Glyndwr's Way

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Glyndŵr's Way is a long-distance footpath in Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire. It runs for 135 miles in an extended loop between Knighton and Welshpool.


Glyndŵr's Way was granted National Trail status in 2000 to mark the beginning of the third millennium and the 600th year anniversary of an ill-fated but nevertheless long running rebellion in 1400. Its name derives from the early fifteenth-century folk hero Owain Glyndŵr.


With Offa's Dyke Path and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Glyndŵr's Way makes up the third National Trail in Wales.

The footpath officially begins in Knighton, on the Shropshire border, where it links with Offa's Dyke Path. Running in roughly a horse-shoe shape, it passes small market towns such as Llanidloes and quiet villages including Abbeycwmhir and Llanfyllin to Machynlleth near the Dovey estuary and then back east again via Llanbrynmair, Llangadfan and Lake Vyrnwy and the valley of the River Vyrnwy to Welshpool, close to the Shrophire border.

Some walkers complete it start to finish in maybe 10 days or so, some complete it in sections over various weekends and some just select the section that appeals to them and walk that. The route is varied, often challenging and should not be attempted without preparation. Accommodation can be booked all along the route from hotels to guesthouses and campsites.

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Long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom

Cleveland WayCotswold WayGlyndŵr's WayGreat Glen WayHadrian's Wall PathIcknield WayNorth Downs WayNorfolk Coast PathOffa's Dyke PathPeddars WayPembrokeshire Coast PathPennine BridlewayPennine WayThe RidgewayScottish National TrailSouth Downs WaySouthern Upland WaySouth West Coast PathSpeyside WayThames PathUlster WayWest Highland WayYorkshire Wolds Way

Coordinates: 52°37′33″N 3°43′49″W / 52.6259°N 3.7303°W / 52.6259; -3.7303

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