
Following the uphill path we arrived at the magnificent Dinefwr Castle. Looking over the ramparts we couldn’t see any invaders coming so we enjoyed the views of the ox bow lakes and the river flowing down to the sea.
After being like the Grand Old Duke of York we ‘marched’ ( well more sauntered really) down the hill a short way and took a little path way around the outside of the castle and were amazed at the strength and size of the castle walls viewed from a different angle.
Looking closely at the floor whilst walking through the woodland ( it’s not elegant to trip over too many times!) there were many beautiful lichens and plants to see.
Still feeling quite bright and energetic(!!) it was decided to lengthen our walk and follow the path around the pond and over the boardwalk before returning to our cars and our lunch time at the cafe! Coffee and toasted cheese sandwiches went down a treat and a lot of chat ended another lovely Walking Well outing. Thank you Pam!
On returning home the light had brightened and the birds were in full throttle singing and eating and generally making merry. It was fortunate that I captured the long tailed tits and the nuthatches all eating at the same time. These are so sweet!
Rufus keeps a close watch on all the bird feeder activity but is too in love with the catmint to ever make a move. He’s nearly finished off eating this catmint plant so the next stop is the nursery to buy another! Anything to make him purr and keep him happy!