The Knighton Area
Knighton, Radnorshire
Knighton, it is said, was built on the only flat ground for miles around and you can see why.

This view is from Garth Hill and shows the small market town nestling in those hills. The town wouldn't be at all unusual if it weren't for the fact that Offa's Dyke runs right through it. Offa's Dyke is a 177 miles long earthwork, consisting of a bank and ditch which starts on the south welsh coast and runs north along the Welsh/English border to the north welsh coast and Knighton is roughly on the centre point.

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View of the Clock Tower, Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales

The Clock Tower, Knighton.

Built in 1872 the Victorian Gothic Clock Tower stands at the junction of Broad Street, West Street and High Street. The hill showing over the top of the buildings on the left is Panpunton Hill which is on the route of the Offa's Dyke Path.

A small part of the town, including the railway station, is in Shropshire, England.

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View of Offa's Dyke, Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales

Offa's Dyke, Knighton.

This section of the dyke is south of the town on the route between Kington and Knighton. It is well defined here, which is not always the case, with the dyke being about 18 feet above the bottom of the ditch.

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View of the River Teme, Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales

The River Teme, Knighton.

The River Teme has its source in Mid Wales, south of Newtown in Powys, and flows through Knighton where it crosses the border into England. It eventually joins the River Severn south of Worcester at Powick; a total distance of about 80 miles.

The Teme valley is exceptionally beautiful and its appeal lies more in small and hidden places rather than in large, popular attractions.


View of the Caer Caradoc Hill Fort, Chapel Lawn, Shropshire

The Caer Caradoc Hill Fort.

This Iron Age hill fort is one of the best that we have seen with well defined ditches and banks on a large scale. Caer Caradoc, at a fraction over 1300 feet, should not be confused with the hill of the same name near Church Stretton.

Reaching the fort involves an easy walk from the village of Chapel Lawn.

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