Llandeilo Hill from Aberedw
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Walk Route Description
The rounded hills of Powys make for some excellent walking. This relatively short walk explores Llandeilo Hill which lies a few miles east of the village of Aberedw, which lies just off the A470 and A44 roads south of Builth Wells. On-street parking is available in the village (grid ref. SO080473), although be careful not to restrict access for local residents.
After parking walk east along the road through the village, passing the parish church and pub on your right. Reaching a road junction by a telephone box, keep right and continue along the lane for a further 500 metres to the next junction which lies just over the River Edw (grid ref. SO085471). Bear right up the lane signed unsuitable for heavy good vehicles and take the first track on your right (with a metal gate). Follow this track climbing steadily keeping left. You soon obtain better views to reach the ruins of Pantau Farm (grid ref. SO085467).
You are now in open access land and need to head roughly east on a track until you pass under some high tension power lines. In a further 100 metres turn right and head uphill on a clear path to reach the brow of the west ridge extending from the summit area of Llandeilo Hill. Turn left along the bridleway and follow the ridge upward passing an indistinct Farlen Pool on your left. You now can enjoy superb views as you walk across the heather clad hilltop. Continue on the bridleway, go past Glannau Pool on your right, to reach Twm Tobacco's grave (grid ref. SO109475) who was either a robber or a nice guy depending which story you read!
Some 200 metres past the grave, turn sharp left onto a track (grid ref. SO112476). This is followed downhill (steeply in places) in a northerly direction towards Pentwyn. Reaching the access track for Trosyglowty, bear left downhill and follow the track past Pentwyn and down to the valley road (grid ref. SO105487). Turn left and after just over a kilometre, turn right to cross the River Edw (signed weak bridge). Take the first signed footpath on your left and follow this alongside the River Edw for about a kilometre to reach a road (grid ref. SO084471). Turn right along this road which will lead you back into the centre of Aberedw village.
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