Y Gamriw from Llanwrthwl – Nov 3 2018

View from Y Gamriw HillI checked the weather forecast this morning, and was pleased to see very little chance of rain until 5pm, though it might be a bit windy.  Well they got that one wrong!  12 of us started out from the Village Hall in Llanwrthwl in the dry.  Our route took us up Y Gamriw via Pistyllgwyn and Graig Ddu. Good views on the way up even though the day was dull.

Elevenses on the hillsElevenses was taken on the hill still in the dry, though it was quite breezy.  Soon, however, we were in the mist and drizzle with the wind strengthening.  An early lunch was called for in the only shelter to be had in a hollow cairn with an arched doorway.  8 of us squeezed into this out of the wind, whilst the remaining 4 were outside.

Caegarw WoodOur leader, Alan, took an executive decision to alter his planned route, and to take us down off the hills to the Llanwrthwl Common.  As soon as we dropped down we were thankfully out of the mist, and though it still rained the wind wasn’t quite so strong.  Our revised route took us across the Common and back to Llanwrthwl via Caegarw wood.  A pleasant alternative route, and the autumn colours were still good on the Common and through the wood.