Calorie-burning walks

by Alf Alderson, 19th December 2017

Tramping your way to the top of a hill - be it small or large - is a great way to get some fresh air into those lungs and lose the excess gained during the holidays

With all the indulgences of the festive season many of us will be feeling we need to get out and shed a few of the pounds that inevitably accumulate at this time of year. And there’s no easier or better way to do so than walking in the beautiful Welsh Border countryside.

Our three post-Yuletide walks should help you get rid of a few of those Christmas calories, as all of them have at least one stiff climb — although none are too long. And the reward for the hard work on all three is fine views across some of the Welsh Borders’ loveliest landscapes.

ROUTE 1 - An easy loop through a mix of conifer and deciduous woodland east of the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire

ROUTE 2 - An exhilarating hike to the summit of Shropshire’s highest hill where you can enjoy views of much of the county

ROUTE 3 - The stiffest challenge of this month’s calorie-burning walks, with a particularly steep ascent up Moel y Gaer; the views across North Wales’ Clwydian Range are worth the effort. Trust us!


Route inaccessible? If you find that any of the routes featured on walesandborders.com has become inaccessible in any way, do let us know so we can alert the necessary authorities on your behalf. You can email the Web Editor at webeditor@borderpublishing.com

For the full feature on calorie-burning walks, see the January 2018 issue of Welsh Border Life. For back issues, click here


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