About Us

ramblers-logo3Powys 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 RadnorFour 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.

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Reflections on Welsh Council 12 & 13 April

Delegates from all over Wales enjoyed a successful Ramblers Cymru Welsh Council at Newtown over the weekend and I received many positive comments about the contribution made by Powys Area:

Emlyn, Shirley, Geoff and Esta carried out their welcoming and registration tasks with great friendliness and efficiency;

In her welcome to Newtown, Rina Clarke, the Mayor, showed her support for our aims and her commitment to rights of way and walking tourism in her local area.

The walk led by Geoff and Esta on Sunday morning proved popular and was much appreciated;
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Derek undertook microphone duties and was on hand as a scrutiniser/teller during the voting on motions.

The motions relating to Definitive Maps, proposed by Harry and seconded by Alan were unanimously approved;

John Jones, our new President, joined us on Saturday and left me with some thoughts about Ramblers joining him on a high profile walk to Shrewsbury Folk Festival this summer. Watch this space!

We heard that Tony Drake, architect of the Cambrian Way, had left £60,000 to help sustain and develop the Way and Powys has been invited to help Ramblers Cymru decide how this should be used.

New Powys Area President

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

Welshpool Group Walk 28th July 2013

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.