Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday
in Wales
from Knighton to Welshpool in 12 days
11 nights and 10 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

This 135 mile Welsh walking holiday through picturesque scenery in mid-Wales is named after Owain Glyndwr, the 15th century Welsh warrior.

This is one of our Moorland Walking Holidays, one of our National Trail Walking Holidays and also one of our Wales Walking Holidays.

Glyndwrs Way walking holdiay in Wales with Let's Go Walking

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Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday
in Wales
from Knighton  to Welshpool via Machynlleth

Abbeycwmhir, Llanidloes, Lake Vrnwy and Meifod

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.

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.

This Welsh self guided Glyndwrs Way 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.

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.

You can walk this hiking tour over 10 days at about 13 miles per day. You can also make it into a circular walk by returning to Knighton by way of Offa’s Dyke Path.

Our Glyndwrs Way walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
:
11 nights, 10 days walking
Total Distance:
135 miles/216 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/16 miles 11/26 kms
Average Daily distance:
12 miles/19 kms
Grading:
Strenuous
Features:
Offa’s Dyke
Llyn Clywedog Reservoir
Foel Fadian
Lake Vyrnwy
Powis Castle, Welshpool
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, Welshpool
Chirk Castle
This route connects with:
Offas Dyke Path
Wales Coast Path
Wye Valley Walk
Severn Way

  Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday
in Wales
from Knighton to Welshpool in 12 days
11 nights and 10 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Knighton 
To start your walking holiday on Glyndwr’s Way walking trail you make your own way to Knighton. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday in Wales.

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Knighton to Felindre     15 miles/24 kms
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.

Day 3: Felindre to Abbeycwmhir    16 miles/26 kms
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.

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Abbeycwmhir to Llanidloes     16 miles/26 kms
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.

Day 5: Llanidloes to Dyliffe    15 miles/24 kms
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. You finish the day in Hafren Forest which is the source of the River Wye and the River Severn and therefore there are connections to both the Wye Valley Walk and the Severn Way.

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Dyliffe to Machynlleth     15 miles/24 kms
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. At Machynlleth Glyndwrs Way connects with the Wales Coast Path.

Day 7: Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair    16 miles/26 kms
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.

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Llandynmair to Llangadfan     11 miles/18 kms
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     7 miles/11 kms
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.

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 10: Lake Vyrnwy to Meifod     15 miles/24 kms
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                  11 miles/18 kms

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.

Glyndwrs Way walking holiday in Wales with Lets Go Walking

Day 12: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring  this interesting part of Wales
We can transfer you to your car or station.
You can also make this walking holiday into a circular tour by returning to Knighton by way of Offa’s Dyke Path.

Glyndwrys Way walking holiday
in Wales
 Knighton to Welshpool
12 day Itinerary
 10 days walking and 11 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:  Arrive Knighton
Day 2:  Knighton to Felindre                   15 miles
Day 3:  Felindre to Abbeycwmhir           15.5 miles
Day 4: Abbeycwmhir to Llanidloes        15.5 miles
Day 5:  Llanidloes to Dyliffe                    14.5 miles
Day 6:  Dyliffe  to Machynlleth               14.5 miles
Day 7:  Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair     16 miles
Day 8:  Llanbrynmair to Llangadfan       10.5 miles
Day 9:  Llangadfan to Lake Vrnwy          7.5 miles
Day 10: Lake Vrnwry to Meifod               15 miles
Day 11: Meifod to Welshpool                     11 miles
Day 12:  Depart Welshpool

£1,045pp
dbl/twin

£1.364pp
single occ

£1,474pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Glyndwrs Way
Knighton to Welshpool
Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Welshpool
Royal Oak Hotel

double/twin
£20.00

Single
 £35.00

What’s included
in your Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday
in Wales

  • 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
  • Guide Book
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday in Wales

  • 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

What’s not included
in your Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday in Wales

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Glyndwrs Way Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane  to Bristol, Cardiff or Manchester, where we can arrange transfer to Knighton or starting point of your welsh walking holiday
  • By Car to Knighton or starting point of your welsh walking holiday where parking is available
  • By Train or Bus to Knighton / Welshpool or starting point of your welsh walking holiday

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