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.

During the pandemic we’ve been unable to go out as teams to work on the footpaths. We’re doing our best in household groups to keep them open but we ask all walkers to take a pair of secateurs on their local walks and help us keep them open and walkable.

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.

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


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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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

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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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 Road Walk

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

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Gwestydd

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Trehafren Fields & Park Lane

1 Facing the bridge take the path on the left

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Let’s Play, Newtown

1 The walk starts in the town park at the main

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Vaynor Stores Loop

This walk starts at the Vaynor Stores and with your

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Coleg Powys Vaynor loop

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

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Dolerw Park Loop

Cross the bridge over the river Severn looking for some

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Severn Way to Brynwood Dr

1 Cross the pedestrian bridge at the edge of Back

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Four Bridges on River Severn

1 Facing the bridge take the lower of the two

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Around Trehafren Hill

1 With your back to the gallery, follow the diagonal

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Barnfields Green Loop

This short pleasant stroll starts at the junction of Churchill

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Barnfields & River Loop

This pleasant, easy stroll starts at the north end of

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Historic Canal Basin & Views

This delightful walk starts at the north, Llanllwchaiarn end, of

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Leisure Centre & Maesyrhandir Paths to Nidec Loop

This walk starts at the Maldwyn Leisure Centre in Plantation

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Trehafren Circumnavigation

If you start from the main NE Entrance track by

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Trehafren Hilltop Circuit

For our description, the walk starts at the gate at

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The Bryns

Cross the River Severn over Longbridge from Broad Street to

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The Oaks Care Home Circuit

This walk starts at The Oaks Care Home on the

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Treowen Circuit

This walk starts at the road bridge over the railway

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Garthowen & Black Hall Hill

This walk starts at the junction of Hafren Road and

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Maes y Dail

This walk starts at the junction of Lon Maesydail and

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Mochdre Industrial Green Lunch

This walk starts towards the end of the industrial estate

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Gregynog

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Bettws Cedewain

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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Dolforwyn Castle & Abermule

1 Begin at the Waggon and Horses at the junction

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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 Walk 1 - Ffrydd Farm & Penshwa Lane Moderate 2 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 3 Walk 3 - Fachwen Pool Moderate 3 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 4 Walk 4 - Neuadd Hendidley Farm Moderate 1.5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 5 Walk 5 - Coed y Graig Easy 1 to 1.25 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 6 Walk 6 - Waterways & Town Easy to moderate 2 hours Easy to moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 7 Walk 7 - Pwll Penarth Fron Dolfor Moderate 1.5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 9 Walk 9 - Dolforwyn Castle & Abermule Moderate 3 hours + castle and Abermule time Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 10 Walk 10 - Hills of Newtown Easy 1.25 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 11 Walk 11 - Severn Way Circuit Easy 2 hours Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 12 Walk 12 - Trehafren Hill Easy 1 hour Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 13 Walk 13 - Bwlch y ffridd Moderate 4.5 to 5 hours Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 14 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 - Let’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
Short Stroll 4 Short Stroll 4 - Severn Way to Brynwood Dr Easy 20 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Accessible Stroll 2 Accessible Stroll 2 - Four Bridges on River Severn Easy 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Accessible Stroll 3 Accessible Stroll 3 - Around Trehafren Hill Easy 50 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 5 Short Stroll 5 - Barnfields Green Loop Easy 20 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 6 Short Stroll 6 - Barnfields & River Loop Easy 45 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 7 Short Stroll 7 - Historic Canal Basin & Views Easy 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 8 Short Stroll 8 - Leisure Centre & Maesyrhandir Paths to Nidec Loop Easy 25 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 10 Short Stroll 10 - Trehafren Circumnavigation Easy 20 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 11 Short Stroll 11 - Trehafren Hilltop Circuit Easy 15 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 12 Short Stroll 12 - The Bryns Easy 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 13 Short Stroll 13 - The Oaks Care Home Circuit Easy 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 14 Short Stroll 14 - Treowen Circuit Easy 30 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 15 Short Stroll 15 - Garthowen & Black Hall Hill Easy 25 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 16 Short Stroll 16 - Maes y Dail Easy 25 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Short Stroll 17 Short Stroll 17 - Mochdre Industrial Green Lunch Easy 45 minutes Easy VIEW WALK
Walk 15 Walk 15 - Gregynog Strenuous 5 hours Strenuous VIEW WALK
Walk 16 Walk 16 - Bettws Cedewain Difficult 5 hours Difficult VIEW WALK
Walk 2 Walk 2 - Brimmon Wood & Kerry Moderate 3.5 + 1 hour for detour into Kerry Moderate VIEW WALK
Walk 8 Walk 8 - Dolforwyn Castle & Abermule Strenuous 4.5 hrs plus castle & Abermule time Strenuous VIEW WALK

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