On Sunday 14th May, Judy Gore is leading a moderate circular walk for CMS Members starting opposite Gallt y Bere farm just north of Rhandirmwyn and visiting Allt Rhyd y Groes NNR in the Upper Tywi Valley. The walk takes in quiet lanes, woodland paths and open moorland and offers marvellous view, weather permitting (the forecast is currently dry).
The sessile oak wood at Allt Rhyd y Groes near Llandovery, characteristic of woodlands in this part of Wales, hangs onto the steep northeast-facing slope of a hillside. Part wooded and part open, the Reserve takes in craggy heathland, grassland, tumbling streams and some fascinating and very rare species – all tucked up inside this northern Carmarthenshire valley. Further up the valley the exposed rocks, heathland and grassland – as well as many of the trees in the woodland – are home to a wide range of mosses and lichens, some uncommon. Bluebells should be reaching their peak at this time of year. The reserve is part of the Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation.
Start Time: 10.30 am
Parking & Meeting Point: the small parking area adjacent to the bridge. What 3 Words: tributes.pads.fortified. (GR:SN772459).
Distance: 9 miles with 500 metres of height gain (some steep ascents and descents).
If you plan to join the walk or have any queries, please contact Judy on 07858 150056.