Cambrian Way

Cambrian Way day 18: Cwmystwyth to Dyffryn Castell

June 11, 2017
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A  relatively gentle walk  followed by a dramatic crossing of the Rheidol river at Devil’s Bridge – rather spoiled in the second half of the day by a very painful knee. Date walked: March 28th  2017 Distance: around 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer 187 – Llandovery and OS Explorer 213- Aberystwyth and Cwm Rheidol […]

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Cambrian Way day 17: Pontrhydfendigaid to Cwmystwyth

May 21, 2017
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A gentle walk by the remains of the Cistercian monastery at Strata Florida followed by crossing some wild moorland at the edge of the Elan Valley. Date walked: March 27th  2017 Distance: around 11 miles Map used: OS Explorer 187 – Llandovery and OS Explorer 213- Aberystwyth and Cwm Rheidol Guide book: The Cambrian Way (7th […]

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Cambrian Way Day 16: Ty’n Cornel hostel to Pontrhydfendigaid

April 16, 2017
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A challenging hike on The Cambrian Way in Ceredigion over difficult but beautiful moorland.   Date walked: 25th January 2017 Distance: about 11 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) **** We had stayed last night in this most remote but charming  Ty’n Cornel hostel. Paul had been banished […]

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Cambrian Way day 15: Near Rhandirmwyn to the Ty’n Cornel hostel

April 2, 2017
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  A wonderful walk on The Cambrian Way in Wales through the beautiful  Doethie valley in Ceredigion, finishing at the most isolated hostel in Wales. Date walked: 24th January 2017 Distance: about 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ********* Our destination today was a […]

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Cambrian Way day 14: Llandovery to near Rhandirmwyn

February 19, 2017
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A delightful autumnal walk following the Cambrian Way in Carmarthenshire from Llandovery to Rhandirmwyn Date walked: 2nd November 2016 Distance: about 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ************* I joined  Neil and Paul around 9.15 as they were finishing their Full English (no nod […]

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Cambrian Way day 13: Llanddeusant to Llandovery

February 5, 2017
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A gentle hike through the Carmarthenshire countryside, following the Cambrian Way from Llanddeusant to Llandovery, and encountering some beautiful wild horses Date walked: 1st November 2016 Distance: about 11 miles Map used: OPS Explorer OL 12 – Brecon Beacons National Park (Western Area) Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ************** It had […]

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Cambrian Way day 12: Bwlch Bryn-rhudd to near Llanddeusant

November 13, 2016
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Date walked: 9th September 2016 Distance: around 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 1 2- Brecon Beacons National Park (Western area) Guide followed: Cambrian Way  by A.J. Drake – 7th edition ************** Today Paul, Neil and I  were joined by a good friend of Neil’s called Malvern (no, I never did ask where he got […]

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Cambrian Way day 11: Storey Arms to Bwlch Bryn-rhudd

October 2, 2016
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  Date walked: 9th August 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 10 miles Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition ************** Another day with the three Musketeers (Paul, Neil and me). Leaving Pauls car at the mercy of car thieves, Neil drove the two […]

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Cambrian Way day 10: Cwar Blaen dyffryn quarry to Storey Arms

September 18, 2016
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  Date walked: July 6th 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 13 (Brecon Beacons National Park Eastern Area) and OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 10 miles (but lots of ups and downs) Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition ************** I have quite an ambivalent relationship with camping, […]

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Cambrian Way Day 9: Crickhowell to Cwr Blaen-dyffryn quarry

September 4, 2016
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  Date walked: July 5th 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 13 (Brecon Beacons National Park Eastern Area) and OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 12 miles Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition *************** The three (Paul, Neil and me) of us had decided that if we had […]

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