The long awaited trail around the res. finally opened on 1st April with an ‘inauguaral’
walk. Llanbadoc CC are to be congratulated for their work with Dwr Cymru and Mon. CC, to develop the path on the eastern side, so that it meets up with the existing public footpaths and roads on the north and west. They have produced a guide to the trail, including info about the flora and fauna you may see. It will be available on their website. Having failed to get anywhere near the front of the peleton, we couldn’t count the number who started the walk, but there were 50 cars in the car park when we left! Several of us from CyP were agreed that 10km, with some steep hills on the other side, was more than a gentle stroll, but the wild daffs in Sluvad Woods were worth seeing and the bluebells in Pentrewaun and Pettingale Woods should be worth the visit before long. Those who made it back to the visitor centre had a long wait for coffee, but hopefully the teething troubles of the coffee machine have now been sorted. It was just a bit too cold (for most of us) to sit on the balcony, but there was at least one birdwatcher with his telescope trained on the water, so I for one will be wandering down, with my binoculars, for coffee and the exercise offered by the short walk back to Coed-y-Paen!