Rhogo is a hilltop wander with the most breathtaking views of Powys; Pen-y-Fan, Radnor Forest, Aberedw Hill and the Cambrian mountains are all visible on this wander. Its hilltop position means it is exposed so this is not a walk to try out in the rain and on a windy day you will definitely need extra layers. There is solid off-road parking for a number of cars and the shorter wander is suitable for off-road specific pushchairs. If you’d like to adventure further then take a map as there are lots of tracks to explore.
Rhogo (pushchair walk)
Distance: just under 1 mile
Time: around 30 mins
Rhogo (longer walk)
Distance: just over 1 mile
Time: about an hour (maybe leave a bit longer if you’ve got a meanderer!)
To begin walk up the stoney track to the rear of the parking area and follow this over the brow of the hill.
Keep looking all around you – if you look behind on a clearish day you can see Pen-y-Fan popping up between the hills. (If you look very closely you can see below!)
Follow the stoney track over the hill until it meets with another stoney track, go straight on and continue up a little hill and around a bend.
At this junction turn right onto the grassy tracks and follow the lower, right hand fork.
Follow this track up and down a steepish bank…
… take the left hand fork, go down the hill….
…reaching a stoney track at the bottom.
Turn left and follow the stoney track past a house…
… and around a bend, where you will find yourself back at the junction where you turned onto the grassy track.
If you are doing the pushchair walk then you should keep going straight on and head back to the parking area along the stoney track.
For the longer wander you should step right onto this bumpy, grassy trail and keep to the right going around a small mound.
Our adventurer stopped for a play on the rocks.
The track is quite uneven for a short while so your adventurer may need a hand.
When you reach the stone wall turn left and carry straight on all the way to the road.
If your adventurer is a bit tired then you can now head back a short distance up the road to reach the parking area. Be aware that this road is well used to keep to edges and watch out for traffic.
If you’re up for some more amazing views and a short, steep uphill section then cross the road and head up the grassy track between the rocks; slightly to the right in the picture below.
When you reach the top of the hill turn left and walk along the ridge.
And look at the views!!!
On reaching the green fencing turn right, towards a gate, and follow this track alongside the wall…
… which will bring you out almost opposite the parking area.
Use this map to guide you on your way. Click to enlarge.
Click on the maps below to view them on ViewRanger.
The OS Grid Reference is SO 079 568.
This wander is located on common land in between Llandrindod Wells and Hundred House and the stoney track used is a driveway so do keep an eye out for cars, they won’t be going fast!
Directions: From Llandrindod Wells take the A483 towards Builth Wells. In the village of Howey take a left hand turn signposted for Hundred House. Drive along this road for approx. 3 miles. The parking area is located at the top of the hill on your left, after you have crossed a cattle grid.
The Beckingham Family