Breidden Hills (Rodney's Pillar) and Belle Eisle Farm

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The Breidden Hills rise abruptly out of the Severn Plain and are most often viewed by walkers on Offa's Dyke National Trail. They are very dramatic in form and any ascent is steep, but their isolation make them among the most rewarding viewpoints that you could find. On the other hand the going underfoot is easy. The nearest town is Welshpool in Powys but the walk wanders happily in and out of south Shropshire. In recent years extensive signposting and footpath work by both authorities has made life much easier for walkers but the walk is characterised by its short, steep climb.

Wales - Mid Wales - Powys - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
3/20/2014 - Ian Dodd

The final stiff climb up to Rodney's pillar is well worth it for the magnificent views. Be careful at WM10 as a very large fallen tree obscures your path to the left (as of Mar 2014). We missed the crossing of tracks at 11 but managed to find our way back to the stile at 13. The signpost in the photo at 16 is missing but the instructions make clear which path to take. If you like to round off a walk with tea and cake we'd recommend the Daffodil tea room in Welshpool.

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