Walking in Mid Wales

Recommended Local Walks

Great Rhos & the Radnor Forest

This walk starts in the village of New Radnor and takes in three summits over 2000 feet – Bache Hill, Black Mixen & Great Rhos. The gradual descent into Harley Dingle provides a superb end to this route. Like much of the area the paths see few people and you could well complete the circuit without meeting anyone else.

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Bache Hill burial cairns

Starting in the village of New Radnor the route takes the visitor to the church and then the impressive earthworks of the medieval castle before following a lane onto open access land below the prominent hill known as Whimble. The walk then ascends Whinyard Rocks to visit two Bronze Age burial cairns, from where there are impressive views of the Walton Basin and south to the Black Mountains.

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There are 3 local walks starting from the Warren Wood car park:-

Water Break-Its-Neck

This short circular walk takes you up to a viewing point which looks down across the spectacular Water Break-Its-Neck waterfall. From here it is onto and across the old stone arched footbridge with views down into the waterfall gorge.

Waterfall Walk

This is a short walk from the car park to the Waterfall via a steep-sided gorge with numerous species of ferns, mosses and lichens clinging to its sides. The damp atmosphere creates a micro-climate all of its own. After a few days of rain, the waterfall is truly a spectacular sight and the visitor needs a full set of waterproofs if they are to keep dry. It is easy to see why Victorian visitors to the area, all those years ago, thought it was such a special place.

Warren

Starting from the car park you follow the Warren trail which is almost the same route used in the 1800s. You will see the large specimen broadleaf and conifer trees planted during Victorian times, as well as the ornate stone arched footbridges crossing the Black Brook in the valley bottom.

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Walking In Mid Wales – More Routes

When most people think of beautiful vacation spots, they don’t think of walking about. While you may go for a walk through a famous or romantic city or a hike through a recognised national park, walking tours are not usually at the forefront of the mind. However, there are certain regions of the world where the best way to enjoy an area is simply to walk through it. One of those regions, without a doubt, is the Mid Wales area, which not only possesses excellent walking routes but is actually renowned for them. Here are a few words on some of the specific routes you may want to take in when you next visit this beautiful county.

Offa’s Dyke Path

A walking route full of beautiful scenery and historical significance, the Offa’s Dyke Path runs roughly 285 km from Sedbury Cliff to Prestatyn, along the England-Wales border. The name of the path comes from the belief that the dyke (which reaches up to 25 ft in height and stretches nearly 130 km) was built by a man named Offa, who was King of Mercia in the 700s. This is a very narrow path that offers beautiful views on either side for its entire length.

Glyndwr’s Way

Named for fifteenth-century Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr, this trail (recognised as a National Trail of Wales) begins and ends near the English border, running in a horseshoe pattern throughout Wales. From the starting point at Knighton, to the end near Welshpool, the trail stretches a looping 217 km through a range of gorgeous scenery. Through rolling hills and small villages to market towns and wooded lanes, this trail offers a wonderfully diverse view of the best scenery and atmosphere that Wales has to offer.

The Beacons Way

This 100-mile walking route through the Brecon Beacons National Park offers you a chance to explore Welsh lands that are essentially untouched with the exception of people like you there to explore. It is a very open trail with several shorter routes and different options for your walking, which means this is a trail worth visiting several times if you wish to explore the entirety of the beautiful country.

Mortimer Trail

From its fascinating starting point at Shropshire’s Ludlow Castle, all the way to Kington, the Mortimer Trail is a challenging walk, with several long stretches and steep climbs. It passes along multiple water routes, through historical countryside regions, and near beautiful scenes which makes it well worth the trip for experienced walkers. This is a very unique trail that should certainly be on your list if you wish to see all that Wales has to offer.

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