Irfon Valley, Powys
This is a six and a half mile linear walk. Nestling in the Irfon Valley above the peaceful little village of Abergwesyn, Cwmgwesyn is an area of true wilderness and as such was the last stronghold of the red kite before the conservation program to secure the breeds future. The terrain covered includes country lanes, farmland and moorland paths.
There are toilets in the village of Abergwesyn and a selection of pubs and shops in nearby Llanwrtyd Wells. There are no facilities along the route.
The surrounding heathland is home to bees, butterflies, dragonflies, skylarks, peregrines and merlin and is inhabited year round by red grouse, and of course red kites.
The terrain is generally easy going underfoot though can be wet in places, a stout pair of walking shoes or boots are recommended.