Offa's Dyke Path North Overview
This self-guided walking holiday is along the northern section of Offa's Dyke Path between Knighton and Prestatyn.
The Offa's Dyke Path National Trail was opened in the summer of 1971, linking Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow on the banks of the Severn estuary with the North Wales coastal town of Prestatyn. The Trail is named after, and often follows, the spectacular Offa's Dyke, a great frontier earthwork, which Offa the King of Mercia from 757 to 796 A.D. ordered to be constructed. This holiday covers the 97 mile Northern section of Offa's Dyke Path from Knighton to Prestatyn.
Offa's Dyke Path is the most attractive and varied of the National Trails. The route crosses high wild moorland, attractive, well cultivated wide river valleys and ancient woodland. It passes through historic towns and isolated hamlets. En route can be seen hill forts, castles, abbeys and surviving remains of the habitations of former occupants of the beautiful corridor of the path. The flora and fauna are as rich and as varied as the scenery. This section of the trail passes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Hills.
- Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.
- Breakfast each day.
- Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.
- Route information and itinerary.
- Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.
- Guidebook and route map.
- Emergency contact 24 hours a day.
This walking holiday is available from April to October. You can book your holiday to start on any date of your choice.
Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns along the route. All rooms are ensuite or have private bathroom. We provide detailed instructions to find you accommodation.
Breakfast is included. Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop.
Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.
For the duration of the holiday your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation by a luggage transfer agent. Luggage allowance is 1 bag/person weighing not more than 20kg (44lbs).
Evening meals, packed lunches, drinks and snacks, travel insurance, travel to Knighton and from Prestatyn, souvenirs, laundry services, etc.
For more information or to make an enquiry, please don't hesitate to call or email us.