Route Description

Glyndwr’s Way is an 135 mile (217 Km) long National Trail meandering through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of mid-Wales. The Trail starts at Knighton and ends at Welshpool.

Knighton to Felindre. 15 miles/ 24km.

After an immediate climb out of the border town of Knighton, the Trail runs through woodland and quiet pasture.  This leading to the moorland of Beacon Hill, which has a superb show of heather in the summer, before dropping into Felindre.


Felindre to Abbeycwmhir. 15.5 miles/ 25km.

The Trail ascends to high pastureland and takes you past Garreg Lwyd windfarm and the ancient earthwork of Castell y Blaidd. Then later onto the wide, open moorland of Ysgwd Ffordd. A quiet meander through woodland ends in Abbeycwmhir.


Abbeycwmhir to Llanidloes. 15.5miles/25km.

A day of dips and rises. The Trail covers a medley of high farmland, forestry, watery valleys and old woodland on the hilly route to the lovely town of Llanidloes.


Llanidloes to Dylife. 14.5 miles/ 23.5km.

An immediate start across the Severn river, through woodland and pasture brings the Trail to Bryntail mine and the Clywedog dam. Then high above Clywedog reservoir and onto the old Roman road to Dylife, a historic and remote mining area.


Dylife to Machynlleth. 14.5 miles/23.5km.

The Trail is back on the Roman Road, onto high moorland and past mysterious Glaslyn to long views towards the sea. Then onwards to the historic town of Machynlleth where Glyndŵr was crowned Prince of Wales.


Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair. 16 miles/ 25.5km.

A gentle start from the town leads to a fine ridge route and views up the Dyfi valley. Then a meander over the hills above the Afon Twymyn before the long descent to Llanbrynmair.


Llanbrynmair to Llanwddyn. 18 miles/ 29km.

A day of walking in the pine woods as the Trail passes through a high forestry block, over wild Pencoed, home to untamed ponies and then into the great Dyfnant forest. Finally, into Llanwddyn and spectacular views of Lake Vyrnwy and the massive dam.


Llanwddyn to Meifod. 15 miles/ 24km.

The Trail takes on a watery theme, leaving the reservoir behind but visiting wonderful sections of the River Vyrnwy. It passes through three lovely villages on the river before stopping in the fourth river village of Meifod.


Meifod to Welshpool. 11 miles/ 17.5km.

The final day of the Trail starts in woodland and meanders quietly towards the trig point on the great hill of Y Golfa, with spectacular 360-degree views. Then the long, easy descent through the fine parkland of Llanerchydol Hall to the market town of Welshpool.