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A four and a half mile circular walk starting in Welshpool before taking in Powis Castle and returning along the Montgomery Canal.
This walk is from iFootpath, a website and App to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. Visit their website for full route information and maps.
The route starts by climbing through a medieval deer park to visit the beautiful red sandstone Powis Castle. It then crosses pastures to join the Montgomery Canal for the return leg back into town. There are glorious views and plenty of wildlife to enjoy.
The walk includes several steady climbs and descents for the first half and then is almost entirely flat for the second half. The majority of the route follows tarmac tracks and surfaced towpaths. However, you will need to cross a few pastures which can be fairly muddy after periods of rain.
You will be sharing some of the paths with deer, sheep and cattle. There are three stiles on the route and several gates. The walk crosses the private deer park of Powis Castle which is open from dawn to sunset, although dogs are not permitted at any time. It should take between two and three hours.
Start point: Berriew Road pay and display car park, SY21 7SL (approx)
End point: Berriew Road pay and display car park, SY21 7SL (approx)
Distance: Four and a half miles
Find out more about this walk
If you want a smarter experience, get the iFootpath app (available for Android or Apple devices). The App gives you the full guide in the palm of your hand and also includes a live map so you can follow your progress along the route as you walk. Say goodbye to wrong turns!