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Breidden Hill from Middletown

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SJ301125
Lat 52.705636 // Long -3.035967
Postcode SY21 8EL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This vigorous walk explores the Breidden Hills which lie on the north side of the A458 between Shrewsbury and Welshpool. Formed of volcanic rock the hills offer excellent views across the surrounding countryside. The first summit reached, Moel y Golfa, is topped by a Romany memorial. Breidden hill, the second summit visited, has a large pillar dedicated to Sir George Bridges Rodney whilst the final summit, Middletown Hill, was home to an extensive Iron Age fort. It is worth noting that the relevant 1:25000 map is especially useful on this walk.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 240Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 240Digital Map1:25kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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Walk 3529 Stiperstones from Snailbeach - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

Walk 1871 The Stiperstones from Snailbeach: nature, history, and folklore - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

Walk 1832 The Hollies & Poles Coppice from near Habberley - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.


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