What do the coloured arrows mean?

14th March 2017

On Glyndŵr’s Way posts and gates you will see three different logos.
The acorn shows that you are on one of the 16 National Trails in Wales and England. All of the National Trails use this symbol.
The golden dragon symbol is particular to Glyndŵr’s Way and was chosen to represent the Trail as it was shown on Owain Glyndŵr’s battle standard.
Lastly there is an arrow symbol to show you which way to walk next. That is all quite clear but as you walk the Trail you will notice that the arrow changes colour and that may be a little mystifying.

However the explanation is quite simple. Different parts of the Trail have differing rights of use.
A yellow arrow means that you can use that part of the Trail on foot only. 
A blue arrow means that you can use the Trail on foot, on horseback and on a pedal cycle.
A plum coloured arrow shows that you can proceed on foot, on a horse, on a pedal cycle and in a horse-drawn carriage.
A red arrow shows that at that point the Trail can be used by all of the above and motorised vehicles as well. So you can expect to meet motorbikes and off-road vehicles until the arrow colour changes again.
You will also see white arrows. These are used in places where the Trail is on a road or where it is permissive. Permissive sections are for use on foot only.

None of this matters if you are walking the Trail as most users do. If you are on foot you can be confident that you have the right to be there, so just keep on following the arrows.

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