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Walks around Hay-on-Wye

Walks around Hay-on-Wye

by: Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie
What makes Hay-on-Wye so appealing is the exceptional diversity of landscapes, from the serenity of the Wye to the etched outlines of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. In this book, several walks feature Hay itself, but there are as many in the Golden Valley, a few miles to the east.

It is one of the quietest corners of Herefordshire and the foothills leading to the Black Mountains are magical. Almost each and every settlement has a castle mound and Norman church situated nearby, a reflection of harsher medieval times. Now these places are sleepy enclaves, many of which have good footpath networks that are walked, but not by many.

The book contains 20 mainly circular walks from 3 to 12 miles in length, but most are around 6 miles. Each walk entry includes an overview description and instructions on how to get to the start. Clear route finding instructions with numbered paragraphs corresponding to numbers on the detailed sketch maps ensure easy navigation.

The walk locations are:
Talgarth and Bronllys Castle - 3 miles
Talgarth and Park Wood - 5 miles
Glasbury and the Twmpa - 9.5 miles
Glasbury and Llowes - 4.5 miles
Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye (linear) - 5 miles
Begwns and Wye Valley - 12.5 miles
Hay-on-Wye and Clyro - 5 miles
Hay-on-Wye Idyllic Nature Reserve - 8 miles
wm Byddog and Offa's Dyke Path - 3.5 miles
Hay-on-Wye and Mouse Castle Wood - 7.5 miles
Hay-on-Wye and New House Wood - 9.5 miles
Hay-on-Wye and Henallt Common - 6 miles
Eardisley and Almeley - 6 miles
Eardisley and Brilley - 8 miles
Dorstone and Bredwardine - 6 miles
Vowchurch and Peterchurch - 5.5 miles
Peterchurch and Birchy Hill - 4 miles
Peterchurch and Michaelchurch Escley - 8 miles
Vowchurch and St Margarets - 6 miles
Pontrilas and Rowlstone - 3.5 miles

ISBN 9781908748225 Pages 41 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 4.95

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