Ty'n y Cornel

Inclement weather had set in for the day, so after breakfast we decided not retrace our steps to find the Torrent Walk. Instead we tried to locate a lake we stopped off at on our previous stay in  Tyn’ Y Cornel Hotel many years ago.

Ty'n y Cornel

Ty'n y Cornel

We failed on that mission too. Note to myself, I should have made a written down the name of the lake (Creggenan as noted on the photograph I took) so that Mr C could find it and navigate us there. He had no memory of the lake visit and I was sketchy on where the lake was.

We stopped off at the Alternative Technology Centre which seemed quiet, only to find that we could only enter if we had booked in advance. We continued on our journey stopping off at a retail outlet for a cup of tea. It was quite frantic with people more intent on shopping than social distancing. I could’t wait to get out of the place. Whilst not quite enjoying our morning tea we checked to see if tickets were available to visit the nearby Powys Castle. There was a strange message ‘Ticket Sales Ended’. I found out later that to visit a National Trust property you have to pre-book your ticket before 3pm on the previous day!

As a spontaneous kind of girl I am not likely to be visiting a National Trust property any time soon!
Our lunch stop was even more chaotic, but eventually we got a seat.

Britain's Pilgrim Places

When we arrived home I found that a book I had ordered the day before we embarked on our travels was hidden underneath our doormat. I ordered ‘Pilgrim Places’ to celebrate achieving 600 miles in my #walk1000miles challenge.

This was our first excursion since York in February. It was lovely to be out and about on an adventure after such a long time.

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 31st 2020

4 Responses to “Ty’n y Cornel Hotel – Day Three”

  1. Such a shame about the weather. The pre-booking of NT tickets, although understandable, is a pain as like you I like to go on the spur of the moment and some places will be that popular you will have to book a long time in advance :( I have my eye on that book!!!!

    • CherryPie says:

      I was so excited today when Attingham Park posted that they were trialing on the day booking for tickets. It is my local place where I love to walk and feel completely safe and I always go there on the spur of the moment.

      I know my local places are not too busy except in the school holidays. We thought me might visit Powis Castle as we traveled back from our recent holiday. We knew it wasn’t busy because the message we got was ‘ticket sales ended’ rather than ‘fully booked’.

      The book is lovely, lots of inspirational ideas of places to visit :-)

  2. shabana says:

    congratulations on completing your walk challenge :)

    your energy is inspiring indeed :) ))

    sorry about missing lake ,it happens sometimes to us either ,specially me as i am poor learner of places
    book sounds wonderful