Our recent changeable weather has made for some interesting local visits and walks sometimes wearing T shirts and daps next wellies and waterproofs! On Friday it was our Walking Well walk and Philip had chosen Caio as our destination. It’s only ten minutes drive away from home and the forestry walk is a good choice when it’s been raining! The tracks are easy to walk on and no stiles.
The autumn colours although shrouded in mist shone through.
Our figure of eight walk led through the trees, over a little bridge, up some steps through the woods and back round again.
Philip pointed out the bare larch trees that had died due to the virus that has spread through many forests.
With the mist lifting the autumn colours began to glow.
Back in Caio we all returned to the Brunant Pub for a quick refreshment. It is very handily situated across the road from the church.
Earlier in the week when the sun was shining we visited Llanerchaeron an 18th-century estate with early John Nash villa, plus a walled garden, ornamental lake and home farm.
We entered through the ‘back’ door crossing over the beautiful cobblestone courtyard.
We walked through the wonderful house…we were the only people there so it was rather special!
Outside we ambled through the old farmyard saying hello to the animals, through the lovely gardens and around the lake feeling that it was our own place as again we saw no other visitors.
In one of the stables we met a very interesting gentleman David Evans.
David was sitting amongst all his leather tools and his high quality leather work working hard hand stitching a harness. He’d even made little shoes for the hooves of a donkey that was on an expedition with its owner around Britain!
Loved the greenhouses!
and the veggie garden and orchard with friend!
Today after a very wet night that left our pond well filled with water again we set off on a circular walk around Llansadwrn…our village! We walked through country lanes until we came to the forestry and walked along their tracks. We followed the path down through the fields, passing sheep and bullocks, all safely on the other side of fencing and then through AberMarlais Caravan Park. The Park has been spruced up and looks fantastic. We continued on the road for a few hundred metres and arrived home.
Lots of things to see n our walk!
Neighbours houses to pass and say ‘hello’ !
Trees blown down in recent storms and waterfalls flowing with recent rain!
Autumn colours everywhere!
Animals all on the right side of the fences!
Where the colours are still bright and beautiful!