Glyndŵr's Way: Knighton to Welshpool
Celebrate Welsh cultural and natural history along the 135 miles of Glyndŵr's Way. Explore rolling farmland, open moorland, forests, lakes and reservoirs and re-live the adventures of Owain Glyndŵr.
Glyndŵr’s Way follows a horseshoe line through long green valleys and the secluded hill-country of the Radnorshire Hills. Because of its remoteness, Glyndŵr was able to move rapidly and was an elusive presence along these numerous ‘cefnffyrdd’ ancient upland tracks – the key feature in his guerilla campaign against the English.
Today, the countryside has remained hardly changed from those turbulent bygone times. The Trail takes you through the beautiful, secluded hill country of mid Wales, where it is unlikely you will be troubled by crowds; for many, the unspoilt beauty and solitude of the route is its main attraction.
Your walk takes you through a great variety of exciting scenery and terrain. Beginning in Knighton, you soon leave the crowds and head into the East Radnorshire Hills, walking through ancient woodland, over rolling hills, past remote farms and isolated, close-knit, friendly Welsh hamlets.
You come upon wide lakes and reservoirs, views over the steep wooded valleys and the mystical setting of Lake Vyrnwy. The descent to the spectacular setting of Llyn Clywedog will remain with you for some time to come. Enjoy the stillness and solitude of the high open moorland, with panoramic views of mid-Wales and Cardigan Bay in the west, and across to the dramatic peaks of Snowdonia to the north. The notable ranges are Cadair Idris 892m (2,928’) and Pumlumon Fawr 752m (2,468’), far removed from anything that resembles today’s world.
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10 Nights / 9 Days
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Rolling Countryside / High Hills and Moorland
Glyndŵrs Way: Knighton to Welshpool
Every step of the journey has been carefully planned to help you make the most of your walking adventure. Click on the blue tabs below for more information.
This itinerary is offered by Celtic Trails, They believe that there is no better way to see and appreciate the natural world around us than through walking it. For over 20 years, they have had the pleasure of helping walkers on their journey, with their distinctive personalised service and character accommodations.
This tour includes 10 nights accommodation with 9 walking days. Arrive in Knighton on day 1, walk from day 2 and depart from Welshpool on the morning of day 11. Options to walk the Trail over more days are available.
Your holiday will include a good standard accommodation at a mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses, local inns and B&B’s with ensuite or private facilities wherever possible, breakfast, luggage transfers, personal transfer between accommodation and path where necessary, route planning and a Walk Pack including a Trail Guide and Harvey’s map.
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Day 1 - Arrive in Knighton
Day 2- Knighton to Felindre
Day 3 - Felindre to Abbeycwmhir
Day 4 - Abbeycwmhir to Llanidloes
Day 5 - Llanidloes to Dylife
Day 6 - Dylife to Machynlleth
Day 7 - Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair
Day 8 - Llanbrynmair to Llanwddyn
Day 9 - Llanwddyn to Meifod
Day 10 - Meifod to Welshpool
Day 11 - Depart Welshpool
Celtic Trails pride themselves on a good standard accommodation. You will be staying in a mix of accommodation including guesthouses, farmhouses, local inns and B&B’s with ensuite or private facilities wherever possible. Breakfast will be provided. Wherever necessary transfer between your accommodation and the path is included.
This tour includes 10 nights’ accommodation.
The route is rated moderate to challenging and takes you through a great variety of exciting scenery and terrain. You should be aware that it crosses country that is sometimes rough and remote. It is a very quiet National Trail so if you are looking for peace and tranquillity, this is the perfect trail.
We recommend the route is walked from March to October.
Food & Drink
In Wales there is a strong tradition of living off the land, stretching back as far as the ancient Celts. Food has historically been simple wholesome fare – thrifty dishes made with just a few simple, quality ingredients. Today Wales has a wealth of organic farmers’ markets, artisan producers, food festivals, and award-winning restaurants, all waiting for you to enjoy.
The prime natural resources of Wales have shaped the country’s culinary tradition. Welsh lamb is justifiably world famous, farmed on the lush mountains and valleys. Cheese has long been a traditional food of Wales and award-winning varieties grace the cheese boards of homes and restaurants alike. Look out for Welsh specialities such as laverbread, bara brith and cawl – you might not get these at home!
If you’re gasping for a drink at the end of a long day on the Trail then you won’t be disappointed – Wales is well known for its beer. From the UK’s biggest family owned independent brewery, Brains, to small boutique breweries, most areas of Wales have a local brewery. You’ll also find local ciders and wines – there are over 20 Welsh vineyards, producing award winning wines.
Maps, Guidebooks and Merchandise
The official guidebook and map for the Trail are available from the National Trails Shop along with a wide range of gifts and other merchandise.
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