Notice: Aug 2020
In the last two weeks all the combined 21 miles of the four promoted walks have been checked and vegetation cleared by our intrepid ‘walkers are welcome’ volunteers. Some details have changed since the last print of the leaflets, and the on line versions, so please note the following more important points.
The leaflets will be altered in a forthcoming reprint.
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 Between Points 27 and 34 quite a few of the stiles have been replaced by metal footpath gates by the volunteers.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.
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.
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.