With The Navigator topping up his tan in some far flung land, Paul and I chose a walk from the recent Cicerone publication about walks in Carmarthenshire and headed for Llanboidy.
This was the first windscreen scraping day of winter with a heavy grass frost on the fields which disappeared as the day went on.
We parked in the public car park (free) in the village close to the long closed Maesgwynne Arms and headed across the fields to start our walk. There is an interesting story of W R H Powell who owned the Maesgwynne Estate – read the link.
We joined a quiet lane which double backed on our outward journey and then south along a footpath leading to a ford at Felin Isaf, a remote property which we imagined would be somewhat cold and damp in this weather without a roaring fire.
We stopped near here for a coffee before heading uphill on a leaf strewn path to Dyffryn Marlais and came across a small herd of bullocks up to their knees munching on fresh hay. They seemed contented.
Another lane walk took us west and then north to Crosshands where we joined another footpath, part of the Landsker Trail, back to Llanboidy. On this part of the walk we came across a crop of miscanthus and a small woodland which seemed to be some kind of memorial gardens.