Vista 44 vegades, descarregada 1 vegades
a prop de Felinfoel, Wales (United Kingdom)
The Carmarthen Ramblers were led on a six-mile circular walk in the Felinfoel area of Llanelli. The walk was on mainly well-established firm footpaths with beautiful scenery of the falling autumn leaves in the tranquil Swiss Valley. The weather forecast for the day was good with some long sunny periods and just a light breeze. The walk started from the access lane that leads down off the A476 Felinfoel to Cross Hands road at Swiss Valley. This track leads down into Cwm Lliedi to the dam at the bottom of the lower reservoir. From this point, they followed a track across the top of the dam then around the western side of Cwm Lliedi Reservoir on a broad track through woodland for about three quarters of a mile to the top of the reservoir to meet the country road that runs between the upper and lower reservoirs. At this point they passed through a shamefully littered car park to start back down the reservoir on the opposite side of the valley on a rugged footpath that wound its way through woodland back down to the dam. Crossing the dam again they then headed southwards this time along a footpath that followed the Lliedi into the village where the original “Felinfoel” stood opposite Holy Trinity Church. The site is now marked with a statue of a waterwheel. The route now followed the main road for about three quarters of a mile as it passed through the village, passing the Baptism pool in the Lliedi, Felinfoel Brewery, and the Dimpath Hotel before reaching the beautiful Park Howard where they stopped for lunch in brilliant sunshine.
In the afternoon they strolled through the park before heading into the valley to reach what used to be a railway crossing in Furnace and at this point they took a right hand turn onto cycle track 47. This runs along the route of the disused railway line that once connected Cynheidre coal mine with the docks in Llanelli. There was a gentle ascent as they walked the one and three quarter mile stretch back up the valley, passing behind the hotel and Adulam to meet a footpath back at the dam. From here they retraced their steps back up the lane to the start.