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Walking Holiday in Wales on
Glyndwr's Way
Knighton to Welshpool

Walking Holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Walk Glyndwr's Way, one of Wales' long distance walking trails. Hiking in the Heart of Wales from Knighton to Welshpool via Lake Vyrnwy , Machynlleth, Lyn Glaslyn , Llanidloes, and Abbey Cwm-hir.

Glyndwr's Way is a 135 mile (217 km) clearly way-marked long-distance walking trail. This hiking tour can be walked in either direction.
This Welsh self guided walking holiday hikes through some of the highlights of Wales and is a great introduction to walking holidays in Wales and the UK.

The Glyndwr's Way tour walks through some of Wales' most spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage and The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Steam Railway is on route, one of Wales' great little steam railways.
Glyndwr's Way is the youngest
of Wales' three National
Walking Trails, others being
Offa's Dyke Path and The
Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The
walking holiday begins on the
English border, and traverses
open moorland, farmland and
forest en-route to Machynlleth,
on the edge of Snowdonia
National Park. Then you walk
eastwards and inland again,
hiking past beautiful Lake
Vyrnwy, to finish the Glyndwr's
Way walking holiday in
Welshpool.

Suggested Tour Duration:
11 nights,
10 days walking
Total Distance:
135 miles
Min/max daily distance:
7/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Grading:
strenuous
Features:

Offa's Dyke
Llyn Clywedog Reservoir
Foel Fadian
Lake Vyrnwy

Walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
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Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales in 1401. His army and guerrilla forces fought against English domination, a battle for Welsh independence which continues in a less violent form until this day. Glyndwr's Way remembers this folk hero's contribution to the Welsh nation. Machynlleth, where he established his parliament, is one of several sites en route linked to his life and work.
This is popular walking tour, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and site-seeing.
Day 1: Arrive at Knighton
To start your walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way you make your own way to Knighton. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary, just ask one of our staff. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday in Wales.
Knighton on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Offa's Dyke on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Day 2: Knighton to Felindre     15 miles
The hiking route starts from the Welsh border town of Knighton, which is also on Offas's Dyke Path walking trail. Offas's Dyke is an ancient earthwork nestling in the Teme Valley. Today's walking route involves some climbing up to the open views and heather moorland of Beacon Hill.
Abbeycwmhir on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Day 3: Felindre to Abbeycwmhir     16 miles
Glyndwr's Way today offers rewarding views south to Wales' famous Brecon Beacons. The walking trail passes historic Abbeycwmhir, site of the 12th century Cwmhir Abbey. Once Wales' largest abbey, Cwmhir was destroyed by Glyndwr in 1401 having fallen into English hands.
Llanidloes on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way Day 4: Abbeycwmhir to Llanidloes     15 miles
Walking through pretty woodland paths, Glyndwr's Way provides excellent views of the Severn Valley as the hiking trail continues through Mid Wales to Llanidloes. Don't miss the beautiful black-and-white timbered market hall at the heart of this friendly town.
Glaslyn Lake on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Day 5: Llanidloes to Glaslyn Lakes     15 miles
The walking trail offers a reminder of Wales Industrial Age, as the hiking trail skirts the spectacular Llyn Clywedog reservoir, also home to the Bryntail Lead Mine, which was in operation in the 18th century. Not that these man-made features really encroach on the natural splendour of this area of Wales, and there are superb views over the Welsh Cambrian Mountains to the south.
Foel Fadian on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Day 6: Glaslyn Lakes to Machynlleth     13 miles
Today you walk to one of this Welsh walking holiday's high points - Foel Fadian at 1,530 ft (510m), and you end the walk in Machynlleth, site of Glyndwr's Parliament House.
Day 7: Machynlleth to Commins Gwalia     13 miles
Today's walking offers great views of Cader Idris, one of Wales' highest mountains. The walking route heads inland from Machynlleth along Snowdonia's eastern boundary.
Machynlleth on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Llangadfan on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way Day 8: Commins Gwalia to Llangadfan     13 miles
Walking through farmland and coniferous forest you come to the village of Llangadfan, which was named after the Breton Saint Cadfan, who came to Wales in the 7th century. A fine little 15th century church commemorates the holy man.
Day 9: Llangadfan to Lake Vyrnwy     8 miles
Walking north the impressive Vyrnwy Dam is surrounded by superb scenery. The lake's reserve is a delight for birdwatchers, with peregrine falcons among the 90 species recorded in this area of Wales.
Vyrnwy Dam on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way
Meifod on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way Day 10: Lake Vyrnwy to Meifod     13 miles
Today the Glyndwr's Way walking path is shared with the Ann Griffiths Walk. The walking trail commemorates Ann Griffiths, an 18th century Methodist hymn writer and a significant female figure in Welsh literature. This is one of the less strenuous hiking days encountered on the walking tour as the route follows the Vyrnwy Valley.
Day 11: Meifod to Welshpool     12 miles
A uphill hike from Meifod brings you to the top of Broniarth Hill, and fine views of the Vyrnwy Valley. Walking on through farmland until the Montgomeryshire Canal is reached. You may catch a glimpse of a steam train on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, one the great little railways of Wales. This is a 16 mile narrow gauge steam railway linking Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion. The Glyndwr's Way walking holiday ends in Welshpool, home to 13th century Powis Castle, which incorporates the Clive Museum and has Italianate terraced gardens, an orangery, and an aviary.
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway on walking holiday on Glyndwr's Way

Day 12: Depart after breakfast
or extend your stay and spend some time exploring.
You can also make this walking holiday into a circular tour by returning to Knighton by way of Offa's Dyke Path.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on Glyndwr's Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Cicerone's Guide to Glyndwr's Way
  • map to Glyndwr's Way
You can walk this hiking tour over 10 days at about 14 miles per day. You can also make it into a circular walk by returning to Knighton by way of Offa's Dyke Path.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Cicerone's Guide to Glyndwr's Way

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on Glyndwr's Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

Glyndwr's Way 12 day itinerary:
10 days walking and 11 nights accommodation
£847pp
dbl/twin
£1,056pp
single occ
£1,166pp
solo traveller
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All prices subject to change

 

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How to get there
By Plane to Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester, where we can arrange transfer to Knighton
By Car to Knighton where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Knighton, Welshpool
What our customers say:
"Thank you for a very good walk along Glyndwr's Way. It all went to plan, even the weather. All accommodations and arrangements went according to plan."          Ray Young, UK 2014
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