Monday, 28 July 2014

Felindre Farchog


The "Navigator" had decided on a walk near the west coast resort of Newport starting and finishing in Felindre Farchog.


This was another warm July day. The route started uphill straight away and an early stop was made to shed some clothing (memo to self, always check nothing left behind).

We walked into the grounds of Pentre Ifan Urdd Centre and turned onto a footpath where I discovered I no longer had my camera. Bother (censored expletive) I must have left it where we stopped earlier on. Most unlike me I rushed back and thankfully there it was.

Retracing our steps the trip continued and a welcome coffee break was had at the cromlech of Pentre Ifan

From here we headed to the Ty Canol Nature Reserve with its odd shaped outcrops of rock. and on down through the ancient woodlands which has a huge collection of rare lichen

At the main road we crossed over and through Llwyngwair and back to the car following the Afon Nevern.

As a post script the fast walk caused some pain to my knee some 24 hours later but thankfully resolved itself by Friday. No more rushing about, stick to the plod.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mynydd Mallaen


The Sunday evening chat with the "Navigator" resulted in a decision to walk in the Mynydd Mallaen area.


We parked the car in the woodland car park in Cwm-y-Rhaeadr and walked uphill through the woods and then onto the open ground.

A coffee break was had at the waterfall at Craig Ddu.

There were extensive views from the top of the fall.

We then climbed steadily towards the trig point and the standing stone seen on the horizon. The weather was very hot and we lunched on the highest point we could find to have some breeze. From here we headed  along the path clearly shown on the OS map back to the woodland of Cwm-y-Rhaeadr and back through the woods where we came across the sculpture of a horse.

Monday, 14 July 2014



This was the coast walk that wasn`t. The Navigator had suggested a walk on part of the Wales Coast Path from Cwm Tydu to Llangrannog as a welcome back from my sojourn in Canada.


We parked in the carpark uphill from the beach at Llangranog and commenced our inland stretch of the walk heading towards Cwm Tydu. However we came across worrying signs of a diversion and met a party of walkers who explained the coastal stretch we were heading for was closed following a landslide.

However ever optimistic we continued on well way marked paths until we saw an official notice confirming the closure.

We walked to the headland above Cwm Tydu where we had lunch and the retraced our steps back to Llangrannog.

The website of the coast path did indeed show a landslip had occurred but with no notice of its planned opening.