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. Click on the walk reference to download a pdf with walk directions and a map.  It is advisable to take the relevant OS map if you intend to follow a route.

StartPoint -Abermule

10 miles

A visit to the remains of the Welsh castle of Dolforwyn and then a circuit through the "back country" between Welshpool and Newtown

Reference BH215001


10.5 miles

 A rewarding route of quiet lanes and paths (with some difficulties) in the hill country above the valley of the River Rhiw.

Reference BH215005


9 miles

A walk in the country of little hills between the Rivers Vyrnwy and Banwy. Splendid views ending with pretty riverside path

Reference BH239008

Startpoint -Llangedwyn

9 miles

On the South Side of the Tanat valley, over the hills to the Access Land summit of the Allt Tair Ffynnon for splendid views

Reference BH239028

Start Point-Llangedwyn

9 miles

A scenic route with plenty of interest, above the Tanat and Cynllaith valleys, through the Llangedwyn Estate and visiting the site of Owain Glyndwr’s hall.

Reference BH239029

Start Point -Llangedwyn

7 miles

A shorter walk with excellent views from the hills south of the Tanat valley

Reference BH239030


7.5 miles

This walk on the hills North of Llanfyllin has rewarding views for the relatively easy gradients though there are two short steep climbs

Reference BH239024



Lovely views from hills south of Llanfyllin, then a climb to The Lonely Tree

Reference BH239022

Startpoint -Llanfihangel yng Ngwnfa

9 miles

A walk using part of Glyndwr’s Way, over the fine hill top of Allt Dolanog, a bit of the Ann Griffiths Way down the Vyrnwy valley, and a return over a series of little hills.

Reference BH239012

Startpoint-Llanfihangel yng Ngwnfa

9.5 miles

A walk on the hills north of the village, with wide views and a splendid crossing of the Ty crwyn valley.

Reference BH239014

Startpoint -Llangynog


A walk up from the old quarrying village of Llangynog to the moorland track, the Ffordd Gefn to join the Perendrindod Melangell Walk and descend to the pilgrimage church of St. Melangell.

Reference BH255003



A longer than usual walk involving a double crossing of moorland up from the valleys and visiting the famous waterfall of Pistyll Rhaeadr

Reference BH239031

Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant

9 miles

A climb up to do a circuit of The Garn, a spur of the Berwyns, via Glan-hafon, with fine views of the mountains and the Tanat Valley country.

Reference BH255001

Startpoint -Meifod


Along by the Vyrnwy, through woods to Maesmawr Hall, back by Broniarth Hill with fine views of the Vale of Meifod.

Reference BH239033



A walk on the hills above Meifod, coming back through the hidden valley of Glascwm

Reference Bh239032