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|Author: blackcoffee, Published: 11 Jun 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|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.
|Start to Cenotaph|
Start point: 52.2386 lat, -3.377 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|
Start point: 52.2404 lat, -3.3776 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|
Start point: 52.2439 lat, -3.3742 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.
|Dan-y-Graig gate to Second 5bar gate|
Start point: 52.2492 lat, -3.3649 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.
|Second 5bar gate to Stile at end of copse|
Start point: 52.2546 lat, -3.357 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.
|Stile at end of copse to Stile|
Start point: 52.2392 lat, -3.3571 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|
Start point: 52.2401 lat, -3.3591 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
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.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author blackcoffee and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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