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Background

 Bill Hodges of Shrewsbury Ramblers has explored the hills surrounding the Banwy, Vyrnwy and Tanat valleys for routes that capture the spectacular scenery even though the paths are not necessarily well way-marked or maintained.

Thanks to Bill’s diaries, notes and maps we have been able to make a collection of these walks and to date about sixty are documented. Map reading skills are needed to follow the routes.

Bill says: “I have enjoyed these walks over the course of more than twenty years. They are all walks I have led including one or two from the Shrewsbury Rail Rambles collection. Thanks are due to the many who have introduced me to the delights of walks and explorations over the Border – Gwen Birch, the late Jack Brown, the late Les Evans, Brian Jones, Emyr Jones, Ray Knowles, Keith Mason, the late John Pedley, Roy Powell. I hope the routes will be used to share the pleasure I have had”.

About the walks

They are all in mid Wales and within 35 miles of Shrewsbury – see map

There are links below to those routes which have been walked and mapped. It is advisable to take the relevant OS map if you intend to follow a route.

  

 

 

Start point

Miles

Description

Link

Abermule

 

   

1

10

A visit to the remains of the Welsh castle of Dolforwen and then a circuit through Bettws Cadewain and over the hills between Welshpool and Newtown.

BH215001

 

 Berriew

     

1

10.5

 

A rewarding route of quiet lanes and paths (with some diffulties) in the hill country overlooking the River Rhiw. Spectacular views

BH215005

 

Dolanog

     

1

9

A walk in the country of little hills between the Rivers Vyrnwy and Banwy. Splendid views ending with pretty riverside path

BH239008

       

Llangedwyn

     

1

9

On the South Side of the Tanat valley, over the hills to the Access Land summit of the Allt Tair Ffynnon for splendid views

BH239028

2

9

A scenic route with plenty of interest, above the Tanat and Cynllaith valleys, through the Llangedwyn Estate and visiting the site of Owain Glyndwr’s hall.

BH239029

3

7

A shorter walk with excellent views from the hills south of the Tanat valley

BH239030

 

 

 

 Llangynog

 

 1

 

 11

 

 A longer than usual walk involving a double crossing of moorland up from the valleys and visiting the famous waterfall of Pistyll Rhaeadr. 

 BH255003

 

2

10.5

A steep climb to a moorloand track from Llangynog near the Berwyns, joining the Perendrindod Melangell Walk. The chapel in the valley on the return is fascinating.

BH239031

       

Llanfyllin

     

1

7.5

This walk on the hills North of Llanfyllin has rewarding views for the relatively easy gradients though there are two short steep climbs

BH239024

2

7

Lovely views from hills south of Llanfyllin, then a climb to The Lonely Tree viewpoint

BH239022

3

 

8

 

An undulating scenic walk on the hills to the North of the town crossing Domen Castell hill on the return.

BH239025

 

       

 Llanfihangel yng Ngwynfa

     

1

 

9.5

 

A walk on the hills north of the village. Panoramic views from Cefn Bran, a pretty valley crossing with a scenic return path to Llanfihangel.

BH239014

 

 

 2

 

 9

 

A walk using part of Glyndwr’s Way, over the fine hill top of Allt Dolanog, a bit of the Ann Griffiths Way down the Vyrnwy valley, and a return over a series of little hills.

 BH239012

 

       

Llanrhaeardr ym Mochnant

     

1

9

 

 A climb up to do a circuit of The Garn, a spur of the Berwyns, via Glan-hafon, with fine views of the mountains and the Tanat Valley country

 BH255001

 

       

Meifod

     

1

10

A walk on the hills north of Meifod, through Bylch y cibau and back along the hidden valley of Glascwm

BH239032

2

 9

 

Along by the Vyrnwy, up through woods to Maesmawr Hall, back by Broniarth Hill with fine views of the Vale of Meifod.

BH239033

 

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