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Stage 18

Getting to the start of the walk

Stage 18

Getting to the start of the walk

The walk starts (or ends) at the remote location of Rhyd-y-benwch which is not served by buses. You have 3 options:

Use the Severn Way to walk the 8 miles (12.9km) from (or to) Llanidloes, well served by buses which connect with the nearest railway station at Newtown.

If finishing the walk at Rhyd-y-benwch you can retrace your steps to Llangurig (12 miles/19.3km) which is on a main bus route.

Use a taxi service (or friend) to be dropped off (or collected from) Rhyd-y-Benwch. There is no phone signal at Rhyd-y-Benwch. See here for taxi details

Route Facts

8 miles (12.9 km)
2.45 hours
Height ascent:
570ft (174m)
OS Map:
Outdoor Explorer 214 Llanidloes & Newtown
None on route
Public Transport:
National Express bus Aberystwyth to Birmingham and London passes through Llanidloes (Gro car park). Only specified stops, book in advance. Daily Aberystwyth to Llanidloes bus (not Sundays or Bank Hols).
Passport Collection Point:
Take a photo of the passport sign as you leave the carpark to start the Wye Valley Walk and upload when you have signal.


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