Wales – Felindre, Powys
- Distance: 191⁄2km/12 miles
- Time: 6hrs
- Type: Hill
- Where: Circular walk from Felindre along part of Glyndwr’s Way.
- Start / End: Felindre village hall car park (SO170811).
- Terrain: Moorland (some boggy patches) and fields, with a short stretch along a quiet lane. Much of the route follows the well-waymarked Glyndwˆ r’s Way National Trail.
- Maps: OS Explorer 214; Landranger 136.
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The 217km/135-mile Glyndwˆ r’s Way National Trail is set in the heart of Mid Wales, one of the quietest areas for walking in the country. It starts at Knighton (through which the Offa’s Dyke Path also runs) on the English border, and meanders its way northwest to Machynlleth. It then heads back east again to Welshpool, where you can join the Offa’s Dyke Path to form a complete circuit. Named after the Welsh hero Owain Glyndwˆ r, the trail goes past a number of sites where he fought battles against the English in the early 15th century. He held Wales’ first Parliament at Machynlleth in 1404. Much of this route follows the well-waymarked trail and takes in the Beacon Hill reserve (common land owned by the Crown Estate but managed by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust), from where there are far-reaching views – as indeed there are throughout the walk.
Routecard, GPX and further information
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