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|Hay-on-Wye River and Rail Trail|
|Author: Claire, Published: 09 Aug 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Powys, Brecon Beacons|
|A 2 mile circular walk from the town of Hay-on-Wye in Powys. The route leaves the town to follow a pretty path alongside the River Wye, before returning along a stretch of the former mid-Wales railway. There is lots of wildlife to enjoy along the way, chance for a paddle in the River Wye and a great opportunity to explore the narrow streets of the town which are dotted with bookshops, cafes and antique shops. |
The route is relatively flat, with just one steady climb up into the town towards the end. The walk follows a mixture of tarmac pavements, a stone old rail track and a grass riverside path which can get muddy after periods of rain. You will need to negotiate 3 kissing gates along the way. Sheep are sometimes grazed on The Warren so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1 hour.
Hay-on-Wye is located at the north-eastern most tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park, very close to the Welsh-English border in the county of Powys. The walk starts and finishes from the large pay and display car park on Oxford Road alongside the Tourist Information Centre and Craft Centre. Parking is £2 for 4 hours (correct August 2014). Approximate post code HR3 5DG.
|Start to St Mary's Church|
Start point: 52.0726 lat, -3.1261 long
Walk up the car park back towards the road, passing the craft centre to the left. Turn left along the pavement, passing in front of the craft centre, and then use the zebra crossing to cross the road. Turn left to continue downhill now on the right-hand pavement. You will reach a T-junction with Castle Street/Church Street.
|St Mary's Church to Wye Beach|
Start point: 52.0721 lat, -3.1305 long
You can visit the church if you wish but, for the walk itself, turn right immediately before the church gates to join the stone path with the church on the left. On the right through the railings you will see a gorge and small stream known as the Loggin Brook. Where the path forks, keep left to pass under the old railway tunnel to reach the riverside path.
|Wye Beach to Concrete Bridge|
Start point: 52.0758 lat, -3.1371 long
When you’ve finished enjoying the beach area, walk back up the short slope and then take the obvious track at about 10 o’clock across the clearing which leads you to a parking area. Pass through the kissing gate and walk ahead through the small parking area to join the quiet stone lane ahead.
|Concrete Bridge to End|
Start point: 52.0761 lat, -3.127 long
Immediately after the bridge, take the left-hand fork (the one closest to the river). Follow this path past a canoe landing platform on the left and ahead into a gravel parking area. Immediately before the first house on the right, turn right along Wye Ford Road. At the T-junction turn right again, onto Newport Street.
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Walked on the 27/05/2016. A nice stroll in Hay-On-Wye, along the bank of the River Wye and part of the former Hereford, Hay and Brecon Railway. This route has some nice scenery.
|By Pandas86 on 30 Dec 2016|
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