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Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:19 pm
by TomBoyNI
With the cancellation of the Welsh Road Race in August I’m still heading to Wales and will be doing the Snowdonia and Wales in a weekend routes from here but when browsing I found this route too :

Glyndwr's Way : viewtopic.php?f=140&t=41480

Anyone done it? Any good?

Thanks.

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:27 am
by Flintlock
Hello Tom,

A group if us took in part of that route on our way down to the West Wales Rally a couple of years ago.

Great roads and scenery - well recommended

The ride report is in the Ireland Regional Group.

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:50 am
by threepot
Part of that route takes in the B4518 Llanidloes to Macynlleth. That direction is best. Great views towards Snowdonia on a clear day! But ride it both ways ;)
Also the B4405 Tywyn northwards past Tal y Llyn lake. Part of the 'Mach Loop' is recommended.
Personally,in addition to above,I'd find time to visit Rhayader..Elan Valley. Also Llyn Brianne dam,just North of Llandovery.

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:01 pm
by garyboy
yes .. anywhere around that area is fab .. but so is all of mid and north wales.

"The Glyndwr’s Way National Trail is a route promoted for walkers only. Some parts of the Trail are legally open to horse riders and cyclists (those that run over sections of bridleway, restricted byways, byways or minor roads) but these sections are fragmented."

https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/glyndwr ... nformation

there are tarmac roads along .. as already stated, .. but the Glyndwr way is a pedestrian ramber thing.
I passed close to it on my crf250L while getting lost near a very large windfarm .. I may have a pic of the area close to it?

the wind farm .. verboten!
Image20171101_132052 by gary boy, on Flickr

forbidden wind farm .. oops!!
Image20171027_133032 by gary boy, on Flickr

that may be the Glyndwr way in the back ground/horizon ... or close to it.

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:46 pm
by PaulinBont
I wouldn't miss out the u/c road between Llanwchllyn and Trawsfynydd , well worth a look- I always do it when up Bala way

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:24 pm
by Yoyo
Paul, I've just looked that road up on Street View, it looks awesome, I try to get up there at least once a year, will definitely look that one up.

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:36 pm
by garyboy
Paul (inbont) knows some really fab routes up that way 8-)

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:58 pm
by TomBoyNI
Silly question time but I take this route posted here in the GPS section takes you along it’s rough trail but on roads suitable and legal for bikes?

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:24 pm
by garyboy
it looks like tarmac roads to me EG B4518
mostly B roads
(but this is not the walkers trail, it seems?)
(not the true Glyndwr way .. I think where owain Glyndwr gathered his welsh army to fight the horrid English)
I recognise a lot of those village names, and they have roads in/out (even in wales)
and have been on a lot of them.

you can get to those villages all right, but not sure if you would have to skirt around the walkers track? ?

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/OTgzNjE=#!

Re: Wales - Glyndwr's Way Any Good?

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:43 am
by PaulinBont
Yoyo wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Paul, I've just looked that road up on Street View, it looks awesome, I try to get up there at least once a year, will definitely look that one up.

It links up nicely with the road around Lake Vyrnwy up to Bwlch y Groes (Pass of the Cross) down into Llanwchllyn.

The Cross Foxes is a good coffee stop if coming up from the Mach Loop