Welcome to Walking Newtown

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.

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Newtown Heritage Trail

Newtown Heritage Trail This heritage trail takes you around the

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Newtown Nature Trail

Newtown Nature Trail Download the printable nature trail as a

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Robert Owen Trail

Robert Owen’s History At 10, Owen was sent to London

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Ffrydd Farm & Penshwa Lane

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Brimmon Wood & Kerry

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Fachwen Pool

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Neuadd Hendidley Farm

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Coed y Graig

1 Start at the Waggon and Horses and walk down

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Waterways & Town

TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO BYPASS WORK  1 This walk starts

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Pwll Penarth Fron Dolfor

1 Cars can be parked near the pub either on

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Dolforwyn Castle & Abermule

1 Begin at the Waggon and Horses at the junction

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Hills of Newtown

1 Start under the Town Clock at the junction of

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Severn Way Circuit

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Trehafren Hill

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Bwlch y ffridd

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the intersection

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Gwestydd

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Accessible Stroll

Directions 1 Facing the bridge take the path on the

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Short Stroll 9 – Lets’ Play

Directions This short, fairly level walk is packed full of fun for

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Short Stroll 1 Vaynor Stores loop

This walk starts at the Vaynor Stores and with your

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Short Stroll 2 – Coleg Powys Vaynor loop

This walk starts from the main entrance to Coleg Powys/Theatr

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Short Stroll 3 – Dolerw Park Loop

Approached from Back Lane car park, the walk starts and

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Town Trail 1 Newtown Heritage Trail Easy 1 Hour Easy VIEW WALK
Town Trail 2 Newtown Nature Trail Easy 1 Hour Easy VIEW WALK
Town Trail 3 Robert Owen Trail Very easy 20 minutes Very easy VIEW WALK
Walk 1 Ffrydd Farm & Penshwa Lane Moderate 2 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 2 Brimmon Wood & Kerry Moderate 3.5 hours + 1 Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 3 Fachwen Pool Easy to moderate 3 hours Easy to moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 4 Neuadd Hendidley Farm Moderate 1.5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 5 Coed y Graig Easy 1 to 1.25 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 6 Waterways & Town Easy to moderate 2 hours Easy to moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 7 Pwll Penarth Fron Dolfor Moderate 1.5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 9 Dolforwyn Castle & Abermule Moderate to difficult 3 hours + castle and Abermule time Moderate to difficult VIEW WALK
Walk 10 Hills of Newtown Easy 1.25 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 11 Severn Way Circuit Easy 2 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 12 Trehafren Hill Easy 1 hour Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 13 Bwlch y ffridd Moderate 4.5 to 5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 14 Gwestydd Easy 2.2 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Accessible Stroll 1 Accessible Stroll 1. Trehafren Fields & Park Lane Easy 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 9 Short Stroll 9 - Lets’s Play, Newtown Easy 25 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 1 Short Stroll 1 - Vaynor Stores loop Easy 25 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 2 Short Stroll 2 - Coleg Powys Vaynor loop Easy 20 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 3 Short Stroll 3 - Dolerw Park Loop Easy 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK

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