GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Glyndwr's Way

135 miles (217 km)

Starting at Knighton on the English/Welsh border follow this wonderful 135 mile long trail through some of the most stunning landscape in Wales. Highlights on the route include rolling Welsh Hills, views of the River Severn, a series of interesting Welsh towns, several beautiful waterfalls including the Rhiwargor Waterfall and the lovely lakes of Llyn Clywedog and Lake Vyrnwy.
For more information on this trail please visit the National Trail web site.

Glyndwr's Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glyndwr's Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Machynlleth is a nice place to stop for some refreshments on the route. The town is significant as the ancient capital and parliamentary seat of wales, home to Laura Ashley, lying within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere reserve. The Red Lion pub has a good menu and is also dog friendly. Outside you can relax in the beer garden on warmer days. Inside there's interesting heavy rock memorabilia on the walls and a cosy atmosphere. You can find the pub at 11 Heol Maengwyn with a postcode of SY20 8AA for your sat navs.
In Llanidloes one of the highlights is the historic Angel Inn. The Timber framed former Coaching Inn was built way back in 1748. The Pub has a wealth of character with many original features including Oak beams in the Bar and Lounge. There's a very good menu and some picnic tables outdoors for warmer days. It is located close to the center of Llanidloes on the High Street with a postcode of SY18 6BY for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Glyndwr's Way - geograph.org.uk - 228907

Here Glyndwr's Way passes a livestock shed and pens to reach a lane above Llyn Clywedog reservoir.

Glyndŵr's Way - geograph.org.uk - 567053

Looking south towards Glaspwll from near Wylfa

Glyndŵr's Way - geograph.org.uk - 986792

Following this minor road east of Llanidloes.

View west from Glyndwr's Way - geograph.org.uk - 502651

View west. The track in the picture isn't a right of way. There are lots of windfarms on the far horizon.

Mountain Ponies beside Glyndwr's Way - geograph.org.uk - 321502

Mountain ponies graze beside Glyndwr's way, on the route from Cefn Pawl southwards towards Warren Bank and Black Mountain

Fallen finger post on Glyndwr's Way - geograph.org.uk - 1176485

Fallen finger post on the trail. The obvious farm track ascends Pegwn Bach southeastwards in the rear of the shot. The trail branches off to the south out of the rear of shot on a fairly indistinct path. This finger post would have been a help.

Sheep walking Glyndwr's Way - geograph.org.uk - 676965

A flock of sheep at Pen y Banc appears to be setting off southwards on the trail, which follows the line of trees onto the wide grassy ridge of Cefn Modfedd.

Glyndŵr's Way marker and footpath - geograph.org.uk - 1425033

Way marker and footpath In the valley of the Nant Nodwydd. The Way is well signposted here on the south side, but becomes a little more vague to the north.

Video

Route Highlights

Knighton

This small market town marks the start of the trail. It lies on the River Teme (pictured) and straddles the English-Welsh border.

Llanidloes

A popular place with walkers, this pleasant town is right on the trail and has plenty of amenities. It is situated on the River Severn, which you'll cross as you pass through the town.

Clywedog reservoir

Popular area with scenic walks and wildlife watching. Has a concrete buttress dam that is the tallest in the UK.

Dylife Gorge

Stunning gorge carved during the last Ice age. It is headed by the Ffrwd Fawr Waterfall.

Machynlleth

Attractive market town with good transport links

Lake Vyrnwy

Beautiful lake and Nature Reserve with a dam (right), built in the 1880s, which was the first of its kind in the world. Now run by the RSPB the estate also includes Rhiwargor Falls and a Sculpture trail.

River Vyrnwy

At Dolanog you cross the River Vyrnwy which you follow for the next few miles.

Welshpool

The town of Welshpool marks the end of the trail.

GPS Files

GPX File

Glyndwr's Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')