Llechryd, the River Teifi & Cilgerran – a 2 hour circular walk

Llechryd Bridge

Llechryd Bridge

This is a lovely circular walk of about 2 hours from Llechryd in North Pembrokeshire,

The sky was blue as we set off from Llechryd Bridge for our walk along the River Teifi to Cilgerran.

Golden leaves underfoot

Golden leaves underfoot

The riverside path was golden with fallen leaves…

and then we came to the mud!  Slithering and sliding we  struggled on, the mud slowly climbing its way up our boots and legs!

The river was flowing quickly and the trees shone in the sunshine, their bark covered in a velvet sleeve of glowing green moss.

Velvety Moss

Velvety Moss

As we rounded the curve in the river we saw the castle ruins high above us at Cilgerran.  There are several sketches and a painting by Turner of Cilgerran Castle in the Tate’s Prints and Drawings Rooms, painted in about 1798.

Turner painted Cilgerran Castle

Turner painted Cilgerran Castle

In the summer months open air performances are held in the castle grounds, making for a spectacular setting and glorious views.  We have often spent wonderful evenings with a picnic watching plays and other entertainment.

After about 45 minutes we reached the car park beneath the castle where we had a brief breather before starting the climb up to the village along the lane.  The reward is a drink either at one of the village pubs, or even an ice cream at the village shop that greets the weary walker at the top!

A docile little dog? No – wildly territorial with a huge bark!

 

When we got our breath back, the walk continued along the small lanes before branching down to the sweetest little hamlet where this mischievous dog waited until we were walking alongside his house before barking madly at us and running up and down the garden.

We walked back to the car past The Smallest Museum in Wales.

A lovely walk to try when you’re staying in a Cardigan holiday cottage or North Pembrokeshire holiday cottage

 

 

 

 

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