After an unsettled period of weather (understatement) a Sunday was free to go for it. What I didnt anticipate was a weather window of clear blue skies and a warm westerly wind, it felt just like summer.
Polly was teaching one of her popular Yoga Workshops at the Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre, a full house of nearly 30 people. As I got my kit ready to leave, I felt like the cat that got the milk, they were inside and I was out playing! I Know they will have their revenge another day when rain is horizontal.
Dropping down the Minor Twr to Ganllwyd, I headed out west on a bridelway climb that spat me out at the bottom of 'Pop' on the Tarw Ddu, out of breath from the climb and seating head to toe from the heat!
A gentle fire road takes you toward the Rhingau, Fawr and Difwys were simply stunning. It looked like an impregnable fortress, just what the Romans must have thought two thousand years ago when they crossed Wales.
Turning south west around Mynydd Glan-llyn-y-forwyn and onto a tarmac, you immediately look for a bridle up to a house called Garth-gell. From the top you can see the Mawdach Estuary and the mouth to Cardigan Bay. Continue on to Banc y Fran and a single llop of Post Scethin and reverse the route home!! Simples!! JUst make sure you prepare for a BIG day out, food, water and spares, 50+km depending where you start.
Back to the centre for a cake and coke, after all, it felt just like summer, not March!