The Wardens’ Blog is back! We’ve been requested to get blogging again! We are rather happy to hear that we’ve inspired folk to seek out new places and that we’ve managed to surprise those of you who have been coming to the Woodlands for years yet not heard of some of the places we discovered so far. So the challenge is on – to find even more unusual locations and discoveries to share with you all.
We’ve not had much time to go exploring so far this season, with various errands and work on our van needed to be done. So this week marked one of our first trips worth writing about…. and it started with wanting to go the cinema. We decided to venture further and go to the multi-screen in Carmathen so we had more choice of films and timings. And then we decided to go the “long way” to the cinema 🙂
Upon arriving in Tregaron, we took the small road headed east into the southern end of the Cambrian mountains. The road is a little steep at times and a single track for most of it, but well worth the adventure with its stunning views of the hills and trees and valleys. We then just kept following our noses along the road through the forest until we reached the incredible sight of Llyn Brianne, or as we like to call it “Lake Brian” (thank Meryl for that one!).
Llyn Brianne is HUGE and absolutely breaktaking. The circular route around the mountain tops looking down is incredible, a little scary at times, and takes a good amount of time to drive around. There are plenty of places to stop to admire the view, and picnic spots dotted around with paths that lead you down to the lake edge. Peaceful and rather epic looking, this was a great way to drive to the cinema but also well worth a visit in itself 😉
For more information check out Trip Advisor and the route here on Google maps, or there are some good tips on the doggy friendly website Dog Days Out which are useful even if you’ve not got four legs.
“If all future sites we visit are as good as Woodlands then life will be perfect thanks for a great time”