Forestry and farmlands around Panpwnton Campsite near Knighton.

WALKING & CYCLING ROUTES

Panpwnton Campsite is located just outside Knighton on the border of England and Wales and is perfectly positioned for adventures, ramblers, hikers, walkers and cyclists.

Alongside the River Teme, our campsite is surrounded by some of the UK’s most beautiful walking and cycling routes, the most famous of which, Offa’s Dyke Path runs through our land. This makes Panpwnton the ideal overnight spot.

Today, we still regularly host walkers and cyclists who are looking for a campsite to pitch up for the night at the start, during or at the end of their adventure.

Not sure which walking or cycling route is best suited for you? Below we have put together a guide for you on the best walking and cycling routes that are close to Panpwnton Campsite.

OFFA’S DYKE PATH

Distance: 177 Miles
Established: 1971
Best For: Walking

One of the United Kingdom’s most famous walk routes the Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177-mile long walking trail that weaves through Knighton. Named after and mostly following the 8th century Dyke King Offa it provides exquisite views and breathtaking scenery along the way.

A walking route that actually passes through Panpwnton Campsite, the Offa’s Dyke Path helps to put Panpwnton on the map.

A regular overnight stop-off for walkers following the route, Knighton is also the home of the Offa’s Dyke Association Visitor Centre. The best place to learn about the history of the Offa’s Dyke and also gain invaluable knowledge on the best stops and viewpoints along the way.

GLYNDŴR’S WAY TRAIL

Distance: 135 Miles
Established: 2002
Best For: Walking

Another very popular walking route that actually starts in Knighton town centre is Glyndŵr’s Way. Named after the famous Welsh prince Owain Glyndŵr, the walk passes 135 miles through a wide range of terrains before ending in Welshpool.

Weaving through some of Wales’ most beautiful landscapes, if you start from Knighton, the walk takes you through the Radnorshire Hills and then down to the shores of the Clywedog Reservoir and incredible Plynlimon. Next, you will enjoy the outstanding scenic views over Cadair Idris, Lake Vyrnwy, the Cambrian Mountains and Y Golfa.

Before reaching the route’s highest point at Foel Fadian. A great spot to enjoy the view, if you’re lucky and get a clear day, views stretch out along the majestic Dulas valley, all the way over Machynlleth and to the sea.

At Panpwnton Campsite, we get many campers spending their first or last night of walking Owain Glwyndwr’s famous national trail.

HEART OF WALES TRAIL

Distance: 141 Mile
Established: 2009
Best For: Walking & Trains

A concept that was first thought of in a pub by ramblers and railway workers, the Heart of Wales Line is a 141-mile railway that links some of the most picturesque walking routes throughout Wales.

Starting just over the border in Shrewsbury the Heart of Wales Line has 30 station stops, with some only available as request stops, and ends in Swansea. Along the way, the railway crosses two stunning viaducts, the Knucklas and Cynghordy. In addition, the railway track passes through six tunnels including the impressive tunnel on the run-up to Sugar Loaf.

As mentioned, the path links several of Wales and England’s most beautiful and famous walking routes. These include:

Shropshire Way (Craven Arms)
Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way (Knighton & Llangunllo)
Wye Valley Walk (Newbridge-on-Wye & Builth Wells)
Cambrian Way (Llandovery)
Beacons Way (Bethlehem, near Llandeilo)
St.Illtyd’s Walk (Pontarddulais)
Wales Coast Path (Loughor, near Llanelli)

TRANS CAMBRIAN WAY

Distance: 106 Miles
Established: 2009
Best For: Biking

One of the UK’s best bike-packing routes, the Trans Cambrian Way is a 106-mile route that navigates its way through the heart of mid-Wales, before climbing the Cambrian Mountains. Including approximately 13,000ft of climbing, there is no wonder why this route is on most mountain bikers’ bucket lists.

The Trans Cambrian Way starts in Knighton and finishes at Dyfi Junction just south of Machynlleth. We regularly welcome mountain bikers to stay with us at Panpwnton Campsite as they start their journey on this incredible mountain biking route.

JACK MYTTON WAY

Distance: 73 Miles
Established: 1993
Best For: Hiking, Horse Riding, Cycling

Named after a former Shropshire MP, the Jack Mytton Way is a long-distance public footpath that passes through mid and south Shropshire. Also a bridleway, the route is a popular way to explore the Shropshire Hills and also parts of the Wenlock Edge.

A 73-mile path, the Jack Mytton Way snakes through many towns on the route including Cleobury Mortimer, Church Stretton, Clun and Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth, Broseley and Highley.

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Kinsley Road
Knighton
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