The kingdom of Powys was formed after the
Romans departed and current Powys is named after it. It is the largest
county in Wales. It combined the former Brecknockshire, part of Denbighshire,
Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire into one unitary authority following local
authority reorganisation in 1974.
It is a largely mountainous rural county with
a small population relative to its size.
Part of Offa's Dyke runs through the county.
There are numerous historic sites of castles
and hill forts.
Powys is part of the area known as the Welsh
Marches, a somewhat vague area of England and Wales along the border. Its
area has varied over the centuries. The term stems from "Marcher
Lords", who were appointed by the English kings to protect the border.
So far I have only had the opportunity to
complete one walk there but hope to do more in the future.
Powys Walks With "Traffic
For an explanation of the "traffic
light "rating see My
symbol = 2½ miles
The start point for all
walks can be located on Google Maps. Click here.
Circular - This walk is listed under Shropshire as the majority of the
route is there.
Maps used on these walks:
you need to buy any hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.