The walking opportunities in Mid Wales are diverse, with a network of uncrowded waymarked routes crossing the undulating terrain, from river valley to mountain peak.
A series of excellent national trails and long distance routes provides a new challenge for event the most experienced walkers. Alternatively you can just walk sections of the longer routes to link up the picturesque town in Mid Wales, using public transport to return to your starting point. The options are endless, so get walking!
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Glyndwrs Way National Trail
This 132 mile (213km) National Trail is set in the heart of Mid Wales’ breathtaking countryside, and is dedicated to the 15th century Welsh Warrior and self proclaimed Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndwr. The trail was granted its National Trail status in millennium year 2000. The trail starts in Knighton, on the English border where it links with the Offa’s Dyke Path. Running in a giant horse-shoe, it passes through the market towns of mid Wales on route to Machynlleth, and back again across Wales to Welshpool, close to the border with England.
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Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail
Following the border between England and Wales for 182 miles (293km), the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail passes through some of the most spectacular scenery either country has to offer. The trail largely follows the ancient Offa’s Dyke, an 8m high earth embankment built in the 8th century by King Offa as a boundary between Wales and England, and guarantees the most commanding views of the surrounding countryside.
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The Wye Valley Walk
The 136 mile (218km) Wye Valley Walk and follows the river valley north from Chepstow, through the pretty market towns of Hay on Wye, Builth Wells and Rhayader, continuing towards the Hafren Forest, north of Llanidloes, where it joins the Severn Way.
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The Severn Way
The 210 mile (337km) Severn Way is one of the longest riverside walks in Britain, tracing the course of the magnificent River Severn from its source in the hills of Plynlimon in Mid Wales, to its mouth at the estuary of the Bristol Channel.
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The Epynt Way is a new 56 mile (90km) walking route developed by the Army Training Estate Wales. The route situated south east of Llanwrtyd Wells, will run around the edge of the Sennybridge training area, offering extensive views of this spectacular and undisturbed landscape.
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The Kerry Ridgeway
This ancient path is 15 miles long, journeying from Cider House farm, near the village of Kerry to Bishops Castle in England. It holds a long tradition as a trade and drovers’ route from Wales to the lowland English markets.
The route follows a ridgetop overlooking Wales on the one side and England on the other. It never dips below 1000 ft above sea level, resulting in remarkable views in all directions, up to 70 miles on a clear day.
The ancient trackway forges a track through heather moors, woodlands and bilberry rich heaths, and its gently undulating route is ideal for walkers.
A guidebook is available from Powys County Council Countryside Services section – Telephone 01597 827567.
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