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Walking Well, Carmarthenshire

Today, I went for a walk with Walking Well, Carmarthenshire, Llandeilo branch. It is a great little group - I say that, there were 14 of us today - and we meet at the railway station in Llandeilo at 10:00 am every other Friday. The walks are normally around two to three miles, so a great opportunity to get to know people you live near and the place you live in (those are the reasons I joined!) as well as to get out and about and do a bit of enjoyable exercise. If you are interested in joining the group contact Philip James on 01558 685746. Today we walked in the forestry at Caio. There were beautiful autumn colours, but unfortunately no sunshine in the morning to show them off. As we wal

Not In The Mountains

Not all walks about Mountain High, River Deep. Sometimes an easy walk in our local area is just what we need. This morning, I did just that, accompanied by my daughter, and of course by Stella and Cooper. Here's Cooper, leading the way.... We went exploring along the cycle path and found so many other footpaths we could have taken. Do you think this could be a Brunel? The geology is fascinating - wish I could retain information and tell you what is in the picture! Look at the different layers alongside the river And so many paths leading to.................where? Does anyone know what map symbol this is? It's ok, Cooper's on top of it. Halloween is coming. Talk about being as happy as

BBC Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need - Day 2

Thank you to everyone who took part in these walks in aid of Children in Need. Today's walk was shorter than yesterday's and took us over the Iron Age Hill Fort at Garn Goch, overlooking the little village of Bethlehem. It was approximately 6 miles. Here's the gang - rearing to go! We turned out of the car park and up the county road, for the first part of the walk. This was quite a long stretch, along a quiet country lane, until we came to Cennen Tower, where we joined the Beacons Way. We had our first break on some rocks. The other side of the wall were some Water Board workmen working on the underground reservoir. We continued up through a few fields - quite boggy in places, and came

BBC Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need - Day 1

The first day dawned, and the weather was not looking too promising to begin with. The sun was trying to peep through, but out the kitchen window was a great big black cloud! I printed off the weather forecast for the area we were going to be in. There would be a 20% chance of rain all day (we were lucky, it didn't rain!), very windy on the tops (it was!) with very poor visibility on the high ground (which it was). Met Office came up trumps as usual. The picture below is the view from the car park looking up towards the Fans - they are in those clouds somewhere! I had pre-walked this walk last Thursday, and because of the very wet weather we have had recently, and with the ground being

Llyn y Fan Fach

20km with 898m of ascent. (12 miles approx, 2963' approx) I did a solo walk today, from Pont ar Wysg Car Park to Llyn y Fan, and back. The picture is looking up the River Usk towards the Carmarthenshire Fans, which can just be seen on the skyline. I don't usually do solo walks - I prefer to have company - but after today I think I could be converted! It was so peaceful and I enjoyed every step. Through the forestry and off to my favourite waterfalls, for a little break. It is so peaceful there. Visibility was excellent today so I went across country and landed straight on the Lancaster Bomber crash site. Then up the Bridle Way towards the Fans. At the moment I can only see the Eastern

The Forgotten Crash Sites

For several years now, I have led a walk around the Crash Sites on the Black Mountain. It's a long walk - 17 miles - and takes in six aircraft crashes, and seven sites. The reason it is seven sites is the Liberator - it crashed in one place, but most of the wreckage is in another. Above is the wreckage. So often this 'plane gets left out, because it is on Moel Feity. If the weather is good, people like to take time, look at the views etc. and we don't go up to Moel Feity. If the weather is bad we leave it out altogether. Next summer I will be putting a walk in the Brecon Beacons Park Society Programme taking us up to see this one first. We started from the Old Trecastle Road - this pi

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