Llansannor, 27th February

Ten of us set off from Wick Village Hall for a well-paced 4 mile walk along lovely country lanes and a Valeways track up to Llansannor.

Poor Mags had been unavoidably held up, but fortunately a combination of a phone call from Moyra D and a bit of luck, she soon was with us, it would have not been the same without you Mags!

We left cars not far from Pen-y-Lan, north of Cowbridge, in a little lay-by, then walked along a long straight road, with an attractive old bridge crossing the infant river Thaw half way along it. The hedgerows had plenty of catkins, snowdrops and the sun were shining, so a good, albeit cold day for a fairly brisk walk. The track following the Valeways route is easy walking, alongside some woodland, with some good views and soon led us to the road, where taking a right turn we quickly reached the kissing gate to go across our only field of the day, towards Llansannor church.

This church I had been unable to get into on my reccie, but a hefty push from Richard got us inside and after a quick look around, we all enjoyed some refreshments sitting on the stone benches in the porch. A bit of info from wikipedia gave us an insight into the age of the church and the nearby Llansannor Court.

From here we only had another short mile until we reached cars again, for a warm up coffee at Topstak.

Thanks to all who came on this the last walk I will be leading for Wick Wanderers.

It feels sad!  Liz