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Llandrindod Wells

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Llandrindod Wells
Author: blackcoffee, Published: 11 Jun 2013 Walk rating : Rating:star0 Llandrindod Wells Walking Guidestar0 Llandrindod Wells Walking Guidestar0 Llandrindod Wells Walking Guidestar0 Llandrindod Wells Walking Guidestar0 Llandrindod Wells Walking Guide
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Walk Type: Hills, valleys and dales
Llandrindod Wells
Length: 5 miles,  Difficulty: boot Llandrindod Wells Walking Guide boot Llandrindod Wells Walking Guide
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A 5 mile circular walk that starts and ends in the interesting town of Llandrindod Wells. The walk can be started in the centre of the town or extended by starting down by the lake where there is parking, a restaurant and public toilets. There are several stiles which will require dogs being lifted over and in wet weather the path can become boggy and will require good footwear. There are two or three fairly steep but short climbs and the views are certainly worth the effort. Dogs must be kept under control at all times given this is sheep country.

Llandrindod Wells has the post code LD1 and is situated mid Wales on the A483. If requiring an hotel the Metropole Hotel is recommended having good parking and a spa. The hotel is situated on the A483 in the centre of town. The Lake is south of the town along Princes Avenue.

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Walk Sections

Start to Cenotaph

Start point: 52.2386 lat, -3.377 long
End point: 52.2404 lat, -3.3776 long

If starting from the Lake, head to the town via Princes Avenue and then along Temple Street passing the Metropole Hotel on your right until you reach the Cenotaph. Then turn right through the Memorial Gardens.

Cenotaph to Kissing gate
Cenotaph to Kissing gate

Start point: 52.2404 lat, -3.3776 long
End point: 52.2439 lat, -3.3742 long

The Museum is on your left as you pass through Memorial Gardens. On reaching the road turn left along Beaufort Road and straight on across the next crossroads along Lant Avenue. Keep to the right where the road forks until you reach a children's play area. Turn left in front of Wylesfield House up a bank to a Kissing Gate.

Kissing gate to Dan-y-Graig gate
Kissing gate to Dan-y-Graig gate

Start point: 52.2439 lat, -3.3742 long
End point: 52.2492 lat, -3.3649 long

Turn right along the track and at the next waymark post turn left across the field with a high bank now on your right. This area was once a quarry and the old workings can be seen on your right.

At the next waymark post, bear right and then straight ahead and cross a stile in the right hand corner of the fence. To your right is a deep and dangerous pool which is fenced off. This is the remains of the quarry which flooded when it broke into an underground stream.

Continue with the tree line on your right and before you reach the tall tree ahead bear right up a steep bank and cross the stile at the top of the slope. Follow the path with the tree line still on your right as it turns to the right and the field starts to narrow. Look out for and cross a stile in the left hand hedge and enter a lane.

Cross over the lane keeping the higher ground on your right. Ignore the waymarked track on the left and the turning to your right and go straight ahead into a shady lane. As the lane turns right up a hill note the stone marked Dan-y-Graig. Go straight ahead through the gate.

Dan-y-Graig gate to Second 5bar gate
Dan-y-Graig gate to Second 5bar gate

Start point: 52.2492 lat, -3.3649 long
End point: 52.2546 lat, -3.357 long

After passing through the gate continue straight ahead climbing up the gentle slope for 100 metres and then fork right through another gate. Immediately fork left and continue on a lesser track downhill to a bridle gate. This area is covered with bluebells in early summer and leads through an area of newly planted woodland.

Continue ahead ignoring the paths off to the left. Eventually fork right under the trees to follow a sunken bridleway eventually reaching a 5 bar gate, which opens out into a field.

Second 5bar gate to Stile at end of copse
Second 5bar gate to Stile at end of copse

Start point: 52.2546 lat, -3.357 long
End point: 52.2392 lat, -3.3571 long

Continue through a second field and a number of gates with the hedge now on your left. Continue downhill walking to the left of the sunken bridleway where necessary. Eventually reaching the road through a gate, turn right. The road then bends sharp right.

Continue along the road until you reach a bungalow on the left. Cross the stile on the right of the road opposite the bungalow.

Walk diagonally across the field and cross a stile to enter the copse. Follow the track and go through a gate onto the road and turn right. Ignore the next waymarked path on your left opposite Bailey Einon Farm and watch out for a stile on your left opposite the second house called Llwyn Bongam. Cross this stile and climb the hill across the field passing under some large sycamore trees to a stile at the top of the field.

Turn right along the track and follow it as it bends around the hillside. Take time to enjoy the views with Llanyre village to your right and Castle Bank hill on your left which was once the site of Cefnllys castle. At a waymark post leave the track and turn half right up the slope to a stile to reach a copse of fir trees. Follow the path through the copse and cross a stile into the field.

Stile at end of copse to Stile
Stile at end of copse to Stile

Start point: 52.2392 lat, -3.3571 long
End point: 52.2401 lat, -3.3591 long

From the fir tree copse head across the field keeping the gorse bushes on your right. Go downhill to the stile marked with a waymark.

Stile to Stile entering narrow path
Stile to Stile entering narrow path

Start point: 52.2401 lat, -3.3591 long
End point: 52.2418 lat, -3.3615 long

Follow the track around the hillside which slowly drops towards the rear of houses as you approach the outskirts of Llandrindod Wells. Watch out for the rather obscured waymarked stile below the tree line with the row of houses behind. The path is narrow and has garden fences on either side. Eventually this leads to a stile before the roadway, the exit of which is shown in the photograph.

Stile entering narrow path to End

Start point: 52.2418 lat, -3.3615 long
End point: 52.2388 lat, -3.3758 long

Turn left along the roadway which is Cefnllys Lane and follow the road downhill until it joins Spa Road which will take you back into the centre of Llandrindod Wells. If you wish to return to the lake turn left on Princes Avenue for some well earned refreshments.

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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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