Discover what you’re walking on there are wonderful views and some hidden gems to be found en route. (Who said an archaeologist’s life lies in ruins?!) In a series of 1-10 mile circular walks from, and to, towns along Offa’s Dyke in Powys.
Click on any of the images below or the links on the side menu to get route details, archaeological points of interest, a map and accompanying photos taken along that route.
All routes should be ok for the average walker and will mostly take a couple of hours. However, the longest walk (Presteigne country) is 10miles/16km and will take most of the day. Always have water with you and a packed lunch, best to take a detailed Ordnance Survey map as well.
These walks have been written with the aim of enjoying the Powys countryside, whilst finding out about its history and archaeology at the same time. However, they’ll only scratch the surface. If you want to go deeper, visit the CPAT website below, or for other walks visit the PCC website.
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- GR 271940
This lovely circular walk takes you through the beautiful countryside of churchstoke, through woodlands and nature reserves walkers will be able to see everything from the remains of the Iron Age hillfort as well as the quarry and mining near Todleth Hill.
- Distance: 8.8km
- GR 286724
- Distance: 2km
- GR 265209
- Distance: 6.6km
- GR 222964
This scenic circular walk takes you through the farming fields of Montgomery east, from the remnants of ridge and furrow farming from the middle ages to boardyhall wood past lymore lodge and current farm buildings.
- Distance: 5km
- GR 221966
- Distance: 2.5km
- GR 213609
This lovely circular walk takes you through the small village of New Radnor, this lovely walk goes along side a farm that dates back to the 16th century and other historic buildings from churches to a motte and bailey.
- Distance: 1.6km
- GR 313642
This long scenic circular walk takes you through the beautiful countryside of presteigne, This country walk has much to offer from a medieval earthwork castle in the woods to a post medievel rabbit farm.
- Distance: 16.2km
- GR 313642
This historic circular walk takes you through the town of Presteigne, from medieval mansions to St Andrews Church that has some 10th century Saxon stonework, 14th century nave and fond and 16th century tapestry.
- Distance: 2.3km
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