Find out about the 15 National Trails providing over 4000km of well-managed paths which offer walking, riding and cycling experiences through some of the finest countryside in England and Wales, officially designated by the Countryside Coucil for Wales and Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency).
Location: Mid Wales.
Length:: 217km/135 miles
Average number of days to complete:: 9.
Users:: Walkers throughout, Horseriders and cyclists on certain stretches only
Highest point:: Foel Fadian 510m/1,673 ft
Start point: The Town Clock at Knighton.
Finish point: The public park next to the canal in Welshpool.
Landscape:: Open moorland and rolling farmland with woodland and forests.
Highlights: Glyndwr’s Parliament House in Machynlleth, Lake Vyrnwy, Llyn Clywedog reservoir, views over the Cambrian Mountains.
Famous Associations: Owain Glyndwr and Llywelyn Ap Gruffudd (the last true Welsh Prince of Wales).
Trail Officer's favourite part: The long stretch from Clywedog reservoir to Glaslyn. It takes you from the lovely green rolling hills around the reservoir up onto wide, bleak moorland landscape. It is all utterly peaceful.
Nearest Towns: Knighton, Llanidloes, Machynlleth and Welshpool are on the Trail.
Access: Both ends of the Trail and Machynlleth can be reached by train from Shrewsbury. London Euston to Shrewsbury is 3 hours. Birmingham to Shrewsbury is 1 hour. Shrewsbury is 50 minutes from Knighton, 1 hour from Machynlleth and 20 minutes from Welshpool.
Information available: The Glyndwr's Way National Trail Guide by Aurum Press (ISBN: 1-85410-968-5) £12.99. The accommodation guide 'Walking in Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons', which is free of charge, includes information for Glyndwr's Way. Both of these publications are available from the tourist information offices in Knighton, Machynlleth and Welshpool.
Contact for all information and advice: Telephone: Trail Officer Helen Tatchell 00 44 (O) 1597 827562. Email: email@example.com Information can also be obtained from the main Powys Tourist Information Centres - Knighton 00 44 (0) 1547 529424. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Machynlleth 00 44 (0) 1654 702401. Email: email@example.com Welshpool 0044 (0) 1938 552043. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org