A SECTION of the Wye Valley Walk in Powys that is popular with walkers, runners, mountain bikers and horses has been closed to the public until January 2024.

Powys County Council has made an order to temporarily close footpaths 7 and 17, restricted byway 9 and county road U0059 in the community of Duhonw, near Builth Wells.

The closure of all traffic along the route came into effect on July 10 for resurfacing work to take place.

The bridleway, in the shadow of Garth Hill and running alongside a property called Dolfach, next to the Duhonw, a tributary of the River Wye, has been shut off so access is prohibited.

Trees and hedges have been hacked back and the ground is being resurfaced after it has deteriorated in recent years. Access to byway 9 will be restricted until January 10 next year or until the work is completed.


The closures include: footpath 7, Duhonw from Penlangrug to its junction with the Wye Valley Walk for approximately 687 metres; footpath 17, Duhonw from Pwllgwyn to the Wye Valley Walk for approximately 257 metres; and restricted byway 9, Duhonw and county road U0059 from footpath 5 to county road U0055 for approximately 653 metres.

The closure is required in the interests of public safety due to work to improve the surface of restricted byway 9, the local authority says.

For further information, contact 01597 827500.