you visit Montgomery and Mid-Wales the stunning scenery
is all around, and whether taking a stroll around the
Town using the "Walk Around Montgomery" town trail map,
following one of the walk or Nature Trail routes
prepared by the Civic Society or finding the nearby Offa's
Dyke to explore, you can't fail to enjoy the
wonderful surroundings of The Marches.
The Dragon has washing, drying and ironing facilities
and muddy boots can be left either in the Patio or by
Below are some of the leaflets for walking together
with further links to give an indication of what is
available. More are available in the hotel lounge
together with Ordnance Survey maps covering the
For walks a little further afield try leapingstiles for Powys or WalkinginShropshire.
war memorial kissing gate turn right (with your
back to the castle) and follow the hill
at the footpath sign, walk across the field, then
via the site of the old hill fort and through the
ancient woodland of Ffridd Faldwyn.
Turn left onto B4385, then
right towards Hendomen; the site of the original
motte and bailey castle is on the
from the front of The Dragon Hotel, turn left and
walk up the hill, turn right at the kissing gate
and follow the path to the Castle Ruins. Stop to
explore and enjoy the view over Montgomery town
and the Severn Valley .
the Castle back to the Castle car park;
directly across the road - signposted - the
more energetic may take the path through another
kissing gate up to the County War Memorial to
enjoy the tremendous panoramic view over five
Turn right down Sarkley
Lane and cross the B4388 into New Road. Then
cross B4386 into meandering Lymore
Pass Lymore Pools,
Burnt House and cricket pitch before turning right
onto Offa's Dyke. Take 1st marked path on right
which leads right back into Montgomery
Town trail around marked buildings
of interest in Montgomery.
3 miles 1 1/2
County Gaol, Town walls &
5 miles 2 1/2 - 3 hours: Includes Town Hill, Ruined
Castle and Ffridd Faldwyn.
2 miles including Castle,
Llandyssil Lane and Ffridd Faldwyn
6 Montgomery Canal Walks,
The Montgomery Canal
originally linked Newtown to the National Canal Network
joining the Llangollen Canal. The canal passes within a
couple of miles of Montgomery, this booklet covers walks
along its length.
These National Trail walks are all accessible for a
good days walking a short drive from Montgomery. (Offa's
Dyke a few minutes walk)
Dyke 177 miles from Chepstow to
Way 135 miles from Knighton to Welshpool -
definitely the scenic route.
Way 210 miles from Plynlimon to the sea at
Ridgeway 15 miles from Cider House Farm near
Kerry to Bishop's Castle.
For all National Trails
The Dragon Hotel in
Montgomery is between Newtown and Welshpool on the
Shropshire, Powys borders with a fine restaurant,
friendly bar and swimming pool, offering Bed and
Breakfast, hotel accommodation with excellent food, wine