Photo: Elan Valley
by Jane Malvern

Walking Group

Group Leader: Elsa Harflett - elsa@u3a-llandrindod.org.uk   or phone 01597 860894.

Walks are on the 4th Monday of the month.

Walkers meet at the Lake, Llandrindod Wells at 10:00am to car share to the start of walks, which are approximately 4 miles long and are taken at a pace to suit the group

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

At the end of the walk we usually go to a local pub for lunch.

New Walkers are welcome.

 

Programme of Walks for 2020

January 27th - Elan Valley. Starting from Dolyfallon Bridge, this is an easy circular walk along quiet lanes to the Elan Village and Visitor Centre, and back along the cycle path.

February 24th - Newbridge area. Starting in the hills near Llysdinam, this is a circular walk along quiet lanes, taking in part of the Wye Valley Walk. If the weather is clear we will get good views of Doldowlod Hall and Argoed Mill from across the valley.

 

January Walk - Elan Valley

Trying to avoid soggy footpaths after the almost non-stop winter rains, we kept to quiet lanes and cycle paths for our first walk of 2020. Crossing the Elan River at Dol-Afallen Bridge, we followed the lane leading to Elan Village, where we passed patches of snowdrops, and looked across lichen covered trees in the valley towards the Water Treatment Works above the Visitor Centre.

Photo by Elsa Harflett

Continuing towards the village the rain began to fall, but we were all well-prepared and it didn't detract from our enjoyment of the walk.

Photo by Elsa Harflett

We passed old buildings and farmyards with muddy horses, and the birds were calling as we walked through the woods into the village.

Photo by Elsa Harflett

Continuing through the village the rain eased off. We re-crossed the Elan River, stopping to look at the old suspension bridge which is slowly rusting away.

Photo by Elsa Harflett

Our return journey took us along the road from the Visitor Centre on the other side of the River, where we passed the little Baptist Chapel, and continued along the cycle track back to Dol-Afallen Bridge. Despite the intermittent rain showers, everybody enjoyed the walk.

 

More photos and information about the group's activities are available on the Walking Group's archive pages: