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The Breiddens: Moel Y Golfa is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Welshpool, Powys, Wales that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,017 feet Route Type: Loop


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This is a walk around the ridge of Moel Y Golfa, a hill in the Breiddens range near to Trewern, Powys. The hill will be a familiar sight to anyone who has driven along the A458 between Welshpool and Shrewsbury, as it dominates the nearby landscape. An especially good view of the hill can be seen on the approach from Welshpool, just before the railway bridge. The walk commences part of the way up the hill in a layby and follows footpaths across the ridge before heading down through quiet woodland, passing a disused quarry and then returning to the start. The views are spectacular, however, and you can see for quite a distance as the hill is over 400m (1,300ft) high. This walk has some quite steep sections and in a couple of places you will be required to scramble up a short rock face. The path itself is generally clear, though fingerposts are few and far between. There are no facilities on route but the village of Trewern is nearby.

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