Is the mantle of navigating being passed down, has the pupil become the master? Unlikely but much to my surprise and consternation “The Navigator” TOLD me that I had been nominated to come up with a walk local to me and LEAD it. This was all to do with the forecast giving rain about midday and a short walk needed.
I was up to the task and decided on a walk from near my home,taking into account field paths, Paxton Tower and the National Botanic Garden of Wales (NBGW)
With rain being forecast at an early stage I cut the walk a little and we drove to the NBGW and commenced our walk from their car park.
We headed into Llanarthne where fields of sheep were crossed and up a steepish path where a coffee break was had.
|Climbing from Llanarthne|
From here we walked to Paxtons Tower, unfortunately now out of bounds because of falling masonry, but where excellent views of the Tywi valley could be seen.
|Looking north west from Tower|
The route was now down hill passing a field of Jacob Sheep and into the woodlands of Pont Felin Gat and then through the grounds of the NBGW.
|Cascade in Pont Felin Gat|
|Lonely mallard in the Mirror Pool in NBGW|
|Anyone seen my parrot?|
We just made it to the car before the rain.
The apprentice did good.