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Stylised white cob horse head and name on green discEpynt Way

64 km / 40 miles

Powys
The Epynt Way is a 80 km/ 50 mile permissive path which follows the approximate boundary of the Sennybridge Training Area, (SENTA). The uplands of the Epynt Plateau lie between the Brecon Beacons to the South and the Cambrian Mountains to the North.

Being in an upland area it contains steep and boggy sections that require extra care. The route is waymarked throughout with 1.2 metre posts and finger posts at junctions with external paths.

There are 5 circular walks at different points around the path giving the walker an opportunity to explore surrounding areas.

Mynydd Epynt is a wild plateau covered largely by blanket bog and grass, cut by streams valleys with woodland and meadows that flow south to the River Usk. The area became famous as the breeding ground for Welsh Cobs - the very name Epynt originating from an ancient expression meaning "haunt of horse". Epynt was the ancestral home of a community of Welsh speaking hill farmers until 1940 when most of it was compulsorily purchased by the War Department for use as an artillery training area.

Live firing takes place most days on Sennybridge, and as the Epynt Way does not encroach on the Impact area the public can still use the Epynt Way ensuring they stay on the clearly marked route.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Waymark: Stylised white cob horse head and name on green disc
Waymark
Stylised white cob horse head and name on green disc
Attributes
Horse Ride (Multi User); Moorland; Military
Start and Finish
SN995428 - Pentre Dolan Honddu, Builth Wells, Powys
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Open Date
2004

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - External PDF
Epynt Way - PDF (UK Government)
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Paperback
The Epynt Way Guide Book (Epynt Way Association)

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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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The Old Sunday School Room  (bookable online)
4 Km
22 Km
Self-catering
Merlin Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
27 Km
B & B Accommodation
Cerdyn Villa  (bookable online)
4 Km
41 Km
Hotels
4 Km
41 Km
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Kilsby Country House  (bookable online)
4 Km
41 Km
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Bryncelyn Guesthouse  (bookable online)
4 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
5 Km
41 Km

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Route Profile:

64.4 Km (40.0 miles)
2,193 m (7,195 ft) ascent
464 m (1,522 ft)  maximum height