Sunday, 28 October 2012

Mynydd Llangendeirne

My neighbour, Paul had not visited Mynydd Llangendeirne, the hill which is visible from our homes and so the plan was hatched.


We walked from Llanddarog past Is Y Llan and down to Cwm Isfael and turnd left. The lane is over covered with trees all starting to take on their autumnal colours.

Mynydd Llangendeirne on its north side is dominated by a quarry and from time to time we had to squeeze into the hedges to avoid the lorries which came and went.

Shortly after passing the quarry entrance we turned left at a footpath sign and headed onto a quiet path which led up onto the common.

We looked down into the quarry which is gradually eating the mountain side.  I have lived here for 33 years and the quarry seems to have been busy all that time.

The path led us to the trig point which was clearly being looked after as it had been repainted in recent times.  From here there extensive views to Carmarthen, Tumble, the Great Glasshouse in the National Botanic Garden of Wales and in the far distance Tenby.

We retraced our steps back down the lanes but turned right onto the road to Porthyrhyd. We left the road on the footpath which passes GlanYr Ynys Farm and up into Llanddarog passing the local primary school.

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