Walking in Powys
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.
The Epynt Way is a relatively new route across MOD land, offering unbridled views and The Beacons Way offers a full week of walking for those who want to complete it in one go.
Three of our shorter routes offer an insight into local history and some of the finest scenery in Britain - Kerry Ridgeway, Ann Griffiths Walk and Pererindod Melangell.
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.
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A long distance walking route (140 miles) following the path of the Heart of Wales Line scenic rail route.
Starting in the old railway town of Craven Arms, the trail passes through rural upland, woodland and estuarial landscapes as it winds its way to the South Wales coast.
Linking all of the rail stations along the route, the trail also intersects with some spectacular routes including the Shropshire Way, Offas Dyke Path, Glyndwr’s Way, Beacons Way and the Wales Coast Path.
Hop on the train and enjoy great walks along the line, all the way from Craven Arms to Llanelli, for day tripping adventures to multi-day explorations.
To order the Trail guidebook and for route descriptions please visit www.heart-of-wales.co.uk