This year's walk will be on Saturday June 20th 2015

An article by Catherine Waterfall of Country and Border Life who did the walk in 2014

The Rotary clubs of Newtown, Llanidloes and Machynlleth are pleased to announce that this year’s Walk will take place on Saturday June 20th. Entry forms are now available.
The full walk is 42 miles, but it is possible to partake in shorter sections – 26, 16 or 6 miles. The shorter section is ideal for children and families.



Welcome to the Newtown Rotary Club website. We are based in Newtown Powys. Mid Wales, Wales, Uk.

We meet on Mondays at 1900 at The Elephant & Castle Hotel, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys,
SY16 2BQ Tel: 01686 626271

Note our active sites are:

and our vibrant facebook page:

Vistors who wish to attend please contact Rtn Richard Bonfield on 01686 670593

25th February 2013 Visit of Jamie Richardson, International Red Cross


Jamie Richardson recently gave an informative talk on his work as a Red Cross first responder to international disasters. John
Harries thanked Jamie for his talk. It was pleasing to hear how Rotary International is working with the Red Cross in assisting with disaster relief.

2011 Newtown Rotary Christmas Dinner


President Neil Grant welcomed Paul Henke to Maesmawr Hotel for the annual Christmas dinner.

Paul has led an extraordinary life. Born and raised in the mining valleys of South Wales, his father was a Polish immigrant who came to the UK during the Second World War. Paul was educated at Pontypridd Boys’ Grammar and from an early age had a burning desire to be a Royal Naval officer.

He has travelled extensively, researching material for his work and is now a full time writer. His works include Tears Trio, Turmoil and Havoc.

3rd October 2011 - Rotary National Young Writer Award


District Governor John McDowell recently joined us at the club to present Newtown High School student Mollie Hughes with her National Young Writer Award.
Also present were Rtn Paul Crosby (District Youth Opportunities Chairman) and Rtn Betty Wood (District Young Writer Organiser).
The regional competition was judged by local author Jenny Nimmo and Nick Knight of the County Times.
It was also an honour to have Hannah Wilkinson (President of Interact) and two of her fellow interactors at the presentation.

It was a pleasurable night and an honour for Newtown.

19th September 2011 - The Eleventh District 1180 Disabled Games


The eleventh District 1180 DISABLED GAMES at the Field of Dreams, Bank of America in Chester was once again an outstanding success. Over three hundred participants took part from all areas of the district.
Memebrs from Newtown Rotary, Newtown Interact and Inner Wheel assisted in the event. It was an eye opening event for all that were there.
President Neil Grant would like to thank Newtown Interact and Dial a Ride for their assistance yet again this year.

17th September 2011 - Cricket Tour to France

Team photo France.jpg

Newtown Rotary recently embarked on an international visit to France in the quest for cricket glory. Captain Richard Bonfield drew upon Welsh and English Rotarians and guests in his quest. Sixteen players and supporters made the visit via Nantes.

The wicket proved uneven with considerable movement of the ball at times. The French opened with 189 runs scored in 35 over’s. This score proved difficult for Rotary to chase as Newtown Rotary scored 114 in reply.

27th of June - President 2011-12

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President Neil Grant takes over from Past President Rod Evans.

Sponsors for the across wales walk

The following organisations have sponsored our events: