Llanidloes - The First Town on the River Severn

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Sarn Sabrina Based on the Celtic myth of Sabrina, a water nymph said to inhabit the waters of the Severn, we have created a 25 mile circular route taking in Llanidloes, the Llyn Clywedog and the source of the river high up on the slopes of Plynlimon. The Sarn Sabrina Walk is both a one day challenge walking event held on the last Saturday in May and a trail that can be walked over a number of days for you to savour the beautiful views the route encompasses. The Semi-Sabrina is approx 12 miles in length, and is a shorter version of the walk taking in Glyndwr’s Way and the Llyn Clywedog Nature Trail.


OS mapThe OS maps you may need

For walks close to Llanidloes
OS Explorer Map 214 -
Llanidloes & Newtown Ordnance Survey
OS Landranger Map 136 -
Newtown & Llanidloes Ordnance Survey

For walks north of Llanidloes towards Machynlleth
OS Explorer Map 215 -
Newtown & Machynlleth Ordnance Survey
OS Landranger Map 135 -
Aberystwyth & Machynlleth Ordnance Survey


Walks around Llyn Clywedog

  • Clywedog Gorge Trail around the Bryn Tail Mine workings, a one mile walk (approx)
  • Clywedog Scenic Trail, a 2.5 mile walk along the lakeshore

There are a number of viewing points arranged along the circular drive around the lake that allow the visitor to make the most of the wonderful panoramic views. The National Trail of Glyndwr's Way also passes beneath the dam before pursuing a course along the southern shore of the lake, making this one of its most picturesque stages.


Walks in the Hafren Forest

  • The Cascades Trail, a half mile walk designed with the cooperation of the local Disabled Association.
  • The Blaen Hafren Falls Trail, a three mile walk through the heart of the forest.
  • The Severn-Breaks-its-Neck Trail, one and a half miles long and featuring the first real waterfall on the Severn.
  • The start or finish, depending on your point of view, of the Wye Valley Walk.
  • The Source of the Severn Walk, a seven mile round trip with panoramic views.

Walks on the Cambrian Mountains

  • Walks to the Plynlimon massif, the highest mountain in mid Wales

FREE Guided Town Walks

Sarn Sabrina

From Tuesday 16th July Llanidloes town guides will be conducting free escorted walks around this historic market town. A group of 10 volunteers have been doing their homework and learning interesting facts about the buildings and people since its beginnings centuries ago.


Other Useful links


The Walking Network. Over thirty separate circular and linear routes have benefited from new way-marking, fingerposts, gates and stiles* linking Llanidloes with the surrounding villages of Llangurig, Llandinam and Trefeglwys.

*Funded through the Powys County Council administered Community Tourism Capital Grant Scheme.


Village Walks. Five walks which link Llanidloes with some of the surrounding villages.


Luggage Forwarding for Walkers

To book journeys: includes all local trips, train station connections, airport connections and drop-offs for walking and cycling trips including luggage forwarding.

Mucky Weekends - 01686 689868 or 07752 345830


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