Tea at Llyn Crafnant

Kelsey Breseman
3 min readMay 19, 2023

We haven't been planning our walks much ahead, so our hikes and walks end up serendipitous. We discover detours and shortcut trails, chase the little icons for caves and waterfalls as they appear near our routes.

We've just hiked an hour into the hills, emerging to a country road lined with bracken and bluebells. A couple of cars crawl by on the single lane, but it's otherwise just birdsong and the bleating of sheep. We've barely seen anyone today.

As we pore over the map to choose our next trails, we notice a labeled icon for a tea shop down by the lake. We exchange…