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Walks in the Borders (South) Using Buses and Trains

Walks in the Borders (South) Using Buses and Trains

by: Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie
The borderlands between England and Wales, also known as Y Mers or the Welsh Marches, is a rich and diverse landscape that offers a wonderful range of walks; from sylvan river valleys to high hills crowned with historic hill forts and burial grounds of the early settlers. The history and culture of the borderland is writ large on the landscape and that is one of its endearing features, for change has been slow in these parts.

The book includes walks from Craven Arms in Shropshire into the southern Marches, the counties of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire and dipping into Powys. This is a landscape that includes wild moorland, the Black Mountains, and the shapely summits of Hay Bluff, Sugar Loaf and Skirrid. It is also one which has dozens of beautiful rivers: Teme, Lugg, Arrow, Monnow, Usk and Wye.

The twenty walks are all linear, allowing a greater distance and variety of scenery to be experienced. To avoid concern about missing a return bus all the walks begin with a bus or train journey allowing you to walk back to your car without worry about time. Links to timetable websites is included. Each walk has an overview summary and start location information. Detailed route finding instructions include a sketch map. A linear walk can often seem more satisfying, and this book enables you to undertake them conveniently.

The walk locations are:
Craven Arms to Ludlow - 10 miles
Bucknell to Leintwardine - 3.5 miles
Pembridge to Eardisland - 2.5 miles
Whitecroft to Parkend - 3 miles
Fforest Inn to New Radnor - 5.5 miles
Erwood to Builth Wells - 8 miles
Dorstone to Hay-on-Wye - 9.5 miles
Bartestree to Hereford - 4 miles
Glasbury to Talgarth - 7 miles
Kilpeck to Wormelow Tump - 4.5 miles
Pandy to Pontrilas - 7 miles
Llangynidr to Crickhowell - 6 miles
Llanvihangel Crucorney to Abergavenny - 7 miles
Goodrich to Ross-on-Wye - 6 miles
Weston-under-Penyard to Ross-on-Wye - 10 miles
Symonds Yat to Monmouth - 7 miles
Cwmavon to Penperlleni - 5.5 miles
Gwehelog to Usk - 4 miles
Bigsweir to Redbrook - 7.5 miles
Brockweir to Chepstow - 7 miles

ISBN 9781908748188 Pages 41 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 4.95