• Montgomery Trails

Walking & Cycling Trails

A Health & Well Being Initiative.

A set of Trails with locals & visitor in mind.
Clearly marked for ease of use and to suit all abilities

 

Walk 1 ‘Cross Offa’ Point 9 The bridge has been washed away but one can carefully cross the dried up or very small stream at present. We are working with Shropshire to find a solution, hopefully before winter! Between Points 27 and 34 quite a few of the stiles have been replaced by metal footpath gates by the volunteers.

 

Walk 3 ‘Rolling Marches’ Point 19 The stile footboard has collapsed please take care. Point 27 A new fence has been put in this field meaning there is further stile before you get to the gate in the corner of the field.

 

Walk 4 ‘Beneath the Ffridd’ Point 10 The grain silo has gone. Aim for grey barns instead. Point 11 The metal gate has gone and it is now just a gateway.

 

Trail leaflets available from Bunners, Ivy House, The Cottage and the Tourist Information Box at The Pound or look for the posters displaying the QR code to download.

 

 

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Walking Trails

HERITAGE TRAIL

Take a leisurely stroll around the medieval street layout of Montgomery to see the town’s architectural and historical heritage. Highlights include; the Georgian Town Hall, St Nicholas Church, The Old Goal, Arthur Street Cottages and the Georgian frontages in Broad Street.

CROSS OFFA (9mi / 14.5km)

A walk straddling the border between England and Wales offering wonderful views of the countryside, with almost no climbing necessary.

OFFA’S DYKE CIRCULAR (4 mi / 6.5km)

Enjoy a ramble through lovely parkland, tranquil farmland paths and a section next to Offa’s Dyke.

ROLLING MARCHES (4mi / 8km)

The range of hills west of Montgomery can be fully appreciated from this walk over the Rolling Marches landscape.

BENEATH THE FRIDD (3mi / 5km)

Step out of Montgomery on to field paths giving delightful views and a flavour of the Montgomeryshire countryside.

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Cycling Trails

LLANDYSSIL AND ABERMULE (11.5 mi / 18 km) An attractive valley route followed by a steady climb, rewards you with fantastic views over the Kerry Ridgeway and as far as Cader Idris on a clear day.

CHURCHSTOKE AND PRIEST WESTON

(19.3 mi / 31 km)

A lovely ride on beautiful country lanes, crossing Offa’s Dyke and with an option to detour to Roundton Hill Fort and nature reserve.

ABERMULE AND BETTWS CEDEWAIN

(17.5 mi / 28.2 km)

Peaceful, rural lanes offer the opportunity to visit Dolforwyn Castle and to detour along the Montgomery Canal.

WELSHPOOL AND BERRIEW

(23.7 mi / 33.1 km)

A picturesque ride follows part of Sustrans Route 81 from Leighton, with a detour to Powis Castle being highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

Montgomery Family Friendly Quiz Trails

Youngsters and families can get active and test their detective skills on the Montgomery family friendly quiz trails throughout the year. Hunt the cars, follow the clues and track down the answers. Have fun in the play park, visit the castle or museums, and have a well-earned cuppa and a treat in one of the town's cafés and hostelries.
Remember to post your prize draw entries in the quiz postbox at the Institute.

There are two family friendly quiz trails: the ‘Town of Little Cars Trail’ is suitable for approximately 4-7 year-olds and the ‘Historic Town Quiz Trail’ for 7-13 year-olds, but both are enjoyable by all ages (grown-ups too!) and an exciting way to find out more about Montgomery.
Quiz sheets are £1.50 each and come with their own Monty Dragon pencil; they can be picked up from...

Montgomery Library
The Dragon Hotel
Castle Kitchen
Ivy House Café and Post Office

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Montgomery Walking Festival Details & Bookings

Click on the button below to go to the Walking Festival website

Walking Festival website

Bus out, walk back

Walkers are Welcome Montgomery have introduced three “bus out, walk back” walks in association with Tanat Valley bus company.

The leaflets have been produced with assistance from a grant from the Welsh Government and PAVO and can be picked up in Montgomery from Ivy House, Bunners or the Tourist Information Box, or downloaded from the Walkers are Welcome site using the link below.

 

Bus Walks

As a keen walker and public transport enthusiast, Jo Kibble was intrigued to discover the newly launched Montgomery Bus Walks produced by Walkers are Welcome Montgomery in association with Tanat Valley bus company.

Jo Kibble has recently been interviewed on many regional radio stations and Channel 4, after being somewhat surprised to rise to fame during August when his travel blog of a recent day’s bus journey from London to Morecombe went viral, being viewed over one and half million times.

In September, whilst having a quick chat with a route 81 driver outside Montgomery Town Hall, he met three walkers just about to catch the bus to walk back into Montgomery in time for lunch using one of three new walking leaflets with seven walks which give the opportunity to “bus out - walk back” through the Montgomeryshire countryside and its wonderful views.

One of the walkers, Mary Nicholson, told Jo, “I live near Berriew and have been using the bus walks since they were published in July.
I organise a local walking group and we have used these Bus Out Walk Back trails several times. They have become really popular. The descriptions are so clear and all the walks easily accessible thanks to the local Footpath Volunteers. I have done most of the seven walks and my next will be the longest: a 9 mile ramble over Corndon Hill. I am sure that will be a stunning walk.”

Jo commented, “This is a splendid idea for encouraging people to explore the beautiful Borders countryside.
There are walks here for everyone from a short 4 miles to the longer one that Mary mentioned. It’s also a great way of getting people to use the bus services more, particularly after covid.”

 

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Bus Walks

The leaflets have been produced with assistance from a grant from the Welsh Government and PAVO and can be picked up in Montgomery from Ivy House, Bunners or the Tourist Information Box, or downloaded from the Walkers are Welcome site from here

Walkers are Welcome website

Download Trail Guides

 

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