Walk along the Montgomery Canal
A four and a half mile circular walk from the town of Welshpool in Powys. The route climbs through a medieval deer park to visit the beautiful red sandstone Powis Castle then crosses pastures to join the towpath of the Montgomery Canal for the return leg back into town.
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.
There are glorious views and plenty of wildlife to enjoy on this walk which includes several steady climbs/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, but 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 plus several gates. The walk crosses the private deer park of Powis Castle which is open from dawn to sunset, but dogs are not permitted at any time. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.
Start point: Berriew Road, Welshpool, SY21 7SL (approx)
End point: Berriew Road, Welshpool
Distance: four and a half miles
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!