Philip had managed to arrange the recent spell of good weather to hold out for the Walking Well Walk around Dryslwyn that he’d planned. We all met up in Llandeilo carpark and shared cars to Dryslwyn, parked up and started along the country road before turning into a field where curiously the track at the edge of the river bank was covered with artificial grass – it did make walking easier but it was odd!
The trail continued along the river bank which had mounds of river washed, rounded stones piled up along the sides.
Although the day was dry and bright the ice in the puddles was evidence of some chilly nights.
The track led on passing some wonderful oak trees with enormous trunks before we reached a new path that led up through a stream…rather damp but enjoyable- who doesn’t like splashing through puddles?!
After quite a steep climb we arrived at a gate where again rather curiously in the field there were two flags flying. One the St David’s flag and the other the St Andrew’s cross! (Just for you Mr T!) Apparently it was all to do with clay pigeon shooting!
Continuing up the lane enjoying seeing all the snowdrops in the banks we reached the top of the hill and had a breather!
We passed through a farmyard which had animals on pillars to welcome guests!
Following the farm track down to a country lane we began our walk back to our cars. The verges were full of dancing snowdrops looking especially beautiful in the filtered sunlight. There were lovely views across the valley and onwards towards Paxton’s Tower.
After three and a half miles walk we were all ready for a bit of refreshment so we stopped off at the Cottage Inn for a quick drink and scone- a lovely ending to a new walk that I hope will become a favourite for all- it had everything I love…thank you Philip.
Earlier in the week we had visited Swansea to collect plumbing bits and pieces from Wickes! Very exciting!! Afterwards we called in at Swansea market followed by a coffee and toasted teacakes at an old haunt of mine in the 1960’S-the Kardomah Cafe! A total blast from the past as the decor is still the same and the service and food perfect.
Also last week our village, Llansadwrn, held a circular walk around the village lanes to support Menna, a young lass, who lives in the village as she was nearing the end of completing her Marathon run from the North to the South of New Zealand. She has now completed her fantastic run, achieved a new World Record and raised many funds for Mind….congratulations Menna!
Spring is definitely making an appearance in the garden even though we have had many chilly, frosty nights.
Best of all though are the sunrises that start the day giving one energy and enthusiasm to tackle everything!
Thank you for reading.