World War 1 walks and trails
One of the aims of the Powys War Memorials Project is to develop walks and trails so that people can find out more about war memorials and places or buildings associated with World War 1. Ten walks have been developed with community groups and local historians in Towns throughout Powys. They can all be found here: https://www.midwalesmyway.com/historyandheritage
Eight of the walks can be accessed by QR code plaques. http://www.historypoints.org/index.php?page=powys-tours
Many more War Memorials in Powys have their own unique QR code plaque with information on each name:
Here is some information about what QR codes are and how to use your phone or other device to access QR codes
1. Talgarth World War 1 walk
The name Talgarth means ‘front of the hill’ and the town is situated at the foot of the Black Mountains.
The walk is just over 1 mile long and has been graded 'easy' because there is little ascent or descent and most of the walk is on pavements.
The English version of the walk leaflet can be downloaded here.
The Welsh version of the walk leaflet can be downloaded here.
2. Llandrindod Wells: World War 1 QR code walk
A World War 1 QR code walk around Llandrindod Wells and its treasured victorian buildings.
3. Christ Church Welshpool World War 1 poppy trail walk
Christ Church in Welshpool is a redundant Victorian church that has become the life and love of Karl, Natalie and their three sons. The family have embarked on a lifelong restoration project, to create both a beautiful home and an atmospheric public space, so all can share in this unique building and its heritage.
The Powys War Memorials Project has worked with Christ Church in Welshpool to create a World War 1 poppy trail walk around the church and its grounds. The poppy trail walk explores war memorials in the church itself and graves in the church yard.
4. Brecon World War 1 trail
The Powys War Memorials Project worked in collaboration with History Points to create a World War 1 trail around the Historic Cathedral town of Brecon. The trail, just over 1.5 miles long, enables you to explore 14 places of interest associated with World War 1.