Best Walks in the Welsh Borders

Best Walks in the Welsh Borders
Best Walks in the Welsh Borders

 

Published by Frances Lincoln Ltd in 2007

Priced £11.99

ISBN: 9780711227668

 

From beyond Llangollen in the north to Symonds Yat near Chepstow in the south, the Welsh/English border offers some of the quietest and most remote walking in Southern Britain. There are plenty of reminders of the often turbulent history of the area to beguile the walker: Offa’s Dyke, castles, abbeys, quiet villages and small towns and the relics of industrial and military activity. This book selects 35 of the best walks, including ascents of Wenlock Edge and the Sugar Loaf, and suggests routes for walkers of all ages and abilities.

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Contents:

North Border Routes

Route 1 – Moel Famau, near Mold   –   11 km  –   6 ¾ miles
Route 2 – Llangollen                     –   13 km  –  8 miles
Route 3 – Bangor-is-y-coed            –    5 km    –  3 miles
Route 4 – Ceiriog Valley                –    12 km  –   7 ½ miles
Route 5 – Ellesmere                      –    10 km  –  6 ¼ miles
Route 6 – Pistyll Rhaeadr               –    9 km   –  5 ½ miles
Route 7 – Grinshill                        –     5 km   –  3 miles
Route 8 – Lake Vyrnwy                 –   18.5 km – 11 ½ miles
Route 9 – Breidden Hills                 –   5 km    –  3 miles

Mid Border Routes

Route 10 – The Wrekin                 –  6 km     – 3 ¾ miles
Route 11 – Welshpool                    –   6.5 km  –  4 miles
Route 12 – Stiperstones                 –   5 km     –  3 miles
Route 13 – Montgomery                –    9 km     –  5 ½ miles
Route 14 – Long Mynd                   –  10.5 km  –  6 ½ miles
Route 15 – Wenlock Edge              –   6 km      –  3 ¾ miles
Route 16 – Brown Clee Hill             –  10 km    –  6 ¼ miles
Route 17 – Bishop’s Castle             –   11.5 km –  7 ¼ miles
Route 18 – Kerry Ridgeway            –   11 km    –   6 ¾ miles
Route 19 – Clun                           –    14 km    –   8 ¾ miles
Route 20 – Craven Arms                –    15.5 km-   9 ½ miles
Route 21 – Knucklas                     –    8 km     –   5 miles
Route 22 – Mortimer Forest           –   16.5 km –  10 ¼ miles

South Border Routes

Route 23 – Elan Valley                   –   11.5 km  –   7 ¼ miles
Route 24 – Llandrindod Wells        –    9.5 km    –   6 miles
Route 25 – Water-Break-Its-Neck    –   5 km       –   3 miles
Route 26 – Croft Castle                 –    8.5 km    –   5 ¼ miles
Route 27 – Hergest Ridge              –    12 km     –   7 ½ miles
Route 28 – Aberedw                     –     12 km     –   7 ½ miles
Route 29 – Dinmore Hill                 –   4.5 km    –   2 ¾ miles
Route 30 – Dorstone                     –    8.75 km   –  5 ½ miles
Route 31 – Hay Bluff                     –    15.5 km   – 9 ½ miles
Route 32 – Abbey Dore                  –   7.75 km   –  4 ¾ miles
Route 33 – Mordiford                    –   12.5 km   –  7 ¾ miles
Route 34 – Sugar Loaf                   –  12 km      –  7 ½ miles
Route 35 – Symonds Yat                –  10.5 km   – 6 ½ miles

“A guide of some of the quietest and most remote walking in southern Britain.” – Country Living magazine – April 2010

 

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