Montgomery Walking Festival

Montgomery Walking Festival 2019

Discover #RealMidWales
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2019
  • Walk the beautiful panoramic hill and lowland Marches countryside
  • Enjoy small, friendly, historic Montgomery
  • Experience rich Welsh and English cultural heritage

Town Hill 360 degree views

Friday 4th October - Start: 16:45 (4.45pm)

3 Miles

 ( No Booking Required for this walk - Just turn up and walk )

Taking in the magnificent Montgomery Town Hill with its 360 degree views as far as Snowdonia National Park and the Clee Hills. The ascent and descent are relatively gradual and the terrain is tracks and field paths together with a section of quiet lane walking. Back in time for Oktoberfest ! No booking required for this walk only.

Booking Details:  - No need to book, all are welcome just turn up and go.

Kerry Hills Challenge walk - 2 spaces left

Kerry Hills Challenge

Saturday 5th October - Start: 07:30 (7:30am)

19 miles 

This is a challenge because of the distance. However the going is normal for hill walking and does not involve any scrabbling. The route climbs up to the Kerry Ridgeway from the Churchstoke area and explores beautiful hidden valleys in the hills. Superb views are as expected and a light refreshment stop will be included.

'One way' walk with a service bus from Montgomery and walk finishing in Montgomery.

Booking Details:  - Advanced booking essential - Please book using the online form below.

A Good Old fashioned Ramble - 3 spaces left

Saturday 5th October - Start: 09:25 (9:25am)

14 miles 

Although the going on this walk is relatively moderate there are a few parts where the path is indistinct in downhill woodland etc and more care is needed. However the leaders will know where you are going and will guide you down the best route. The terrain is very varied and most interesting and of course the views are superb.

'One way' walk with a service bus from Montgomery and walk finishing in Montgomery.

Booking Details:  - Advanced booking essential - Please book using the online form below.

Rivers and Offa's Dyke - 2 Spaces Left

Saturday 5th October - Start: 10:30 (10:30am)

 11 miles 

This walk takes in the rivers Camlad and Severn and returns to Montgomery along Offa's Dyke Path. The views of hills around are beautiful but the going is not so steep as the route stays in the Vale of Montgomery. The route is mostly field paths with a 2km stretch on a very quiet country lane.

Booking Details:  - Advanced booking essential - Please book using the online form below.

Castles, Forts and Ford - 2 Spaces Left

Saturday 5th October - Start: 13:10 (1:10pm)

5 miles

Learn about the fascinating history of the Vale of Montgomery's Landscape of Outstanding Historic Interest with Iron Age, Roman, Medieval and later forts and castles. Follows footpaths and quiet country lanes with a steep walk up to the hillfort. Excellent views included for free. 'One way' walk with a short service bus ride to the start and finishing back in Montgomery.

Booking Details:  - Advanced booking essential - Please book using the online form below.

Cefn y Coed and Kerry Hills - Fully Booked

Sunday 6th October - Start: 10.00 (10am)

14 miles

A walk that was extremely popular in 2017 for its gorgeous views and terrain which we are repeating but in reverse so it will be familiar but different! There is a fair amount of up and down but most of it is gradual except for a couple of short sharp descents and ascents into and out of upland dingles. It's all worth it for the scenery.

Booking Details:  - Advanced booking essential - Please book using the online form below.

Vale of Montgomery Wander - 4 Spaces Left

Sunday 6th October - Start: 11:00 (11am)

7 miles

An almost completely flat wander across pasture and arable countryside. However the views of Welsh and English hills are excellent throughout. Only short sections of extremely quiet country lanes to join up the dots but there are quite a few stiles to keep you fit.

Booking Details:  - Advanced booking essential - Please book using the online form below.

Other events, activities and booking details

FRESH SANDWICH LUNCH BOX SERVICE

'Katrina's Sandwich Service'  -  A delicious, freshly prepared lunch box can be delivered to you at the walk start point. Any dietary needs catered for. Please tick the 'Katrina's Sandwich Service' box on our booking form and we'll forward full details and options to you ...

 

EVENING EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

Montgomery's 3rd OKTOBER FEST

Friday 4th October 17:00 - 22:00 ( 5pm - 10pm )

Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre (Cottage Inn) Forden Road Montgomery. Traditional Oktoberfest food plus multi-award winning local beers, ciders, speciality gins and a choice of wines. BOOKING NOT REQUIRED - just turn up and enjoy.

 

Supper and Music

Saturday 5th October from 19:00 ( 7:00pm )

Noson Gymreig at Montgomery Activity Centre Doors open 7pm

Supper is offered to Festival walkers at the special price of only £6.00 Join us for a two course home cooked supper (vegetarian available) and great entertainment with talented local musicians. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - See booking form below.

 

BOOKING OVERVIEW

There is no booking required for the Friday 4th October 'Town Hill 360 degree walk' or our 'Oktober Fest' food and drinks evening at our Monty's Brewery visitor centre here in Montgomery.   However, places are limited on all other walks and MUST be reserved in advance. Book early using our online form below to reserve your place - there is no charge for the walks themselves. Your details will be used only to confirm your booking and to provide you with further information regarding your chosen walks.

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the livestock based farmland these walks go through, walkers will not be able to take their dogs on the walks. However dogs are welcome in the town shops, cafes and Hotel plus most of the listed accommodation too.

 

SOME USEFUL LINKS YOU MAY ENJOY  :-

PLUS.. Lots of other useful information about Montgomery and our region can be accessed using the main menu at the top of this screen  - Go Explore !

 

All proceeds to 'Walkers are Welcome Montgomery' - Helping to keep local footpaths open and maintained for all to use and enjoy.


 

AND...  if you are in Montgomery on Saturday morning don't miss Offa's Veg - our wonderful, friendly and colourful fruit and vegetable market stall at the Town Hall where you may catch a local coffee morning and maybe meet our lady Town Crier, Susan Blower, too.


Approaching the war memorial
Montgomeryshire war memorial cow

To book please complete our order forms below.

Walking Festival booking form - ALL FULLY BOOKED.

Due to livestock farmland, dogs cannot be taken on these walks.

 

This years 2019 walks are now fully booked.

We hope to see you in October 2020 for our next festival.

Best wishes...

The  Montgomery Walking Festival team.

Payment for Sat 5th October - 'Evening Supper meal'

To join us for a delicious, 2 course supper  [ Saturday 5th October - 19:00 ( 7pm ) ]  accompanied by live music please send a cheque for £6.00 per person  (made payable to 'Walkers are Welcome Montgomery') to:

Montgomery Walking Festival
Plas Du
Old Gaol Road
Montgomery
SY15 6QR.

Please include:

# Your name 
# Contact Telephone number 
# Address for us to send your tickets to 
# Number of Supper tickets required
# Payment Cheque ( £6.00 per person )

 

Tickets will be mailed to you in good time..

This event is offered to walkers booked for the Festival at a special price of only £6.00 (full price £12). Vegetarian options available. To take advantage and join us for a great evening please provide the required details and send with your cheque.

All proceeds to 'Walkers are Welcome Montgomery'

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