National Trail Glyndwr’s Way for Wales Holidays walkers
Published: Tuesday 12th Nov 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Glyndwr’s Way is one of Wales’ great National Walking Trails and is 135 miles (217km) long. Running through Mid Wales, the trail passes through beautiful rolling scenery and over the sites of Owain Glyndwr’s battles. Machynlleth is the historic town at its mid-point, where Glyndwr was crowned Prince of Wales and established his parliament in 1404.
Traversing Wales from Welshpool to Machynlleth and then back to Knighton, Glyndwr’s Way was awarded National Trail status in 2000. Click here for Wales Holidays properties close to the path. Welshpool, which is also on Offa’s Dyke path, is the northern starting point and the trail runs northwest from this market town until it reaches Lake Vyrnwy. From Vyrnwy, Glyndwr turned south through the Dyfnant Forest, then southwest over the Cambrian Mountains to Llanbrynmair and west to Cemmaes Road and finally Machynlleth. Glyndwr’s Way then turns back to run southeast over the Cambrian Mountains to Llanidloes. From here, the trail reaches Abbeycwmhir before turning north to the village of Llanbadarn Fynydd. It then heads northeast to Felindre in the Teme valley before turning south and then east to meet up with Offa’s Dyke again at Knighton.