Walking Group

Group Leader: Elsa Harflett – elsa@u3a-llandrindod.org.uk   or phone 01597 860894.

Walks are on the 4th Monday of the month.

Walkers meet at the Lake, Llandrindod Wells at 10:00am to car share to the start of walks, which are approximately 4 miles long and are taken at a pace to suit the group

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

At the end of the walk we usually go to a local pub for lunch.

New Walkers are welcome.

Latest news from the group

June 2021 Walk – Trefonnen area

Published 27th September 2021

Walking from the Lake we headed past the Metropole and along Lant Avenue, then followed a footpath across the Common behind the hospital, to join Trefonen Lane at the Noyadd Farm. We headed past a little reservoir and took the right-hand path through the fields towards Bailey-Einon. Reaching Cefn-coed, we looped back along the lower path through the woods and back to the Common.

Here, we followed another footpath till we came out above the pond which fills one of the now disused Llanfawr quarries, before making our way back along a slightly different route to the Lake.

May 2021 Walk – Happy Valley, Shaky Bridge and Cefnllys Church

Published 24th September 2021

The day was dull and drizzly, with more rain forecast, so several people decided not to come. However, two intrepid walkers decided to join me and brave the elements for a short walk. Starting from Shaky Bridge, we headed up Happy Valley, once again in the quest of bluebells. We were not disappointed! Not only were they showing at their glorious best, but also the rain held off and we had a lovely walk.

Having reached the end of the footpath through the valley, we turned right up the hill, along the track past Upper Llanoley and back to Shaky Bridge. We then continued over the bridge to Cefnllys Church, which was sadly closed, but we explored the churchyard before heading back.

April 2021 Walk – Happy Valley

Published 27th April 2021

Our first walk after the second Lockdown was on 26th April 2021. Heading for Shaky Bridge in the hope of seeing the bluebells in Happy Valley on a beautiful, warm, sunny morning, we climbed to the Trig point above the Lake, then followed the lane past Upper Llanoley.

From Shaky Bridge we turned up Happy Valley, but the bluebells were only just opening so we didn’t get to see them at their glorious best. We took the uphill track at the end of the Valley and cut down to Bank House, then made our way through the woods back to the lane we had come down earlier. This time we continued onto the Golf Course Road where we spotted a lovely male Redstart sitting on the electricity wires. We turned down the footpath beside the Clubhouse and back through the woods to the Lake.