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Sa1: Buses, Trains and the Baron

In Stock: 18
From April 13, 2019 8:10 am until 4:30 pm

Duration8.5 hrs
Distance 8 Miles (500 ft total ascent) 
LeaderNigel Sheath
Max No20 
Price £23.50 (inc. lunch main course and train fare)

Bring money for bus fare and tea. Depart on the Service Bus no 41 at 8:20 am to Knighton.

This walk is in memory of James Blair, one of the founders of Kington Walks who died in 2018. Kington Walks will make a donation to the Cart Shed charity from the walk income.

This walk celebrates rural public transport incorporating buses, a train, an invigorating hill top walk, a hearty lunch and afternoon tea!

We leave Kington on the 8.20 am service bus to Knighton and Offa’s Dyke Path as it ascends steeply out of Knighton. After stopping to enjoy the views down the Teme valley and Knucklas Castle, village and railway viaduct we turn off the path and follow the recently launched Heart of Wales Trail. The Trail is still in development but when completed will follow the Heart of Wales railway line from Craven Arms to Llanelli. Our walk over this section now takes us along a gently undulating path and a green lane with excellent views. We then enter Bucknell Wood and descend slowly through this ancient woodland all the way to Bucknell where we will stop for lunch at the renowned Baron at Bucknell Country Inn (main course only due to time limitations). We then catch the 2.41 pm train from Bucknell back to Knighton and walk to the Offa’s Dyke Centre for coffee/tea and cake and a chance to look around the Centre or Knighton itself before catching the 4.13 pm service bus back to Kington.

The Cart Shed is a charity based in North Herefordshire that offers opportunities to try something new and improve wellbeing; to find friendships, a sense of belonging and a place of calm, in a supportive, caring environment.

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Kington Walks is a charity registered in England and Wales (1172022)