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Walking Festival 19

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 next Walking Festival.  There will be guided & self-guided walks based on our footpaths & two treasure hunts (one nature trail & one heritage trail). People can choose from a dozen walks daily, including challenge walks, shorter walks of 6, 8 & 10 miles, 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. Contact us at newtownwalks@hotmail.com for details or see our Facebook page. 

The walks
Walk 6 Waterways & Town 5.3 miles 2 hours Easy to moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 7 Pwll Penarth Fron Dolfor 4.5 miles 1.5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 9 Dolforwyn Castle & Abermule 8 miles + 1.7 with optional Abermule or 6 miles one way 3 hours + castle and Abermule time Moderate to difficult VIEW WALK
Walk 10 Hills of Newtown 3.3 miles 1.25 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 11 Severn Way Circuit 3.6 miles 2 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 12 Trehafren Hill 2.1 miles 1 hour Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 13 Bwlch y ffridd 9.3 miles 4.5 to 5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 14 Gwestydd 4.3 miles 2.2 hours Easy VIEW WALK
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