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A walk from New Radnor

A leisurely walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Powys, Wales, about 11.38km (7.07 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:00. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 453m (1486ft)
Loss 458m (1502ft)
Max. Elevation 660m (2165ft)
Elevation (total) 911m (2988ft)
Start & End
New Radnor
Distance 11.38km
(7.07mi)
Duration ~4:00
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 13 Oct 2010
The Radnor Forest, just inside the Welsh border contains some wonderful walking territory. The tightly packed contours of the many hills mean it is no lazy ramble either - your legs will certainly get a work out. New Radnor, a small village south of the forest, is a good place from which to explore the hills of the forest. Note - you will also need OS map 200 for the first bit of the walk out of New Radnor.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SO213608
From the village bus stop, head north through the centre. Turn right at the end, then quickly left along the road towards Cwm-Broadwell.
Whimble About 1.97 km (~1.22 miles) from
OS Grid SO203625
The track heads past the brilliantly named Whimble and follows th shoulder above the Ystol Bach Brook.
Edge of Bache Hill About 1.31 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid SO205638
The bridleway skirts around the western end of Bache Hill, towards the edge of the forest plantation. Take the old quarry track heading west. Time to switch maps...
Black Mixen About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SO194645
As you cross over the open access land to Black Mixen, the real treat of the day comes into view - the view along the length of Harley Dingle. Sadly it's part of the Radnor Range, so not possible to go wandering aimlessly, but the views from the top take some beating.
Around the range About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SO187647
Keep on the high ground around to Great Rhos.
Great Rhos About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SO183639
The top of Great Rhos is the high point of the day at 660m - you'll do well to locate the exact point as it's a fairly flat summit. Head due south towards Davy Morgan's Dingle.
Davy Morgan's Dingle About 1.42 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid SO184624
Head to enjoy views down another beautiful valley, or 'dingle'. Then, take the bridleway along the edge of the shooting range, which drops steeply towards Lower Harley.
Lower Harley About 2.01 km (~1.25 miles) from
OS Grid SO198610
The path crosses the stream in Lower Harley, and continues around to New Radnor.
New Radnor again About 1.65 km (~1.03 miles) from
OS Grid SO214606
Finish in the village for the bus home. Small pub, The Radnor Arms, at the end of the high street should your thirst need quenching.

3 comments... join the discussion!

18 Sep 2016
Pub Closed

Thanks Nigel, that's sad news. I guess the nearest pub now is the Harp Inn in Old Radnor, about 3.5km away.


Nigel
17 Sep 2016
New Radnor Pub

Unfortunately the pub is now closed


Libby Roe
03 Nov 2012
Walk Around New Radnor

Hi This walk from New Radnor is one of our favourites. Could you add Railway Cottage to your list of accommodation as we are a great base for walkers in this area. Many thanks Libby

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