Plas Dolerw | Bridge over the River Severn to Dolerw Park

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This 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.

This walk should take around 2 hours. It is a circular route that starts and ends in the centre of Newtown, mainly along the mighty river Severn and tributary streams together with some road and off -road walking. It returns to town through woods and finally alongside industrial and residential areas. The walk largely circles around the western boundaries of Newtown.

The walk starts under the Town Clock at the intersection of Broad St, High St, Shortbridge St, and Severn St. The Cross Buildings were erected by Sarah Brisco to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1897. Sarah Brisco, a descendent of the Pryce family of Newtown Hall, presented the clock to the town in 1900.

Opposite the clock on Severn Street is the Robert Owen museum. Robert Owen was the founder of the cooperative movement and is one of Newtown’s most famous sons. The museum also houses the Newtown Tourist Information Centre.

This walk is rated as easy to moderate and a detailed pdf route guide is available

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Routes

  • Circular Route

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 | Waterways and Town

Type:Walking Route

Y Drenewydd | 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. 

Newtown | Broad StreetWalking Newtown | Brimmon Wood & Kerry, NewtownThe Brimmon Wood & Kerry walk starts and ends in the centre of Newtown. It is mainly off-road walking with a few short sections on quiet lanes.

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

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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