Glyndwr's Way

A National Trail through mid-Wales

By Paddy Dillon

Guidebook to walking Glyndwr's Way, a long-distance National Trail through mid-Wales. The 135 mile route from Knighton via Machynlleth to Welshpool takes 9 days to walk, and 2 days (29 miles) to complete the loop down the Offa's Dyke Path to create a circular trail. A lovely trail through quiet hills, forests and rolling countryside.

Seasons

Seasons

spring, summer and autumn are ideal for walking; winter can be a problem if there is deep snow; after prolonged rain some parts can be muddy
Centres

Centres

Knighton, Llangunllo, Felindre, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Abbeycwmhir, Llanidloes, Dylife, Machynlleth, Cemmaes Road, Llanbrynmair, Llangadfan, Llanwddyn, Dolganog, Meifod, Welshpool, Montgomery
Difficulty

Difficulty

suitable mainly for long-distance walkers; essentially hill country, with lots of ascents and descents, but also many gentle and easy stretches; careful attention to waymarking is required and accommodation is sparse in some places
Must See

Must See

quiet and remote mid-Wales countryside, links with the Offa's Dyke Path, Abbeycwmhir ruins, Llyn Clywedog, Dylife mines, Parliament House at Machynlleth, Dyfnant Forest, Llyn Efyrnwy, Ann Griffiths Walk, Powis Castle
ISBN
9781852849504
Availability
Published
Published
29 May 2018
Edition
Second
Pages
176
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.1cm
Weight
200g
  • Overview

    A complete guide to walking Glyndŵr's Way National Trail. This guidebook divides the 135 mile trail into nine day stages, starting at Knighton and ending at Welshpool. Days 10 and 11 follow the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail for those who prefer a circular route. The step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by OS map extracts, photographs and lots of information on facilities available and historical points of interest along the way. Glyndŵr's Way is clearly waymarked throughout and there is accommodation available at the end of every stage, which is listed in full at the back of the guide to make planning easier. The trail commemorates the Welsh leader Owain Glyndŵr, visiting landmarks such as Powis Castle and Glyndŵr's Parliament House at Machynlleth, as well as other historical and archeological sites.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    Owain Glyndŵr
    Geology
    Landscape
    Drove roads
    Wildlife
    Trees and plants
    When to walk
    Getting to and from the route
    Accommodation
    Planning your schedule
    Food and drink
    Money matters
    Communications
    What to pack
    Waymarking
    Maps of the route
    Emergencies
    Using this guide
    Glyndŵr’s Way
    Day 1 Knighton to Felindre
    Day 2 Felindre to Abbey-cwm-hir
    Day 3 Abbey-cwm-hir to Llanidloes
    Day 4 Llanidloes to Dylife
    Ascent of Pen Pumlumon Fawr
    Day 5 Dylife to Machynlleth
    Day 6 Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair
    Day 7 Llanbrynmair to Llanwddyn
    Day 8 Llanwddyn to Meifod
    Day 9 Meifod to Welshpool
    Return to Knighton along Offa’s Dyke
    Day 10 Welshpool to Brompton Cross
    Day 11 Brompton Cross to Knighton

    Appendix A Route summary table
    Appendix B Facilities along the route
    Appendix C Pronunciation guide and topographical glossary
    Appendix D Useful contacts
    Appendix E Accommodation along the route

  • Updates
    Receive updates by email
    Be notified by email when this book receives an update or correction
    We do not yet have any updates available for this book

    We are always grateful to readers for information about any discrepancies between a guidebook and the facts on the ground. If you would like to send some information to us then please use our contact form. They will be published here following review by the author(s).

  • Reviews
    We do not yet have any reviews for this book

    If you would like to send us a review then please use our contact form. They will be published here shortly.

  • Other eBook Retailers

    Google Play

    Google Play Books available for Windows, Android, Mac and iOS

    Google Play

    Kobo

    Kobo eReader devices plus Kobo App available for Windows, Android, Mac and iOS

    Kobo
  • Downloads
Dillon

Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States. Paddy is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.​

View Articles and Books by Paddy Dillon