Our run was in remembrance of club members Henry Masters and Mike Evans who are sadly no longer with us. Tony and Margaret Brinsden again organised a typically interesting route into the “wilds” of Camarthenshire on mainly minor roads.
A good number of club members met in the Co-op car park on another one of the recent hot days and after a catch up with club friends we headed up to Meidrim via St. Clears. Our route then headed east through the small hamlet of Merthyr. We had been warned by Tony of a section of very narrow road as we went further east towards Cynwel Elfed and we were all relieved not to have met any other vehicles travelling in our direction at this point.
A short stop in Bronwydd near the Gwili Railway Station allowed all participants to “catch up” before we continued north through Llanpumsaint to Pencader and on to Llafihangel-ar-Arth. Our route took us eastwards to Llanllwni village before climbing up on what proved to be the best surfaced road of the day across Mynydd Llanllwni to our picnic spot.
The car park is near the highest point of the mountain at 1336ft (408m) and a welcome cool breeze allowed us to enjoy the panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. Re-fuelled after the picnic the final scenic section of the route headed south dropping down through Brechfa Forest towards the Afon Cothi and the return leg through Carmarthen and on to Whitland .
All enjoyed another great run of about 70 miles through lovely scenery on a sunny Sunday.