We all wrapped up well for our Walking Well Walk but no need! Rain was forecast and although damp and cloudy it stayed dry whilst we had a tramp around Tregib Woods in Llandeilo.
We crossed the swing bridge which actually does swing and can make one feel rather light headed!
Looking down the river Towy a heron flew overhead and landed just down stream. There’s a heron in this photo somewhere …honest!
We crossed over fields and followed the road until we entered the wood. Llandeilo looked its usual lovely self with its houses perched prettily on the hill looking down towards the river and the bridge.
Tregib Wood is a Woodland Trust wood .
‘Coed Tregib is a beautiful site set within a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Ancient woodland (predominantly oak and ash), grassland and new native woodland are the prominent features. Wetland plants are supported within the wood, and dormice have been recorded at this site.’
There were definite wetland plants amongst the wetland! Well, no walk with Philip would be right unless we got a bit damp! It was all very primeval and one expected a dinosaur to come charging out of the undergrowth at any minute!
Heading back to the town after our circular walk it was good to pass through a new gate erected by the Ramblers. The last time we were here there was a very rickety stile! This was far more civilised!
A last view of the bridge from another angle as we completed our walk. Thank you Philip!
No wonder I run out of time to do things…I start so many jobs but move on to the next one before finishing the last one…you know what I mean! The sunshine recently has made it impossible to stay in and do any housework/ washing etc. so we’ve been out enjoying ourselves. We visited RSPB Dinas and really enjoyed the walk over the board walk and on through the blue, blue, bluebell woods . Following the river round we came to more woods and completed our circular walk…it was difficult walking in some places but well worth it!
There’s always one that wants to be different!
A walk up the hill to our village seemed a good idea one sunny afternoon. It was sad to pass by the junior school that has recently closed …it was very solemn and quiet. Good news though it has been bought by a local family…so it will be interesting to see what happens next!
Across the road from the school is the pretty church and the village memorial stone.
The village sits at the top of the hill so there are beautiful views all around.
A memorial stone in the community field.
A ‘posh’ gate.
The local pub the Sexton Arms…great place and the landlord Cliff is amazing and does so much to help the community in many ways.
Llansadwrn means the church of Sadwrn.
Whilst I was at the top end of Llansadwrn and not the bottom end where we live I called on a friend, who is selling her lovely bungalow with land…Purple Bricks!
Photo looking out of her window at her detached cottage.
Poppies growing in her garden!
After a lovely cup of coffee I was all set for the long walk back home but this time it was all downhill…much easier!
A coach trip out, with the gardening group, was next in the week. We visited Treberfydd House Brecon which is a Gothic Revival house built in the 19th century. We enjoyed a tour around the house led by the owner. We were treated to tasty light refreshments and coffees before we headed off to explore the gardens and the Walled Garden Nursery, where some hardy plants just had to be bought!
The Nursery was wonderful within such a lovely setting and so many wonderful plants for sale… a return visit is planned!
An interesting coach drive with a great driver ( a 50 seater coach through very narrow country lanes!) took us to the next garden, The Neuadd, Crickhowell, which is open with the NGS.
Here there was a lovely woodland walk which led to a walled vegetable garden.
The owner’s dog was delighted to welcome us all into the house for a delicious tea!
Not sure which end to pat!
Back home gardening continues and now Jim has completed building my wonderful new greenhouse I have even less time ! I have sown far too many seeds which will all need pricking out! Huge fun though having a proper place to grow tomatoes and cucumbers and all the other veg I want to try!
I do so love the colour pink!
I also love Aberglasney Gardens. Today on my visit there the sun was shining brightly and I enjoyed a delicious cake and coffee with our lovely cottage visitors from Australia…I think they’ve brought this lovely weather with them!
The gardens are looking beautiful. They are also selling plants that they have grown in their new greenhouse….so I just had to have one! No idea yet what it looks like when fully grown so it will be a lovely surprise!
I love this weather but a couple of nights of heavy rain would certainly help out and cut down all the watering!