Glyndŵr’s Way: the Photos

Published 5 June 2011

Stone marking the end of the At the end of the Glyndŵr's Way
This fab looking stone marks the end of the Glyndŵr’s Way

If I can come up with one “problem” with walking, it’s that I take a lot of photographs whilst doing it.

And because I like to do little descriptions and titles for them all, it takes forever to upload them all on my flickr account! And the longer the photos take, the longer it takes for me to write up the actual journey and put it on this site!

Indeed it’s taken me nearly a month to upload my photos from walking the Glyndŵr’s Way in April, and the last ones went up this morning.

If you’ve never heard of the Glyndŵr’s Way, it’s because it’s one of the UK’s newest National Trails. Born in 2002, it runs in a chevron shape, connecting Knighton, Machynlleth and Welshpool in the Welsh county of Powys.

It’s dedicated to Owain Glyndŵr (which, for those of you that don’t speak Welsh, is kind of pronounced Glyn-dour) who was the last Welsh Prince of Wales, and a man who attempted to release Wales from the clutches of an oppressive English monarch in the early 15th century.

As you might guess, he didn’t succeed, despite being initially successful.

Despite being named after Owain, the Glyndŵr’s Way doesn’t follow any particularly historical route, but instead offers the walker some fine walking in outstanding scenery in a rural part of Wales. It does go to a few places with a connection to the Prince, but most of the history on route is more recent.

What’s most surprising is how little known the route is. True, we were walking it in April (and surprisingly good weather we had too), however we saw few walkers on it. Indeed on most days of our nine day hike, we didn’t see anyone unless we went through a village.

Whilst the quietness of the route was certainly wonderful, the beautiful countryside of Powys really deserves to be well known and naturally I’ll be writing plenty about it on Rambling Man, with a version available to download for Kindle and in PDF.

That, however, will take even longer than getting the photographs up. But if you’d like to see more of the route in the meantime, then why not have a look at the photos?

To view my photos from the Glyndŵr’s Way, pop over to flickr

Your Comments

John

5 July 2014 at 8:01 pm

Hi,

I’ve just been looking at your Glyndwrs Way photos. Very lovely. Was that all in April? The trees seem a long way advanced in leaf for April, and I am particularly keen to see all the greenery, and will go abit later if the trees will be bare in April.

John

Andrew Bowden (Rambling Man editor)

19 July 2014 at 8:53 pm

Hi John – it was the end of April we went. Our last day of walking was actually 1 May.

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