Glyndwr's Way

Routes offered on this trail

The Glyndwr's Way is a national Trail, running through the unspoilt countryside of central Wales. This can be quite a demanding route, passing through remote areas. Full of rugged hills and beautiful scenery, visiting many of the sites connected with Owain Glyndwr and his ill-fated rebellion against English rule, when fighting for an independent Wales.  

The path visits market towns and villages  along the way, passing though the Old Welsh Capitol town of Machynlleth.  

Starting in the Old market town of Knighton and finishing in the market town of Welshpool.  We only offer this route in the one direction, either as a whole or split into two sections.  If you would would like to extend the walk to make a circular route, it is possible to add a small section of the Offa's Dyke to the walk, which will allow you to complete a circuit from the starting point.  Please contact us direct for more information.    

The mileage shown below is from where the Glyndwr's Way starts and finishes each day and is for your guidance only. A large part of this walk includes along rural areas, so you will find that sometimes the accommodations are very close to the path and other times you will need to walk a little further to reach your accommodation.  You will not be asked to walk any further than one and a half miles from the path to your accommodation unless other wise stated.   Please see the Itinerary pages for more details.

Dates to avoid in the area, due to large events taking all of the accommodation. 

*** The Royal Welsh Show- Knighton area- Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th  July 2024 ***

Hand drawn sign post showing Glyndwr's Way, Knighton to Welshpool 135 miles

Glyndwr's Way
Full walk
135 miles/ 217km

This route is classed as very challenging 

Walk the whole of the 135 miles of the Glyndwr's Way. Over 10 to 15 nights. From £1120.00 per person

Hand drawn signpost showing Glyndwr's Way, knighton to Machynlleth 75 miles

Glyndwr's Way. 
South Section. 
75 miles/ 121km

This route is classed as very challenging 

Walking the Southern section of the Glyndwr's Way.  Covering 75 miles between Knighton and Machynlleth. Over 6, 7 or 9 nights from £690.00 per person

Hand drawn sign post showing Glyndwr's Way Machynlleth to Welshpool 60 miles

Glyndwr's Way. 
North Section. 
60 miles/ 97km

This route is classed as very challenging 

Walking the Northern section of the Glyndwr's.  Covering the 60 miles between Machynlleth and Welshpool. Over 5, 6 or 7 nights from £590.00 per person

Rest Days, explore or relax it's your choice. 

A rest day is a great way to break up your walking Holiday.  You could explore the area or just take it easy for the day.  

A fabulous way to make your holiday more bespoke.

We give you some ideas below on choice places to stop for that extra day. 


Taking an extra day at the start of your walk. Knighton is a great place to stop for a rest day.  Here you will find the Offa's Dyke visitor Centre, full of interesting information about the founder of this other walk and well worth a visit.


The Old Welsh Capitol of Wales,  whether you are visiting as a finishing point, starting point or as a half way stop,  Machynlleth is great place to take your rest day.  Home to the Owain Glyndwr Centre and Parliament house.  A real must when you are undertaking this walk.  Also you will find MOMA, an intimate museum of modern art in a former Wesleyan chapel.

feet with boots on relaxing in long grass
Two boots tied to a bench


After a hilly route on the Glyndwrs Way, the Town of Llanidloes is a great place to stop for your rest day before ascending the path onto Clywedog Dam and the Cambrian Mountains.  


Although this might be your last stop, Welshpool has a lot to offer as a rest day location.  Powis Castle and gardens is located just outside the Town. Presiding over the finest historical garden in Wales.  Welshpool also has a narrow-gauge steam railway.  Canal walks and a little museum of local artefacts and customs. 

What we offer

Please see listed below information for this walk.  If you have any questions, please contact us- we will be happy to help.

What is included 

  • You will be accommodated as close to the path as possible in good quality accommodation using a mixture of Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Farmhouse, local Inns and Hotels.
  • All rooms are booked as en-suite or private bathroom wherever possible
  • Breakfast is always included. Sometimes this is continental not always a fully cooked breakfast.
  • Your luggage will be transferred for you between each of your accommodations.
  • Where your accommodation is not within a reasonable walking distance of the path you will be provided with a transfer to your accommodation.
  • Your route planning will be provided as part of your holiday pack.
  • Your Holiday pack will included your Trail Guide and map, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch information and evening meal recommendations, luggage transfer information and holiday planning details.
  • A packed lunch and your evening meal are not included in your holiday cost.
  • You will be responsible for getting to your first nights accommodation and departing from your last nights accommodation.  

Additional Costs

Rest Days

If you would like to spend additional days in an area, a rest day can be included in your itinerary.  This is great for exploring the area At £70.00 per person per night.  Please let us know at the time of booking so this can be included.  

Solo Walkers 

Solo walker supplement is charged at £70 per night.  All our walks are based on two people sharing a room.  The Solo Walker supplement is applied per night for anyone holidaying on their own.  It is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Single Supplement

Single supplement applies if you are booking as part of a group but require a room of your own.  Charged at £60 per person per night. Again, it is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Postage Costs

Postage is calculated dependant on location, as listed below:

UK - £6.99 per pack

Europe - £17.99 per pack

Rest of World - £26.99 per pack


How to get to Glyndwr's Way

Railway stations: Can be found at KnightonMachynlleth, and Welshpool.

Car Parking: You can leave your car at the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton (with prior authorisation).  There are car parks in Machynlleth and Weshpool run by the local council. Parking charges will apply. 

If you would like any help with your arrival or departure arrangements, please contact us at the office where we will be happy to give advice.  call us on +44 (0)7399 330178.


When would you like to start

We want to arrange your holiday to suit you.  So you get to choose the start date and we will work from there.  

Our walks are only offered between April and September, giving better daylight hours and safer walking conditions for you. 


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