We were staying at Erwlon Campsite at LLandovery on our way to South Pembrokeshire, so it made sense to do a detour to the Camping & Caravanning site at Rhandirmyn,only 7 miles away, & organise a walk from this site. As with all C & CC sites the facilities were immaculate and good value, using our age allowance. The fact that there was no mobile or TV coverage was an added bonus. (picture above is the C & CC site)
THE WALK, circular,to Llyn Brianne Dam approx 10 miles OS Landranger Series 146 - follows quiet country roads & tracks
1) Turn left out of the campsite and at the bridge (before crossing it) on the RHS take the footpath and follow the river. Follow this footpath for about 3/4 mile and then bear right to Nant y Bai and pick up the main road.
2)Turn left and follow this road to Dinas RSPB reserve (great for spotted flycatchers & redstarts in summer). Enter the reserve by the FP on your left and imediately turn right, you are then following the road you left, and continue along this footpath until you reach the boardwalk. Follow this until you exit & meet the road that you left. There is a picnic spot here which is ideal for lunch.
3)Turn left and continue to follow the road uphill until you reach the dam, Cross the dam and follow this around the reservoir. At the end of this track turn left and follow another track and continue downhill until you reach the farm (you will see this in the distance).
4)At the farm, the track meets a road, turn left and follow this road, crossing the river twice and at the 2nd crossing you meet the main road that you followed coming up.
5)Turn right and about a mile down this road turn right (you should see a sign for the pub) and cross the river at the girder bridge to the Towy Arms for a well deserved drink. (It also does good value food).
6)Continue on this side of the river and turn right, but before you do, read the board at the bridge telling you about the area. Follow this road for about a mile and then take the turning to the right. You follow this down to the bridge where you started and back to the campsite.
The picture below is when you descend from the reservoir to the farm at no 3