Had breakfast at the Cave Cafe, but it was not ready before about 9:30 rather than the 9:00 quoted.
It was a hard but very pleasant climb beside the river up the east side of Fan Hir. I was a bit worried what the climb up on to the ridge would be like just near Llyn Fan Fawr, but it turned out not to be too bad. There was then another hard pull up to the top of Fan Brycheiniog. I shared walking experiences on a little of the route, with a couple out walking for the day. They offered to take photos of me so I have proof I reached the top!
The walk down to Llyn y Fan Fach gave me one of the best all round views I've ever experienced in the British Jsles, simply magic.
The couple mentioned a farm selling puppies and they suggested I should query if they were doing teas today. They weren't but they said they would! I got a pot of tea and carrot cake in a beautifully peaceful farm garden. I had a most interesting chat with the couple running the farm and cafe.
The cafe is called, not surprisingly, The Farmyard Cafe. Kathrin Hofer, ran the cafe and said they sometimes allow campers to stay overnight. There are toilet facilities but no showers. She also mentioned the possibility of an evening meal being available. As the pub (Red Kite) at Talsarn closes now at 5:00 pm this could be a useful resting place for a Cambrian way walker. Contact details:- email@example.com
I am currently at the campsite at Talsarn, good showers [50p] but no food available locally after 5pm.
Hi Richard, it was good to meet you up on Fan Brycheiniog on friday--an honour in fact: you are an inspiration. Glad to hear you met Patrick and Kathrin of Blaenau farm. We wish you a safe and enjoyable journey, and good health. We shall be following your progress. Cheers mate, Gordon and Alice.ReplyDelete
Hi Gordon and Alice,ReplyDelete
thanks for the best wishes. I remembered your comment about the sheep dogs but forgot about the ice cream! Possibly next time.