4th July - 11th July - 2021
Fitness & Challenges, Nature & Wildlife
3/5 Long walks daily
Various hotels and B&B's
Your Own Party
Unwind from your daily stresses with a stroll from Knighton to Machynlleth through the rolling hills and serene farmland of Mid Wales.
Discover the quaint sleepy town of Knighton and begin your scenic trail across the bow of Wales world-famous countryside. You'll have the opportunity to soak in the sites at your own pace, spotting more birds than Bill Oddie with buzzards and red kites decorating the skies. See the skyline reach back and draw in views of Snowdonia and Cadair Idris. Verdant valleys yawn into jagged peaks and the towns dotted along the route are as welcoming as the trails are scenic.
Travel to Knighton where your first night's accommodation has been booked. Knighton is a sleepy town in the Powys on the River Teme.
Knighton to Felindre. 15 miles (24km) / 2467 ft (752 m) ascent.
The Lower Lliw Reservoirs are a popular for fishing and walking. If you fancy a pint and a warm meal The Sheppard's Inn the local pub is a great watering hole.
Felindre to Llananno(T). 10 miles (16km) / 1709 ft (521 m) ascent.
Llananno sits slumbering as an old-town without neighbours. The medieval church is small but ornate and the locals are still a community in the old fashioned sense of the word.
Llananno(T) to Bwlch-y-Sarnau(T). 9 miles (14.5km) / 1529 ft (466 m) ascent.
Bwlch-y-Sarnau hamlet is situated at over 1300 above sea level. Nestled in the Cambrian Mountains walkers are drawn to the tranquillity of the area, a true haven for wildlife without the interruptions of modernisation.
Bwlch-y-Sarnau(T) to Llanidloes. 12 miles (19.5km) / 1716 ft (523 m) ascent
Llanidloes is the first town on the River Severn surrounding by forests, lakes and mountains. The Tudor style beams of The Old Market Hall are an ode to a simpler time.
Llanidloes to Dylife. 14.5 miles (23.5km) / 2697 ft (822 m) ascent.
Dylife is a former lead mining village that's not a cute stop off on this epic Welsh trek with a famous waterfall walk that's well worth the effort.
Dylife to Machynlleth. 14.5 miles (23.5km) / 2283 ft (696 m) ascent.
Machynlleth claims to be the "ancient capital of Wales" and has a long-running history dating back to Roman settlements and reenactments of Shakespearean plays.
Depart from Machynlleth after breakfast.
This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.
Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own please contact us prior to booking.
Whilst our walking route along the Welsh countryside is stunning sometimes we need to carve our own trail and do something a little more personal. If you're dreaming of an adventure but have some specific details in mind, let our travel experts curate a custom package for you and your white powder carving crew.
By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Knighton) and also at the end of the trail (Machynlleth). By Bus - Various bus services run to Knighton and from Machynlleth. From London - Trains run from London Euston & Paddington stations to Knighton.
As with all holidays insurance is recommended.
75.5 miles total over the course of a week. The minimum distance in a day is 9miles with the maximum being 15miles.
Breakfast is provided daily to get you up and full of energy, then you can eat at your own pace along the trail. There'll be towns and stop-offs to rest and
Immeasurable beauty across a number of top class courses.
Drivers with experience of the region to escort you between courses and activities.
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