Llanbedr, Red, Allt Derw & Bryngwyn Hills – 24 Feb 2018

Trig Point on Red Hill

Trig Point on Red Hill

A feast of hills for our walk on 24th February, though we didn’t climb them all!  18 people from the 4 Wells, East Radnor Ramblers and one or two extras enjoyed a day of sunshine for a 9 mile walk.  Even the bitterly cold wind did not deter us. Our route took us up over Red Hill to the trig point where unfortunately, due to haze, our distant views were limited. We found shelter in a disused quarry for our coffee break before continuing to Allt Derw.

Mawn Pool on Llanbedr Hill

A Mawn Pool on Llanbedr Hill

Here we took the diagonal path down to the Bailey before heading to Llanerchir, and Bryngwyn hill.  Again, we didn’t climb the hill but skirted round to pick up a path down to New House.  We had just passed through the farmyard when we were accosted by the resident who said we should not have taken that route as there wasn’t a footpath.  I began to doubt myself, but someone with a GPS insisted that indeed the footpath went through the farm.  I checked on the map at lunchtime and was relieved to see I had been correct.

We climbed up to the common where we found a sheltered spot for lunch.  Almost warm out of the wind!  Following lunch we continued to Ireland, crossing over the Painscastle road and past Lyn y March on Llanbedr Hill. There was a large number of wild horses out on the hill, and they seemed totally unfazed by our presence.  Our route took us through the Dancing Ground and by Mawn Pools before climbing up to the cars.