Welshpool - Severn Valley Walk - Powis Castle - Welshpool

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The outward route follows the Severn Way along the Montgomery Canal. This is rich in wildlife, including the elusive water vole. After a short climb, the return route visits the grounds of Powis Castle with its Welsh Black Cattle and herds of deer. There is the option of a walk around Welshpool or a visit to the Canal Museum.

Wales - Mid Wales - Powys - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Toilets, Woodland
18/05/2018 - Peter Oakley

An enjoyable and varied walk, with herons and ducklings on the canal. The route description at point 4 needs updating. Walk over the bridge as described. The kissing gate had been removed and the fingerpost was on the ground almost hidden when we followed the route, . There is now a house rather than a bungalow, and a wide stone surfaced driveway. The narrow path into the woodland can be found to the side of the house.

29/09/2012 - Robert Howard

Good walk thanks. Just a couple of events to mention. At the field where the route follows the left hedge (see waypoint 6 description)there was a large herd of frisky bullocks (despite there being a clear footpath sign)! We avoided the field by walking on the other side of the hedge. There were a few difficult gates to negotiate but we eventually found the fingerpost at waypoint 7. Another rather annoying thing was a locked gate at waypoint 7. However this is easily avoided by using the gate just before the stile.

17/09/2011 - Keith Allen

I walked this route in September 2011 whilst on holiday in Welshpool and it was delightful. A nice level stroll along the canal and then it becomes a bit more strenuous on the return to earn that scone and jam at Powis Castle. The directions and photos are very good especially at Waypoint 5 where the 'red arrow' on the photo stops you going down the wrong path because the yellow arrow on the tree wasn't visible. One problem if you have a dog is you can't take it through the grounds of Powis Castle (Waypoints 8-10) because dogs are banned due to the deer park. You could however head back to Waypoint 3 and return back along the canal. Thanks Pat for a lovely walk.

28/08/2007 - Sam Roebuck

We walked this in August 2007 - all open and OK. A really enjoyable walk! Apparently, the gardens at Powis Castle are at their best during August.

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