Powys Ramblers represent members of the Ramblers who reside within or close to the county of Powys in Mid Wales. There are three active groups within the Powys Area: East Radnor, Four Wells and the Welshpool Group – See links on the right hand menu. Powys is the largest County in Wales and comprises the old Welsh Counties of Breconshire, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire. It contains some of the finest walking areas in Wales including the Brecon Beacons, Radnor Forest, Elan Valley and Plimlimon. Within Powys are vast areas of open access land, miles of footpaths, bridleways and byeways providing some of the best walking in Wales. There are many long distance trails that pass through or are wholly in Powys including Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley Walk, Severn Way and Glyndwr’s Way.
This years Powys Area AGM is to be held on Sunday 30th November at the Offa’s Dyke Centre, Knighton. Members will receive agenda and other information in the next few weeks. Agenda below. Last years minutes can be downloaded here
POWYS AREA 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2014
Offa’s Dyke Centre, West Street, Knighton LD7 1EN
The AGM will be held in the morning, followed by a buffet lunch at the Offa’s Dyke Centre and then a walk organised by East Radnor Group.
11.30 AGM, followed by a brief Area Council meeting
1.00 Buffet lunch (individual payment at the time)
2.00 Walk of about 2-3 miles
Chairman’s introduction and welcome
Apologies for absence (email or phone the Area Secretary)
Minutes of the 2013 AGM (available on the day and on www.powysramblers.org.uk)’
Matters arising from the minutes
Annual reports by the Chairman, Treasurer, Footpath Secretary and Rail Rambles
Address by Arry Beresford-Webb, Development Manager, Ramblers Cymru
Motions (either submitted to the Area Secretary beforehand or proposed at the meeting)
Election of Honorary Officers, Representatives and Auditor (see nomination form overleaf)
Reports from Powys Ramblers groups
Any other business
Powys Area Ramblers are pleased to announce that John Jones, lead singer and melodeon player with the folk group Oysterband has agreed to become the Area President. On his Facebook page John made the following statement:
I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to be President of The Powys Ramblers Association and have accepted. My walking has always been very individualistic and although this title sounds grand , ramblers are a very down-to earth bunch of people and they share a passion for the part of Mid-Wales where I do so much of my walking. .. and they are Oysterband fans!
As well as playing with the Oysterband he combines his love of music and walking by performing with the Reluctant Ramblers who walk between gigs stopping at village halls, pubs and others venues playing their set before setting out again.
For more information go to John’s Reluctant Ramblers website www.jj-rr.org
John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers
YouTube clip of the Oysterband playing with June Tabor
July’s final walk for the Welshpool Group was on the 28th led by Van Evans exploring some less frequented parts of The Long Mynd.
Starting from Little Stretton, the circular route headed N/NW on the footpath through the camp site (amid several scenes of ‘drying out’ after the previous night’s heavy rain!) making the gradual ascent up Ashes Hollow, skirting Long Synalds to reach the minor road at Boiling Well from where the magnificent scenery was admired in the good weather that prevailed for most of this walk.