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About Us

The Four Well Ramblers are based in Mid Wales in the area bounded by the Powys Spa towns of Llandrindod, Builth, Llanwrtyd and Llangamarch Wells. We walk alternate Saturdays in areas of outstanding natural beauty including: the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Radnor Forest and the Elan Valley.

New walkers and visitors are always welcome.
A PDF of the full walk programme can be downloaded here: FourWellsERR Joint Walks Programme Mar – Jun 2017

A Walk from Newchurch – 8 April 2017

A select group of 8 enjoyed the beautiful spring weather on a circular walk from Newchurch to the foothills of Hergest Ridge, returning via Huntingdon and Milton Hill.  This was a varied walk of farmland, and open access, and made use of the Offa’s Dyke Path both on the outward and return routes.  Lots of celendines, wood anenomes, and lambs, but distant views to the Black Mountains were somewhat obscured by the haze.  The walk was clocked by one of the walkers as 10.9 miles.

Offas Dyke Path Disgwylfa Hill 


Derek Cosslett

Derek Cosslett has now retired from our group and Ian Standen gave this thankyou presentation at a recent dinner for the group:

As probably the only founder-member of the Four Wells Group who seems still sort-of active, certainly the longest-serving committee member, I have the pleasant duty of thanking Derek for his invaluable contribution to keeping the group going through difficult times, leaving us well placed for the future.
He helped us in many ways, in particular promoting membership through his excellent website; serving on committee in various ways; leading more than his share of walks; getting stuck into footpath maintenance; organising the walks programme.
He didn’t just give his time and technical expertise, but he chose not to claim RA Group expenses to which he was entitled.
Most of all, he helped to hold a group of eccentrics together by being always pleasant, unflappable, yet remarkably successful in quietly getting his own way – usually for our benefit.
He nearly emigrated to Yorkshire once – but he really seems to mean it this time!
So, as an inadequate token of our thanks, I present a small, unsolicited but thoroughly deserved something to impress some visitors to his and Jackie’s future home in North Wales, with our very best wishes for their life there together.

Ian Standen

Walk from Abbeycwmhir – 17th December 2016

Abbey Ruins

Viewing the Abbey ruins

Interesting Fungi

Frilly Fungus








18 members of the Four Wells and East Radnor Ramblers set out on a 10 mile walk in damp, murky weather from Abbeycwmhir. A brief visit was made to the remains of the Abbey before finally setting off. The mist and murk stayed with us all day so there were limited views and photo opportunities. But at least we got some fresh air and exercise!

Walk from Shakey Bridge on 3rd December 2016

20 Walkers turned up for a circular walk from Shakey Bridge near Llandrindod Wells, taking in a visit to Berries Cave en route.  A dry but cold and largely cloudy day kept us on the go with no lingering over coffee and lunch breaks.  Several people explored the cave which is a man-made tunnel of some 30 feet in length – all emerged safely if somewhat dirty from the damp walls and roof.  3 bats were seen at the end of the tunnel.  The views from the by-way on Pawl Hir and on Bwlch y Cefn Bank were pretty good considering the lack of sunshine.  Despite a dodgy gate to scale and wooden fence to vault, all 20 of us arrived back at our cars safely.

Climbing up from Shakey Bridge

Climbing up from Shakey Bridge

Emerging from Berries Cave

Emerging from Berries Cave

Lunch on top of Pawl Hir

Lunch on top of Pawl Hir