Gay Outdoor Club
The activity club for gay men and women and their friends

Llanerchaeron near Aberaeron

6 Jun 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

It was very pleasing to see 11 people turn up at Llanerchaeron for the start of this walk given this was further west than we have walked for some time.

So, many thanks to everyone who came, rewarded for driving that extra mile or so, with a fabulous walk on a quite magnificent bright and sunny, blue skied summer day.

As we met in the car park, the greenery all around hid the Llanerchaeron house from our view and so we had to be patient and wait until the very end of the walk to see the John Nash designed mansion, which includes a walled garden and working farm. 

We started by climbing through ancient woodland and then dodging the cattle, we meandered through fields so full of bright yellow buttercups that by the end of our walk our boots were streaked with what looked like yellow dye.

Soon we were high up admiring the great views down to Aberaeron, before we descended on a lovely green path to the harbour there, where we stopped for lunch.

We had a very leisurely lunch of half an hour or so enjoying the sunshine and scenery with some of us eating our packed lunches and some choosing the calorie free fish and chips, followed by delicious honey ice-cream, both of which are famous Aberaeron "must haves!!"

We started the return leg walking beside the Aeron river and then on the former railway line, now a walk and cycle path back to Llanerchaeron.

We walked through the grounds with a first proper sight of the house and the gardens.

A last bit by the river brought us back to the car park and the cafe where we all partook of the delicious cakes and cold/hot drinks on offer.

This was a fabulous walk in a very lovely area on one of the best summer days so far.

Many thanks to Liz for choosing this great walk and to everyone for their support. 

 

 

 

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