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Guided Walks

BRYN WALKING

Helen Menhinick - Profile

I have lived in mid-Wales most of my life and have walked across the entire area so can offer interesting and challenging guided walks.

From November onwards I will be offering navigation courses through the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) for small groups. Additionally I can provide First Aid training through the BHF ELS Heartstart Scheme.

Contact details:

Walk 1 - Cwmbiga - The Source of the Severn

Distance: 14.5km

Approx time: 5-6hrs

Grade: Medium

Description: Making our way up through the Hafren Forest gaining height and fantastic views. We join the Severn Way and follows the path through peat bogs until reaching the source of the Severn. The Severn is the longest river in the UK at 220miles long; flowing through Newtown, Bridgnorth, Worcester and Gloucester before entering the sea. Walking slightly further approx NW west to a boundary stone and cairn we can absorb and appreciate the views of Snowdonia and the top of Pumlumon. The return walk is taking an exciting path down through the forest, past Blaenhafren Falls and back to Cwmbiga.

Points of interest: Hafren forest source of the Severn, Bleanhafren Falls, views of Pumlumon, Cadair Idris, Aran Fawddwy.

What you will need

Full set of waterproofs, food, drink, suitable clothing and footwear. Sun cream or spare layers depending on weather.

All participants must sign a Bryn Walking participants agreement form before commencing on the walk.

Walk 2 - Star Inn - Clywedog valley mines

Distance: 8.5km (possible total 15km)

Optional further routes:
Glaslyn +3.5km
Foel Fadian from Glaslyn +3km

Approx time: 3hrs (max 6hrs)

Grade: Medium (steep climb to Foel Fadian)

Description: From the quaint pub, The Star Inn at Dylife we make our way past the old mines in the Glywedog valley, finding an old cave and remains of the industrious site where there would have been the water wheel. Returning on Glyndwr’s Way we pass an Roman forlet, still very visible. There are two further options to this walk; to continue to the nature reserve of Glaslyn and to continue from to Foel Fadian trig point 564m where, on a clear day, fantastic views of Snowdonia can be appreciated.

Points of interest: Part of Glyndwr’s Way, The Star Inn, Old mine site, Glaslyn Nature Reserve, Foel Fadian, views of Snowdonia.

What you will need

Full set of waterproofs, food, drink, suitable clothing and footwear. Sun cream or spare layers depending on weather.

All participants must sign a Bryn Walking participants agreement form before commencing on the walk.