Llandough and Llanmihangel, 28th August

Lead: Phil

Meeting at Wick Village Hall at 10am, four of us set off for the Victoria Pub in Sigingstone, to meet Moira, who had met up with friends for a ‘pre-walk hearty breakfast’ in the pub, what a great idea!

Leaving Sigingstone, we continued toward The Herberts, turning left passing Llanfair Primary School, and the first of a number of Listed Buildings, The Village Hall and The Rectory. As we approached Llandough (a conservation area) we crossed the Nant Llanmihangel, a stream that runs through two ancient woodlands, Coed y Pentre and Coed y Seler, we then arrived at a particularly nice house that led to an outbreak of house envy amongst the group.

It was now time for lunch so we stopped at the Castle Precinct in Llandough, and another Listed Building the Parish Church of St Dochdwy, and a convenient bench to sit and enjoy our picnic.

No time today to investigate the castle, so we continued our walk past Great House Farm, Brookside Farm and Llanmihangel Farm, and finally the Glamorgan Hunt Stables before taking a left turn on to Llanmihangel Road.

We soon arrived at Llanmihangel itself, and yet more Listed Buildings the wonderful Llanmihangel Place, and further along, St Annes Well, and the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, then turning right for the final leg of our walk, and our return to Sigingstone.

Unfortunately, our resident photographer Graham was on holiday, and with my attempt at a group selfie a complete disaster, there is no photograph, but I have included a picture of Llanmihangel Place ‘in the old day’s’ instead.

The weather was glorious, and very enjoyable walk, we got back to the pub, and the cars at about 1pm.