Glyndwr's Way, through mid-Wales

September, 2007

Glyndwr's Way is a (roughly) 135-mile route through mid-Wales. It's named for Owain Glyndwr, who led the Welsh in a revolt against the English in the 15th century. For some of us, our first encounter with Glyndwr was in Shakespeare's plays, where he was called Owen Glyndower. He was born in this part of Wales, and many of his battles were fought in the area.

The walk is in a very sparsely populated part of the country -- beautiful, sometimes gentle and sometimes wild, sometimes farmland and sometimes upland moors -- with an interesting variety of landscape. It was all hills -- not mountains, but rounded hills. Since Glyndwr's Way is not a much walked route, the paths were usually grassy and pleasant under foot. Often, in fact, there were no paths at all. The B&Bs and inns were all welcoming. It was a great walk!

 

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