It has been agreed with The Friends of the Montgomery Canal and Inland Waterways Association Shrewsbury District & North Wales branch that the Welshpool Group of The Ramblers will provide led walks from Welshpool during the Festival Weekend on Saturday & Sunday July 4th & 5th .
Both walks, detailed below, will feature the Montgomery Canal and the attractive countryside around Welshpool and are designed to appeal to visitors and local residents alike.
Whilst considered ‘easy’ in walk grading terms, both walks include, beside towpaths, some ascent/descent on woodland and field paths which will require appropriate footwear. Due to likely timing of the walks, some self-supplied food & drink is recommended.
In line with Welshpool Ramblers policy, no dogs will be permitted on the walks. This is particularly important in view of proximity to the canal and, in the case of one of the walks, a lock. Children below the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by parent(s) or nominated adult.
It is hoped that there will be sufficient support for both walks to take place on each day, but the organisers reserve to right to provide only one walk. Start time for both walks will be 11.30 am with departure from near the Tourist Information Office in the upper part of Church Street car park, Welshpool (OS map ref: SJ 225 075). Leaders will be wearing a high visibility ‘Ramblers Cymru’ vest.
Further information can be obtained on 01743 884930 (after 30th June, on mobile 07790 423302) or on 01938 590307.
See photos from the FourWells walk that started in Llangynider and went along the River Usk and Brecon Canal to Llangatock. Return was via Craig -y-Cilau and Cwm Onnau.
Source: Four Wells Ramblers » Walk 9th May 2015
Montgomery – Land of the Marcher Lords is an AA-recommend walk with full walking directions and descriptions of places of interests along the walk.
See Iron-Age and medieval castles and look down on a wide landscape from Montgomery’s town hill.
Distance 4.5 miles (7.2km)
Minimum time 2hrs 30min
Ascent/gradient 853ft (260m)
Level of difficulty Medium
Paths Well-defined paths, farm tracks and country lanes, 3 stiles
Landscape Pastoral hills overlooking wide plains of the Severn
Suggested map aqua3 OS Explorer 216 Welshpool & Montgomery
Start/finish SJ 224963
Dog friendliness Farming country – dogs should be on leads. Not allowed in castle grounds
Parking Car park on Bishops Castle Street on B4385 at south end of town
Public toilets Behind town hall
Source: Montgomery – Land of the Marcher Lords – Walks – The AA
St. David’s Foundation Hospice Care – St. David’s provides hospice care to over 2000 people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses
Have you ever wondered where the expression “once in a blue moon” comes from? A blue moon happens when there is a second full moon within a calendar month, and this rare event is next happening on July 31st 2015and we are holding a unique event to celebrate it!
Join us for a once in a blue moon experience, and walk up Pen y fan, the highest peak of the Brecon Beacons to watch the sun set and the moon rise.
Source: Once in a Blue Moon Walk | St David’s Hospice Care