About Us

The Four Well Ramblers are based in Mid Wales in the area bounded by the Powys Spa towns of Llandrindod, Builth, Llanwrtyd and Llangamarch Wells. We walk alternate Saturdays in areas of outstanding natural beauty including: the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Radnor Forest and the Elan Valley.

New walkers and visitors are always welcome.
A PDF of the full walk programme can be downloaded here

New Walk Programme

The walks programme for Spring 2014 which runs from January 2014 to the end of April is now available. It  can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.

River Wye Footbridge Closed

The footbridge between Rhayader and Marteg at grid reference SN 955 697  has been closed by Powys County Council due to safety concerns.  The closure is initially for 21 days while a report into it’s condition is undertaken. It is likely that the closure wil be extended beyond the initial 21 days.

Four Wells 2012 AGM

Our next Annual General Meeting is being held at 7 pm on Wednesday October 29th 2012 in “1 The Barn, Garth, Powys LD4 4AG” by kind permission of our Chairman Chris Jones.

This meeting elects our Officers and the Committee for the coming year, is a chance to voice your opinions and to meet other members. The meeting is open to all Rambler members that are part of the Four Wells Group. The agenda is attached.

To find the Barn, from Builth Wells head west on the A483, the Barn is on the right in the centre of the village. To see a Google map got to http://g.co/maps/rusqp. The blue marker shows the location of the meeting.

Four Wells Walk – 4th February 2012

Eight walkers braved the cold and the predicted snow to walk the eleven miles from Hardwicke, near Hay on Wye. From a small C.P. at Hardwicke the group were led to Little Mountain, where we stopped for a warming drink sheltered by rock outcrops, before dropping down into Golden Valley. A long level lane took us to the start of the climb to Arthur’s Stone, an atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs. See photo below.

After a brief lunch stop, at temperatures below freezing no one wanted a long leisurely break, we headed to the highest point of the day, Merbach Common. By this point the snow had started to fall and what little distance views we had were now obscured preventing us from seeing the glorious views (so we were told) to the Malvern Hills to the east, Clee Hill to the north, Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains to the south and the Welsh Hills to the west. It was a slippery descent back to the lower ground and we were all relived to get back on the flat with no slips or mishaps. Another hours walk through fields and lanes brought us back to the start.  Many thanks to Robin for leading the walk in such difficult conditions.

 

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The Four Wells Ramblers will be holding a New Years Eve Walk, 31st of December.

Open Common between Aberedw Rocks and Llandeilo Hill

Date: Saturday 31 December 2011
Start gridref: SO 108 458
Start time: 10am
Grade: Leisurely
Distance: 6 miles
Longer description: Car Share Llanelweddd Ind Est at 9:40 or on road side at SO 108458 at 10am.  Note:- If road conditions are poor walk will start at SO 081443
Pub Lunch at Wheelwrights, Erwood after walk.
Contact name: Derek
Contact phone: 01597 860519
Contact emailfourwells@gmail.com

2011 Four Wells AGM

Our next Annual General Meeting is being held at 7 pm on Wednesday October 12th 2011 in “1 the Barn, Garth, Powys LD4 4AG” by kind permission of our Chairman Chris Jones.  This meeting elects our Officers and the Committee for the coming year, is a chance to voice your opinions and to meet other members. The meeting is open to all Rambler members that are part of the Four Wells Group.

To find the Barn, from Builth Wells head west on the A483, the Barn is on the right in the centre of the village. To see a Google map got to http://g.co/maps/rusqp.  The blue marker shows the location of the meeting.

Festival of Winter Walks

Wheelwright Arms, Erwood, Wales.

                        Image via Wikipedia

Robin will be leading a post Xmas walk on Monday 27th December and will be included in the Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks.

The walk starts from the car park of the Wheelwright Arms Erwood at 10am heading up into the hills towards Llwyn-gwyn, Llannerch-coedlan down to Hafodygarreg then back to Erwood. Total distance is 6.5 miles. We will be having a bar meal/snack at the Wheelwright Arms at the end of the walk, maybe even the odd half or two.

Limited car parking the Wheelwrights so please  car share from A481 Llanelwedd Ind Est SO 055517 at 9.30am.

New Officers

At the recent AGM which was well attended, at least compared to recent years the following officers were elected:-

  • Chairman                       Chris Jones
  • Secretary                      Derek Cosslett
  • Treasurer                      Rosemary Standen
  • Footpath Secretary         Ian Standen
  • Membership Secretary     Geraldine King   
  • Walks Coordinator           Derek Cosslett & Robin Mainstone

To get in touch with any of the above please fill in the Contact Form and someone will get in touch.

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