Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Severn Way

Newtown → Abermule

swan-fight.jpg Distance: 4.90 miles
Ascent: 15 metres
Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes

Llwybr Hafren
« Not walked | Not walked »

brynderwen-bridge.jpgKeen to walk a little further after aborting this morning, I settled on an easy route: a taste of the Severn Way, following the towpath of the old Montgomery Canal.

It was a delight. When driving regularly to and from Aberystwyth a decade ago I'd often noticed the canal, so I was really pleased to see this obsolescent highway close up. Beech boughs bent to kiss the surface of the water, swans shepherded sheep away from their cygnets, and the braggadocious Brynderwen Bridge proudly declared itself to be the "Second iron bridge constructed in the county of Montgomery".

I think I'll be back for the rest of the Severn another year.

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