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Powis Castle and the Montgomery Canal

MODERATE 3 reviews

Powis Castle and the Montgomery Canal is a 6.8 kilometer loop trail located near Welshpool, Powys, Wales that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

6.8 km
160 m


nature trips



partially paved



wild flowers

no dogs

IMPORTANT NOTE: Dogs are not permitted on this walk as the route crosses a private deer park. A circular walk from the town of Welshpool in Powys. The route climbs through a medieval deer park to visit the beautiful red sandstone Powis Castle then crosses pastures to join the towpath of the Montgomery Canal for the return leg back into town. There are glorious views and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The walk includes several steady climbs/descents for the first half and then is almost entirely flat for the second half. The majority of the route follows tarmac tracks and surfaced towpaths, but you will need to cross a few pastures which can be fairly muddy after periods of rain. You will be sharing some of the paths with deer, sheep and cattle. There are three stiles on the route plus several gates. The walk crosses the private deer park of Powis Castle which is open from dawn to sunset, but DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED at any time. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

10 days ago

beautiful countryside views and an easy walk, I thought. I will definitely do it again.

19 days ago

Would argue that this is an easy walk so the Moderate rating may be overstating somewhat.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful Walk with lots of different styles! Canals, wildlife reserves, castles and pastures. Lovely to visit the castle as well, highly recommended! Approx £6.50 for the castle alone and £12.50 for the castle and the gardens entry! Thoroughly enjoyed.

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