Unfortunately I don’t have the LWR Newsletter for this weekend’s walks so it will have to be from memory.
Once again we all met up on Friday afternoon at the Dragon Hotel in Montgomery ready for the weekend’s walks.
Montgomery to Newcastle: 10.5 miles (16.9km) +407m -294m (26 April 2008)
From the hotel we had a downhill walk along the road to meet the path. We then had the longest straight and flat walk I have ever done. It was nearly 3 miles long following the Dyke until we were just north of Cwm. Then for the next 7½ miles it was a series of ups and downs until we finally arrived in Newcastle. This is known locally as The Switchbacks.
Newcastle to Knighton: 7.2 miles (11.6km) +454m -484m (27 April 2007)
The following day continued on the same theme and although it was 3 miles shorter than Saturday’s walk there was more ascent and decent. The walk ended at the Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre in Knighton.
Total for the weekend: 17.7 miles
Total around Wales: 71.6 miles