Plan A on Sunday evening was to walk in "The Navigator's" village of Meidrim from a route in Alan Richards book (volume 2).
On Monday there was a bit of mind changing, should we instead have a bike ride in Brechfa Forest, fun but too short. A decision was made to forgo Meidrim and instead again from Alan Richard's book walk his route based on Cwmdu and Taliaris.
We parked up in Cwmdu near the Cwmdu Inn and Post Office which are now National Trust Properties and set off forgetting Chris' flask which had fallen from the car and lodged under the car wheel.
|Chapel in Cwmdu Village|
|All part of the pub complex|
|The village green (brown)|
We headed south east towards Llethr Mawr and climbed upwards and came to a lake and then had fine views of the snow covered Bannau Sir Gar (Carmarthen Fans) and Mynydd Du (Black Mountain) in the distance. In fact we had frequent views of that range and at one point Corn Du and Pen-y-Fan also coloured white.
|A lake in the hills|
|View over to Carmarthen Fans|
|Distant views of Fans|
|We could see pen Y Fan & Corn Ddu|
Just before Taliaris Mansion we walked past a fine renovated property and walked down its drive.
|Despite "private" this is the route|
We continued on following Alan's exact instructions.
|It will be nice when finished|
|Potholing? Not for me|
|An excellent seat for coffee|
Back in Cwmdu we saw the two old style lavatories, one for the school and the other for the pub's customers. One of the toilets was a two seater. One matter of concern, at least to us was obvious signs of outlets straight into the river - also used for baptisms!
|Not sure about the apparent drainage system|
We recovered Chris's flask, drunk the contents and headed home.
near Cwmdu is Tipi Valley