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Walking Route:Derwenlas Walk at Machynlleth

Walking Route

Derwenlas Walk

Derwenlas Walk

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Start: Lay-by Derwenlas
Grid Reference: SN721 991
Distance: 6.2 km - 3.8 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Firm tracks, open fields, some boggy areas
Maps: OS Explorer OL23
Refreshments: Black Lion Inn, Derwenlas

1 Facing the Black Lion Inn turn R to walk uphill. Just after the pylon turn sharp L to follow a signed path up into the woodland. Go through a G and continue upwards until you turn R onto a track by a farm, then L at a finger post to follow a grassy path up the bank. When you reach the tarmac track, turn L.

2. Just before road swings L to a G, turn R to walk across the field and over a S. Walk ahead to go through sheep hurdles in the bottom corner of the field next to a conifer wood. Walk diagonally L down the field and along a sunken track. On reaching a slate tip on your R, turn L over the ridge before dropping down to go through another G. Ignoring the track, bear L to go down a steep bank to reach a grassy track.

3. Turn L through a G into the woodland and on along the track, ignoring any turnings on the
R before exiting the woodland through a G.

4. Turn L keeping the wall on your R to follow a path past trees. At a junction where a wall comes down from L, turn L to walk diagonally up the field to reach a track. Turn L and walk up through a G before turning immediately R along a grassy track. Join another track and follow it L around the rocky hill. As it peters out, turn R to cross the field, keeping the stone barn on your L. On reaching the fence, turn R and follow it to a G on your L.

5 Go through the G and walk directly ahead to go through the R hand G. Continue ahead bearing slightly L through a G on your R. Bear L downhill and through a G next to a track. Follow the LH fence down through a G at the bottom of the field and on ahead towards farm. Keep farm buildings on L to go through yard and exit via tarmac lane on R. At the brow of the hill, turn immediately R by a finger post to go through a G.

6. Walk ahead bearing slightly L before dropping down through a G. Continue downhill aiming for bends in the River Dyfi to gradually close with a stream on the R in trees in the far bottom RH hand corner, cross stream and on through a G into a field. Turn L to walk along the woodland boundary to climb a S, then turn L then R to follow the path down to the main road.

Walk Route: Moderate

Miles: 4


Natural Resources Wales


SY20 8BL


Plan route to Machynlleth using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 745008  Lat: 52.59063 Long: -3.85302

The town of Machynlleth is situated on the main A487 and A489 roads.

There is on-street parking on the main high street as well as a car park located close to the town centre. It is also served by the train station which is located to the north of the town.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Machynlleth station