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Walking Glyndwr's Way

A National Trail through mid-Wales

Guidebook to walking Glyndwr's Way, a long-distance National Trail through mid-Wales. The 135 mile route from Knighton to Welshpool via Machynlleth takes 9 days to walk, and 2 more 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.


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.


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


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

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
16 Feb 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x .90cm

Guide to walking the 135 mile Glyndwr's Way National Trail through mid-Wales, from Knighton to Welshpool, following in the footsteps of medieval Prince of Wales Owain Glyndwr, taking in quiet hills, forests and rolling countryside.

  • 9 stages, plus 2 additional stages following Offa's Dyke Path to close the loop and an optional ascent of Pumlumon Fawr
  • Stages range from 18km to 29km (11–18 miles)
  • Suitable for fit experienced walkers: the route is hilly and in many places facilities are sparse
  • 1:50,000 OS map extracts for each stage
  • GPX files available for free download
  • Detailed information on accommodation, facilities and public transport along the route
  • Highlights include Abbeycwmhir ruins, Llyn Clywedog, Dylife mines, Parliament House at Machynlleth, Dyfnant Forest, Llyn Efyrnwy, Ann Griffiths Walk and Powis Castle

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Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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