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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:

http://www.historypoints.org/index.php?page=brecon-war-memorial

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.

Here is a direct link to the History Points website page about the walk:

http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=powys-tours

Here is a direct link to a map showing where all the QR codes are located in Llandrindod Wells:

http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=llandrindod-wells-powys-in-world-war-1

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. 

The English version of the poppy trail walk leaflet can be downloaded here.

The Welsh version of the poppy trail walk leaflet can be downloaded here. 

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. 

World War 1 trail in Brecon 

5. Llanidloes World War 1 Trail 

Two local historians have developed an app for a World War 1 trail in Llanidloes. 

Llanidloes in the Great War available as PDF here

 

The walk pdf can be downloaded here:

6. Crickhowell & Llangattock in World War 1

 

Take our self-guided tours to discover the many ways in which Crickhowell and Llangattock were affected by the war. To start the tour, simply use your mobile to scan the QR codes at any of the featured places (HiPoints).

 

When you’ve read the text for that location, click “Next” to see the text and map for the next place on the tour. Eventually you’ll return to your starting point.

The tour routes meet at the river bridge, so it’s easy to follow both or one at a time.


To follow the tours virtually, choose a starting location from the boxes on the right.

To view maps showing all HiPoints on these tours, follow the links: 
Crickhowell map or Llangattock map


The tour was created by HistoryPoints in conjunction with the Powys War Memorials Project.

 

7. Machynlleth in World War 1 

Take our self-guided tour to discover the many ways in which Machynlleth was affected by the war.
To start the tour, simply use your mobile to scan the QR codes at any of the featured places (HiPoints). When you’ve read the text for that location, click “Next” to see the text and map for the next place on the tour. Eventually you’ll return to your starting point.

To follow the tour virtually, choose a starting location from the box on the right.

To view a map showing all HiPoints on this tour follow this link.

The tour was created by HistoryPoints in conjunction with the Powys War Memorials Project.

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8. Newtown in World War 1

Take our self-guided tour to discover the many ways in which Newtown was affected by the war.

To start the tour, simply use your mobile to scan the QR codes at any of the featured places (HiPoints). When you’ve read the text for that location, click “Next” to see the text and map for the next place on the tour. Eventually you’ll return to your starting point.

To follow the tour virtually, choose a starting location from the box on the right.
To view a map showing all HiPoints on this tour follow this link.

The tour was created by HistoryPoints in conjunction with the Powys War Memorials Project.

9. Welshpool in World War 1 

Take our self-guided tour to discover the many ways in which Welshpool was affected by the war.

To start the tour, simply use your mobile to scan the QR codes at any of the featured places (HiPoints). When you’ve read the text for that location, click “Next” to see the text and map for the next place on the tour. Eventually you’ll return to your starting point.

To follow the tour virtually, choose a starting location from the box on the right.
To view a map showing all HiPoints on this tour follow this link.

The tour was created by HistoryPoints in conjunction with the Powys War Memorials Project.

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10. Ystradgynlais in World War 1

Take our self-guided tour to discover the many ways in which Ystradgynlais was affected by the war.

To start the tour, simply use your mobile to scan the QR codes at any of the featured places (HiPoints). When you’ve read the text for that location, click “Next” to see the text and map for the next place on the tour. Eventually you’ll return to your starting point.To follow the tour virtually, choose a starting location from the box on the right.

To view a map showing all HiPoints on this tour follow this link.
The tour was created by HistoryPoints in conjunction with the Powys War Memorials Project.

Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer if you would like to help develop a war memorial walk or trail in Powys. 

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