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The Rotary Across Wales Walk

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Saturday 18th June 2022

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Tuesday 18th January 2022 at 12:00
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Tuesday 31st May 2022
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Junior (13-16)


48 miles




31 miles




21 miles




14 miles




9 miles



John Evans

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A walk from Machynlleth to Montgomery, two historic and significant towns.

Following a mix of public rights of way, including two of our fantastic National Trails (Glyndwr’s Way and Offa’s Dyke Path) country lanes and the meandering Montgomery Canal. Along the way passing through characterful communities and the settlements of Staylittle, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Newtown and Abermule.

The Rotary Clubs of Llanidloes, Machynlleth and Newtown join together to organise this very popular Mid Wales walk for people to enjoy and also to facilitate the raising of charitable funds:

  • For the chosen charity - net funds will be donated to Wales Air Ambulance and The Bronglais Chemo Appeal.
  • The three Rotary Clubs raise funds for their own donations to local, national and international good causes.
  • The walkers themselves by arranging their own sponsorship, if they wish.

The Route:

  • A new fully signed route with a number of distance options 
  • Registration for the full route will be open at the start at Y Plas, Machynlleth between 2 - 4am
  • A full route guide can be downloaded from our website -
  • It is recommended that the route instructions be protected against bad weather by laminating or covering
  • Easily accessed by road for specatators to wish you along your way
  • This is a great event for beginners wishing to try a new challenge or to build up toward the full distance

Route distances:

  • Machynlleth – Montgomery                     48 miles / 77 km                                         
  • Staylittle - Montgomery                             31 miles / 50 km                                   
  • Caersws - Montgomery                              21 miles / 34 km
  • Newtown - Montgomery                           14 miles / 23 km                                                                                                     
  • Abermule  - Montgomery                            9 miles / 14 km

What you get:

  • Rotary Across Wales Walk bespoke finishers medal
  • Light refreshments at most checkpoints and finish line
  • Three full meals (for full route) – breakfast, lunch and tea
  • Water refill stations at each checkpoint
  • Experienced medical cover – St Johns
  • Individual event number
  • Fully signed route
  • GPX files for each route option – available from the website
  • Transport from the finish to Newtown
  • Friendly event team, advice and support

Open to:

  • Individuals
  • Relay teams
  • Minimum age 13
  • Runners - the event is geared toward walkers, however if you wish to run please complete the appropriate section on the application form. Remember, you are likely to arrive at checkpoints before they are open.

Unlike previous years and, in light of current Covid circumstances, please arrange your transport to the start in Machynlleth, where the registration point is open between 2am – 4am.

Start Point: Y Plas carpark, Machynlleth. SH 74333 00430. 
Finish Point: Town centre, Montgomery. SO 22231 96443. 

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