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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 Brimmon Wood & Kerry Walk

The Brimmon Wood & Kerry walk starts in the centre of Newtown underneath the town clock. It is mainly off-road walking with a few short sections on quiet lanes. It affords excellent views over Newtown and the surrounding hills and also over Kerry and the Kerry valley. This flexible walk can be tailored to suit different lengths and adapted as a linear walk in either direction.

The route is reasonably easy to follow since most of the gates and stiles are marked with footpath signs, fingerposts or yellow tape on gates. There are, however, a number of areas on the return section that are not very clear and can be very muddy. This walk is rated as moderately difficult

Distance & Timing

The walking route is 5.3 miles for the basic circuit plus 2.5 miles extra for the detour into Kerry. To Kerry one way is 3.3 miles and the return is 4.5 miles. The walk takes approximately 3 ½ hours, with an extra hour or so for the detour into Kerry.

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Facilities

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Routes

  • Circular Route

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport 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.

Walking Newtown | Brimmon Wood & Kerry

Type:Walking Route

Y Drenewydd | Newtown, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB

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Newtown Tourist Information Centre, NewtownThe Local Tourist Information Centre in Newtown is located in the Robert Owen Resource Centre. The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB.

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

Circular Walk 1 - Ffrydd Farm and Penshwa Lane, Newtown

Circular Walk 3 - Fachwen Pool, NewtownStarting in the center of Newtown, this route follows the long distance Severn Way to the lake and returns via Penshwa Lane and Ffrydd Farm.

Newtown | Dolerw ParkWalking Newtown | Neuadd Hendidley Farm, NewtownThe starting point for this walk is the Newtown Town Clock in the town centre and unfolds through Newtown's historical tapestry. It is approximately 3.5 miles and should take around 3.5 hours

Circular Walk 5 - Coed y Graig, NewtownRated as easy, this is a pub based walk that starts and finishes at the Waggon and Horses in Lower Canal Road, Newtown

Plas Dolerw | Bridge over the River Severn to Dolerw ParkWalking Newtown | Waterways and Town, NewtownThis 2.5 circular mile walk starts in the centre of Newtown and largely circles around the western boundaries of Newtown. It will take you along the River Severn and has some road and off-road walking.

Circular Walk 8 - Llanllwchaiarn Lollipop Walk, NewtownThe Llanllwchaiarn Lollipop Walk starts and finishes at the Town Clock at the intersection of Broad, High and Severn Streets. The walk is 4.3 miles and should take around 2 hours

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