Llanwrthwl Horseshoe, Powys

  • Distance

    10 miles

    Equivalent of walking up the Eiffel Tower 50 times

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Difficulty


  • Terrain

    Narrow mountain paths with some areas of peat bog

  • OS grid reference


  • Calories burned


    The equivalent of one cheeseburger

Route Info

This challenging 10-mile walk takes you through the mountain, moorland and peat bogs of the wild Abergwesyn Commons, along the imposing horseshoe of mountains.

You begin your trek in the small village of Llanwrthwl before following a path up the to the summit of Trembyd mountain. You will then cross a saddle to Drum Ddu before descending down to Rhos Siath-maen (Seven Stone Moor).

Finally, you will climb Y Gamrhiw mountain before following a long ridge that leads you down into Llanwrthwl once more.

Kit List

  • Good quality walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rucksack
  • Survival bag
  • First aid kit
  • Multi-tool
  • Extra food
  • Head torch
  • Some blister relief is essential

Did you know?

Most of Powys is mountainous, making transport quite difficult.

Route Highlight

At the peak of this walk, you can enjoy incredible views of the Cambrian Mountains, otherwise known as the ‘roof of Wales’.

Where to stop

Head for Llandrindod Wells and The Laughing Dog pub, where you can warm up with a pint of real ale.