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Glyndŵr’s Way Trail Running

Glyndŵr’s Way Trail Running

A trail running holiday from Knighton to Welshpool through the hills of Mid Wales.

5 to 10 nights
135 miles
Easy / Moderate to Strenuous

From £660 per person

Discover the available tours

About this route

Named after English-bothering revolutionary Owain Glyndŵr, Glyndŵr’s Way forms a 135-mile (217km) horseshoe-loop through the diverse treats of the hilly Mid Welsh countryside.

With rolling farmland, open moorland, lapping lakes, lush green hills, spectacular waterfalls, unspoilt rivers and thriving forests, the terrain is pleasingly varied and often undulating.

All in all, Glyndŵr’s Way is a scenic but sometimes demanding trail.

Interested in making this a circular route? A stretch of Offa’s Dyke Path can easily be added to bring you back to the start of the trail. Contact us for details.

Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Glyndŵr’s Way Trail Running map
Knighton/Welshpool
135 miles (216 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Running through rolling farmland, open moorland, heather-clad hills and forested pathways.

Learning the history of Owain Glyndŵr at the Owain Glyndŵr Centre in Machnylleth.

Spotting peregrine falcons, buzzards and the region’s iconic red kites wheeling above the route.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
R-GLYW1 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 5 nights, 4 days running Strenuous£660
R-GLYW2 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 7 nights, 6 days running Demanding£780
R-GLYW3 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 9 nights, 8 days running Moderate£875
R-GLYW4 From Knighton to Welshpool(L) 10 nights, 9 days running Easy / Moderate£925

Glyndwr's Way Trail Run 5 nights, 4 days running

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Knighton where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Knighton to Abbeycwmhir. 31 miles (50km) / 4849 ft (1478 m) ascent

Day 2

Abbeycwmhir to Dylife. 29.5 miles (47km) / 5282 ft (1610 m) ascent

Day 3

Dylife to Llangadfan. 43 miles (68.5km) / 6946 ft (2117 m) ascent

Day 4

Llangadfan to Welshpool(L). 33 miles (52.5km) / 4915 ft (1498 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Welshpool(L) after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night


You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

As you blaze a trail along this challenging Welsh Path, you may want to spend an extra day or two in some of the lovely destinations along the way, in order to give yourself chance to recover. You can add extra nights into your holiday at any of the stops along the trail to suit your needs.

Knighton, with its quaint narrow streets, central clock tower and 'narrows' lined with interesting little shops, is a good choice for an extra night. The town caters for people of all tastes, whether you are looking for a place to relax or a base from which to actively explore the surrounding areas. There are also plenty of places providing good food and drinks, as well as a District Sports Centre containing a swimming pool and fitness suite for those needing some gentle recovery exercise before continuing on the trail.

If you would like to extend your holiday by adding an extra night or two onto the end of your break, then the bustling market town of Welshpool has plenty to keep you entertained. Powis Castle and its magnificent grounds are within walking distance of the town, which is worth a visit along with the local museum and the chance to ride a working steam train. As well as this, Welshpool offers a variety of sporting activities and facilities, including golf, horse riding and quad trekking, and a unique blend of shops and eateries selling quality local produce that would be difficult to find anywhere else.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 135 miles (216 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days running
Minimum daily distance: 29.5 miles (47 km)
Maximum daily distance: 43 miles (68.5 km)
Code: R-GLYW1 Grade: Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Knighton
End of holiday: Welshpool(L)

Route Profile

Glyndwr's Way Trail Run Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Birmingham and Cardiff.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Knighton) and also at the end of the trail (Welshpool).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Knighton and from Welshpool.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Knighton.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the train from Welshpool to Knighton.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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