Llanthony priory
The ruins of Llanthony Priory near
Llanfihangel Crucorney in a secluded valley
along the Offa’s Dyke Path.



footpaths


Glyndwr's Way - 195 km (120 m)

The Glyndwr's Way offers a scenic route through the hilly countryside of mid-Wales. The route links with the Offa's Dyke Path at Knighton and further north at Welshpool but takes a slightly different route, which takes it as far west as the market town of Machynlleth. The Way is set against the scenery in which Owain Glyndwr fought the English in the 15th century. The guide Owain Glyndwr's Way is written by R. Sale and published by Constable. Information on the walk can be found at the site of
Glyndwr's Way by Elisabeth & Harry.


Offa's Dyke Path - 270 km (168 m)

This route follows the English-Welsh border from Chepstow on the River Severn, passing through the Wye Valley and Shropshire Hills, and ends on the North Welsh coast at Prestatyn. Although the route follows much of the 8th century earthwork build by the Mercian king Offa, many sections are routed away from Offa's Dyke to take a more scenic route - over open hills, through thick woods, across pastoral lowland farms and through the flood plains of the Severn. Offa's Dyke Path is one of the National Trails. A guidebook is published by the Countryside Commission and Aurum Press, written by E. Kay, K. Kay and M. Richards in two volumes: Offa's Dyke Path South - Chepstow to Knighton and Offa's Dyke Path North - Knighton to Prestatyn. A handy 'where to stay' booklet is published by the Offa's Dyke Association, visti their
website

More information on the Offa's Dyke Path can be found on the following pages:



Pembrokeshire Coast Path - 290 km (180 m)

Most of this walk is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, west-Wales. An area rich in wildlife, coastal scenery, and historical associations. Every mile of this route provides its own contrast, from wide, sandy beaches to spectacular wave-cut plateaux, from windswept cliffs to small, picturesque harbours and villages. Like Offa's Dyke the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a National Trail, the guide is written by B.S. John and published by the Countryside Commission and Aurum Press. In the guide incorporated are Ordnance Survey route maps.

More information on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be found on the following pages:


St Davids Walk - 400 km (250 m)

A walk from St Davids Cathedral at the South west tip of Wales to Bangor Cathedral in Gwynedd, North Wales. It visits the best coastal scenery and the best mountain scenery in Wales, offering a unique opportunity to see both the Pembrokeshire National Park and the Snowdonia National Park in one walk. All the information needed about the walk can be found on the
site of Michal Slaney.


Wye Valley Walk - 172 km (107 m)

Following the River Wye upstream from Chepstow to Hay-on-Wye this walk passes limestone cliffs to reach Tintern Abbey ruins, then climbs to Kymin viewpoint, passes Monmouth and reaches Symonds Yat Rock. The meandering river route passes Goodrich Castle and Ross-on-Wye to reach the city of Hereford. It takes the walker further north through Hay-on-Wye, famous for its second hand bookstores, to end in Rhayader, a typical Welsh market town.

More information can be found at:



map


Visit
this page for a map showing the approximate rute of the above mentioned long distance footpaths.



other sites


Some related sites:
  • The Castles of Wales for information about castles and their role in the history of Wales.
  • Looking for an active holiday in North Wales? Try High Trek Snowdonia.
  • Compass Bearing, a site by Pat about photography, geology and walking in and around Wales.
  • Walking in Snowdonia by Andy Harbach gives detailed route description of walks in these mountains together with stunning pictures.