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Glyndwr's Way

From Knighton to Welshpool



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Glyndwr's Way by Chris Catling
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A guidebook to walking Glyndwr's Way from Knighton to Welshpool in mid-Wales. Glyndwr's Way, named after Owain Glyndwr who led the Welsh in a rebellion against the English in the 15th century, is the third National Trail in Wales and a fitting tribute to Wales's greatest hero. The 132-mile (212km) Glyndwr's Way links with Offa's Dyke at Welshpool to create a 172.5-mile (277.5km) circular walk back to Knighton. The Way passes through farmland, forestry and open hill-land, following old Roman roads, drovers' roads and modern public rights of way. The route is full of interest, with varied flora and fauna and many historical sites relating to Owain Glyndwr. The book describes the route in 12 sections, providing information on places of interest, as well as the practical facilities walkers need. The route is illustrated with OS maps. The guide also provides the historic background to Owain Glyndwr and the Welsh Revolt, and details a number of the prophecies, myths, legends and traditions surrounding him.

Author Biography

Chris and Ronnie, although originally from Plymouth and North Cornwall respectively, have lived in North-east Wales for over twenty years. They have walked or climbed in many parts of the British Isles and completed several long distance walks, including Offa's Dyke and the Cornish Coast Path. They felt it was time to get to know Mid-Wales more intimately and decided on Glyndwr's Way. At the time there was not an adequate guidebook to Glyndwr's Way, so on their return they set about compiling one. Chris has worked in Outdoor Education most of his working life, teaching a variety of sports and pursuits, including of course, mountain walking skills. Chris undertook the majority of the route finding and planning, plus the photographs. Ronnie works for Oswestry Borough Council and has written the guide and researched the background information to Glyndwr and the places visited.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
colour photographs and maps
Cicerone Press
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