The decision was to head to the hills in the Llyn Brianne area near Rhandirmwyn. Although I had walked in this part on numerous occasions, today would see me for the first time,walking across the reservoir dam and visiting the the hideaway of our own local Robin Hood, Twm Sion Cati.
Just after we set off we came across a small runaway herd of Welsh Black cattle strolling down the road. Thankfully they ran up into the trees when a van came down the road.
|You looking at me?|
We crossed the dam and looked down the spillway on which brave (stupid?) kayakers have been known to slide and which runs into the Afon Tywi. It has been said one of the contractors employees was the first to carry out this manoeuvre by sliding down sitting on his shovel!
After walking along the track we cut up into the wood where we came across a pair of shoes in perfectly good condition. I must admit to looking up but thankfully no hanging bodies.
As we exited the trees there was a strong and cold wind which blew off and on throughout the walk. The route took us down to the Doethie valley and back towards the road leading up to the reservoir.
|Heading down to the Doethie|
We had lunch overlooking where the Afon Doethie meets the Afon Tywi.
|Confluence of Afon Doethie and Tywi|
Along the Doethie river there are 5 homes but a large civil contract was underway laying down a new bridge. Apparently the current one is unstable.
|Looking upstream of Afon Tywi|
|The two rivers from Dinas Reserve|
|St Paulinus Church|
|Board walk closed|