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.

About this route

5 to 6 nights
60 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £605 per person

Glyndŵr's Way - North Section

The North section of Glyndwr’s Way starts in the historic town of Machynlleth and takes in the fine scenery and fascinating history of Mid Wales on the way to the border town of Welshpool.

The walk traverses open moorland, pretty forests and rolling hills, taking in wonderful mountain and valley views along the way. Wildlife and wildflowers are abundant along the route as well as fascinating historical landmarks, including the medieval Powis Castle and a centre dedicated to Owain Glyndwr in Machynlleth, offering something of interest to satisfy every walker.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
GLYWN1 From Machynlleth(L) to Welshpool(L) 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding £605
GLYWN2 From Machynlleth(L) to Welshpool(L) 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding £725

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
GLYWSB From Llanidloes to Llanbrynmair(L) 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate / Demanding £485

Customer reviews from the Glyndŵr's Way - North Section

“Countryside beautiful. Amazingly quiet, hardly met anyone on the walks. This is our 5th contours holiday. Each day was attractive.”
Mr Colwill, UK
“I have now finished walking the northern section of Glyndwr's Way and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you for your help in organising my trip. Everything went smoothly, the weather was perfect, and all my accommodations were really excellent.”
Mr Birch, Australia
“The holiday went like clockwork. In every case, the breakfasts were tasty, the people running every inn and B&B were so friendly and helpful, the taxi firms were there to move me to the right place, and my bag was always at the next overnight stop when I got there. I know that it's difficult to organise things and I appreciate the efforts that Contours makes. I do and will continue to recommend Contours for walking holidays. There were few people on the trail - I met one other couple who booked through Contours, and one couple who were also on the trail at about the same time. There are virtually no day walkers so it's possible to walk the who day without meeting anyone. The scenery is breathtaking in places. In summary, hard work but really worth it.”
Mr Henderson, UK
“Definitely a hidden treasure! A wild and mysterious landscape. This northern section of Glyndwr’s Way seems little used. Signposts are excellent. A wonderfully varied walk with great views, stiff climbs, magical forests, pretty villages. Couldn’t have been better! Seamless service everyone! Many thanks!”
Mr Ball, UK
“Walked in a heatwave - never expected that in a million years! Everyone (apart from Kings Head) was very helpful, and we thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Beautiful countryside, easy route to follow. A good mix of accommodation. It was all lovely as the scenery changes.”
Mrs Clark, UK
“Very quiet path, but well-signed and moderate effort required. A real hidden treat.”
Mr Ratcliffe, UK
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