Shrewsbury Ramblers Walks Library


Walks Library Background

 Bill Hodges of Shrewsbury Ramblers has explored the hills surrounding the Banwy, Vyrnwy and Tanat valleys for routes that capture the spectacular scenery even though the paths are not necessarily well way-marked or maintained.

Thanks to Bill’s diaries, notes and maps we have been able to make a collection of these walks and to date about sixty are documented. Map reading skills are needed to follow the routes.

Bill says: “I have enjoyed these walks over the course of more than twenty years. They are all walks I have led including one or two from the Shrewsbury Rail Rambles collection. Thanks are due to the many who have introduced me to the delights of walks and explorations over the Border – Gwen Birch, the late Jack Brown, the late Les Evans, Brian Jones, Emyr Jones, the late Ray Knowles, Keith Mason, the late John Pedley, Roy Powell. I hope the routes will be used to share the pleasure I have had”.

Audrey  Menhinick maintains the library in hard copy and digital format and anyone seeking further information can contact Audrey via telephone or email.

About the walks

They are all in mid Wales and within 35 miles of Shrewsbury – see map

There are links below to those routes which have been walked and mapped. It is advisable to take the relevant OS map if you intend to follow a route.

 Start Location                                    Mileage                                             Reference​

Abermule                                               10                                                 BH215001               Berriew                                                  10.5                                              BH215005      

Dolanog                                                  9                                                  BH239006

Llanfihangel                                            9                                                  BH239012

Llanfihangel                                            9.5                                               BH239014

Llangedwyn (South)                               9                                                  BH239028         Llangedwyn                                            9                                                  BH239029         Llangedwyn                                            7                                                  BH239030         Llangynog                                              11                                                 BH255003         Llangynog                                              10.5                                              BH239031        

Llanfyllin                                                 7.5                                               BH239024      

Llanfyllin                                                 7                                                  BH239022       Llanrhaeardr ym Mochnant                    9                                                  BH255001      

Meifod                                                   10                                                 BH239032      

Meifod                                                    9                                                  BH239033