Covid-19 - getting back outdoors
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The Heart of Wales line trail is a 140 mile walking trail from Craven Arms to Llanelli.
The idea is to walk the trail starting with several days in October and the next leg to be next March--the Heart of Wales train is free for people with a Wales concessionary bus pass from 1st October to 31st March each year.
As we get nearer Swansea, we can then do day walks and not have to stay.
This will not have been recced beforehand and we will be using the booklet that accompanies the trail.
***It is really important that people coming officially sign up, as on a walking trail things can change, and emails can be sent to attendees if that happens.
We will start walking at Craven Arms on Monday 14th October.The train leaves Swansea at 9. 34am (please check times from subsequent stations) arrives Craven Arms at 13. 03pm.
We will do a shorter walk on
Day 1. Craven Arms to Clunbury (or Aston on Clun) 5 to 6 miles click here for details.
Day 2. Clunbury (or Aston on Clun) to Bucknell 8 miles approx. Details are here.
Day 3. Bucknell to Knighton 8.7 miles, details here.
Day 4. Knighton to Knucklas 4 miles, details here (and home)
NB One thing that will need to be decided by the attendees is whether we want to visit every station on this railway line.If we are not using the station for any travel, sometimes it just means walking down the road to the station or missing that bit out and just carrying on, from where the detour to the station leaves the main path.
I have found a b and b for the first night near Craven Arms who will collect our luggage off the train, then 2 nights in Knighton, see below for details of accommodation.
Option of taxi from end of walk back to b and b if no-one is coming who has their own transport to help with luggage.At present one of the attendees coming in her own transport, has offered to help with luggage.
You can come for any numbers of days whatever suits.