Glyndwr's Way carves a very remote and beautiful 135 mile arc which stretches through the hills and mountains of Mid-Wales between Knighton and Welshpool, anchored in the west by Machynlleth. This town was, for a short while in the 15th century, declared the capital of Wales by Owain Glyndwr, in a place which to many eyes was logically as central a situation for this institution as you can get in the Principality A particularly notable section is from Penfforddlas to Aberhosan, which bisects part of the Pumlumon massif noted for the extent and quality of its heather moorland, an increasingly rare habitat. Walkers on Glyndwr's Way will also have the opportunity to observe at first hand the rich variety of wildlife typical of Mid-Wales. Birds such as skylark, buzzard and red kite are commonly seen along the route, and many lanes and hedge banks are rich with wildflowers, particularly in the spring. It's a truly wonderful 135-mile long-distance walk.