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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Last years Powys Area AGM minutes are available from the download area or click here.

The 2015 stampAGM is to be held on the 29th November at the Elan valley Visitor Centre. Further details will be sent to members shortly and further details will also be placed on the website.




The AGM will be in the morning, followed by lunch in the Visitor Centre cafe and then a walk in the lovely Elan Valley

11.00 Coffee and socialising in the Visitor Centre café

11.30 AGM

1.00 Lunch in the café (individual payment)

1.45 Walk of about 2-3 miles organised by Four Wells Group, this will include a visit to the inside of Pen-y-Garreg Dam

3.30 Brief Area Council meeting


  1. Chairman’s introduction and welcome
  2. Apologies for absence (email or phone the Area Secretary)
  3. Minutes of the 2014 AGM (available on the day and on www.powysramblers.org.uk)
  4. Matters arising from the minutes
  5. Annual reports by the Chairman, Treasurer, Footpath Secretary and Rail Rambles
  6. Ramblers Cymru update
  7. Motions (either submitted to the Area Secretary beforehand or proposed at the meeting)
  8. Election of Honorary Officers, Representatives and Auditor (see nomination form overleaf)
  9. Reports from Powys Ramblers Groups
  10. Developing and supporting Groups
  11. Any other business
  12. Address by John Jones, Powys Ramblers President

Step out with our free Festival of Winter Walks – Ramblers

Christmas is fast approaching and while you might be thinking about gifts to buy your loved ones, we’re busy planning our gift to the nation as we invite everyone to step out during our annual Festival of Winter Walks. For over 25 years, we have organised a special fortnight of walks across England, Scotland and Wales. A winter walk is a great way to appreciate the beauty of our landscapes. From frosted fields and snow-strewn hills, to dramatic coastal views and sparkling lights on a city stroll, you will be surprised by what you can discover.

Our groups will be leading hundreds of free walks from 19 December 2015 until 3 January 2016 and you’re all invited. From short city strolls to remote rambles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Find out more and sign up for updates here.

Source: Step out with our free Festival of Winter Walks – Ramblers

Ramblers Cymru calls for the freedom to explore – Ramblers

In response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on improving access to the outdoors for recreation, Ramblers Cymru is calling for Welsh Government to be ambitious and introduce the ‘freedom to explore’, giving people access to all of Wales’ countryside and coastline.

Ramblers Cymru is suggesting that Welsh Government can learn from the success of Scotland’s Land Reform Act, which was enshrined in law 12 years ago.

The response makes the case for the freedom to explore along with a strong statutory code of conduct, and protection for our path networks. This will create opportunities for more people to walk more often, while the Code will educate everyone about their responsibilities in the outdoors.

– See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/news/2015/october/ramblers-cymru-calls-for-the-freedom-to-explore.aspx#sthash.v2rrnVp3.dpuf

Source: Ramblers Cymru calls for the freedom to explore – Ramblers

Volunteer to maintain public right of way

There are around 60 Finishing the bridgevolunteers working with Powys C.C. rights of way team across Powys. These volunteers play a vital role in maintaining the county’s bridge structures; with between 25–30 new bridges being constructed every year, and repairs carried out on many more. In addition to maintaining and building bridges, volunteers also clear vegetation, repair stiles and gates, and survey work on public rights of way.

More volunteers are needed, go to the link below and enter your details

Source: Volunteer to maintain public right of way