Knighton to Welshpool
11 Nights, 10 Days Walking
2023 Price: from £1150 per person (based on 2 persons sharing)
Day 1: Own Arrival to your first accommodation
Day 2: Knighton to Felindre 15 miles (24 km)
Leaving Knighton, which Owain Glyndwr captured in 1402, the trail continues through farmland and hilly pastures. An open moorland area leads to the little village of Felindre and the Teme Valley.
Day 3: Felindre to Abbey Cwmhir 15.5 miles (25 km)
Grassy hills, farm tracks and field paths lead from Felindre. Castell y Blaidd (Wolf’s castle) a Norman defensive enclosure is a high vantage point on the walk with views towards the Brecon Beacons. End the day at Abbey Cwmhir, where Glyndwr destroyed the Cistercian Abbey first founded in the 12th century.
Day 4: Abbey Cwmhir to Llanidloes 15.5 miles (25 km)
Forest plantations, remote tracks and paths lead the way to the market town of Llanidloes, with its timber framed buildings. On the way marvel at the views which reach as far as Cader Idris in Snowdonia.
Day 5: Llanidloes to Dylife 14.5 miles (23.5 km) Start by walking through woodland and farmland. This area is the heartland of the lead industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. The trail also passes the man-made reservoir of Clywedog. The highest point of the Glyndwr’s Way is reached before the descent down to Dylife.
Day 6: Dylife to Machynlleth 14.5 miles (23.5km)
Today’s walk takes you from one valley to another over open moorland, farmland and forest, reaching the town of Machynlleth. This is where Owain Glyndwr set up his parliament when he was crowned Prince of Wales in 1404. His parliament building (The Senedd) still stands in the centre of the town today and can be visited.
Day 7: Machynlleth to Cemmaes Road 9 miles (15 km)
Overlooking the spectacular Dyfi Valley at low and high levels, the path leads to Cemmaes Road. The trail continues over rolling hills and forests to reach the village of Llanbrynmair.
Day 8: Cemmaes Road to Llangadfan 16.5 miles (26.5 km)
A steady climb out of Llanbrynmair takes you back up into the hills. The broad valley of Cwm Nant yr Eira (translated as the Valley of the Snowy Brook) awaits you today as you cross hills, farmland and open moorland.
Day 9: Llangadfan to Pont Llogel 10 miles (16 km)
Follow the path through sheep and cattle farms into the Dyfnant Forest. Easy-walking with plenty of wild-flowers which eventually leads to the Victorian Vyrnwy Dam, built in the 1880s. It was the first of its kind in the world. It is also a popular bird-watching area with an RSPB visitor centre and bird hides.
Day 10: Pont Llogel to Meifod 12.5 miles (20 km)
The River Vyrnwy will be in sight for most of today’s walk, with the path crossing the river on 3 occasions. The Ann Griffiths walk (named after a famous Welsh hymn-writer) shares the trail at Pont Llogel, Dolanog and Pontrobert.
Day 11: Meifod to Welshpool 11 miles (18 km)
A succession of small hills with splendid viewpoints will feature your last day of walking, ending at the busy market town of Welshpool. Powis Castle, now run by the National Trust is a recommended visit.
Day 12: Own Departure from your last accommodation
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Solo Walkers: (i.e. those walking on their own), please add £48 per night.
Single Walkers: (i.e those walking with others but prefer a single room), please add £38 per night.
Extra Night: (i.e. Rest day within this itinerary), can be organised upon request.
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