Sunday 28th April 2019 Continued
We joined the A5 just after Betws-y-Coed and then took the A470 to head for the Ffos Anoddun.
Fairy Glen Gorge
There was a small car park at the end of a narrow lane with just one other car parked. We walked up the lane and through the archway to our right. There was an honesty box for admission. This was £1 per person and £1 for car parking.
The path wound its way past a field of sheep.
We subsequently learned that they were a breed of sheep from the Netherlands called Zwatbles.
We passed a ruined barn as we walked along the path through the fields.
Here is just one of the many warnings that we saw throughout our visit. There was a choice of a river walk or the fairy glen.
The path to the glen wound its way through the fields and then we could hear and see the water in the gorge below us. The path went along the top of the gorge until it came to the descent into the gorge. There were more warnings of deep drops and slippery uneven steps.
Down the steps we went.
To our left we could look up the fast flowing river where it cut through the gorge with lots of white water. To our right the gorge opened up and the river flowed through gentler white water.
We heard shouts and looked upstream to see a group of canoeists coming through the gorge.
After they had passed I took more images looking both upstream and downstream.
The rocks were very slippy especially where covered in moss. The fallen trees about us were wet probably indicating that where we were standing had been under water recently.
I climbed back out of the gorge and took the path that linked up with the riverside walk. This path was quite narrow in places and looked down onto the gorge.
The path gradually descended to where the river was now winding and peaceful. Past the picnic tables I watched a fisherman in the river.
I waited for my colleagues on one of the picnic benches next to the remains of a cottage’s chimney.
We left the car park and re-traced the road back to the A5 and headed back towards Shrewsbury.
An hour or so later as we drove along the A5 we could see the viaduct and decided to make another detour.
The car park was full at the viaduct. After a while we a space became available and we walked up to the quay and then along part of the viaduct.
We had a late lunch from the cafe boat.
We then had a 3 and a half hour drive back to Berkshire and our three days in Wales were over.