Glyndŵr’s Way was inaugurated as a National Trail in 2002, having existed as a less official route since the late 1970s. It is generally a tougher route than Offa’s Dyke Path, especially on its northern section. The total length is 220km.
On the path, you will pass through woodland, farmland and upland: it is a very quiet — and in places rugged and remote — route.
Not yet sure on where you’d like to visit? We’ve highlighted the key stations below which can be your gateway to Glyndŵr’s Way. You can also head to the Glyndŵr’s Way website and use the interactive map to find out where you can start and finish your journey. Finally, you could create a triangular walk by incorporating the 46km stretch of Offa’s Dyke Path between Welshpool and Knighton.
Knighton is at the south end of Glyndŵr’s Way. The Offa’s Dyke Association is based here, and the town is geared to the needs of walkers. Pop into the Offa’s Dyke Centre in West Street for help with local walks and information about Glyndŵr’s Way. The section between Knighton and Machynlleth is 122km, over farmland and rough country.
Knighton station is on the Heart of Wales line between Shrewsbury and Swansea.
Machynlleth acts as the hinge of Glyndŵr’s Way: the distance between Machynlleth and Welshpool is 98km, with little or no public transport options on the way; between Knighton and Machynlleth, it is 122km.
Machynlleth is also on the Wales Coast Path. The station is on the line between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth.
Welshpool station marks the northern end of Glyndŵr’s Way: the distance between Machynlleth and Welshpool is 98km, with little or no public transport options on the way.
The station is on the line between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth.
The stations above are on the route of Glyndŵr’s Way. By using bus links to and from the path, a more extensive list of stations is brought on board.