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Kerry Ridgeway


It’s known as the oldest road in Wales and is a former drovers’ route, where cattle were taken from Wales to markets in England. On the borders of Shropshire and Powys, the Kerry Ridgeway has sweeping views over the hills of the borders. It’s also an eventful walking route, which takes you past the Caer Din iron age hillfort and Bishop’s Moat Castle – a grassy mound which marks the spot where a timber castle guarded the border in Norman times. It also crosses Offa’s Dyke on a section where the 8th Century earthwork is at its most well-preserved.

 

Distance: 15 miles From: Dolfor To: Bishop's Castle

Terrain:
High level walking on ancient track.

Tour Operators:
Contours offer Wild Edric’s Way, which follows part of the Kerry Ridgeway

Mapping:

Ordnance Survey Explorer 216

 

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Severn Way


The Severn Way is Britain’s longest riverside walk, tracing the River Severn (Hafren) from its source on the highest mountain of mid-Wales, Pumlumon and on to Bristol and the sea. The river rages through hills of mid Wales and the Hafren Forest, which is managed for wildlife by Forest Enterprise. The route takes you to Welshpool, and the Shropshire town of Ironbridge, before opening out onto mudflats, a birdwatcher’s paradise full of wildfowl and waders.

 

Distance: 210 miles From: Pumlumon To: Bristol

Terrain:
Riverside, bog, forest and mudflat.

Tour Operators:
Severnway 

Mapping:
Ordnance Survey Explorer OL14, 167, 179, 190, 204, 214, 215, 216, 218, 241, 242

 

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Pererindod Melangell


A challenging one-way walk between the Vyrnwy and Tanat Valleys in Powys. The Pererindod Melangell follows paths taken by pilgrims, drovers and quarrymen. From Pont Llogel, you climb to Dyfnant Forest on your way to Lake Vyrnwy. Then later in the Hirnant Forest you enjoy stunning views of the Aran Mountains.


The walk weaves through more woodland to take you to the remote St Melangell’s Church, named after a saint, who it is said hid a hare under her robes so it could escape being killed by a prince and his huntsmen. The prince was so impressed with her godliness that he gave her the valley and she established an abbey there.


Fit walkers can complete the Pererindod Melangell in one day, and it makes an excellent two day adventure for more leisurely walkers if you break your journey at Llanwddyn.


Distance: 15 miles From: Pont Llogel, nr Llangadfan, Powys To: Llangynog, Powys

Terrain:
Valley and moorland with some long climbs.

Tour Operators:

Hillwalk Wales 

Mapping:

Ordnance Survey Explorer 239 

 

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Ann Griffiths Walk


A beautiful walk full of contrasting Powys landscapes and offering views of the Berwyn mountains. It links neatly with the Pererindod Melangell if you want to extend your walk. The Ann Griffths Walk is named after a prolific and influential 18th Century hymn writer and visits many of the places associated with her life, including her memorial chapel at Dolanog (Ann Griffiths died in childbirth, aged 29). The route follows the river Vrynwy and also runs alongside the Glyndŵr's Way National Trail - a great bonus, since it allows you to choose to combine the National Trail with the Ann Griffiths Walk on a choice of two circular walks - one from Pont Llogel and one from Pontrobert


Distance: 7 miles From: Forest Enterprise picnic site at Pont Llogel, Llwydiarth Park To: Pontrobert, Powys

Terrain:

River valley, gorge, hilltop and woodland. You need to be moderately fit. Livestock graze on most of the route so dogs are best on leads.

Tour Operators:
Hillwalk Wales
Ceiriog Country Holidays

Mapping:

Ordnance Survey Explorer 239
 

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