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Offa's Dyke Path

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Offa's Dyke Path is a National Trail which runs from Prestatyn in the north to Chepstow in the south.

Understand

Offa's Dyke Path is a popular walking route through the border regions of England and Wales. The dyke itself is partially disappeared, although in the parts where it is preserved, it is around 20m wide and 2.5 m high. The path was inaugurated in 1971 and every year around xxx people are estimated to walk the route. The route is around 180 miles, and takes around 12 days.

History

Built by Offa, King of Mercia in 757 to 796 AD, the dyke formed the boundary between England & Wales. It was probably more of a defensive barrier for Mercia against the Welsh.

Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

Fees/Permits

There are no fees or permits on any part of the trail.

See

Do

Route

The path takes around 12 days to walk, and as such there are numerous bed and breakfasts in the towns on the route. Here they are listed in order from south to north, with some links to places to stay, eat and drink.

Monmouth

Eat

Drink

Lodging

Hay-on-Wye

Eat

Drink

Lodging

Kington

Eat

Drink

Lodging

Montgomery

Eat

Drink

Lodging

Llangollen

Eat

Drink

Lodging

Camping

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out

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