Two Hills from Llangasty on Llangorse Lake – Sept 2018

At the trig point on Mynydd Llangorse

A very small party of 7 walkers from the Four Wells and East Radnor Ramblers braved the dire weather forecast for an eleven mile walk taking in the stiff climbs to the tops of Mynydd Llangorse and Allt yr Esgair.  Despite the Beacons and Black Mountains being shrouded in cloud all day, the hills we were on stayed clear and afforded dramatic views from the tops.  We were even treated to some glimpses of sunshine and some patches of blue sky.

Looking towards Talybont from Mynydd LlangorseFrom the shore of Llangorse Lake we passed by Treberfydd House before regaining the road for an unavoidable mile and a half.  We then had a long climb up to Mynydd Llangorse via Cwm Shenkin, and the Shepherds Hut restored as a memorial to Kevin John Thomas who died in 1998 rescuing a child from a fast flowing river.

Walking by Llangorse LakeOnce on the ridge we could stride out with a 360 degree view. Our route then took us down the west side of the hill to Hoel Las Farm.  Some more lane walking got us to the start of our path up Allt yr Esgair.  Great views from the top down to the Usk Valley on one side and Llangorse Lake on the other.  The return to our cars near Llangasty church was a very pleasant one by the side of the lake where there were some yacht racing going on.

We all repaired to the Honey Cafe at Bronllys for tea and cake which we felt was well deserved.