Glyndwr's Way and Offa's Dyke Link Path

A circular walk from Knighton along Glyndwr's Way and the Shropshire Hills section of Offa's Dyke.

12 to 15 nights
163 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding

From £1055 per person

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About this route

An enticing prospect on reaching Welshpool at the end of Glyndwr’s Way is to extend the walk by returning to Knighton along Offa’s Dyke Path. This creates a circular 163-mile route that starts and ends in Knighton.

This holiday option combines the superb history and fine scenery of Glyndwr’s Way with the spectacular views, pretty rural villages and medieval market towns of the Shropshire Hills section of Offa’s Dyke Path.

Standard
Interactive
Glyndwr's Way and Offa's Dyke Link Path map
Circular trail beginning at Knighton
163 miles (261 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Walking through the spectacular scenery of Mid Wales and the Shropshire Hills along Glyndwr’s Way and the Offa’s Dyke Path.

Visiting the fine defences at Montgomery Castle and Powis Castle.

Exploring the history-rich, narrow streets of Knighton on this circular walk.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
GLYW1+ODLP1 A circular trail beginning at Knighton 12 nights, 11 days walking Demanding£1055
GLYW1+ODLP2 A circular trail beginning at Knighton 13 nights, 12 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1130
GLYW2+ODLP1 A circular trail beginning at Knighton 13 nights, 12 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1130
GLYW2+ODLP2 A circular trail beginning at Knighton 14 nights, 13 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1215
GLYW3+ODLP1 A circular trail beginning at Knighton 14 nights, 13 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1215
GLYW3+ODLP2 A circular trail beginning at Knighton 15 nights, 14 days walking Moderate / Demanding£1300

Glyndwr's Way and the Offa's Dyke Link Path 12 nights, 11 days walking

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

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

Day 1

Knighton to Felindre. 15 miles (24km)

Day 2

Felindre to Abbeycwmhir. 15.5 miles (25km)

Day 3

Abbeycwmhir to Llanidloes(T). 15.5 miles (25km)

Day 4

Llanidloes(T) to Dylife. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 5

Dylife to Machynlleth. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 6

Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair. 15 miles (24km)

Day 7

Llanbrynmair to Llanwddyn(T). 17 miles (27km)

Day 8

Llanwddyn(T) to Pontrobert(T). 12 miles (19.5km)

Day 9

Pontrobert(T) to Welshpool. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 10

Welshpool to Brompton Crossroads(T). 15 miles (24km)

Day 11

Brompton Crossroads(T) to Knighton. 15 miles (24km)

Finish

Depart from Knighton 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.

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 walk 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 walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£20.00 per person / per night

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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 12 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

An extra night is a wonderful way to extend your holiday.

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

LLanidloes is one of the prettiest towns in Wales with a picturesque black-and-white, half-timbered Market Hall, a sturdy little 14th century church with an impressive hammer-beam roof taken from Abbey Cwmhir, interesting shops, a fascinating museum and the Minerva Arts Centre, which houses the Welsh Heritage Quilt Exhibition.

Machynlleth is a popular choice for a rest day. 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.

If you prefer somewhere quieter, consider Llanwddyn on the shores of Lake Vyrnwy while Welshpool is the obvious choice if you would like to explore Powis Castle and its magnificent grounds.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 163 miles (261 km)
Duration: 12 nights, 11 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 17 miles (27 km)
Code: GLYW1+ODLP1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Knighton
End of holiday: Knighton

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent to you on booking. 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 Knighton.

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

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Knighton.

Return To The Start - The Glyndwr?s Way and Offa?s Dyke Link Path is a circular tour beginning and ending in 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

5 to 6 nights
60 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £440 per person
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4 nights
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Moderate / Demanding+
From £365 per person
A short walking holiday along the central section of Glyndwr's Way, from Llanidloes to Llanbrynmair.Find Out More
6 to 7 nights
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Moderate / Demanding+
Dog friendly
From £525 per person
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