Offa's Dyke Path 177 miles through the borders
Offa's Dyke Path runs for 177 miles from Sedbury Cliffs on the Severn Estuary near Chepstow to the North Wales resort of Prestatyn on Liverpool Bay. For about 70 miles it follows the course of the Eighth Century Offa's Dyke earthwork.
The Path, while not being the longest of the National Trails, is the most attractive and varied of them. 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. At the halfway point in Knighton is the Offa's Dyke Centre with its Interactive Exhibition for the Dyke and a range of services for walkers.
For further information, click through to the website, www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk - an independent voluntary organisation that provides information and other services to people who enjoy hiking and walking.
- Walk Route - Prestatyn-Llandegla-Chirk-Pool Quay-Middle Knuck-Knighton-Kington-Hay-on-Wye-Monmouth-Brockweir-Sedbury Cliffs
- Distance - 177 miles