Many visitors come here because the area offers some of the best walking and riding in Wales, and surprisingly you will almost certainly have the place to yourselves! We are rather overlooked because of the attractions of the bigger mountains of Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, but we have much lovely hill walking. Look for Beacon Hill and the Radnor Forest areas. On the maps you will see huge areas that are open access land, much of it traditional common land and Forestry Commission land, where you may walk anywhere. Across the valley is the South Shropshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a discovery centre in Craven Arms, with lots of excellent walking. There is much good country walking in Herefordshire, where it is not generally so hilly. The county tourism web site has much good information here –
LOCAL WALKING INFORMATION
There are connections to Glyndwr’s Way (starts in Knighton and passes very close to the village) and the Offa’s Dyke Path across the valley; and the Jack Mytton horse trail is close also. The Shropshire Way, the Herefordshire Way, the Severn Way and the Wye Valley Walk are all handy as well.
Walks around Knucklas –
The Community Centre are publishing other walks from the village; here they are (in PDF format for free download. If you need a PDF reader we recommend Foxit – http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/) –
Other local walks –
Maps & information –
On the OS Explorer maps 201 and 200 you will be able to work out many wonderful days out. Call at the Tourist Information Centre in the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton, information here –
They sell “Walks You Will Enjoy” and “Teme Valley Circular Walks” for local route descriptions. They also have some free Knighton circular walks pamphlets, which are also here for you to download and print for your own use: Knighton circular walks
On the Powys Ramblers web site “Walks you will enjoy” are available to download for your own use. They are published by the East Radnor Ramblers, and have details of 18 walks in the area –
Problems with paths –
The local group of the Ramblers’ Association is the East Radnor Group, who offer walks on Wednesdays and Saturdays, jointly with the 4 Wells Group (covering the Llandrindod and Builth area). Look here for details – Visitors are always welcome (without dogs, however).
Further afield are the Underhill Stables and the Heart of Wales Riding School, both on the A488 towards Llandrindod. In Knighton there is a useful shop: Choice Saddlery & Country Store, at 1 Broad Street (by the clock tower). There are many riders locally, often using the quiet country roads.
The Great Dragon Ride across Wales is 472km, but there are many shorter excursions too. The Jack Mytton Way in Shropshire, the Prince Llewelyn and the Radnor Forest routes meet at Lloyney. Many others can be found on the same site.