The skyline above the Vale of Clwyd

East Routes

From Basingwerk, walk up the lovely Vale of Clwyd and over the mountains to Valle Crucis.

The Ceiriog Way and a brief section of the Offa's Dyke Path take you to Strata Marcella and Welshpool. Cut inland to the remote women's house of Llanllugan with its spectacular medieval stained glass. Over the hills to Cwm-hir, burial place of the last Welsh prince of Wales. Through the book town of Hay on Wye and over the mountains to Llanthony (not Cistercian but worth the visit) and Grace Dieu, then down the Wye Valley to Tintern.

East Routes

Basingwerk to Valle Crucis

Back across the Clwydian range and up the Vale of Clwyd then over Mynydd Llantysilio to the Dee valley.

Valle Crucis to Strata Marcella

Over the Ceiriog Hills and along Offa's Dyke and the Montgomery Canal.

Strata Marcella to Llanllugan

Old market towns and the rolling Montgomeryshire hills - and a surprise at the end.

Llanllugan to Cwm-hir

Over Mynydd Clogau and Bryn Gwyn, past a railway station on the site of a Roman fort!

Cwm-hir to Grace Dieu

Over the Radnorshire Hills and the Black Mountains - with a stop in the book town of Hay-on-Wye.

Grace Dieu to Tintern

Down the spectacularly beautiful Wye Valley.



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