WALKs from Drovers Retreat

There are many stunning walks from the doorstep of Drovers Retreat, and several official walking trails are only a short distance away. Offa's Dyke Path and Visitors Centre can be found at the nearby market town of Knighton (9 miles). Glyndwr’s Way also passes through Knighton. You can pick up both trails from other access points closer to Drovers Retreat.

In addition, the Heart of Wales railway, which runs between Shrewsbury and Swansea, has a station two miles from Drovers Retreat at Dolau, between Llanbister Road and Penybont, and a Heart of Wales Trail is being developed for visitors to the area.

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From the front door of Drovers Retreat are superb walks - long or short depending on what you are looking for, including the picture below at Black Mixen in the Radnor Forest, just above Drovers Retreat. We have compiled a guide to a range of these local walks  - available at the property, where a well used local OS map can also be borrowed. Carolyn can advise routes with boots, not car. To plan ahead you should equip yourself with OS 'Explorer' no 200 which includes Drovers Retreat and also covers the Elan Valley reservoir area. For Knighton, Presteigne and Kington choose OS 'Explorer' 201. (Why is it that wherever we choose to stay we are on the map edge or fold?). The excellent book ‘Walking the Old Ways of Radnorshire: The history in the landscape explored through 26 circular walks by Andy and Karen Johnson is a very useful guide to walks in the local area (Drovers retreat is in the old county of Radnorshire, now Powys).

Drovers Retreat is part of the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome accreditation by Visit Wales.

Track from Black Mixen towards Drovers Retreat

Track from Black Mixen towards Drovers Retreat