> Some Mid Wales sh/leepy pics
Some Mid Wales sh/leepy pics
This is on the way up to Llyn Brianne, a dam just above Llandovery, about half an hour from where I hang out, plenty of sheep but very small down there
The dam itself is the headwaters of the Towy, a rockfall dam with a small power house at the bottom, mainly used for drinking water down towards the coast. That spillway is something else in the winter a roaring churning seething mass of white.
Below the dam, very steep and no sheep in evidence
Now then, this is taken from the dam area. Over in the distance is that oval track round a little car parking area. This I have mentioned in a previous blog as being the site of burning of stolen cars with or without dead bodies. As you see, no fire hydrants and takes forever for the authorities to get here. Hence why bother, just to collect the ashes!
A lot of forestry commission stuff up here too
When the lake is low, remains of old settlements can be seen, most of these valleys had farms and hamlets etc before they were flooded. Viewing church spires in drought is a favourite late summer expedition en route to the pub.
Going up to Llyn Brianne is a necessary pilgrimage for me every time I go home. Generally by myself, I like the serenity of it and the homeliness of the scale of the scenery. The Cascades are all very well, but their sheer size makes them remote from humanity, one is not part of the environment just an onlooker. Here one is integral to the landscape, nothing over 3000′