Newtown | Dolerw Park

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Walking Newtown have developed a series of walking routes in and around the Newtown area. The walks are all graded and vary from easy to strenuous, town trails, short strolls and accessible trails. 

All walks are on Public Rights of Way passing through community woodlands, nature reserves, riverside footpaths, canal tow-paths, and rolling hills in the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside. Routes are graded by length, time and how easy they are to do. Interesting features and historical facts are highlighted in the walk descriptions, but the main pleasure is simply in getting out there.

The Neuadd Hendidly Farm Route

The starting point for this walk is the Newtown Town Clock in the town centre and unfolds through Newtown's historical tapestry. The Cross Buildings stand as a tribute to Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897, a gift from Sarah Brisco of the Pryce family and opposite is the Tourist Information Centre  and the Robert Owen museum and memorial rooms that celebrate Newtown's cooperative movement pioneer.

The route leads along Broad St, crossing to Pont Hafren by the river's north, where a mental health charity breathes life into the historic structure. Veer left at the roundabout, past the Crescent Christian Centre and down Milford Rd. Here, landmarks like Plas Dolerw, home of mail-order pioneer Pryce Pryce-Jones, and the old Friends Meeting House, narrate tales of innovation and community. Ornamental over-fired brick panels and a dragon atop Mayfield Lodge mark the route's intricate details.

Continuing up Milford Common, the route ascends. Beyond a simple wooden fence, open fields invite exploration, leading to a stream and the expanse of Neuadd Hendidley Farm and on through barns and lanes to Beehive Lane.

A stile near Beehive Cottage opens to fields, streams, and woodlands, culminating in a picturesque descent towards a black and white cottage. The road leads back towards Newtown, meandering through Dolerw Park, once the Pryce-Jones family estate, now a public haven.

The journey concludes at Oriel Davies Gallery, housed in a vibrant building by the Severn. This cultural heart, celebrating the Davies sisters' artistic legacy, offers a reflective pause with coffee and art, embodying Newtown's rich historical and communal spirit.

This walk starts and ends in the centre of Newtown. It is a mixture of road and off -road walking with a couple of streams needing to be crossed with care after very heavy rain. The walk is rated as moderate.

Distance & Timing

The walk is approximately 3 miles ( 5 km) and should talke around 1.5 hours
 

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Facilities

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Routes

  • Circular Route
  • Length of route (miles) - 3.5 miles
  • Moderate Route
  • Typical duration of route - 3.5 hours

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

BY TRAIN: Newtown railway station is a 10 minute walk from the town centre. There is parking at the station and taxis are available in the town centre

BY BUS: Newtown bus station is located in the town centre off Back Lane (opposite Argos) with services from/to Shrewsbury, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Birmingham and London.

BY CAR: A458 from Shrewsbury to Welshpool; then A483.

Accessible by Public Transport: Newtown station is 0 miles away.

Walking Newtown | Neuadd Hendidley Farm

Type:Walking Route

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