Diwylliant, Hamdden & Diddanwch
|The canal at Berriew
Roedd 24 Medi yn ddiwrnod eithriadol o glir a braf, a bu llawer yn cerdded yng nghefn gwlad Powys.
We duly went to get the bus from outside the village hall but the timetable for the buses seemed to have been changed since we last did this walk, so we decided to change our plans and walked from Kinnerton to Beggar's bush - then via Offa's Dyke to Rhos-y-Meirch - the countryside was beautiful with extensive clear views in all directions.
En route to Offa's Dyke via Discoed we passed a most magnificent old oak tree near the Dyke. We stopped and wondered what changes have happened in the world since this first grew there; in contrast, the modest harebells were growing in the dry grass. Buzzards and ravens were competing with each other overhead - all beautiful in their own way. The temperature was just right for walking, crisp wind and warm sunshine.
We have lived in this area (since we retired from work) for 5 years but we still can hardly believe we are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. On our way up the hill above Dolly we met another walker who stopped to talk. He lived in Cascob and he also expressed the same sentiments about this area. We also met a very fit young man running - he had no time for conversation!
From Rhos-y-Meirch we climbed over the hill to Pilleth, the site of the famous battle in 1402. Man never learns - we are still talking of war. We had our lunch near the motte and bailey, then up Llan Fawr through head-high bracken to Cascob - up hill yet again, over the top of Ednol and back home by 4ish for many cups of tea . . . we had walked about 14 miles!