Walking The Old Ways Of Radnorshire


The walks in this book have been chosen with the aim of exploring Radnorshire’s past, with each walk passing or visiting features about which some background information is given. These include churches, nonconformist chapels, castle sites, dykes, tumuli and other prehistoric remains, Roman forts, a battlefield, medieval houses, spas, upland farming systems, drovers’ roads, squatter settlements, inns and a dismantled railway line. Several can only be reached on foot. They have also been chosen to help you explore Radnorshire’s countryside (and occasionally spill over into that of its neighbouring counties) and breathe its good air.

Some walks follow river valleys whilst many more wander its rolling hills and provide expansive views. Others explore Radnorshire’s towns and their nearby landscape. The walks range from 3½ to 10½ miles in length, with the majority being between 4 and 7½ miles. Each walk has a sketch map and detailed directions, together with background information about features en route.

We hope that the combination of photographs and text, together with the index, will make the book more than simply a book of walks, but also a companion to and celebration of Radnorshire, an area we both love.