The rolling green hillsides of Glyndwr's Way

Knighton Walking Weekend

13 Sep 2015

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The Knighton (Powys) & District Tourism Group are pleased to announce another popular walking weekend on September 12th/13th  2015. Knighton is a secret gem with much to recommend it as well as being geographically close to more well known areas such as Ludlow, Church Stretton and Welshpool. The initial programme will include the walks here described.

 

Glyndwr’s Way Walk (1) - Llangunllo to Knighton
The Glyndwr Walk starts with an amazing 15 minute train journey across the Heyope valley on the famous 13 arch castellated viaduct at Knucklas. This part of the Heart of Wales railway climbs one of the steepest inclines on the National train system, then into a tunnel. The little train emerges into the light just before Llangunllo where our walk begins, pausing later for refreshment at the old Greyhound Pub. Bring £2.70 for your train ticket and a packed lunch.

 

Glyndwr’s Way Walk (2) - Knighton-Pilleth-Knighton
This is a circular walk to the battlefield site at Pilleth, one of the most savage and bloodiest battles of the Welsh war of Independence, and Owen Glyndwr's finest hour. Visit the ancient church and holy well of Pilleth where the battle strategy is still on display and where Nature has reclaimed the peace and beauty of that bloody episode in Marches history.

(Both walks are in celebration of 600th anniversary of Glyndwr’s presumed death. Owen Glyndwr’s day is celebrated on September 16th - see nationaltrail.co.uk)

 

Nature's Wildlife Walk
In this gentle, quiet and less populated region of Powys, wildlife abounds. This walk studies the wonders to be seen around the Knighton area. Your senses will delight in the local flora and fauna brought to life by the unfathomable understanding of Dr Joan Payne from the Radnorshire Wildlife Trust. As there is so much to see, this walk is not for the hard paced fast trekker.

 

Martin's Beer Walk
Every walker in the World looks for a 'watering hole' and local expert Martin has been researching as many of them as still exist. So come and join this part history, part experiential walk that will whet the whistle, exercise the leg muscles and relieve the dry throat even on the harshest sun blistering day. We'll arrange the stops - you bring your sunny nature.


Alice's Family Walks
It's great to follow Alice and there's always the chance of seeing a busy (and late) rabbit, a caterpillar, a hare and a maybe dormouse.
These are truly warming walks for a full family experience so bring your tea party picnic, your stories and your imagination.

 

Sue's Walk and Sing
Are you full of song? Our Sue Harris is and she is leading the first ever Knighton Singing Walk. Sue, who shares her World songs throughout the borders area year round, has designed a walk for those who love to burst into song at nearly every opportunity. Come and walk, sing, laugh and dance with us as we fill the countryside with music.

 

History walking for history lovers.
Knighton is an ancient border town steeped in history, the only town situated right on Offa’s Dyke itself. We have therefore organised a walk this year with a gentle lover of local history who revels in the variety of architectural form found in this area. The borderlands are rich in tales and speckled with fascinating features so join John Davies on a walk peppered with moments to stop and marvel at the unfolding stories of the area's built history.

 

Walker's Walk (with East Radnorshire Ramblers)
We are teaming up with the East Radnorshire Ramblers again this year to present the popular 'Walker's Walk" led by Kevin Jones. This walk is for those who enjoy the terrain, love the views, warm to the fresh air and feel best when they are seriously crossing country. So don't expect too many breaks - just enjoy 'being there' and knowing you have 'done it'!



Organiser Details:
John and Marje Rickerby

rickerbyfamily@btinternet.com

For more information please visit the website or contact Marje Rickerby on 01547 510028

Click here to visit the website

Prices: £3.00

How to book:
Booking via The Offa's Dyke Centre, West St, Knighton LD7 1EN 01547 528753 email odc@offasdyke.org.uk

Location:
Knighton, Knighton, Powys LD7 1EN, UK

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