Offa's Dyke Path Overview
The 177 miles 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.
The Trail passes through no less than eight different counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times. The Trail explores the tranquil Marches (as the border region is known) and passes through the Brecon Beacons National Park on the spectacular Hatterall Ridge, the highest point on the route at 700m/2300ft. In addition it links no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Wye Valley, 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 Chepstow and from Prestatyn, souvenirs, laundry services, etc.
For more information or to make an enquiry, please don't hesitate to call or email us.