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Mid Wales is walking country. By which we mean that, at any given spot, the view will be so wonderful that you’ll want to get a bit farther into it. And walking is generally the best way.

 

You certainly won’t have any trouble finding a footpath. For a start we’ve got two of Britain’s 15 National Trails. 

 

One of them, Offa’s Dyke Path, meanders through Mid Wales as part of a 177-mile journey that Lonely Planet voted one of the world’s greatest wall walks – along with the Berlin Wall, Hadrian’s Wall and the Great Wall of China.

 

The other one, Glyndwr’s Way, we have entirely to ourselves. A vast horseshoe curving from one side of Wales to the other linking Welshpool, Machynlleth and Knighton (the only town in Wales that’s on two National Trails).

 

We have three stunning river valley routes – the Wye Valley Walk, the Severn Way and the Taff Trail – and a walk across the entire Brecon Beacons National Park.

 

We have wildlife walks, town trails and towpath strolls. Walks linked to poets, hymn writers, drovers and saints. Flat well-surfaced walks that are perfect for pushchairs and wheelchairs. 

 

We’re even on the 870-mile Wales Coast Path. Not bad for a region without a coastline but then Machynlleth has always been worth making a detour for.

 

You could be forgiven for not knowing where to start. So download our Trails Mid Wales app – a virtual guidebook with routes, interactive quizzes, 360-degree views, jigsaws and illustrations.

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