Tag: Glyndŵr’s Way

Glyndŵr’s Way, day 10: Pont Llogel to Meifod

June 12, 2024 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 10: Pont Llogel to Meifod

Eleri delivers us by car back from Meifod to Pont Llogel, for us to make the journey in the other direction, much more slowly, and by a different route.  There’s a change in the weather today: it’s cooler, rain’s spotting in the strong breeze, and we spend a lot of time through the day pulling […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 9: Llangadfan to Pont Llogel

June 11, 2024 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 9: Llangadfan to Pont Llogel

We’ve had a comfortable time in the Cann Office Hotel, but it’s time to set off again, without the sun this morning, and move north from Llangadfan.  We turn down a lane next to Pontgadfan, the chapel converted by Eleri Mills that I saw yesterday.  By chance Eleri passes us in her car on the […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 8: Llanbrynmair to Llangadfan

June 9, 2024 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 8: Llanbrynmair to Llangadfan

Since Wales is hilly, and since its villages are very seldom sited on hilltops, it follows that walks away from them tend to begin with a long climb.  This morning is no exception. After breakfast in the village shop – our host Mr M. runs a shop and café as well as a B&B – […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 7: Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair

June 7, 2024 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 7: Machynlleth to Llanbrynmair

It’s been a year since we finished the southern half of Glyndŵr’s Way, and here we are, C1, C2 and I, back in Machynlleth to start on the sixty miles of the northern half.  Ca has kindly given us a lift from Swansea to Machynlleth, so we’ve time on the way up for a coffee […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 6: Dylife to Machynlleth

June 17, 2023 5 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 6: Dylife to Machynlleth

The three of us are delivered back by car from Pennant to Y Star in Dylife – coming this way you can appreciate the scale of the lead waste tips – and we wait for M-A and her family to arrive from Trefenter.  Our host tells us that the worst part of this final day […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 5: Llanidloes to Dylife

June 17, 2023 1 Comment
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 5: Llanidloes to Dylife

It’s early on Saturday morning.  Friday night has exhausted the inhabitants and the streets of Llanidloes are quiet as the four of us set out across the town.  The Red Lion in Long Bridge Street is clearly a royalist stronghold, parading its union flags and coronation kitsch.  On the other side of the street the […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 4: Abbey Cwmhir to Llanidloes

June 17, 2023 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 4: Abbey Cwmhir to Llanidloes

From Abbey Cwmhir we’ve three days of long walking.  Today, on paper, is the longest, at over fifteen miles.  In addition, the temperature is forecast to be higher; already the sun is shining and we’re down to T-shirts almost from the start.  Our luggage is ready to be transported to our next stop.  Yesterday we […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 3: Llanbadarn Fynydd to Abbey Cwmhir

June 17, 2023 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 3: Llanbadarn Fynydd to Abbey Cwmhir

Over breakfast in The Lion at Llanbister we chat with Mr T, whose farming family go back many generations in the area.  He seems to share many of the conservative views for which Radnorshire people are known.  We hear about many of the things he’s against: electric cars, the Welsh Government, climate change protestors, rewilding […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 2: Short Ditch to Llanbadarn Fynydd

June 17, 2023 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 2: Short Ditch to Llanbadarn Fynydd

Another grey morning, with an easterly wind, but again we’re promised sun and heat later.  Sharon appears at the Red Lion to take us back to Short Ditch, where we left off yesterday, along some narrow and winding lanes.  She tells us she’s Knighton born and bred.  She’s not had a holiday for over ten […]

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Glyndŵr’s Way, day 1: Knighton to Short Ditch

June 16, 2023 0 Comments
Glyndŵr’s Way, day 1: Knighton to Short Ditch

It’s a grey and cool June morning in Knighton as C1, C2 and I set off on six days of walking Glyndŵr’s Way, as far as Machynlleth.  We’ve all done some practice walks, but this promises to be a challenge.  The hills of Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire are frequent and the miles many.   We’re not used […]

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