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Glyndŵr's Way

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What is Glyndŵr's Way?

Glyndŵr's Way is a 135 mile (217 km) long National Trail meandering through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of mid-Wales. 


Starting at the Town Clock in the market town of Knighton and ending on the Montgomery Canal (also known as ‘the Monty’) in Welshpool, the Trail is named after Owain Glyndŵr’, Prince of Wales and Medieval Welsh nationalist leader who organised a rebellion against the English king, Henry IV in 1400.


As you walk the trail you'll pass through some of the finest landscapes in Wales including the peaceful Radnorshire Hills, the tranquil shores of the Clywedog Reservoir and heather clad Plynlimon, the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains. You'll enjoy spectacular views over Cadair Idris, Lake Vyrnwy, and Y Golfa. 


The trail reaches its highest point at Foel Fadian from which on a clear day you can see the sea. Other highlights of the trail include Powis Castle, the Grade II listed Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir, Bryntail Lead Mine, the Glaslyn Wildlife Trust reserve and the Owain Glyndŵr Centre.


You don’t have to walk the Trail in one go to enjoy the best it has to offer. You can enjoy is as a series of day walks. 

How long does it take to walk Glyndŵr's Way end to end?

It usually takes around 9 days to complete the 135 miles of the trail. To achieve this you’ll be walking between 11 and 18 miles a day.

How hard is Glyndŵr's Way?

Anyone who is reasonably fit can walk Glyndŵr's Way National Trail, although it is very hilly, often dropping into valleys and ascending hills several times in a day. You should be aware that it crosses country that is sometimes rough and remote. The ability to navigate by compass will be very welcome if it is misty and a good map is recommended.

Which direction should I walk Glyndŵr's Way in?

The Trail starts at the Town Clock in Knighton and ends at the canal in Welshpool. This is the way that guidebooks describe the route and how most people walk it, you can go the other way but navigating will be more of challenge.

Who can enjoy Glyndŵr's Way National Trail?

The Cleveland Way is a long-distance National Trail primarily designed for walkers, although some short sections can be ridden or cycled.

Taking your dog on Glyndŵr's Way

Your dog is welcome on Glyndŵr's Way. Much of the Trail passes though farmland where stock may be grazing so please respect farmers and their animals by keeping your dog on a lead when near livestock. There are stiles which dogs may need to be lifted over. Cows with calves are very protective and can be aggressive towards dogs. Try to avoid walking close to cows with calves, if you encounter any aggression release your dog, do not try to pick it up.

What is the best time of year to walk on Glyndŵr's Way?

Glyndŵr's Way National Trail can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Summer brings long and (sometimes) hot days but some people prefer the wild flowers of spring or the spectacular colours of autumn. In winter, mid Wales under a cover of snow is a spectacular sight. 

However you must keep in mind the Welsh climate, which can see rain at any time, and the fact that some accommodation is closed in the winter. Therefore, it is important to carry appropriate clothing. Remember also that there is limited daylight in the winter.

  Can I buy Glyndŵr's Way merchandise?

We sell a range of Glyndŵr's Way merchandise including sew on badges, enamel badges, mugs and other gifts. 

Can I get a Glyndŵr's Way National Trail completion certificate?

Our personalised Glyndŵr's Way certificate is a great momento for anyone that has completed the trail.

Maps & Guidebooks for Glyndŵr's Way

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Glyndŵr's Way Merchandise

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Map of Glyndŵr's Way

What are National Trails?

National Trails offer some of the best long-distance walking, riding and cycling experiences in England and Wales, officially supported by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales. All of the National Trails are within easy reach of buses, trains and the services of nearby towns and villages. In fact nowhere in England or Wales is more than 50 miles / 80km from a National Trail. Each National Trail has dedicated staff, often working with local volunteers, to look after the physical condition of the Trail, keeping paths, gates, stiles and signs in the best condition.

Are there National Trails in Scotland?

In Scotland long-distance routes are called Scotland's Great Trails. There are 29 routes, at least 25 miles in length providing over 1,900 miles of well managed paths from the Borders to the Highlands. Each is distinctively waymarked, largely off road and has a range of visitor services and are are suitable for multi-day outings as well as day trips.


Scotland's Great Trails are:


  • Annandale Way
  • Arran Coastal Way
  • Ayrshire Coastal Path
  • Berwickshire Coastal Path
  • Borders Abbeys Way
  • Cateran Trail
  • Clyde Walkway
  • Cross Borders Drove Road
  • Dava Way
  • Fife Coastal Path
  • Formartine and Buchan Way
  • Forth & Clyde/Union Canal Towpath
  • Great Glen Canoe Trail
  • Great Glen Way
  • Great Trossachs Path
  • John Muir Way
  • Kintyre Way
  • Loch Lomond & Cowal Way
  • Moray Coast Trail
  • Mull of Galloway Trail
  • River Ayr Way
  • Rob Roy Way
  • Romans and Reivers Route
  • Southern Upland Way
  • Speyside Way
  • St Cuthbert’s Way
  • Three Lochs Way
  • West Highland Way
  • West Island Way