June 1, 2006 - 3.0
After a Bacon butty and mug of tea at the
West-End cafe in Llandovery, trace your way along the
unclassifieds to the Llyn Brianne Reservoir in the
Cambrian Mountains, the locals know this area
as "Little Switzerland". Not a bad part of Wales and
it's a pretty little route with some nice scenery thrown in.
It's by no means a quick route as it's very very narrow in places
with some awkward bends and blind crests. If you're into taking
it easy and just admiring the scenery then you will enjoy it.
It's not one you'd be keen to return to if you're into faster,
more flowing roads, but it does have it's good points.
Take it easy and ride it carefully as you'll probably lose your
signal on the mobile, so it's not the best place in the world
to break down! You could head towards Tregaron and the
'Devil's Bridge' from the reservoir or do as I did and return
south via Abergwesyn and Beulah. You're also not far from
'Llanddewi Brefi', where you can be 'The only gay in
the village', if that's your thing lol.
A couple of SNAPS here for your enjoyment.
Check out the 'Dogs Ears' that my lads is sporting,
they got a lot of laughs on our Spanish trip, and the
Welsh sheep kept well away lol. There are lots of great
roads in this area and lots of nice places too. You're only
a short blat away from the Elan Valley which is definitely
worth a visit. Why not combine the two
for a good day out?