Sessile-oak-woodland-CambrianOn 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).

Cambrian-mountains-bluebellsThe 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.