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Come & join our friendly, knowledgeable guides on this selection of guided walks that will lead you through the scenic Powys countryside. Walks range form 1 ¼ to 7 miles, one is easy, one is strenuous, most are moderate. An evening ramble, collage making for children in the hills, introductions to sections of some of our iconic longer distance trails, walks near or to ancient castles and an easy access towpath stroll ………. there should be something to tempt you!
Advance booking is required for all of the events.
Please read the information below before booking on any walk.
We want you to enjoy the walk you choose so please make sure you are fit enough. We have graded the walks as shown below.
Easy - suitable for most levels of fitness, this walk will be undertaken at a gentle pace. Remember that the ground may be wet and muddy so wear comfortable walking shoes/boots with grip on the soles.
Moderate – a moderate level of fitness is required as there may be some steep sections. Strong shoes or boots with a good grip are needed, with boots specifically designed for walking being recommended.
Strenuous – long, hard climbs over tough terrain – a good level of fitness is required. Walking boots are essential.
Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the Recreational Trails Officer, Powys County Council on 01597 827567 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.. Please also bear in mind the distance of the walk, varying conditions under foot and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned. If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first: it’s much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF : Powys County Council cannot accept liability for any injury or loss suffered by any person, as a result of taking part in these activities. Any person contemplating taking part in any of these walks should satisfy themselves that the walk is suitable for them.
WHAT TO BRING : Waterproofs, comfortable walking shoes/boots with grip, sun protection, a drink and a snack or packed lunch.
Young people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dogs are welcome on some of the walks. Where dogs are not allowed it is clearly shown.
If you bring your dog it must be kept under close control at all times and only be allowed off the lead with the leader’s permission. The leader can refuse to accept dogs on the walk if they are not under close control. If there are stiles on the walk will it be able to cope with these?
WHAT HAPPENS ON A GUIDED WALK?
Please turn up at the meeting point a little before the start time where you will be met by the leader. The leader will tell you about the walk and check that everyone has the right clothing and footwear. During the walk everyone will stay together at a suitable pace, no one will be left behind. The leader will tell you about points of interest along the route. At the end of the walk you will be asked to complete a feedback form to let us know what you thought about the event.
We look forward to meeting you on a Trail Tempter this year!
For more information please contact the Recreational Trails Officer, Powys County Council Tel: 01597 827567 E-mail: email@example.com
A gentle exploration of Dolanog Common, learning about the wildlife, history and present day uses of this unique place. Great views on a clear evening! Mostly gentle gradients with one short steep climb, no stiles.
Meet at 7pm at village car park in Dolanog SJ 065 128
Length – Approx 2.5 miles (4km) Duration – 2 hours
Graded – Moderate Bring drink & snack
Come and explore the hills above Erwood Craft Centre and create your own landscape collage! A short walk for children aged between 7-12 years old who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. On unsurfaced grass paths with a climb uphill (but we will take it slowly). No steps or stiles.
Meet at 11am outside Erwood Craft Centre, signed off the A470 just north of Erwood. SO 089 439
Length – 1.25 miles (2km) Duration – 2 hours
Graded – Moderate Bring drink, snack & sun protection, long trousers recommended.
Sorry no dogs
Join us on this stunning stretch of Glyndwr’s Way and enjoy great views from Foel Fadian.
We’ll start with a short bus ride before making a strenuous ascent up Foel Fadian. Then descending steeply to Glaslyn we’ll follow Glyndwr’s Way to Clywedog Gorge and then a steady uphill pull will bring us to the fortlet remains on the Roman Road before heading downhill to the valley.
Meet at 10am at lay-by opposite the Star Inn, Dylife SN 862 939
Length – 5.6 miles (9km) Duration – 3.5 hours
Graded - Strenuous Bring a packed lunch
Come and explore the lovely countryside around the historic town of Montgomery. This walk will take you through the remnants of ridge and furrow farming from the Middle Ages, up onto the Offa’s Dyke Path and through the Lymore Park Estate. There are 5 stiles on route and a gradual incline up to Offa’s Dyke. Allow time afterwards to look around the castle and town and try out the local cafes or pubs.
Meet at 10.30am at Montgomery Public car park at side of B4385 SO 224 963
Length – 3 miles (5km) Duration – 3 hours
Graded – Moderate Bring drink and a snack
Join us at the car park just off the A40 at Halfway and we’ll travel a short distance by minibus to the start of the walk. We’ll walk a westerly section of the Epynt Way and return along forestry tracks and riverside paths. We’ll follow in the footsteps of Drovers whose routes criss-crossed the area, whilst enjoying splendid views of the western Brecon Beacons, the Carmarthen Fans. Varied terrain, no stiles but some short ascents.
Meet at 10.30am at car park just north of A40 at Halfway (signed Crychan Forest) SN 835 329
Length – approx.7 miles ( 11km ) Duration – about 5 hours
Graded – Moderate Bring a packed lunch
Join us on a gentle stroll along surfaced towpaths by the Monty Canal and visit Powysland Museum. We’ll discover more about the wildlife and history of the canal from staff from the Canal and River Trust.
This is an Access for All walk on mostly level, surfaced paths with no stiles or obstacles, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Opportunity for refreshments on return at Waterside Restaurant at the Flash Leisure Centre.
Meet at 10am at High School car park, next to the Flash Leisure Centre, Welshpool SJ 233 081
Length – 1-2 miles (2-3km) Duration – 2-3 hours
Graded – Easy Bring a snack & drink
Sample sections of the Wye Valley Walk & Elan Valley Trail on this ramble that offers great views, an exhilarating swing bridge and a beautiful Woodland Trust site. One stile.
Meet at 2pm at entrance to St Brides Church, Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, just west of Rhayader. SN 967 677
Length – 4.5 miles (7.2km) Duration – 3-4 hours
Graded - Moderate Bring a snack and drink
A walk from Abermule up to the historic Dolforwyn Castle, offering excellent views from this high vantage point. Part of the walk will be along the Montgomery Canal towpath.
At least 4 stiles and 2 moderate climbs.
Meet at 10.30am outside Abermule Primary School SO 162 948
Length – 3 miles (5km) Duration – approx 4 hours
Graded - Moderate Bring a packed lunch
Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Guided Walks and Events Tel: 01874 623366 Website: http://www.breconbeacons.org
Telephone: 01597 827567
Recreational Trails Officer