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Arrow Valley Trail

Arrow Valley Trail

Arrow Valley Trail

by: Ramblers Mortimer Group
The River Arrow rises in Powys, flows through the Marches and end in Herefordshire. It changes in its journey. The source is high in the hills between Kington and Builth and at this stage the young Arrow is hard to distinguish. It grows into a small brook winding down through remote hamlets and farmlands. By the town of Kington, it has swelled in size sufficient in the past to power important mills. The river then passes through a succession of small villages; Staunton-on-Arrow, Pembridge, Eardisland and Monkland before reaching its confluence with the River Lugg, neat the town of Leominster. Many bridges, weirs and mills are passed.

The Arrow Valley Trail follows the river from its source down to its confluence with the River Lugg below Leominster. The guide describes the route in four sections as follows:
Gwaunceste Hill (SO 159555) to Newchurch (SO 217507) - 6 miles
Newchurch to Kington (SO 303568) - 9.5 miles
Kington to Pembridge (SO391585) - 8.5 miles
Pembridge to Broadwood Hall, Leominster (SO 496574) - 9 miles

The guidebook gives a detailed description of the route plus simple sketch maps. There are also six pages of colour photographs of views along the route. The authors recommend also carrying OS Explorer maps. Sheets 200, 201 and 202 cover the route.

The entire route was devised by Greta Pennington, who died in 2011. The project was completed by members of the Ramblers Mortimer Group.

Pages 30 (2012) 148mm x 210mm (non ISBN)

Price: 4.00