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COVID 19 Update

Latest guidance: National Trails in Wales

Wales is taking new measures from 9th November 2020 and they replace the ones issued before this date. These measures are different to those in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Travel restrictions

There are no travel restrictions within Wales however people should avoid non-essential travel as much as possible and there are travel restrictions in and out of Wales. Follow Welsh Government coronavirus updates and guidance for further information  https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Visiting the path safely

Please follow our guidance for a great time walking whilst keeping yourself and others safe.

Plan Ahead

 

Follow the Countryside Code

Please bear in mind these simple steps for an enjoyable and safe time in the great outdoors.

Respect other people

  • consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
  • park carefully so access to gateways and driveways are clear
  • leave gates and property as you find them
  • follow paths but give way to others where it’s narrow

Protect the natural environment

  • leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home
  • be careful with BBQs, and don’t light fires
  • keep dogs under effective control
  • dog poo – bag it and bin it, or take it with you

Enjoy the outdoors

  • plan ahead, check what facilities are open, be prepared
  • follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures

Download a summary of the Countryside Code to print

https://naturalresources.wales/days-out/the-countryside-codes/?lang=en

Trail Itineraries

Glyndŵr’s Way

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DAYS

9

DISTANCE

217km

Trail Information

Find useful facts and learn more about Glyndŵr's Way below.

About the Trail

Glyndŵr’s Way is an 135 mile (217 Km) long National Trail meandering through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of mid-Wales. Starting in Knighton and ending in Welshpool, the Trail is named after Owain Glyndŵr’, Prince of Wales and Medieval Welsh nationalist leader who organised a rebellion against the English king, Henry IV in 1400.

You don’t have to walk the Trail in one go to enjoy the best it has to offer. You can enjoy it as a series of day walks.

Exploring the Trail

Anyone who is reasonably fit can walk Glyndŵr’s Way, although it is very hilly, often dropping into valleys and ascending hills several times in a day. You should be aware that it crosses country that is sometimes rough and remote. The ability to navigate by compass will be very welcome if it is misty.

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).

The Trail starts at the Town Clock in Knighton and ends at the canal in Welshpool. This is the way most people walk it, you can go the other way, but navigating will be more of challenge.

What is special about the Trail?

Glyndŵr’s Way takes you to some of the finest landscape features in Wales including the tranquil Radnorshire Hills, the shores of the Clywedog Reservoir and heather clad Plynlimon.  There are spectacular views over Cadair Idris, Lake Vyrnwy, the Cambrian Mountains and Y Golfa.  The route reaches its highest point at Foel Fadian (1530ft/510m) from which on a clear day views stretch out along the majestic Dulas valley to Machynlleth and the sea.

This Trail takes you through a real farming landscape. One of the major attractions of the Trail is the joy of walking through a working land, there is nothing artificial about this landscape.

Latest news

Visit our News page for the latest interesting and exciting news on the Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail.

Events

Take a look at our Events calendar to find details of the enjoyable events that are taking place along the Trail. If you want, you can even add your own event.

Discover history and glorious countryside

Visit castles and museums and explore lakes and waterways while on this quiet trail through the very heartland of Wales.

Create your own trip

Feeling inspired? Build a bespoke itinerary and start planning your visit to this great National Trail here.