The usual Sunday evening chat with The Navigator was a little worrying as he asked if I had heard of the Three Peaks Challenge! However the proposed walk on Monday was to be The Three County Challenge based on Cenarth.
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The weather had at last settled into a fine spell and there was no need for the water proofs, Chris even sported shorts.
Cenarth lies on the Afon Teifi a lovely river well known for its salmon and sewin fishing, but is also a fine river for canoeing, my preference. We started by the Teifi but our route took us to the tributary of the Afon Cych and our morning coffee break next to a ford.
We then continued via footpaths and lanes heading for Llechrhyd another village on the Teifi. We met some people who belonged to the Friends of Friendless Churches and were looking after a small church. This seemed a worthwhile charity as there are plenty of country churches in need of TCL.
We had lunch in Llechrhyd and set off for the northern side of the Teifi valley passing lots of spring flowers including one area of numerous orchids.
Our return to the car included a path running alongside the Teifi passing the falls at Cenarth.
What of the challenge? The Navigator informed me that we had in fact walked in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion and of course I believe him.