Looking over the Radnorshire mountains

Routes in the East

Cwm-hir to Grace Dieu

Follow the Glyndwr Way to the seventeenth-century farmhouse of Ty Faenor, then turn east and walk along the trackway to cross the Ithon valley.

Footpaths and side roads lead over the hills to the little village of Llanfihangel Rhydieithon, ‘the Church of St Michael at the ford of the Ithon’.

The ridge to the south is a magnificent walk. Drop down to the pretty valley of the Nant Melan past the intriguingly-named Water-break-its-neck waterfall. South is the country around Colva Hill made famous by the Victorian clergyman Francis Kilvert.

Leave yourself some spare cash for the bookshops of Hay-on-Wye, then walk south across the Black Mountains to Llanthony (not a Cistercian abbey but a lovely monastic ruin). You can follow the Offa’s Dyke Path from the bottom of the Llanthony valley to Grace Dieu.



Cwm-hir to Grace Dieu

Abbey Cwm-hir to Llanfihangel Rhydieithon

Quiet side roads and footpaths over the gentle Radnorshire hills.

Llanfihangel Rhydieithon to Hay-on-Wye

Some splendid ridge routes through border country to the book town of Hay.

Hay-on-Wye to Llanthony

Follow the Offa's Dyke Path and horse trails past Llanthony's two monasteries.

Llanthony to Llanfihangel Crucornau

Down the Hoddni valley past a very strange little church.

Offa’s Dyke Path to Grace Dieu

- or take a diversion to the grange at Llanfair Cilgoed

Places to visit along this route


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