LLandybie Circular

The Navigator’s choice today was for a fairly local walk based on Llandybie and Carmel Woods National Nature Reserve

We would also be seeing a particular site which was the only one in Britain and it was a turlough – click on link for further information.

Route

We parked  by one of the entrances to the Nature Reserve and set off heading for Llandybie.

llandybie-001

llandybie-002

Looks like an old toad

llandybie-003

.Through the wonder of Wikipedia I find that it was in Llandybie the mineral Brammallite was found, I still do not know what it is!

At spot height 204 was a viewing point with a rustic shelter which even gave its grid reference. A lovely woodland path took us into the village of Llandybie passing an old public house.

llandybie-004

llandybie-005

llandybie-006

llandybie-007

llandybie-008

We then followed a small tributary of the Afon Lougher where we found a spot for a coffee break and then headed south and west passing an old tip which was being reworked. Near Blaenau the route took us north up a steep lane towards Garn where we entered Carmel Nature Reserve and then to view the huge disused quarry  and of course the turlough which of course looks like a small lake,before returning to our car.

llandybie-011

llandybie-010

llandybie-015

llandybie-018

llandybie-013

The blue sign soon to be a sign of the past.

llandybie-020

llandybie-019

An exiting turlough

llandybie-016

Enter a caption

llandybie-014

Nearly there.

The walk took place on 5th October but we were in warm sunshine all  day.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s