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Llandrindod Wells Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk takes you around the victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells in the Cambrian Mountains.
You'll explore the area to the east of the town, visiting the pretty lake and the River Ithon. There's also some climbs to viewpoints where you can enjoy fine views over the town and the surrounding countryside. The town is accessible by rail from SwanseaandShrewsburyvia itsstationon theHeart of Wales Line.
The walk starts next to the museum in the town centre and heads south east to Llandrindod lake. The attractive man-made lake is used for fishing and model boating. It houses a sculpture of a water serpent and leaping carp, the scales of which are made of thousands of copper plates initialled by local people and visitors during construction of the work. Next to the lake, there is a distinctive tree-trunk sculpture known as a 'Llandoddie', one of several such sculptures distributed throughout the town.
After passing the lake you continue east through woodland, before climbing to a viewpoint above the town. You then descend to Llanoley before following woodland trails north to the River Ithon. There's some nice footpaths here running along both sides of the river.
You then leave the river to follow a mixture of country lanes and birdleway tracks west to Noyadd. The route then heads through the town to visit a nice area by the river just to the west of the town. There's a little park here with some stepping stones so its a nice picturesque spot.
Head a few miles west of the town and you can continue your walking on the Wye Valley Walk. The waymarked trail can be picked up around Newbridge-on-Wye and can be followed either north or south along the river.
Head a few miles north west and you can visit the attractive town of Rhayader and visit the lovely Elan Valley Reservoirs on the circular Rhayader Dams Walk.

Llandrindod Wells OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Walks near Llandrindod Wells

  • Wye Valley Walk - This walk takes you through the beautiful Wye Valley in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales.
    The walk begins on the mouth of the River Wye at Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire and follows the River Wye north to Monmouth, passing the fascinating ruins of Tintern Abbey on the way
  • Rhayader - This mid Wales town in the Cambrian Mountains has some lovely walking through the Wye and Elan Valleys
  • Elan Valley Reservoirs - This waterside cycling and walking route takes you through the beautiful Elan Valley in Powys
  • Builth Wells - This small market town in Powys has some nice river trails and a pleasant local park to stroll through
  • Heart of Wales Line Trail - This long distance trail runs from Craven Arms in Shropshire to Llanelli in South Wales
  • Rhayader Dams - This popular walk takes you from the town of Rhayader to the wonderful Elan Valley Reservoirs and the series of imposing dams.

Pubs/Cafes

The Llanerch Inn is a pub of some note and worth some investigation. The historic inn dates from the 16th century and includes a lovely large beer garden where you can sit outside on warmer days. There's a good menu and the inn also does accommodation if you need to stay over. You can find the inn on Llanerch Lane with a postcode of LD1 6BZ for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Heart of Wales Line Trail passes through the town. The 143 mile trail explores the Heart of Wales Railway Line, a wonderful rural railwayrunning between Swansea and Shrewsbury. The trail visit several train stations, old railway lines and photogenic railway viaducts. If you were to follow the trail south west for a few miles it would take you to nearby Newbridge-on-Wye where there are some lovely river views.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cambrian Mountains Walks page.

Photos

Llandrindod Wells lake water sculpture

Llandrindod Wells lake water sculpture

The Lake, Llandrindod Wells - geograph.org.uk - 1552590

A view across the lake looking towards the Lakeside Restaurant.

River Ithon, Llandrindod Wells - geograph.org.uk - 1552612

River Ithon, Llandrindod Wells. The River Ithon is one of the many tributaries of the River Wye.

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Little stream west of the town

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Town centre

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Llandrindod Wells town

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GPS Files

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