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Offa's Dyke Path

Offa's Dyke Path

  • Walk the Offa's Dyke Path, a classic British long-distance walk and a National Trail
  • The diverse landscapes of the Clwyd Hills, the Welsh Marches and Black Mountains
  • Enjoy the rich historical heritage of the Welsh-English border country
  • Discover hillforts, Norman castles and ruined monasteries
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Wye Valley and the 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 this is undeniably a National Trail to cross off your bucket list, combining wild moorlands, ancient woodlands and ridge walks through the Black Mountains. with a rich historical heritage featuring ruined monasteries, impressive hillforts and Norman castles.  

Macs Adventure have been booking adventures on the Offa's Dyke Path since our early days. Our itinerary is hassle free and includes daily bag transfer, so you can walk each day with just a day-pack. From the dramatic Black Mountains to the rolling landscapes of the Shropshire Hills, this is one National Trail which really does have it all, and you can count on Macs Adventure to make it memorable. 

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  • The Welsh language - Llanfairpwllgwyngyl - and other long names!

    The history of the Welsh language is a fascinating one, with it being though to be one of the oldest living languages in Europe! 23% of the population today still speak Cymraeg (Welsh) and its lilting tones are simply a delight to listen to! 


    The Welsh language originates from the Celtic language which arrived in Britain around 600BC and evolved into Brythonic (the basis for Cymraeg). When the Anglo-Saxons invaded around the 12th century, Middle Welsh as it was called then, survived and many Welsh-speaking people can still understand this today. 

    The language was banned in 1536 by Henry VIII and it began to be suppressed, as people needed to speak English to get jobs. It was revived through political campaigns in the 20th century and in 1992 it was given equal status as English. 

    Some useful words

    Cymru - Wales

    Bore da - Good morning

    Prynhawn da - Good afternoon

    Iechyd da! - Cheers! 

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - no, that isn't a typo! Famous for being the longest place name in Europe, it translates to "St Mary's Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave".

    The Welsh language -   Llanfairpwllgwyngyl - and other long names!
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