Guided Walks at The Metropole

Llandrindod Wells during the Victorian Festival

Llandrindod Heritage Trail

Discover more of this fascinating Victorian spa town with your own guide. We will explore the sights and learn more of the history hidden behind today's town. Llandrindod has long attracted visitors and we shall find out why on this gentle introduction to Powys' county town. Click here to book your bespoke guided walk today.

2 - 3 miles. Gentle amble

Llandrindod Wells

A Llandrindod Ramble

This walk combines both town and country. Taking in the curious Shaky Bridge, a castle, a church in a field, a lake and the sights of the town, this ramble will give you both a sense of time and place as we discover more about Llandrindod's place in history and its role as an important town in Radnorshire and beyond. Click here to book your bespoke guided walk today.

6 miles. 500 feet of ascent. Moderate ramble.

Walking along Offa's Dyke near Knighton

A Taste of Offa

Offa, King of Mercia built his dyke in the eighth century to delineate his Saxon kingdom from the celtic "Welsh" (foreigners) to the west. It stretches from Sedbury cliffs, Gloucestershire to the Dee estuary near Chester 119 miles away. The Offa's Dyke Path, a National Trail, covers much of the route and in this walk we will sample a stretch of Offa's Dyke north of Knighton on the Welsh / English border. A comfortable 30 minute drive from Llandrindod, we will follow the route of the Dyke and return to make a circular walk in this remote, scenic, border country. We can use the Heart of Wales railway line to shorten the walk, should you wish. If you like both walking and history, this could be a lovely day out for you. Click here to book a guided walk on Offa's Dyke.

8 miles. 1,000' ascent. Moderate ramble

Penygarreg Dam, Elan Valley

Elan Valley Exploration

The Elan Valley offers outstanding opportunities to explore an area that is wild and remote, yet intimate and beautiful. Our guided walk, specifically for Metropole guests, explores some of the "hidden secrets" of the Elan Valley estate. We'll discover more of the woodland, the wildlife and the reasons why the area was chosen for the dams by Birmingham Corporation. Our walk samples wild moorland and sessile oak woodlands, lakeside paths and a tearoom! Remember, every walk is designed specifically for you and so is entirely flexible on the day. Click here to book your guided walk today.

7 Miles 1,000feet ascent. Moderate ramble

Glyndwr's Way stretches 132 miles across Mid Walesfrom Knighton to Welshpool via Machynlleth.

Walking in the footsteps of Glyndwr

Glyndwr's Way, a national trail since 2001, transects Mid Wales, giving great walking across fabulously remote countryside. Oor day's walk will give you a sample of what's on offering, before returning to the well earned comforts of The Metropole. Starting in the remote Radnorshire village of llangunllo we will head across the hills to the quiet market town of Knighton. If legs are willing we will then take in some of the Offa's Dyke Path before catching the unique Heart of Wales train back to our start. Click here to book a day out on Glyndwr's Way.

6 - 9 miles. 500 - 1,000 feet ascent. Moderate Ramble

Penygadair, the summit of Cader Idris looking towards Barmouth

Cader Idris - a giant among mountains

If you fancy a strenuous day out, climbing one of Mid Wales' most iconic mountains then you need look no further than a guided walk up Cader Idris. Translated as the Chair of Idris, who was a giant, Cader always gives a good day out. We will have a day's hillwalking that you won't forget, take in some stunning mountain and sea views and discover something of Cader's rich geological and glacial past.  Click here to book a guided walk up Cader Idris.

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