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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.


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.


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.


Flora and fauna



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

Get in

Both Prestatyn and Chepstow can be reached by public transport


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.

Chepstow to Monmouth




  • Lodging
    • Church House
  • Eat
  • Drink


  • Lodging
  • Eat
  • Drink


  • Lodging
  • Eat
  • Drink


  • Lodging
  • Eat
  • Drink


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