My neighbour, Paul was in agreement and we set off for a walk new to him.
We travelled through Llangadog on the road to Upper Brynamman and parked at the middle carpark. We had been beaten by a number of army vehicles, whose passengers we were to see layer that day.
The weather was cold with a brisk breeze but we were suitably attired. We set off on the Beacons Way for a short while onto the cairn on Foel Fawr with extensive views.
The next target was the unnamed peak just east of south shown on the map as "cairn" and a height of 616 metres. We stopped here in a small shelter for elevenses before setting off for a down and up to Foel Fraith. There were good views over the valley of Cwm Sawdde Fechan onto the Carmarthen Fans.
After leaving Fan Foel we headed north towards Cefn y Cylchau passing some huge shake holes. Near the top we had a fairly quick lunch and then headed south westish taking in Cefn y Truman and then down to Afan Clydach. We were able to easily cross this river someway above the waterfalls, despite all the recent rainfall.
These quarries must have been a huge concern when they were in full flow. The old lime kilns are large and still contain the furnaces. I understand that these may in due course be renovated as an attraction.
I think this could be described as the first walk of the winter season. Lets hope for more bright cold days ahead.