Glyndŵr's Way

Glyndŵr's Way

A walking holiday tracing the history of Owain Glyndŵr through the spectacular landscape of Mid Wales.

4 to 15 nights
46-166 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding

From £485 per person

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About the trail

In the early 15th century, Owain Glyndŵr led an ill-fated rebellion against English rule. This superb walk through some of the finest scenery in Wales visits many of the sites connected with his campaign for an independent Welsh nation. Beginning in the old market town of Knighton on the English border, the walk enjoys a landscape of rich farmland, rounded hills, quiet forests, gentle riverbanks and hidden valleys, with excellent, far-reaching views throughout.

As well as many wonderful little settlements, Glyndŵr's Way boasts a wealth of amazing history to discover, with landmarks of interest including the ruins of Abbey Cwmhir and the magnificent Powis Castle.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

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  • Glyndŵr's Way and Offa's Dyke Link Path
  • Glyndŵr's Way
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Glyndŵr's Way - South Section
  • Glyndŵr's Way - North Section
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Glyndŵr's Way Short Break

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Trail running tours available

We also organise trail running holidays along this route. Find out more.

About this route

10 to 12 nights
136 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £1190 per person

Glyndŵr's Way

This walking holiday explores all 135 miles of Glyndŵr’s Way, taking in the magnificent scenery and expansive 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.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
GLYW1 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 10 nights, 9 days walking Demanding £1190
GLYW2 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 11 nights, 10 days walking Moderate / Demanding £1305
GLYW3 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 12 nights, 11 days walking Moderate / Demanding £1425

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
GLYWSB From Llanidloes to Llanbrynmair(L) 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate / Demanding £485
"Looking back towards Llanbrynmair" by Patricia Cressey (2022) "Looking back towards Llanbrynmair" by Patricia Cressey (2022)
"Clywedog Dam" by Patricia Cressey (2022) "Clywedog Dam" by Patricia Cressey (2022)
"Looking towards Welshpool from Y Golfa" by Patricia Cressey (2022) "Looking towards Welshpool from Y Golfa" by Patricia Cressey (2022)
"St Mary's Church" by Patricia Cressey (2022) "St Mary's Church" by Patricia Cressey (2022)
"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)

Customer reviews from the Glyndŵr's Way

“Wonderful countryside, wonderful walking. Very good overnight stays. Baggage moved very successfully.”
Ms Joseph, UK
“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
“Glyndŵr's Way was a part of the UK I did not know previously. The scenery was very impressive. A hugely enjoyable holiday.”
Mr Wilkinson, UK
“Very hilly route. The standard of accommodation was very good & everybody we met was friendly & helpful.”
Mr Crook, 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
“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
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