Rotary Across Wales Walk

Saturday 18 June 2022

The 2022 Rotary Across Wales Walk will be back on the ground…Yay…. and we’re so looking forward to seeing you all again

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

 Wander up and over hills from Wales’ historic capital, Machynlleth, heading east toward the English border at Montgomery. 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.

We’ll be showcasing our new and wonderful fun finish in Montgomery, where the community will be out to welcome you across the finish line.

We’ve been busy planning for the event, seeking as ever how best to keep safe our participants, our volunteers and the communities through which we pass.

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Please read the event guidance and check your email inbox for your entrant information pack

Transport – car parks, shuttles and train

  • Parking
    • Machynlleth – if starting in Machynlleth, please park in the central public car park and walk along the footpath at the bottom corner to Y Plas /(signed to the leisure centre). Car parking charges – £4/day card/cash)


  • Staylittle – outside the hall/roadside (please do not park in The Lodge car park)
  • Caersws – public car park near the Unicorn/around the village
  • Newtown – public car park near Riverside Venue/bus interchange
  • Abermule – at the primary school
  • A shuttle mini bus service will run from Montgomery until the end of the event, calling at:
    • Abermule primary school
    • Newtown rail station
    • Riverside Venue, Newtown
  • Those needing to return to Newtown by a specific time may wish to arrange their own transport.
  • Train
    • Transport for Wales have kindly given 20 rail tickets (Newtown – Machynlleth) which will be given on a first come, first in basis upon arrival in Montgomery.
    • Let us know if you need to get back to Machynlleth at the end, so that we can look out for you.
The route:
  • It’s not only for the big people – with a range of distance options to choose from there’s something for everyone, so as far as you like with one of the five distance options:
  • 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
  • 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:
    • Donations to the chosen charities, Wales Air Ambulance and The Bronglais Chemo Appeal (net funds raised)
    • 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

Thank you for bearing with while we stepped back from the real, on the ground Rotary Across Wales Walk.

Stay happy and healthy

We look forward to seeing you in June, as we explore our wonderful new route from Machynlleth to Montgomery.

Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Newtown, Llanidloes and Machynlleth.

Raising funds for local community projects and the annual chosen charity.