Lam­peter Ram­blers

Carmarthen Journal - - Living In: Community News -

THE AGM was held on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 3, in Aber­d­uar Chapel vestry, Llany­by­d­der, pre­ceded by mod­er­ate ram­ble on a re­cently cleared foot­path pass­ing Cae-Da-Bowen to Rhy­diau and on to Dorset Cot­tage. Thanks to Capel Aber­d­uar for use of the vestry.

Op­ti­mism paid off for a group of in­trepid walk­ers who chanced the un­pre­dictable weather con­di­tions on Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 10, for a six-mile ram­ble around Cyn­ghordy, in­clud­ing the im­pres­sive viaduct built span­ning the Afon Brân val­ley, led by Ann and Jac­quie. Warm sun­shine and blue skies trumped the ex­pected heavy show­ers for most of the day.

From the rail­way sta­tion the route pro­ceeded across the rail­way line, the first of four cross­ings in all, through fields and along track­ways to Pen-y-Lan and the Ir­fon Plan­ta­tion near Fwng-Isaf. The rail­way was next crossed at Gil­fach where the route led on to Gosen Calvin­is­tic Methodist Chapel nestling in the shadow of the rail­way viaduct, cross­ing the line at Gallt-y-Gyrnig and back to the start with a fi­nal line cross­ing.

The first walk in the new win­ter and spring walks pro­gramme, led by Colin, on Novem­ber 3 was a lovely au­tum­nal visit to the Hafod Es­tate in the Yst­wyth Val­ley near Pon­trhyd­fendi­gaid. They fol­lowed over seven miles of tracks and paths at a per­fect time to view the streams and wa­ter­falls at their best.

The last walk in Oc­to­ber, led by Chris and Teresa, fea­tures in Ceredi­gion’s Paths for Peo­ple – Com­mu­nity Walks book­let, and fol­lows through broad-leaved wooded stream val­leys and quiet coun­try lanes in the Lla­narth area. By way of the foot­paths through Goitre to Mo­ty­gido, a house of his­tor­i­cal in­ter­est, and along the wooded Afon Gido val­ley, they reached the lit­tle ham­let of Do­lau and the busy B4342 to New Quay.

The route turned to fol­low through Coed Allt Cefn Maes­llan, man­aged by the Wood­land Trust. Fol­low­ing re­cent storms many trees had been blown down on to the foot­path mak­ing the go­ing quite an ob­sta­cle in places.

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