Y Beudy is situated 1.5 miles from the A483, mid-way between the market towns of Oswestry and Welshpool.
The nearby Montgomery Canal (currently under restoration) provides both interesting tow path walks through an idyllic rural landscape, and an insight into our industrial heritage. The Heritage Area in Llanymynech boasts one of only two remaining Hoffman Kilns in the country, which was used for burning limestone to create lime for fertiliser. The area has recently been designated a historic monument. The canal links into the Shropshire Union Canal with its two famous Thomas Telford aqueducts, one at nearby Chirk, and one, "the river in the sky" a little further afield at Pontcycyllte.
Llanymynech Hill/Rocks, which dominate the village, is now home to a famous golf club - where Ian Woosnam honed his skills. The hill is believed to be the site of the Roman General Caractacus' final battle, and historically has been mined for silver, lead and limestone. The underlying limestone gives rise to typical flora, and an area of the hill is a nature reserve and SSI, famed for its orchids.
The area has four major National Trust properties within 30 minutes stress-free travelling time - the nearest, Powis Castle, only 15 minutes. In little over an hour there six more NT properties, two English Heritage properties, and two World Heritage Sites, the Iron Bridge Gorge Museums, and the Pontcycylle Aquaduct.
Pistyll Rhaeadr, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, is 20 minutes drive through country roads - the other six are nearby too!
This is walking country, ranging from local meanders along canal towpaths, ambles from pretty villages (with a pub at the end), to the more serious stuff. Offa's Dyke Path is at the bottom of the lane, and a number of other long distance paths can be accessed nearby, including Glyndwr's Way, the Severn Way, the Shropshire Way, and a little further afield, the Kerry Ridgeway. We can arrange to either take you to the start of your walk, or collect you at the end.
If you tire of the rural tranquillity and need a shot of retail therapy, the roman city of Chester is 45 minutes drive, and the medieval town of Shrewsbury 30 minutes.
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