Heart of Wales

A very enjoyable way of walking the first section of the Glyndŵrs Way National Trail is to make the 15 minute journey on the Heart of Wales train from Knighton to Llangunllo and then walk the six and a half miles back to Knighton over the rolling Radnorshire hills.

There are 4 trains a day (2 on Sundays) from Knighton to Llangunllo. Visit the Heart of Wales website for more information and times. Llangunllo is a request stop so do remember to tell the conductor that you want to alight there or you may end up in Swansea!

From Llangunllo train station walk 600 metres south down the road, under the railway bridge and look out for the Glyndŵr’s Way fingerpost on your left (you will have seen a similar post before the bridge on your right but ignore it). After that all you have to do is follow the waymarks into Llangunllo village and then out again towards Knighton and its welcoming pubs and cafes.

Knighton, “Knights Town” is also known as Tref-y–Clawdd, “The town on the dyke”.  Knighton is situated at the beginning of Glyndŵr’s Way and half way along Offa’s Dyke Path. The town is rich in history with half-timbered houses and winding streets known locally as "The Narrows". There is evidence of settlement in the area dating back to the Stone Age but the current town is mostly medieval in origin.

Don’t forget to visit the Offa’s Dyke Centre with its attractive interactive exhibition that allows visitors to explore the Dyke, the National Trails and the border area in general, through interactive displays and graphic display panels. The Tourist Information Centre is housed in the Centre.

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Approaching Llangunllo