Tir Canol Guided walks

Over the summer we delivered a series of free walks across the Tir Canol project area.  The aim of the walks was to engage the public with the wide variety of nature, trees and landscapes within the area.

The weather was sometimes challenging (i.e. one of the wettest summers we’ve experienced for a while) but we were able to dodge the showers and only had to change one of our planned routes because of this (and then we ended up walking in the Llyfnant Valley, a rainforest, so it was perfect really). 

One of the strengths of the Tir Canol project is our strong connections with partners and landowners in the area.  Due to this we were able to give people the opportunity to meet some landowners during the walks and hear about their projects and lives.  In particular we met Neil Jones from Dan yr Onnen, which is Huw Richard’s experimental market garden [Instagram link], and we chatted to Jack, the “retired” farmer and owner of Wallog farm.  We had staff from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, a project partner, attending the walks to share their knowledge and discuss specific Wildlife Trust projects in the area, such as the Pumlumon Project.  We also had Pentir Pumlumon join us on the Pumlumon walk. We had some wonderful feedback from the walks and we really hope we can organise more for next year.  If you have any comments on the walks, ideas for how we can advertise them more widely or would like more information on the routes we took please contact: Jade – jadephill10@gmail.com

The walks were supported by Coed Cadw, with funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery, for which we are really grateful.

  • “It was a fantastic guided walk, a great route via beautiful places and interesting projects with people generously sharing their experiences” – Llyfnant Valley Walk
  • “It was great to hear about the work of Tir Canol as I didn’t have much knowledge of the project.” – Bow Street to Aberystwyth walk


Routes: You can see the routes we walked in OS maps:

Pumlumon fawr: https://explore.osmaps.com/route/18499154/tir-canol–pumlumon-walk?lat=52.471316&lon=-3.810302&zoom=13.6132&style=Standard&type=2d

Bow Street: https://explore.osmaps.com/route/17398929/tir-canol–bow-street-to-aberystwyth?lat=52.439932&lon=-4.079516&zoom=12.6485&style=Standard&type=2d

Llyfnant: https://explore.osmaps.com/route/18266633/tir-canol–llyfnant-valley-rainforest-walk?lat=52.560934&lon=-3.899242&zoom=14.2156&style=Standard&type=2d

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