Glyndwr's Way - South Section

A walk from Knighton to Machynlleth through the rolling hills and farmland of Mid Wales.

6 to 7 nights
75 miles
Moderate / Demanding to Demanding

From £525 per person

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About this route

The South section of Glyndwr’s Way runs from the border town of Knighton to Machynlleth, the ancient capital of Wales, taking in the country’s turbulent history as well as its varied landscape and breath-taking scenery.

The rolling hills, open moors and rural farmland are peppered with quiet villages and bustling towns waiting to be explored, with chances to spot an abundance of rare wildlife in between.

The trail also boasts plenty of intriguing landmarks, such as Castell-y-Blaidd or ‘Wolf’s Castle’ and the Roman lead mining town of Dylife, meaning there is plenty to discover throughout your walk.

Standard
Interactive
Glyndwr's Way - South Section map
Knighton to Machynlleth
75 miles (120 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Exploring the narrow streets and ancient buildings of the border town of Knighton.

Spotting the abundance of birdlife soaring in the skies of Mid-Wales, including buzzards and the majestic red kite.

Admiring the far-reaching views towards Cadair Idris and Snowdonia.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
GLYWS1 From Knighton to Machynlleth 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding£525
GLYWS2 From Knighton to Machynlleth 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£610

Glyndwr's Way - South Section 6 nights, 5 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • 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)

Finish

Depart from Machynlleth 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?

  • 6 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.

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 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)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 75 miles (120 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 14.5 miles (23 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15.5 miles (25 km)
Code: GLYWS1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Knighton
End of holiday: Machynlleth

Route Profile

Glyndwr's Way - South Section Route Profile

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 (Knighton) and also at the end of the trail (Machynlleth).

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

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

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

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