Glyndŵr's Way

Lake-Vyrnwy 

Links with: Offa's Dyke Path

Situated in mid Wales, this scenic path visits many sights associated with the 15th century hero Owain Glyndŵr. The route is shaped roughly like two sides of a triangle, running from Welshpool southwest to Machynlleth, before turning southeast to Knighton, with the third side of the triangle formed by Offa’s Dyke Path.

You will come upon open moorland, rolling farmland, woods and forests. Glyndwr’s Way boasts some of the finest landscapes in Wales including the peaceful Radnorshire Hills, the shores of the Clywedog Reservoir and the heather-clad Plynlimon (the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains).

Plynlimon

If that wasn’t enough to have you reaching for your walking boots, you can also enjoy spectacular views over the Cadair Idris and Y Golfa peaks, Lake Vymwy and the Cambrian Mountains. On a clear day you can see the stretch along the Dulas Valley to Machynlleth and the sea from the trail’s highest point, Foel Fadian(510m/1,673ft).

Other highlights on the trail include:

  • Powysland Museum: illustrates the archaeology and social history of Montgomeryshire from the earliest prehistoric settlers to the 20th century and is housed in a renovated and restored warehouse beside the Montgomery Canal.
  • Glasyln Wildlife Trust reserve: breath-taking views particularly during July and August when the reserve turns purple with the flowering heather.

It usually takes about nine days to complete the full trail. Although there's lots of hills it can be undertaken by any reasonably fit person.  

Clywedog-Reservoir

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Our involvement with Glyndŵr's Way

Members of the East Radnor Ramblers have helped to maintain the signposting on Glyndŵr's Way as part of a team organised by Powys County Council.