Glyndwr's Way - North Section

Machynlleth to Welshpool visiting the land associated with Welsh hero and rebel, Owain Glyndwr.

5 to 6 nights Moderate/Demanding to Demanding

From £435 per person

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Glyndwr'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.

Glyndwr's Way - North Section map
Machynlleth to Welshpool
60 miles (96 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Admiring the views of the mountains in the Snowdonia National Park, including Cadair Idris.

Emerging at Lake Vyrynwy, with impressive views of the lake and its 33-arched dam.

Spotting the abundance of wildlife as you walk through the forests and farmland of Mid Wales.

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North section of Glyndwr's Way (5 nights, 4 days walking)
Looking for a different itinerary? Choose from 2 tours on this route.
£435 per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Day 1

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

Day 2

Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair. 16 miles (25.5km)

Day 3

Llanbrynmair to Llanwddyn(T). 18 miles (29km)

Day 4

Llanwddyn(T) to Pontrobert(T). 12 miles (19km)

Day 5

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

Day 6

Depart from Welshpool 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:

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?

  • 5 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
  • 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.

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: 60 miles (96 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: GLYWN1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Machynlleth
End of holiday: Welshpool

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 the start of the trail (Machynlleth) and also at the end of the trail (Welshpool).

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

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

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

It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.

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.

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North section of Glyndwr's Way (5 nights, 4 days walking)
Looking for a different itinerary? Choose from 2 tours on this route.
£435 per person