Glyndŵr's Way

Glyndŵr's Way

Knighton to Welshpool around the spectacular landscape of Mid Wales and the border towns.

10 to 12 nights
136 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding

From £1050 per person

Discover the available tours

About this route

This holiday option explores all 135 miles of Glyndwr’s Way, taking in the magnificent scenery and insightful history along the entirety of the trail from Knighton in the south to Welshpool in the North, swinging in a wide arc through the beautiful landscapes of Mid-Wales.

The diversity of the terrain, the immersive culture of the Welsh settlements and the wealth of historic sites along this walk will no doubt make for a satisfying adventure for any walker regardless of their interests.

© Contours Walking Holidays Glyndŵr's Way map
Knighton to Welshpool
136 miles (217 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Walking through a variety of landscapes, including rolling farmland, open moorland, heather-clad hills and forested pathways.

Learning about Owain Glyndwr at the Owain Glyndwr Centre in Machnylleth.

Spotting the variety of wildlife along the trail, including red kites, peregrine falcons, buzzards and the elusive red squirrel.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
GLYW1 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 10 nights, 9 days walking Demanding£1050
GLYW2 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 11 nights, 10 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1155
GLYW3 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 12 nights, 11 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1260

Glyndwr's Way 10 nights, 9 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Knighton where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Knighton to Felindre(T). 15 miles (24km) / 2467 ft (752 m) ascent

Day 2

Felindre(T) to Abbeycwmhir. 15.5 miles (25km) / 2356 ft (718 m) ascent

Day 3

Abbeycwmhir to Llanidloes. 15.5 miles (25km) / 2612 ft (796 m) ascent

Day 4

Llanidloes to Dylife(T). 14.5 miles (23.5km) / 2697 ft (822 m) ascent

Day 5

Dylife(T) to Machynlleth. 14.5 miles (23.5km) / 2283 ft (696 m) ascent

Day 6

Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair. 16 miles (25.5km) / 2949 ft (899 m) ascent

Day 7

Llanbrynmair to Llanwddyn. 18 miles (29km) / 2979 ft (908 m) ascent

Day 8

Llanwddyn to Meifod. 15 miles (24km) / 3612 ft (1101 m) ascent

Day 9

Meifod to Welshpool(L). 11 miles (17.5km) / 423 ft (129 m) ascent


Depart from Welshpool(L) after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 10 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Taking an extra night is a wonderful way to extend your holiday and ensure that you have time to explore some of the most interesting locations along the trail.

Knighton, with its quaint narrow streets, central clock tower and 'narrows' lined with interesting little shops, is a good choice for an extra night.

Machynlleth is another popular choice. It is a delightful town with a wide main street lined with brightly-painted shops, Glyndwr's Parliament House which houses an exhibition on his life, Plas Machynlleth, the 17th century mansion of the Marquess of Londonderry, which houses Celtica, an exhibition of all things Celtic; and the Wales Museum of Modern Art. The world famous Centre for Alternative Technology just outside the town provides a great day out.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 135.5 miles (217 km)
Duration: 10 nights, 9 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 11 miles (17.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: GLYW1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Knighton
End of holiday: Welshpool(L)

Route Profile

Glyndwr's Way Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Birmingham and Cardiff.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Knighton) and also at the end of the trail (Welshpool).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Knighton and from Welshpool.

From London - Trains run from London Euston/Paddington stations to Knighton.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the train from Welshpool to Knighton.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Routes on this trail

Glyndwr's Way and Offa's Dyke Link Path
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166 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £1,280 per person
A circular walk from Knighton along Glyndwr's Way and the Shropshire Hills section of Offa's Dyke.Find Out More
Glyndwr's Way - South Section
6 nights
76 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
Dog friendly
From £640 per person
A walk from Knighton to Machynlleth through the rolling hills and farmland of Mid Wales.Find Out More
Glyndwr's Way - North Section
5 to 6 nights
60 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £535 per person
Machynlleth to Welshpool visiting the land associated with Welsh hero and rebel, Owain Glyndwr.Find Out More
Glyndwr's Way Short Break
4 nights
46 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
Dog friendly
From £430 per person
A short walking holiday along the central section of Glyndwr's Way, from Llanidloes to Llanbrynmair.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Glyndŵr's Way

“Very hilly route. The standard of accommodation was very good & everybody we met was friendly & helpful.”
Mr Crook, UK
“Excellent organisation and choice of overnight stopovers. Too many highlights to say which section was best.”
Mr Whitehorn, UK
“For hardy walkers, this is a quiet, fairly demanding walk and the scenery is second to none. I think we have already proved that we will book with you again by having easily reached double figures in booking.”
Mrs Deadman, UK
“Wonderful countryside, wonderful walking. Very good overnight stays. Baggage moved very successfully.”
Ms Joseph, UK
“Number 2 in my top UK walks (after the Pennine Way). Great scenery, no crowds - only met 5 other walkers during the 9 days. Glorious.”
Mr Thorp, Jersey
“Fulfilling hike with great countryside and remarkably friendly/chatty farmers. Hardly anyone else around so one for those who like to be alone.”
Mr Wright, UK
"Tour de France does Glyndwrs Way" by Ann Lyall (2019) "Tour de France does Glyndwrs Way" by Ann Lyall (2019)
"After Foel Fadian" by Thomas Witzel (2017) "After Foel Fadian" by Thomas Witzel (2017)
"Lake Vyrnwy" by Thomas Witzel (2017) "Lake Vyrnwy" by Thomas Witzel (2017)
"Looking back to Foel Fadian" by Thomas Witzel (2017) "Looking back to Foel Fadian" by Thomas Witzel (2017)
"Two Cows and their Calves near Dolanog" by Chris Michiels (2017) "Two Cows and their Calves near Dolanog" by Chris Michiels (2017)