Foel Fraith and Area

Just to cause confusion the “navigator” who is just back from the Alps thought a Wednesday walk would be a good idea and his suggestion was a walk in the Foel Fraith area.

Route

We parked at the lower car park on the road which leads from Llangadog to Brynamman. This road recently appeared on the ITV4 Bike Show as one of the best hills for cycling. Presumably for those with lungs and legs of steel.

We walked up into the quarry which is now part of an interpretative trail which explains the limestone industry. There is a link here, although the web site needs updating as the trail is now marked and in being.

Route of new limestone trail

Trail marker

We left the trail and headed for the waterfalls of the Afon Clydach which with the recent lack of rainfall was lacking in splendour.  We did however see a leylandi tree which appeared out of kilter with the landscape.

How did that tree get there?

The route continued to overlook the Tyle Garw and turned south to wander over the wilderness to disused quarry buildings where we had lunch.

A deep shake hole

pond

The return journey headed over Cefn Carn Fadog, Foel Fraith and the unnamed top at the trig point at 616m before heading back down to the car.

Trig at unnamed summit

No idea

Carn on unnamed summit

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