Saturday, 28 August 2010

Ray & Chris' Return Trip To Wales

Ray & Chris made a return bike trip to Wales at the end of May/beginning of June. We were hoping for better weather this year, but it was still a very mixed bag. We had a bit of everything, but it definately wasn't as wet as last year!

We stayed the first three nights at Crickhowell in a B&B. The first day we visited Hay-on-Wye to have a look around & see the bookshops of course. The route was via the Vale of Ewyas and over the Gospel Pass. The following day we took a trip to the Brecon Mountain Railway, & then on to the Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves, returning throught the Brecon Beacons National Park.

We moved on the next day to Pentre-ty-Gwyn, near Llandovery for four nights, visiting the castle at Carreg- Cennen on the way. This is spectacular and well worth the climb up to it, the views are terrific! .The Dolaucothi Goldmines were our next stop where we went underground on the Roman Tour. .In the afternoon we traversed a spectacular, isolated mountain road from Tregaron to Abergwesyn. Not for the faint hearted! A really wet following day forced us into the Welsh National Botanic Gardens where we took shelter in the greenhouse!

Then on the last day, rather weary, we set off for home. I would recommend a trip to this area, lots of other bikers seemed to love it too, quiet roads & lots of good bends! We also had several meals in the Westend Cafe where bikers from all over the country seem to gather. . A good trip!