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Heart of Wales Line Trail

Heart of Wales Line Trail Walking Guidebook

Heart of Wales Line Trail Walking Guidebook

author: Les Lumsdon
The Heart of Wales Line Trail describes a wonderful walk which weaves its way between stations on one of Britain's most scenic railways. The line from Shrewsbury to Swansea is 121 miles long, passing through some of the least populated parts of Wales in a little over 4 hours. By contrast the Trail is over 141 miles in length and might well take a walker 10 days to complete.

The route is eminently suitable for walkers looking for a long-distance walking challenge and also for those who wish to walk the trail in sections, using the train to access day or weekend walks. Above all it is spot on for those seeking to discover at first hand the scenery and tranquillity of the Welsh Marches and Mid Wales.

The book describes the route in sixteen sections between each of the stations on the line.
Craven Arms to Broome - 5.3 miles
Broome to Bucknell - 10.6 miles
Bucknell to Knighton - 8.7 miles
Knighton to Knucklas - 4.3 miles
Knucklas to Llanbister Road - 11 miles
Llanbister Road to Penybont - 10.6 miles
Penybont to Llandrindod Wells - 6.9 miles
Llandrindod Wells to Builth Wells - 11 miles
Builth Wells to Llanwrtyd Wells - 14 miles
Llanwrtyd Wells to Cynghordy - 11 miles
Cynghordy to Llandovery - 6.8 miles
Llandovery to Llangadog - 11.8 miles
Llangadog to Llandeilo - 10 miles
Llandeilo to Ammanford - 11.8 miles
Ammanford to Pontarddulais - 8.7 miles
Pontarddulais to Llanelli - 12 miles

Route finding text for each section is described in numbered paragraphs linked to detailed sketch maps. Additional background information is provided in italic text to distinguish it from navigation text. Each section begins with an overview of the walks features. The book begins with a general introduction and practical advice.

ISBN 9781908748577 Pages 84 (2022) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 10.50