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Elan Valley Way

Herefordshire, Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire

190 km / 118 miles
The Way is loosely based on the Elan Valley aqueduct which, since 1904, has carried the water supply for Birmingham from the Elan Valley. The route keeps within three miles of the aqueduct as it passes through Cookley, Bewdley, Ludlow, Knighton and Rhayader.
The original route between Button Oak and Cleobury Mortimer, which took a detour south, has now been adjusted. Ramblers working with the local authority have made a new section closer to the pipeline. The LDWA downloads reflect the new definitive ROWs through Malpass Wood which are as yet not marked on the OS mapping.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SO999804 - Frankley, Worcestershire View on StreetMap
Finish: SN927646 - Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Powys View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF Elan Valley Way Alternative between Button Oak and Cleobury Mortimer  (LDWA  - 2012 ) Download File
Guidebook Elan Valley Way : a long distance walk from Birmingham to Central Wales  (Meridian Books  - 1999 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 147, 148
OS Landranger Active 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 147, 148
OS Explorer 200, 201, 203, 218, 219
OS Explorer Active 200, 201, 203, 218, 219

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
2 km
38 km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 km
52 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
75 km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 km
112 km
Walkers are Welcome
4 km
150 km
Bunk House
2 km
168 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
190 km

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Route Profile:

183.9 km (114.3 miles)
5,042 m (16,542 ft) ascent
489 m (1,604 ft)  maximum height

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