Short Stroll 9 Let’s Play, Newtown
This short, fairly level walk is packed full of fun for all ages. It highlights all the play areas and activities in the town centre, starting and ending at Oriel Davies Gallery, with wonderful free art exhibitions and a café with delicious refreshments and light meals.
0.9 miles • 25 minutes • Easy
The walk starts in the town park at the main entrance of the Oriel Davies Gallery. With your back to the gallery, walk diagonally right to pick up the paved path between the hedge and a mature chestnut tree. Follow this path past the large mound and the miniature steam railway track to the Newtown Play Park. At the end of the play park turn left to follow the school hedge and fence on your left.
Follow hedge around to the left to pass the Scout hut on your right and turn right at the road, there’s a sign there pointing to the National Cycle path 81. The police station is across the road on your left and you will soon pass the Maldwyn Nursery and Families Centre and then the Air Training Corps building, both on your right. Continue on this paved path to pass the Latham Park football ground on the left until you reach a no entry sign with a fork of two paths and a gravel car park. (If you go straight on the footpath you would come to a roundabout and road leading up to the mountain bike track on Trehafren Hill.) Our walk however, takes the right hand option into the carpark. Continue to the end of the car park and follow the gravel path downhill to reach the playing fields and the paved path where you turn right.
You will soon pass the skate park and then the play park on your right. The river is on your left. When you reach the Dolerw Park footbridge go diagonally across the carpark and turn right after the public toilets of the bus station to the other entrance to the Oriel Davies Gallery and café. To get into the gallery avoiding the steps, continue on the pavement to circle around to the Gallery’s main entrance where you started.