A walking holiday on the Offa’s Dyke Path, National Trail, will find you tracing the length of the ancient earthwork that gives it its name. The Offa’s
Dyke Path criss-crosses the English and Welsh border from Chepstow in the south, to Prestatyn in the north. It is no small wonder that Offa’s Dyke
is such an attractive walking holidays destination for both beginners to well-seasoned, long distance walkers. The path is some 177 miles of the most
amazing scenery. A truly magnificent walking trail, with a variety of fabulous views which includes the dramatic landscape of the Wye Valley, the stunning Black Mountains, hilly border country and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
As with any long-distance walk, if you haven’t the time to complete the whole path, you may wish to tackle it over a couple of walking holidays! Our walking holiday options on the Offa’s Dyke Path are plentiful. We have holiday options for walking Offa's Dyke in both directions. With a train station at each end, and another conveniently in the middle you should be able to choose the perfect itinerary!
With varied walking holidays itineraries from 6 to 18 days there is sure to be a walk to suit you. Also, if you can’t see what you’re after just email and we can adapt one to a bespoke walking itinerary for you.
So, all our walking holidays in Wales are beautifully crafted. You arrive the night before your walking starts. After a refreshing rest, you hop up the next morning, leave your bags for collection, and head off with just your day pack on your back. Make sure you have adequate refreshments, and all your guide books and maps, and start to explore!
Pleasures along the walk include Castles, like the one at Chepstow. This Welsh Historical Monument started its history back in 1067 just after the Norman Conquest. Most of the construction took place in the 13th Century. Tintern Abbey is also owned and managed by CADW, just like Chepstow Castle. It is open all year round and is found in a most breath-taking riverside setting. This part of the walk is through the glorious Wye Valley. We also cover the Wye Valley Walk in Wales
Those with an interest in Naval history will be delighted to find the Kymin. A Naval Temple which was constructed in 1800 to celebrate great victories of that period. Lord Nelson himself visited the site in 1802.
White Castle, circa 12th Century is also found on the southern section of the Offas Dyke Path. One of the three castles on the Three Castles Walk, another walk in Wales.
Up onto the Hatterall Ridge, and on a fine day, it is possible to see over 30 miles to the Black Mountains. It is worth dropping down to visit Llanthony Priory. If you love your photography, this monastic ruin has an eerie quiet beauty, that transfers well into print.
Many clients take a rest day at Hay on Wye. This world renowned ‘book town’ will keep you occupied for hours. Dozens of book and map shops, a Castle, shops and Inns.
Other picturesque views along the Offas Dyke include the Montgomery canal. Rodney’s Pillar. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where you can take a canal boat ride. The remains of Dinas Bran Castle. Clock Towers. The Jubilee Tower and St Asaph’s Cathedral.
Also with so many different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, wild plants and flowers, this is an amazing and inspiring walk for all wildlife enthusiasts and photographers too.Other walks in Wales include the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, The Glyndwrs Way, The Three Castles Walk, The Wye Valley Walk and others to be added soon!
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