Category Archives: walks

A walk around Cwm Rheidol – 1st July 2017

A small party of 9 enjoyed a circular walk from the Rheidol reservoir up into the hills and back.  The Rheidol valley is beautiful and we had our coffee break at the rocky falls and beach by the riverside. Some steep, somewhat overgrown climbing was encountered before lunch but we chose an excellent spot by a lake, out of the wind and in the sun.  The promise of ‘all downhill after lunch’ did not quite materialise but a very good walk nonetheless.

Rheidol reservoir

Dam & weir at the Rheidol Reservoir

The Rheidol River

Walking beside the Rheidol River

the River Rheidol

Rocky falls on the River Rheidol


10 Miler from Upper Chapel – 6th May 2017

A select party of 6 enjoyed a delightful walk starting in Upper Chapel, going west of the Builth Wells-Brecon Road down to Lower Chapel, and returning on paths to the east of the road.  Unfortunately distant views were obscured by cloud on the hilltops all day, but on a clear day there would be stunning views of the Black Mountains, the Beacons and the Carmarthen Fans.  Closer views were still good however, and the Broom is putting on a brilliant display at the moment.  Spring flowers were everywhere: bluebells, stitchwort, campion, wood sorrel.  Horses were another feature of this walk with two very friendly ones following us across a field, and 20 or so staring at us intently as we walked by a bit further on.  We made good time as we were such a small party and there were no stiles to negotiate.


Walk in the Snow from Llanwrthwl

Walking through oak woods

Walking through oak woods

Intrepid walkers in the snow

Intrepid walkers

Lovely mossy stones in the wood

Lovely mossy stones in the wood







A small party of 8 met in the village of Llanwrthwl for a 10 mile hike up and down the hills between the village and the Elan Valley.  It was very cold with flurries frequently showering us with snow.  A good walk nonetheless with some new paths for some of us and some lovely old oak woods.