Offa's Dyke Path North

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Offa's Dyke Path North

  • Walk the northern section of the Offa's Dyke, a classic National Trail
  • Unspoiled landscapes of the Clwyd and Shropshire Hills and the Vale of Llangollen
  • An ancient earthwork built by King Offa which marks the Welsh-English border
  • Try the Welsh fruit cake, Bara Birth in a cafe en route with a strong cup of British tea
  • Castell Dinas Bran, a defensive site where a hillfort and medieval castle once stood
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. The northern section of this classic British walk takes you through the stunning range of the Clwydian Hills and you will walk to the top of Moel Famau and enjoy stunning views over the whole range. In the 12th century these border areas became regions of war between the Norman Conquerors and Welsh nobles, who built a string of mighty castles along its length. Here find evidence of this where ancient hill forts and castles abound. Chirk Castle was built in the 13th century, although archeologists feel sure that it was built before this by King Offa. Also enjoy a few evenings in the pub with a local brew and your cosy accommodations after a fine day of walking. This long-distance route has it all.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Prestatyn and Overnight Day 2 Prestatyn to Bodfari 13 miles / 21 km Day 3 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 Knighton 19 miles / 31 km Day 10 Depart from Knighton
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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