Offa's Dyke Path - 16 Days & 15 Nights

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Offa's Dyke Path - 16 Days & 15 Nights

  • The Offa's Dyke Path, a classic British long-distance walk and a National Trail
  • Unspoiled landscapes of the Clwyd Hills, the Welsh Marches and Black Mountains
  • An ancient earthwork built by King Offa which marks the Welsh-English border
  • Hillforts, norman castles, ruined monasteries that weave a rich historical tapestry
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Wye Valley and Shropshire Hills
The Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail criss-crosses back and forth along the Anglo-Welsh border, stretching from North to South Wales, passing through no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Built as a defensive barrier in the 8th century by King Offa to divide Mercia from rival kingdoms, this is undeniably a National Trail to cross off your bucket list. In the 12th century, it became the warring border between the Norman conquerors and Welsh nobles, who built a string of mighty castles along its length. The history along the dyke is immense with many monastic ruins and superb iron age hillforts en route. Enjoy walking on a ridge through the Black Mountains, to the top of Moel Famau, the highest hill in the Clwydian Range and through the rolling landscapes of the Welsh Marches and Shropshire Hills. This long-distance route has it all.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Prestatyn and Overnight Day 2 Walk Prestatyn to Bodfari 13 miles / 21 km Day 3 Walk Bodfari to Ruthin or Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd 14 miles / 22 km Day 4 Ruthin or Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd to Llangollen 18 miles / 29 km Day 5 Llangollen to Chirk 11 miles / 18 km Day 6 Chirk to Llanymynech 16 miles / 26 km Day 7 Llanymynech to Welshpool 11 miles / 20 km Day 8 Welshpool to Montgomery 13 miles / 21 km Day 9 Montgomery to Newcastle on Clun 13 miles / 18 km Day 10 Newcastle on Clun to Knighton 9 miles / 15 km Day 11 Knighton to Kington 14 miles / 22 km Day 12 Kington to Hay-on-Wye 15 miles / 24 km Day 13 Hay-on-Wye to Longtown 14 miles / 22 km Day 14 Longtown to Monmouth 22 miles / 36 km Day 15 Monmouth to Chepstow 19 miles / 30 km Day 16 Depart from Chepstow
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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