Powys is famous for having some of the most scenic walks in the UK – whether you’re hopping over stiles in the Brecon Beacons National Park or taking in the picturesque views along Glyndwr’s Way or Offa’s Dyke Path.

Powys County Council and Wales’ largest walking charity Ramblers Cymru have announced that they are working together to develop trails in Welshpool, Llangorse, and Coelbren which could help boost the local economy and tourism in the areas.

The ‘Paths to Prosperity’ project aims to will help local volunteers develop practical skills in navigation, trail development and path maintenance, as well as improving signage and infrastructure to ensure easy access for all.


Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys, said: “Powys in blessed to have some of the most stunning outdoor spaces for both residents and tourists to enjoy and the Paths to Prosperity project is the perfect way to get everyone out and making the most of what Powys has to offer.

“By developing a volunteer network to increase local ownership of path networks, promoting community pride and proactive trail maintenance, the project will help improve the experience of the thousands of people who love spending time outdoors and exploring the trails in Powys.

“Anyone with a passion for the outdoors and walking will want to join in shaping a prosperous future through community engagement, vibrant trails, and sustainable tourism!”

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People can share their favourite walks and information about places that could benefit from route improvements at a drop-in consultation event held this Sunday (February 11) from 10am to 3pm inside the 1st Clive's Own Welshpool Scout Headquarters & Community Centre at Berriew Street car park.

There are also drop-in events at Llangorse Community Centre from 10am to 3pm on Saturday (February 10) and Coelbren Miners' Welfare & Memorial Hall at the same time on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18.

People who are unable to attend but would like to get involved, can fill in the community paths questionnaire online at www.ramblers.org.uk/powyssurvey or by sending an email to RamblersCymru@ramblers.org.uk.

The project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, supported by Powys County Council.