Montgomery Walking Festival – 2020

Montgomery Walking Festival 2020 October 3rd – 4th 2020 UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE  HAD TO CANCEL THIS YEARS WALKING FESTIVAL   WALKING FESTIVAL 2020 COMMITTEE STATEMENT   With great reluctance we feel we must take the sad decision not to go ahead with this year’s Festival. All the information packs were ready to send out this weekend but on hearing the very disappointing news on the pandemic this week and the new restrictions in place we really cannot take the risk of either introducing the virus to Montgomery or spreading it amongst our walkers.    We were prepared to take many Continue reading

Xmas 2020

Montgomery 2020 Calendar – £8.95 Set of 5 Xmas cards – £2.99 Set of 10 Xmas Postcards – £2.99   Montgomery 2020 Calendar £8.95   A3 size, wall mounted Montgomery scene Calendar featuring a different Montgomery region view for each month. For people who need extra space for appointment details etc. the lower section features large  note areas for appointments for each day of the month. ( Monthly Calendar pages are shown below… )     Pack of 5 Xmas cards £2.99   Pack of 5x Montgomery Xmas Cards with 5x envelopes.  Each card features 2 images of snow covered Montgomery Continue reading

Montgomery Walking Festival 2020

Montgomery Walking Festival 2020 Covid 19 Update Montgomery Walking Festival booking will now open here on 1st June 2020 The Montgomery Walking Festival organising committee are confident that by Autumn 2020 our UK outdoor activity restrictions will be eased and are confident that our  October Walking Festival will be able to proceed – whilst conforming to all UK Government advice as to isolation and safety pertaining at that time.  Our Government are due to release further details during May 2020 and we have therefore decided to postpone booking for our walks until 1st June 2020 in order for us to Continue reading

Self catering in and around Montgomery

Where to Stay – Self Catering in and around Montgomery Further information Bank Cottage, Montgomery This delightful mid-18th-Century Grade II Listed cottage is situated within a short walk of the centre of Montgomery, just down the hill from Montgomery Castle. This traditional, semi-detached, wood beamed cottage oozes character. The self catering accommodation includes two wood-floored bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with a single bed and bunk bed. Bank Cottage also features an oak staircase and landing, a modernised bath/shower room, kitchen, dining room and a lounge with wood burner and exposed original beams. It is also equipped with fridge/freezer and TV with Sky. Continue reading

Walking Group

Approaching the war memorial

Montgomery Walking Group Montgomery Walking Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Walkers meet at Clos Tan-y-Mur Recycling Car Park at 10a.m.  Heading out of Montgomery on the B4385, the car park is located via a turning on the left, just past the small playground. As we often drive to the beginning of our route, car sharing is arranged before setting off. We usually return to our starting point at the car park between midday and 1pm. For further information, please contact Jeny on 01686 668168 Continue reading

Montgomeryshire War Memorial walk

Approaching the war memorial

Montgomeryshire War Memorial walk A walk from Montgomery up to the Montgomeryshire County War Memorial on Town Hill that overlooks the surrounding area, giving commanding all round views Going: Medium difficulty. Climbs steeply to a high local hilltop. Slippy in damp conditions. Duration: 1.5 hour+ to include taking in the views. Facing the Town Hall, walk around to its rear and head up the narrow road that climbs up past the Dragon Hotel.  It starts off quite steep then levels out a little as you progress. This narrow and steep lane is known locally as  ‘The Conduit’ – pronounced locally as Continue reading

Autumn at the Dingle Gardens, Welshpool – Fabulous Late October

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Early morning visit to the dew-soaked Dingle Gardens – October 2015—————————————————————————The Dingle Gardens just outside Welshpool are just a short 7 miles car journey from Montgomery and are one of our favourite places to visit, relax and take in the atmosphere and beautiful scenery at any time of the year. The promise of Autumn colour was anticipated this year and we made our way there early on a late October morning, driving through a low mist to arrive at the centre with our cameras fully charged and at the ready.  Contact Details:  Frochas, Welshpool, Powys SY21 9JD01938 552587 Continue reading

Autumn in and around Montgomery

Photo of Spectacular Rustgill

Autumn in and around Montgomery Summer in Montgomery is lush, but Autumn is enchanting.  Hedgerows are heavy with berries and woodlands wear their reds and yellows with pride.  September and October are some of the best months to visit Dolforwyn woods , featuring ancient woodland with a great variety of tree species and a bounty of fungi. Roundton Hill nature reserve is also a great place for discovering fungi in the early autumn. See if you can spot Date Waxcap (Hygrocybe spadicea), Pink Waxcap (Hygrocybe calyptriformis) Olive Earthtongue (Microglossum olivaceum) or Violet Coral (Clavaria zollingeri), which is also referred to as the Amethyst Fairy Club. Nearer Continue reading

Bat & Moth evening at Roundton Hill – Wildlife Trust

  We spent a lovely late June evening as guests of the Wildlife Trust at Roundton Hill Nature reserve near Montgomery.   They were holding a Bat and Moth survey evening with a Talk and Quiz for interested parties. Distance from Montgomery – 5 miles South West     We eventually left the wood as midnight approached leaving behind the Moth and Bat group members still labouring away.   It will not be the last visit we will make and we look forward to future trips with the Wildlife Trust members. If you’d like to take part in their activities, Continue reading

Hendomen and Ford of Rhydwhyman walk

Hendomen and Ford of Rhydwhyman walk This is a pleasant circular walk from Montgomery out to Hendomen, the site of a medieval timber motte-and-bailey castle, and down to the River Severn and the Ford of Rhydwhyman – the historic main crossing point between England and Mid Wales. Going:  Easy Distance: 3 miles. The walk takes 2 hours+  including time to take in the views From the Town Hall walk past the shops along Broad Street and out towards the ‘Ivy House’ Cafe.  Turn left onto Princes Street and  take the Newtown road out of Montgomery (B4385).  Keep walking straight on and ignore roads Continue reading

Nature reserves

Nature reserves Montgomery and the surrounding area offer a rich setting for observing wildlife. The Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust manages a range of nature reserves, aiming to help people engage with their environment. On this page, we’ve included nature reserves within a 10 mile radius of Montgomery. Red House: Wetland mosaic Dolforwyn Woods: A mixed woodland bursting with wildlife Dolydd Hafren: Floodplain mosaic Llyn Coed y Dinas: Wildlife service station Severn Farm Pond: Urban oasis Roundton Hill: Wildlife-rich hillfort Mason’s Bank: A regenerating upland heath Rhos Fiddle: Wet heath – for dragonflies and bog plants Llanmerewig Glebe: Deadly beauty Red House: Wetland Continue reading

Offa’s Dyke Walk

Offa’s Dyke Walk A wonderful walk going back 1200 years  to the manual labour construction of a 177 mile long Earthworks, now a registered Ancient Monument, called Offas’ Dyke. Going: Fairly level easy going. Duration: Allow 2 hours to complete the walk. From the Town Hall walk past the shops along Broad Street and out towards the Ivy House Cafe.  Turn right onto Princes Street and walk out of town ignoring any left or right hand roads. After a few hundred metres you will see a childrens play area on your left and just past the next road on your Continue reading

Discover Montgomery Castle – Short walk

Discover Montgomery Castle – Short walkGoing: Medium difficulty – Steep climbs and descents with narrow tracks in places.Duration: 1 hour+  to include taking in the views and castle grounds.        We hope that you enjoyed our short walk and tour of our lovely Montgomery Castle and you feel inspired to take another of our suggested walks shortly.  We particularly recommend the ‘Offa’s Dyke’  and ‘Ffridd Faldwyn Hillfort’ walks that take a few hours to complete.   Continue reading

Ffridd Faldwyn Hillfort walk

Ffridd Faldwyn Hillfort walk This is a pleasant circular walk from Montgomery up through beech woodland leading to site of Ffridd Faldwyn Hillfort, through grassland fields and returning via a minor road. The walk takes 1 hour+ including time to take in the views . From the Town Hall walk past the shops along Broad Street and out towards the ‘Ivy House’ Cafe.  Turn left onto Princes Street and  take the Newtown road out of Montgomery (B4385).  Keep walking straight on and ignore roads off to the left and right of this main road.  You will soon walk out of Montgomery, Continue reading