When is the best time to walk on Glyndŵr’s Way?
Glyndŵr's Way can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Summer brings long and (sometimes) hot days but some people prefer the wild flowers of spring or the spectacular colours of autumn.
In winter, mid Wales under a cover of snow is a spectacular sight. However, one must keep in mind the Welsh climate, which can see rain at any time, and the fact that some accommodation is closed in the winter. Therefore, it is important to carry appropriate clothing. Remember also that there is limited daylight in the winter (only about eight hours in mid-winter).
One thing is for sure - whenever you walk it, it is bound to be an unforgettable experience.
Why are there both acorns and dragons on the signposts?
The acorn is the symbol of the 15 National Trails in England and Wales. It represents the national importance of the Trails and the commitment made by all those involved in their management to look after the Trails to the highest possible standards. The dragon is a specific logo for Glyndŵr's Way developed by Powys County Council.
Is there accommodation along the trail?
Yes – but in places it is limited and so it is important to plan in advance. It is not advisable to just ‘turn up’ at accommodation without a reservation. In some cases, it may be necessary to arrange a lift or taxi to your accommodation – some Bed & Breakfast operators will be happy to provide this service.
At present there are very few camping opportunities and no youth hostels along the route. Click Here to see the current list.
An accommodation list for Glyndŵr's Way is included in the Powys County Council publication ‘Walking in Mid-Wales & The Brecon Beacons’. This is available from Tourist Information Centres in the area, including the Offa's Dyke Centre in Knighton – Telephone 01547 528753.
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How easy is it to get to and from the Trail?
For nationwide public transport information, including timetables, contact: www.traveline.org.uk or ring 0870 608 2 608.
There are railway stations at both ends of the Trail. Knighton station is on the Heart of Wales line which links Shrewsbury with Swansea. Machynlleth and Welshpool are both on the Cambrian Line which runs from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. National Rail enquiries: www.nationalrail.co.uk or telephone 08457 484950
Regular services run from the main towns of Knighton, Llanidloes, Machynlleth and Welshpool. Elsewhere, services are very limited. Complete timetables and a map are available in the Powys Travel Guide which is available from Tourist Information Centres in the county or by phone on 0845 6076060.
Is it going to be really busy?
Not yet! Glyndŵr's Way is still a relatively new and unknown Trail and, apart from near to the towns on the route, you are likely to be able to travel for miles without seeing other people, other than the occasional farmer. However, as the Trail becomes more widely know we expect visitor numbers to increase.