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Owain Glyndwr's Way

Owain Glyndwr's Way

by: Richard Sale
Owain Glyndwr is Wales' national hero; a late-medieval nobleman who lead the Welsh in a long hard revolt against English colonialism in his country. He provided rewarding successes, but his resources were limited and he finally vanished into the unknown and into his land's legends. Not once was he betrayed, and the aims he set out for himself have been the cornerstones of Welsh modern history.
After six hundred years, his dreams are slowly becoming reality. This book places that revolt in its historical and geographic background. The Glyndwr's Way National Trail starts at Knighton on Offa's Dyke and passes close to battlefields, abbeys, historic houses and castles en route to Machynlleth and Welshpool. In addition to following the history of Owain's revolt the path also passes through some of the finest scenery in central Wales. The journey includes the wooded vales of Radnor, the Clywedog valley, the unspoilt areas of old Montgomeryshire and along the Afon Dyfi, perhaps the loveliest river valley in Wales.
About two thirds of this book is devoted to a fascinating history of Wales before and after Glyndwr. This knowledge will make the journey along the Trail a more rewarding and enriching experience because you will have an affinity for the places visited. The last third of the book gives directions for walking the route, but here, as well, much of the text is providing additional contextual information. We recommend purchasing this book in addition to one of the other more practical guides which offer more detailed route finding. You will then be assured the best experience from this adventure.
ISBN 9781845241001 pages 147 (2010) 121mm x 184mm

Price: 6.50

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