Great Rhos & the Radnor Forest
This walk starts in the village of New Radnor and takes in three summits over 2000 feet – Bache Hill, Black Mixen & Great Rhos. The gradual descent into Harley Dingle provides a superb end to this route. Like much of the area the paths see few people and you could well complete the circuit without meeting anyone else.
Bache Hill burial cairns
Starting in the village of New Radnor the route takes the visitor to the church and then the impressive earthworks of the medieval castle before following a lane onto open access land below the prominent hill known as Whimble. The walk then ascends Whinyard Rocks to visit two Bronze Age burial cairns, from where there are impressive views of the Walton Basin and south to the Black Mountains.
There are 3 local walks starting from the Warren Wood car park:-
This short circular walk takes you up to a viewing point which looks down across the spectacular Water Break-Its-Neck waterfall. From here it is onto and across the old stone arched footbridge with views down into the waterfall gorge.
This is a short walk from the car park to the Waterfall via a steep sided gorge with numerous species of ferns, mosses and lichens clinging to its sides. The damp atmosphere creates a micro climate all of its own. After a few days of rain the waterfall is truly a spectacular sight and the visitor needs a full set of waterproofs if they are to keep dry. It is easy to see why Victorian visitors to the area, all those years ago, thought it was such a special place.
Starting from the car park you follow the Warren trail which is almost the same route used in the 1800s. You will see the large specimen broadleaf and conifer trees planted during Victorian times, as well as the ornate stone arched foot bridges crossing the Black Brook in the valley bottom.
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