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Newtown Outdoor Festival 2020

Newtown, Powys, in the heart of mid-Wales on the banks of the River Severn, is set in some Britain’s most attractive countryside.

One of the best ways to enjoy this scenery is on foot. Walks to suit all ages and abilities are described in this website together with a detailed map of each route. Click on The Walks button on the left to download printable descriptions and maps.

The walks are on Public Rights of Way passing through community woodlands, nature reserves, riverside footpaths, canal tow-paths, and rolling hills in the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside. Routes are graded by length, time and how easy they are to do. Interesting features and historical facts are highlighted in the walk descriptions but the main pleasure is simply in getting out there.

The walks start and end near the centre of Newtown. The town has good bus and rail links to other towns and cities. Your walk can be rounded off with shopping, tea, lunch or a pint. The OS maps that cover these walks are OS Explorer Map 214 - Llanidloes & Newtown & OS Explorer Map 215 - Newtown & Machynlleth.

Join us again on 6th and 7th June, 2020 for the Newtown Outdoor Festival.  There will be guided & self-guided walks sponsored by Walking Newtown based on our footpaths & two treasure hunts (one nature trail & one heritage trail). People can choose from a 8 guided walks daily, including challenge walks, shorter walks, dog friendly walks, foraging walks, heritage & history, family, pub & train walks, Welsh language walks, singing walks with a local choir & short ambles. There will be walks suitable for parents with buggies & people with limited mobility.  Click on "The walks" on the left to choose a walk, print it out and go on your own anytime. if you want a guided walk, click on the "Newtown outdoor Festival 2020" page from the menu on the left and pick a walk.

In addition to walking there will be cycling, canoeing, kayaking, picnics, art and music.  For these events go to www.newtownoutdoorfestival.uk

Contact us at walkingnewtown@hotmail.com for details or see our Facebook page. 

The walks
Accessible Stroll 1 Trehafren Fields & Park Lane 1.4 miles 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Accessible Stroll 2 Four Bridges on River Severn 1.3 miles 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Strolls 1 Vaynor Stores Loop 1.0 miles 20 minutes Very Easy VIEW WALK
Short Strolls 2 Coleg Powys Vaynor loop 0.9 miles 20 minutes Very Easy VIEW WALK
Short Strolls 3 Dolerw Park Loop 1.3 miles 30 minutes Very Easy VIEW WALK
Short Strolls 4 Severn Way to Brynwood Drive 1.0 miles 20 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Strolls 5 Barnfields Green Loop 0.8 miles 20 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Town Trail 1 Newtown Heritage Trail 1.4 miles 1 Hour Very Easy VIEW WALK
Town Trail 2 Newtown Nature Trail 1.6 miles 1 Hour Very Easy VIEW WALK
Town Trail 3 Robert Owen Trail 0.5 miles 20 minutes Very easy VIEW WALK
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